2011 SAG Award Winners: ‘The King’s Speech’ Takes Home Top Honors

Tonight the Screen Actors Guild held their annual awards program and if you were following my live blog you saw that it wasn’t exactly an exciting show, but it does help those of us trying to go 100% on our Oscar predictions a little help with our forecasts.

Just to get it out of the way, The King’s Speech has pretty much established itself as the undeniable front-runner if you weren’t already on board after director Tom Hooper’s Directors Guild win last night. Speech took home the expected Best Actor award for star Colin Firth and then took home the Best Ensemble award, besting the predicted winner The Fighter.

I’ve seen some writers already saying this was a predictable SAG Awards and for the most part they are correct, but I wouldn’t say The King’s Speech was ever the presumed front-runner for ensemble. But I also wasn’t surprised to see it win.

Elsewhere, The Fighter did fare a little better as both Christian Bale and Melissa Leo continued their streaks in the Supporting Actor categories and Natalie Portman won for her performance in Black Swan and I am now on board… Portman will be taking home her first Oscar. I had a week of believing Bening might be able to pull it out, but that belief is now gone.

As far as the rest of the Oscar race is concerned we’ll save that conversation for later this week. For now, check out the complete list of nominees directly below and let your thoughts be known in the comments.

Also, tomorrow be sure to be on the look out for the new annual tradition from RopeofSilicon where you, the readers vote for the best films of 2010… The voting begins shortly…


  • Jeff Bridges, True Grit
  • Robert Duvall, Get Low
  • Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
  • Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
  • James Franco, 127 Hours
  • Annette Bening, The Kids are All Right
  • Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
  • Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  • Hilary Swank, Conviction
Supporting Actor
  • Christian Bale, The Fighter
  • John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
  • Jeremy Renner, The Town
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Kids are All Right
  • Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Supporting Actress
  • Amy Adams, The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
  • Mila Kunis, Black Swan
  • Melissa Leo, The Fighter
  • Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Ensemble Cast
  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • The Kids are All Right
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
  • Green Zone
  • Robin Hood
  • Inception

The television winners are on the next page…

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