Screen Actor’s Guild Awards

The 17th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards honored Film and Television stars last night.  The King’s Speech and The Fighter were the big winners of the night in the film categories.  The cast of The King’s Speech was named the best ensemble, while Colin Firth cemented his role as the Oscar frontrunner with a win for best actor.  Natalie Portman racked up another Best Leading Actress award for her performance in Black Swan.  

As far as the TV categories went last night, Steve Buscemi picked up the best actor award for his role on the freshman HBO series, Boardwalk Empire. The cast was later named best drama ensemble. The cast of Modern Family won top honors in the comedy category, while Alec Baldwin and Julianna Margulies repeated as award winners for their roles in 30 Rock and The Good Wife.

The biggest surprise of the night — both for her and the audience — was Betty White’s award for best actress in a TV comedy. The 89-year-old beat out the likes of Tina Fey and Jane Lynch for her performance on Hot In Cleveland.

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNER’S

MOTION PICTURES

•Ensemble: The King’s Speech
•Male Actor, Leading: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
•Female Actor, Leading: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
•Male Actor, Supporting: Christian Bale, The Fighter
•Female Actor, Supporting: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

TELEVISION

•Ensemble, Comedy Series: Modern Family
•Ensemble, Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire
•Male Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
•Female Actor, Comedy Series: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
•Male Actor, Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
•Female Actor, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
•Female Actor, Television Movie or Miniseries: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
•Male Actor, Television Movie or Miniseries: Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ernest Borgnine