LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another week, another awards show, and the Oscar situation looks as up in the air as ever.
"Little Miss Sunshine," took the Screen Actors Guild's ensemble prize Sunday night, the group's equivalent of a best picture award. Top acting honors, however, went to obvious front-runners Forest Whitaker, Helen Mirren, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson.
"Sunshine," the low-budget, road-trip charmer, came out of the Sundance Film Festival and bested bigger studio competition in "The Departed," "The Queen," "Babel" (which took the best-drama statue two weeks ago at the Golden Globes) and "Dreamgirls" (which won the Globe for best musical or comedy).
The SAG win for "Little Miss Sunshine," coupled with its unexpected victory at the Producers Guild Awards, would seem to improve the film's prospects at the Oscars, where it's in the best-picture category with "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima" and "The Queen."
Three out of the past four years, the SAG ensemble winner has won at the Academy Awards - "Crash," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "Chicago." They don't usually line up, though, and they differed two years ago when SAG honored "Sideways" and the Academy Award went to "Million Dollar Baby."
Here's the complete list of winners from SAG Award Show:
Actor: Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"
Actress: Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
Supporting actor: Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
Supporting actress: Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
Cast: "Little Miss Sunshine"
Actor in a movie or miniseries: Jeremy Irons, "Elizabeth I"
Actress in a movie or miniseries: Helen Mirren, "Elizabeth I"
Actor in a drama series: Hugh Laurie, "House"
Actress in a drama series: Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"
Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Actress in a comedy series: America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
Drama series cast: "Grey's Anatomy"
Comedy series cast: "The Office"