SAG Awards: And the Winners Are…

Last night, the actors shone at the 17th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. This award show is one of the youngest in the season which only made its debut in 1995. It is well known for its warmth and pure simplicity but is also considered to be one of the industry’s most prized honors. The SAG Awards are the only televised award show that celebrates acting alone but not just individuals but ensemble performances as well. The show is fast paced and only takes up two hours of your life.

So how are the SAG Awards decided? Well, as opposed to the Golden Globes which are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press, these awards are decided by 4200 random members of the Screen Actors Guild therefore, these awards are decided by the actors for the actors. There is no better award to receive than one from your peers. So who won top honors this year?

MOVIES

Outstanding Performance by a Cast In a Motion Picture
The King’s Speech

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor In a Leading Role
Colin Firth, 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 Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Fighter

Outstanding Performance by a Female In a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

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

What did you think of this years winners?

  • a NICE surprise was that Betty White won. I didn’t even know she was nominated but after finding out she was, it was hers.

    and LOVED that the Kings Speech won best ensemble. I think The Social Network took the GG because the HFP doesn’t really know what they are talking about they mainsly care about whats gonna bring them rating.

    Kings Speech also took best direction at the DGA, so it really is the front runner for best picture for the Oscar. And deservedly so.