Big Screen Actor Guild Awards Winners Were…
Oscar-favorite Colin Firth predictably won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The King’s Speech. In accepting, he quipped, “I’d like to thank security for letting me into the building.” His co-star Geoffrey Rush won for supporting star, and quipped, “It shouldn’t be called the SAG award, it should be called the uplifting award.” The entire cast of The King’s Speech also took home an ensemble win.
Natalie Portman, and her baby bump, continued her awards-season streak by winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Black Swan. “I’ve been working since I was 11-years-old, and SAG has taken care of me,” Portman said in accepting.
Christian Bale and Melissa Leo picked up wins for their supporting roles in The Fighter.
Alec Baldwin and Betty White presented the night’s first award, to Steve Buscemi for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Betty also won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Hot in Cleveland. She got a standing ovation. Baldwin got a comedy win for 30 Rock.
Modern Family was the ensemble winner in the TV category.
Julianna Margulies won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for The Good Wife.
The Social Network and Glee went home empty-handed.