Mark Ruffalo didn’t attend the SAG awards in L.A. on Sunday because he’s been in London filming “Now You See Me: The Second Act.”

Since the actor was due on set in four hours, he was in bed when he was awoken by his wife and kids and told the news that he won for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie. He plays Ned Weeks in HBO’s “The Normal Heart.”

Ruffalo took to Instagram to show himself wearing pajamas and wrote: “Upon waking and hearing from my wife and kids that I won a @sagawards for #TheNormalHeart Love wins tonight!”

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

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During the live telecast his co-star Julia Roberts even gave Ruffalo a shout-out while she presented a SAG award.

“Good evening. They had a wordy little tongue twister for me to start with about how fabulous actors are, but instead, I just want to say, Mark Ruffalo is one outstanding actor. I am so absolutely tickled to my toes that he won tonight. He wasn’t here. Waiting for that Nor’easter.”

Read Ruffalo’s SAG acceptance speech on Twitter.

Hours later he shared another Instagram pic of himself on the set of “Now You See Me: The Second Act.”

Hanging on the set of "Now You See Me The Second Act" with @KeithBarry

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“The Normal Heart” is about writer and AIDS activist Ned Weeks. The film is based on the play by Larry Kramer, whom Weeks is a fictionalized version of. Ruffalo said when “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy offered him the Ned Weeks role he was hesitant.

“I was a little perplexed by it. I said to Ryan, ‘Isn’t it time that a gay actor plays this part?’ And he said, ‘No, you’re missing the point of the movie. It doesn’t matter if you’re straight or gay — I want the person I think is right for the part, and that’s you.’”

Ruffalo did sign on both as a star and as a producer, and when he and Murphy tried to get “The Normal Heart” off the ground as a theatrical feature, they were rejected.

“No studio wanted to make it,” he said. “They all said it was too heavy, and too much of a fringe story.”

Another movie Ruffalo will be starring in is “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” He spoke of his character Dr. Bruce Jenner in a recent interview.

Ruffalo said, “Banner’s been living in Stark Tower. They [he and Tony] have been working side by side and Bruce has his own lab now. He’s doing work that augments Tony’s own, which could lead to an experiment going wrong.”

Mark Ruffalo tweeting his SAG acceptance speech shows how gracious and super cool he is!

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