Celebrity News: SAG Awards Honours Top TV and Film Stars

The Hollywood awards train rolled on this week after the celebrity news pages were filled with the latest recipients at the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) honours. Typically, the stars were out in force to support the event, which recognises performances across film and TV over the last 12 months.

A glittering ceremony took place at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, with celebrity gossip columns furiously debating the style choices of the nominees and visiting stars. Two of the top honours inside the walls of the venue, however, went to a predominantly British movie. the King’s Speech is already taking plaudits left, right and centre at the moment and has scooped 12 nominations for this years’ Academy Awards. the film took the gong for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the SAG Awards, as well as picking up the Male Actor in a Leading Role category for Colin Firth.

In the first category, the film beat Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, David O Russell’s the Fighter, Lisa Cholodenko’s the Kids Are Alright and David Fincher’s the Social Network – all of which are films listed as potential winner s for a best Picture Oscar this year.

The lead actress award went to Natalie Portman for her role as Nina Sayers in Black Swan. Portman plays a young successful ballerina who takes a journey into the darkest depths of her imagination in her pursuit of the perfect performance. She too could be picking up an Academy Award for the same film if the votes go her way on Sunday 27th. Supporting honours went to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for the Fighter.

In the primetime television slots there were wins for Boardwalk Empire (Ensemble Drama), Modern Family (Ensemble Comedy) Steve Buscemi (Male Actor: Drama – Boardwalk Empire), Julianna Margulies (Female Actor: Drama – the good Wife), Alec Baldwin (Male Actor: Comedy – 30 Rock) and Betty White (Female Actor: Comedy – Hot in Cleveland). TV movie/miniseries wins went to Al Pacino (Male Actor – you Don’t know Jack) and Clare Danes (Female Actor – Temple Grandin). Finally, awards for stunts went to Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster hit movie Inception and in the television section, vampire drama true Blood was singled out for praise.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were established in their current format in 1995 and are now one of the biggest industry events of the year, seen by many as one of the key markers for the BAFTAs and Oscars that follow in February. SAG itself is the largest US union representing working actors and was set up in 1933.

Celebrity News: SAG Awards Honours Top TV and Film Stars


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