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SAG Awards Go to The King's Speech and Firth, Black Swan's Portman, The Fighter's Bale and Leo

by Anne Thompson
January 31, 2011 3:11 AM
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The Screen Actors Guild's best ensemble award is the equivalent of the Oscar best picture. The King's Speech wins it, along with Colin Firth for best actor. The Fighter's Melissa Leo and Christian Bale win the supporting category. And best actress goes to Black Swan's Natalie Portman. It will probably be thus on Oscar night. But the races can shift over time. Firth and Bale can't lose. And The King's Speech is backed by the wily Harvey Weinstein.

On the Santa Barbara Oscar bloggers' panel today, the dominant topic was The King's Speech vs. The Social Network. That battle for best picture is far from over. And Annette Bening has a chance of catching up with Portman. But something tells me she won't pull out the stops in her campaigning, much as she stayed cool at the SBIFF's tribute Friday night. She's too classy for that.

The full list of SAG winners is below.


17th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® RECIPIENTS

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
COLIN FIRTH / King George VI - "THE KING’S SPEECH" (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
NATALIE PORTMAN / Nina Sayers – “BLACK SWAN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Dicky Eklund – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
MELISSA LEO / Alice Ward – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)

ANTHONY ANDREWS / Stanley Baldwin
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth
JENNIFER EHLE / Myrtle Logue
COLIN FIRTH / King George VI
MICHAEL GAMBON / King George V
DEREK JACOBI / Archbishop Cosmo Lang
GUY PEARCE / King Edward VIII
GEOFFREY RUSH / Lionel Logue
TIMOTHY SPALL / Winston Churchill

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
AL PACINO / Jack Kevorkian – “YOU DON’T KNOW JACK” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
CLAIRE DANES / Temple Grandin – “TEMPLE GRANDIN” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
STEVE BUSCEMI / Nucky Thompson – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy - “30 ROCK” (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
BETTY WHITE / Elka Ostrovsky – “HOT IN CLEVELAND” (TV Land)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)

GREG ANTONACCI / Johnny Torrio
STEVE BUSCEMI / Nucky Thompson
DABNEY COLEMAN / Commodore Louis Kaestner
PAZ DE LA HUERTA / Lucy Danzinger
STEPHEN GRAHAM / Al Capone
ANTHONY LACIURA / Eddie Kessler
KELLY MACDONALD / Margaret Schroeder
GRETCHEN MOL / Gillian Darmody
ALEKSA PALLADINO / Angela Darmody
VINCENT PIAZZA / Lucky Luciano
MICHAEL PITT / Jimmy Darmody
MICHAEL SHANNON / Agent Nelson Van Alden
PAUL SPARKS / Mickey Doyle
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Arnold Rothstein ERIK WEINER / Agent Sebso
SHEA WHIGHAM / Sheriff Elias Thompson

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)

JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
INCEPTION (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
TRUE BLOOD (HBO)


LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Screen Actors Guild Awards 47th Annual Life Achievement Award
Ernest Borgnine

6 Comments

  • cadavra | February 1, 2011 2:46 AMReply

    Kind of a bummer that the splendid Eve Best (who played Wallis Simpson) didn't make the cut for the KING'S SPEECH ensemble.

  • kattysat | January 31, 2011 9:10 AMReply

    Thanks, Ann, for YOU being a classy journalist. I thoroughly enjoy Oscar Talk and its informed, intelligent and "insider" commentary. You and your co-host give us a peek behind the curtain, and never let your personal opinion cloud your analysis - unlike a couple critics on another Oscar podcast and site who will remain nameless. Thanks again!

  • Derek 8-Track | January 31, 2011 8:47 AMReply

    Since its basically a lock I feel pretty confident in saying this... I'm proud of you for sticking to your guns on The King's Speech when everyone was flipping to Social Network. even I flipped for a week. I regret it because deep down I feel I always knew. I shouldn't have let the critics get to me. always go with the gut.

  • Robert | January 31, 2011 4:53 AMReply

    I think Bening is a very classy actress, and I would choose her over Portman in a heartbeat. Black Swan is admirable, but the praise Portman is getting is overdone. Some of the major critics (LA, NYC, SOC) have seen this and have awarded other actresses (Bening included) their Best Actress prizes. Bening probably won't be too in your face with her campaigning, and good for her. I think ultimately, the Academy is going to do the right thing and give Bening the Oscar. TKAAR has an uplifting feeling when you watch it; Black Swan had many people laughing at the theater I was at and some just did not understand it.

  • Gil L. | January 31, 2011 4:11 AMReply

    I do think Bening will take home the Oscar. Though if Portman wins I will still be happy for them here. "The King's Speech" is cemented to win Best Picture at the end of the month. However director I still think will go to Fincher.

  • Jack | January 31, 2011 3:19 AMReply

    I'm on Team Annette Bening now after the SAGs, though I loved "Black Swan," Michelle Williams and Bening are far better actresses than Portman. I know, I know --- Portman learned ballet. But her emotional range is so limited; so weepy and worry. I would love for Williams to win for Blue Valentine, however, I don't think she has a chance.

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