Jeffrey Tambor won the Screen Actor Guild Award on Saturday for his performance as a transgender woman on the series Transparent.
Tambor dedicated his victory in the category of actor in a comedy series to real-life transgender people who who are not as privileged as his television alter-ego Maura Pfefferman.
‘She’s very entitled and has a lot of money and I’d like to dedicate this award to the non-Maura Pfeffermans who don’t have a lot of cash for their operations, their medicines, their freedoms.’
Tambor, who has previously won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the role, thanked series creator Jill Soloway ‘for the responsibility of Maura Pfefferman’ and ‘for changing my life.’
The award was presented to Tambor by actor Jason Bateman who plays his son on Arrested Development. Bateman indicated Tambor was the winner by saying: ‘Get up here dad.’
Transparent has been renewed for a third season by Amazon.