“The King’s Speech” continued its recent kudos reign by reaping two major victories at the Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Ensemble for the whole cast’s performance. The ensemble prize is the guild’s equivalent to a Best Picture award and has matched up with the Oscars’ choice seven times in 15 years.
Winners of the other top film prizes: Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) won Best Actress, Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) claimed Best Supporting Actress and Christian Bale was voted Best Supporting Actor (“The Fighter”). Last year all four individual winners repeated at the Oscars, but the ensemble victor did not. SAG champ “Inglourious Basterds” lost Best Picture to “The Hurt Locker” at the Academy Awards.
On the TV side, Julianna Margulies topped the record she set last year as the biggest winner of SAG Awards regardless of genre – TV or film. She now has eight wins – four for solo work (two for “The Good Wife,” two for “E.R.”) and four for best TV ensemble in a drama series.
Alec Baldwin is now tied for second place with Margulies’ former “E.R.” costar Anthony Edwards for having the second most SAG wins (six). Baldwin set a new record for most wins in the lead category (five). He’s also won one for ensemble work. Only two of Edwards’ victories were for solo work; the others were for ensemble.
Below is a full list of winners. See the Photo Gallery of Winners HERE.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
“Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MOVIE CAST
“The King’s Speech”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOVIE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE/MINI
Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE/MINI
Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY FEMALE ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY MALE ACTOR IN A TV COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY FEMALE ACTOR IN A TV COMEDY SERIES
Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A TV COMEDY SERIES
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TV SERIES