Monday, January 31, 2011

SAG Awards

The awards ceremony was quite staid and the winners were predictable.

With that said, the winners were gracious and gave heartfelt speeches.  Colin Firth won Best Actor for The King's Speech and at this point, this man can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned.  He is charm personified and I'm happy to see him getting accolades and awards, building upon his breathtaking performance in last year's A Single Man.

Natalie Portman seems to have the momentum to take home the Oscar with yet another win for Best Actress for Black Swan.  At one point this year, I predicted that the award would go to perennial bridesmaid, Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right).  I admit that I'm much more of a Bening fan, but Portman is most likely a lock now.

Supporting Actor and Actress awards went to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, both from The Fighter.  Bale and Leo have consistently picked up trophies for their performances this season and have consistently shown feisty and sincere gratitude at the podium.

My favorite moment of the night belonged to the TV categories when the cast of Modern Family won the award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy.  I let out a hearty hooray as the cast made its way to the stage.  If you haven't checked it out, that is one gem of a show.

Best Actor, TV Drama:  Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Best Actress, TV Drama:  Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actor, TV Comedy:  Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Actress, TV Comedy:  Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Best Cast, TV Drama:  Boardwalk Empire
Best Cast, Motion Picture:  The King's Speech

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