warning Hi, we've moved to USCANNENBERGMEDIA.COM. Visit us there!

Neon Tommy - Annenberg digital news

SAG Awards Post Show Update

Roselle Chen |
January 30, 2011 | 7:38 p.m. PST

Senior Entertainment Editor

17th Annual SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild)
17th Annual SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild)
Colin Firth from the British historical drama “The King’s Speech” won Sunday night’s 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor in Los Angeles. “The King’s Speech” also won for best cast.

Rounding out the list of winners in top film categories were Natalie Portman for best actress in the ballet drama “Black Swan,” best supporting actor Christian Bale for the boxing film “The Fighter,” and best supporting actress Melissa Leo for “The Fighter.”

For the TV categories, Al Pacino won the best actor award for HBO movie “You Don’t Know Jack,” Steve Buscemi won for best actor in HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” and Julianna Margulies won for best actress in CBS drama “The Good Wife.”

Claire Danes, who won an Emmy award, Satellite award and Golden Globe award in HBO film "Temple Grandin," also won a SAG award in the best actress category.

Betty White, the last surviving actress off “The Golden Girls,” is enjoying a career revival and won the best actress award in a TV comedy for “Hot in Cleveland.”

"This is the biggest surprise I have ever had in this business. I am so lucky at 89 to be working....you didn't applaud when I turned 40," said White.

Alec Baldwin won his fifth straight SAG award in the best actor category in NBC TV series "30 Rock."

Although "The Social Network" was nominated in the best ensemble and best actor (Jesse Eisenberg) categories, it failed to win any prizes at the SAG awards. The Facebook film garnered early praise and won four Golden Globe awards, including best drama. "The King's Speech," however, has won top prizes in recent award shows from the Director's Guild and Producer's Guild.

Close to 120,000 actors pick the Screen Actors Guild winners, which are seen more as a precursor to determining the individual Oscar winners than the Golden Globe Awards since many actors make up the voting group for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the folks behind the Oscars).

The SAG's best ensemble prize is the equivalent to the Academy Award's best picture award, and hasn't been a reliable predictor of Oscar best picture winners since it has matched up only seven out of 15 years.

The complete list of winners:


Actor: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech."

Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan."

Supporting actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter."

Supporting actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter."

Cast: "The King's Speech."

Stunt ensemble: "Inception."


Actor in a movie or miniseries: Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack."

Actress in a movie or miniseries: Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin."

Actor in a drama series: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire."

Actress in a drama series: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife."

Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock."

Actress in a comedy series: Betty White, "Hot in Cleveland."

Drama series cast: "Boardwalk Empire."

Comedy series cast: "Modern Family."

Stunt ensemble: "True Blood."

Life Achievement:

Ernest Borgnine

Reach Roselle here.
Join our mailing list.



Craig Gillespie directed this true story about "the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.”

Watch USC Annenberg Media's live State of the Union recap and analysis here.