King's Speech Takes Top Prize at SAG Awards

Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top acting honors
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2011 10:54 PM CST
Natalie Portman accepts the award for best female actor in a leading role for "Black Swan" at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) The King's Speech took top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, giving the Oscars front-runner added momentum after it took top honors at the Directors Guild awards Saturday night. The British royals drama won the trophy for outstanding cast, the SAG equivalent of Best Picture, reports the Los Angeles Times. The night's other big winners:

  • King's Speech star Colin Firth was named best actor for his role as stuttering monarch King George VI.

  • Natalie Portman was named best actress for her starring role as a ballerina in Black Swan.
  • Christian Bale and Melissa Leo took the supporting-acting honors for their roles in The Fighter.
  • In TV, Al Pacino won an SAG for his role as Jack Kevorkian in You Don't Know Jack, while Claire Danes was honored for her performance in Temple Grandin.
  • HBO's Boardwalk Empire and star Steve Buscemi took the top prizes for a TV drama.
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