via press release:
BETTY WHITE WINS SECOND CONSECUTIVE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD® FOR HER ROLE IN TV LAND’S “HOT IN CLEVELAND”
TV Legend Wins Award For Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
New York, NY, January 30, 2012 – Betty White received top acting honors at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® last night at The Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka in the TV Land original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland.” This is White’s second win for her role on the series as she won the SAG Award® in the same category last year.
“Hot in Cleveland” is the network’s critically-acclaimed hit starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and Emmy® Award-winner, Betty White (“The Golden Girls”). The show is currently in its third season and airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on TV Land.
“There are reasons that Betty White has been on television for over 50 years,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “She’s hilarious, her comedic timing is unmatched, and there’s nothing she can’t do. We’re grateful to work with her on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and couldn’t be more proud of her continued achievements.”
“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti (Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better for them and that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (White).
Filmed in front of a live audience, “Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy® Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. Lynda Obst also serves as executive producer, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox are executive producers for TV Land. “Hot in Cleveland” is currently seen around the world in over 165 countries.