It is often said that actors become the father-figures of other actors, as they mentor them and work together day after day, for months at a time. Which is what makes moments like this one all the more special.

The 22nd Screen Actor's Guild Awards began with an early heart-tugging moment, as Jason Bateman just happened to be announcing the award for Best Actor in a Comedy, which had "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor among the nominees. As any fan of classic comedy knows Tambor has played George Bluth on "Arrested Development," family patriarch and dysfunctional dad to Bateman's Michael Bluth, off-and-on for five seasons.

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Opening up the envelope, Bateman smiled: "Get up here, Dad!"

Tambor embraced his on-screen son, accepted the award and gave a moving speech about the transgender community. But it was also clear that the award-winner was moved by the circumstances behind the award presentation.

So, what did Tambor whisper in Bateman's ear during their embrace? We can only assume it was "There's always money in the banana stand..."

Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Bateman at 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SOURCE: Getty

Posted by:Larry Carroll

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