Colin Firth, Natalie Portman win SAG Awards

There weren’t too many surprises at the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards yesterday. All four of the Golden Globe film acting winners won: Colin Firth for The King’s Speech, Natalie Portman for Black Swan and Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for The Fighter. The only difference was that The King’s Speech won for Best Ensemble Cast, which is SAG’s version of the Best Movie award, while at The Golden Globes, The Social Network won for Best Motion Picture Drama. Which leaves anyone trying to pick winners for their office pool on their own — is it going to be The King’s Speech or The Social Network? Will another film suddenly pull ahead? Could it be True Grit, as Roger Ebert predicts? There’s still one major awards show left before the Academy Awards and that’s the BAFTAs — the British Film Awards, so it’ll be interesting to see the results on February 13th. Highlights at the SAGs came when Betty White, 89, who has never before been nominated, won for her performance in the TV series Hot in Cleveland, and when Ernest Borgnine, who seems to be enjoying excellent health at age 94, received a lifetime achievement award. Another highlight was when Christian Bale was about to accept his SAG award for his work in The Fighter. Boxer Dicky Eklund, whom Bale portrayed in the film, surprised him by joining the actor on stage. “All right! This is the original quacker right here!” Bale exclaimed, putting an arm around him. “Thank you for living the life and thank you for letting me play you! You’re a real gem you know, mate.” Eklund then got a laugh from the audience when he joked, “How do you like me now?”

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards winners
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
The King’s Speech

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christian Bale – The Fighter

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Betty White – Hot In Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
Modern Family

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  1. Terrence • February 1, 2011 @ 10:51 AM

    Good show. There wasn’t a host, or any performances, but it was still pretty entertaining. I love it when Dicky suddenly showed up at Christian’s elbow, his reaction was priceless and when the guy said How do you like me now, it got a big laugh from the audience.

  2. Oscar Man HERE • February 1, 2011 @ 5:24 PM

    VICTORY! 🙂 VICTORY! 🙂 HURRAH!! 8) I knew it! I knew it!! 🙂 8)

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