"Speech" is King at 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

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The King's Speech was bestowed with honor at last night's presentation of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild awards held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

The British monarchy saga was knighted with two awards including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

While last night's honors, coupled with Tom Hooper's big win at last week's Director's Guild awards, don't necessarily put The King's Speech in the forefront of the Oscar race, it certainly sets up what is quickly becoming a juicy race at next month's Academy Awards celebration.

The Fighter also garnered some much-needed attention as both Christian Bale and Melissa Leo picked honors in the Supporting Actor categories, and Natalie Portman won for her brilliant performance in Black Swan. If it wasn't already settled, this should wrap up her race for Oscar in the Best Actress category.

Following is the complete list of Screen Actors Guild winners (winners in bold):

Actor

  • Jeff Bridges, True Grit
  • Robert Duvall, Get Low
  • Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
  • Colin Firth, The King's Speech
  • James Franco, 127 Hours


Actress

  • Annette Bening, The Kids are All Right
  • Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
  • Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  • Hilary Swank, Conviction


Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale, The Fighter
  • John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
  • Jeremy Renner, The Town
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Kids are All Right
  • Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech


Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams, The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
  • Mila Kunis, Black Swan
  • Melissa Leo, The Fighter
  • Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit


Ensemble Cast

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • The Kids are All Right
  • The King's Speech
  • The Social Network


Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

  • Green Zone
  • Robin Hood
  • Inception

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