25 February 1995
Outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances
Television: NYPD Blue, Seinfeld (2)
Film: Forrest Gump (4) Television: Chicago Hope, Frasier, Mad About You, Picket Fences, Seinfeld (3)
Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, California, United States
The Inaugural Screen Actors Guild Awards aired on NBC from Stage 12, Universal Studios, on February 25, 1995. Unveiled during this evening for the first time was the Guild’s new award statuette, The Actor, as well as the first awards for ensembles in drama series and comedy series which honor all of the actors who are the regulars in television series. From this auspicious beginning the Screen Actors Guild Awards® has been embraced as one of the most prestigious in the entertainment industry.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
During the telecast was presented a memorial which paid tribute to performers who had died during the last year: