By Hayley Spencer
Jan 26, 2015 @ 11:15 am
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There was a noticeable absence on the SAGs red carpet last night from double nominee Mark Ruffalo, but he found the perfect way to compensate for his lack of winner's speech after finding out he'd been crowned for his role in The Normal Heart: he Tweeted it instead and shared a pillow-side selfie of his winning face.

Currently in the UK due to filming commitments for Now You See Me: The Second Half, the actor had Tweeted a fan before the awards explaining: 'I am in London working and they couldn't clear me to get there and back here in time. With my luck it will be the one I win.' And he was right.

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Due to the UK-LA time difference, Ruffalo managed to sleep through Leonardo DiCaprio and Lupita Nyong'o naming him as the winner of the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie.

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But after his wife and children told him the news, Ruffalo didn't waste any time in celebrating, taking to Instagram to share a snap of himself in his PJs, smiling and offering a peace sign to his followers. He captioned the snap: 'Upon waking and hearing from my wife and kids that I won a @SAGAwards for #TheNormalHeart Love wins tonight!'

He then took to Twitter to thank his co-stars, wife, family, director and PR Team with a string of touching tweets.

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The 47-year-old stars in HBO movie The Normal Heart with Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer. He plays Ned Weeks, a writer who worked to raise awareness for AIDS in the '80s. Among his tweets was one thanking  'all the people who lived through the AIDS crisis and lost the ones you loved. This award is yours. @SAGawards You are heros.'

Big congrats to Ruffalo. Fingers crossed he'll win big at the Oscars so he has the chance to make another great speech IRL!

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