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'The King's Speech' & 'The Fighter' Top The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist January 31, 2011 at 1:24AM

The role reversal and Oscar season 180 seems complete. Despite its award season hegemony, taking with it almost every conceivable critical prize possible, David Fincher's "The Social Network" came up empty handed once again during the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. "The King's Speech" asserted its late season dominance once more winning the coveted Ensemble award (SAG's closest award to Best Picture), plus Colin Firth took the Outstanding Actor award. Tied for two award wins was "The Fighter" which took the prizes many expected: Christian Bale for Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo for Supporting Actress.
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The role reversal and Oscar season 180 seems complete. Despite its award season hegemony, taking with it almost every conceivable critical prize possible, David Fincher's "The Social Network" came up empty handed once again during the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. "The King's Speech" asserted its late season dominance once more winning the coveted Ensemble award (SAG's closest award to Best Picture), plus Colin Firth took the Outstanding Actor award. Tied for two award wins was "The Fighter" which took the prizes many expected: Christian Bale for Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo for Supporting Actress.

Elsewhere, Natalie Portman's "Black Swan" Best Actress fait accompli award went down as was ordained for several months now and otherwise, there were no surprises -- unless you were expecting "The Social Network" to rebound from all its major guild losses (we weren't, sorry Awards Daily). If anything, it reminds Oscar bloggers and pundits everywhere that the Academy -- while slightly adventurous and choosing-wisely in recent years -- will retreat to the familiar and conventional given half the chance. If "The King's Speech" doesn't win the Best Picture at the Oscars this year, something will be seriously wrong, but if you're a better person, and a safe one at that, this is the picture your money should now be riding on. Full list of winners below.


Winners In The Film Categories

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"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 Leading Role
Colin Firth - "The King's Speech"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo - "The Fighter"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale - "The Fighter"

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble
"Inception"

You can see the TV award winners here. But some TV/Movie awards of note: Martin Scorsese's "Boardwalk Empire" won two awards including Steve Buscemi for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (TV Drama) and the entire ensemble took the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Drama Series prize. Al Pacino won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Miniseries/TV Movie) for his lead role in Barry Levinson's "You Don't Know Jack" and Claire Danes took the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Miniseries/TV Movie) for her lead turn in "Temple Gradin."

Photo credit: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Actresses, The King's Speech, The Fighter, Melissa Leo, Screen Actors Guild


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