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'The King's Speech' Tops 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

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January 31, 2011
Source: Deadline

The King's Speech

The King's Speech strikes gold once again! Earlier tonight the star-studded 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony was broadcast live on TBS & TNT. What separates the annual SAG awards from the Golden Globes and the Oscars is not only its exclusivity to honoring only performers, but it's the only award show where the best performances are chosen by their fellow acting peers. The winners of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced, and we have an official list of all the motion picture honorees (for TV and more, head to Deadline). In addition to TKS, Portman, Bale, Leo and even Inception also won awards.

The complete list of 2011 nominees and winners can be seen below. Winners are highlighted in BOLD.

ACTOR:
Jeff Bridges - True Grit
Robert Duvall - Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours

ACTRESS:
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 - Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder

The Fighter - Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

The Kids Are All Right - Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

The King's Speech - Anthony Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Timothy Spall

The Social Network - Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Justin Timberlake

ENSEMBLE STUNTS:
Green Zone
Inception
Robin Hood

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Ernest Borgnine

Although the film that every critic is going for is The Social Network, it looks like The King's Speech is really on a roll, sweeping up award after award. After director Tom Hooper won the DGA Award, critics and Oscar pundits alike have been up in arms over the "upset" that is The King's Speech. But I'm satisfied, as I believe Firth deserved to win and so did Portman, Bale and Leo, so there's absolutely nothing to complain about. I love the performances in The Social Network and Black Swan, but it was truly The King's Speech's award to win tonight, especially because Geoffrey Rush deserves the acclaim, too. Only four weeks until the Oscars!

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  • Anonymous
    The Social Network backers are going to be upset... and this isn't over yet. I'm so delighted with Bale's win... he has oscar written on his forehead. So does Portman. And Inception won an award! INCREDIBLE!!! Finally...
  • Cody W.
    James Franco got jipped...and The kings speech was just so rediculously decent I dont get the rave. Portman got her due though.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1503900114 Tyler Morgan
    I feel like if The Social Network wasn't "about" Facebook then it could compete with The King's Speech. It seems as if people are taking The Social Network with a grain of salt. As if "Yea, it's a fantastic movie about our modern culture but...the other one has a king....", but I get it. Movies about foreign subjects will always have more "cultural OOMPH".
    • Anonymous
      tyler - i completely disagree. i think the VERY reason "social network" gets the notoriety it gets is BECAUSE it's about facebook. it's the popularity of facebook driving support for the movie. to be blunt - SN was an ok watch but very forgettable and none of the performances in it were as good as rush and firth.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1503900114 Tyler Morgan
    ...and I'm fine with The King's Speech winning over The Social Network. Just as long as True Grit comes away empty handed. It would be an accurate representation of how I felt coming out of that movie.
  • David Darida
    Inception had best casting...
    • Anonymous
      ...........but kings speech had the BEST ACTING.
  • Moon
    I'm done.
  • http://twitter.com/marcdunn Marcus Dunn
    Christian Bale may have done his best performance to date, but I'm still not convinced that it was the best in the supporting actor category. After viewing John Hawkes' quietly moving portrayal of Teardrop in Winter's Bone, I felt it was the most convincing portrait by a male actor since Mickey Rourke's Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler. BUT I will be happy for Bale if, or should I say "when", he wins the Oscar!
    • Anonymous
      i'm with you marcus! i loved "winters bone" and felt everyone connected with the film did a great job.
  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GJAL5XLSAPEVGPIHZ4XOJE5QI RandallM
    "Although the film that every critic is going for is The Social Network" That is really BS...you could have said "Half of the critics UNDER 30 years of age"....but that is really not true at all either. It was a great show and the SAGs are my favorite....truly King's Speech derserved everything and the ensamble award was fitting.
  • Anonymous
    I watched this last night and I loved it, any awards are well deserved.
    • http://www.weddingfavourskingdom.co.uk/ Anne
      i have to agree.
  • http://www.dinnerwarecenter.com/ Martin
    My friends think The King's Speech was boring but I was ok with it.

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