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In accepting the SAG Award for Male Actor in a Comedy Series, Tony Shalhoub, who plays Abe Weissman in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, dedicated his award to Brian Tarantina, who died unexpectedly in November at age 60.
“With your blessings,” Shalhoub said onstage, “I will dedicate this to one of our family, who we lost this year and who we miss terribly, the most marvelous Brian Tarantina. Our brother, here’s to you.”
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And Shalhoub wasn’t the only one feeling Tarantina’s absence tonight as the cast faces its first SAG Awards without him. When the cast picked up Best Comedy Ensemble, the show’s lead Rachel Brosnahan added to Shalhoub’s sentiments.
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“We are missing, as Tony said, one really, really, really important member of our ensemble tonight, Brian Tarantina,” she said. “We had such an amazing time with him here last year so thank you so, so much. This is dedicated to him.”
Watch that speech above, and the cast backstage below.
Shalhoub won in this category last year too, along with the ensemble cast, and Brosnahan for Female Comedy Actor. Watch Shalhoub’s speech above and Brosnahan’s comments below:
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Family Mourns Death Of Actor Brian Tarantina
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