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"Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo was honored Sunday night by the Screen Actors Guild for his work in the HBO movie "The Normal Heart," earning the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie. Only he wasn't there to accept it, as viewers know. Instead, Ruffalo was home in New York where, as co-star Julia Roberts joked, he was "waiting for that Nor'easter." Actually, Ruffalo is busy filming the sequel to "Now You See Me." But he did express his thanks with this groggy Instagram shot.

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"Upon waking and hearing from my wife and kids that I won a [SAG Award] for ['The Normal Heart.'] Love win tonight," he wrote. And on Twitter, he offered his full acceptance speech: "Special thank you to all my brother and sister actors for this incredible distinction. It's really the one that matters." He then went on to thank a slew of reps and publicists, as well as his wife and kids. Who knows, maybe social media acceptance speeches are the future. At least no one would get played off.

Upon waking and hearing from my wife and kids that I won a @sagawards for #TheNormalHeart Love wins tonight!


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