Sunday, January 30, 2011

SAG Awards Winners

Yesterday I said that if The King's Speech ended up winning Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards then the awards season was "all over." They did and in one weekend, the film went from co-favorites with The Social Network to the lone top dog. In fact the film also picked up Best Actor for Colin Firth while The Social Network walked home empty-handed. Birthday boy Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, and Melissa Leo also took home wins. All of them, including Firth, should cruise to their first Oscar wins in a month's time. Not only have they all won everything under the sun, but they all deserve it as well.

The film winners are:

Best Ensemble: The King's Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

The TV awards were a bit all over the place as per usual. They went with the new hot thing in Boardwalk Empire giving it Ensemble and Actor. It was the only TV show that got more than one award. Betty White unexpectedly took home a trophy capping off an eventful awards season for her during the past year while Julianna Marguilies and Alec Baldwin repeated their wins from last year. Claire Danes and Al Pacino won the same awards they won at the Golden Globes. Finally, Modern Family took home Best Ensemble over last year's winner Glee.

The TV winners are:

Best Ensemble, Drama: Boardwalk Empire
Best Ensemble, Comedy: Modern Family
Best Actress, Drama: Julianna Marguilies, The Good Wife
Best Actress, Comedy: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Best Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Best Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Actress, Miniseries: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Best Actor, Miniseries: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack

Now just to go back to the movie awards, it really has been something to witness the stark shift this award season has taken in regards to the fortunes of The King's Speech. Of course this award show also solidified the winners of four acting categories at the Academy Awards. The only possible "drama" might be in the actress categories. First, Annette Bening is Hollywood royalty so if there's anyone who could upset Portman, it'd be her. Then there's the case with Melissa Leo. The Academy showed their love for True Grit giving it 10 nominations, and they might want to honor the film in a big category by giving it to Hailee Steinfeld. So that sentiment plus possibly vote splitting with Amy Adams may do Leo in. It's important to note that Leo is not nominated for the BAFTAs which would be the next big award show.

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome to see The King's Speech winning best ensemble cast. All three main actors are splendid in their roles! And yeah, happy for Bale the b'day boy. Must feel awesome he's finally getting recognition after all those years!


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