Naomi Watts Takes Spill on Stage During ‘Birdman’s’ SAG Victory Speech (Video)

Edward Norton recognizes the “true privilege” to be a working actor, and Zach Galifianakis makes fun of Julianne Moore

Last Updated: January 25, 2015 @ 8:32 PM

“Birdman” won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture on Sunday, and the ensemble’s acceptance speech was one of the more entertaining moments of the otherwise dull awards show.

First, the room full of actors that Edward Norton pointed out were truly privileged to be working with saw Naomi Watts trip on her way to the microphone.

“Wow,” she exclaimed after her foot got caught on Emma Stone‘s gown. After regaining her composure, Watts was able to thank SAG and Fox Searchlight for a “wonderful” and “collaborative” experience.

Zach Galifianakis, best known for “The Hangover” movies and his stand-up comedy, used his moment in the spotlight to poke fun at the acceptance speech Julianne Moore gave earlier in the ceremony when she won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

“When I was on ‘As the World Turns,'” he said before taking a step back, and watching the audience roar with laughter.

Norton, who racked up his third Oscar nomination this year for playing an arrogant Broadway star in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s critically acclaimed film, perhaps tried to appeal to those SAG members who voted for it but were still watching from home.

“It is fun to be an actor but as everybody knows, it is a true privilege to be a working actor, and it is a triple privilege if you ever get to work on something you love as much as a piece of material like this,” Norton said. “We owe that to Regency and Fox Searchlight for having the courage to risk their money making this movie.”

Michael Keaton, Andrea Riseborough and Amy Ryan also took the stage to accept what is considered one of the biggest awards of the evening.

Watch the video here.

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