Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2010 at the “17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors Jan. 30 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
Voting procedures to choose the recipients were sent to the nearly 100,000 active members of Screen Actors Guild nationwide. Morgan Freeman presented Ernest Borgnine with Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the 47th Annual Life Achievement Award, following a filmed tribute introduced by Tim Conway.
Honored with individual awards were Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo (pictured at right) and Natalie Portman (pictured below) for performances in motion pictures and Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies, Al Pacino, and Betty White for performances in television. Screen Actors Guild originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to “The King’s Speech”, while the Actors® for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “Boardwalk Empire” and “Modern Family.” Screen Actors Guild’s honors for outstanding performances by a stunt ensemble in film and television were awarded to “Inception” and “True Blood.”
Dennis Haysbert introduced a lively film montage that saluted actors who perform in commercials. Hillary Swank introduced a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute to the actors who have passed away in the past year.
The complete list of recipients of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are as follows:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth as King George VI in “The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Co.)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund in “The Fighter” (Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo as Alice Ward in “The Fighter” (Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Co.)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian in “You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin in “Temple Grandin” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in “30 ROCK” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Betty White as Elka Ostrovsky in “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“Modern Family” (ABC)
Screen Actors Guild Awards 47th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award
PEOPLE magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) hosted the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala for the 15th year. This exclusive event, immediately following the SAG Awards on the back lot of the Shrine Exposition Center, honors the philanthropic causes and good works of the members of the Screen Actors Guild. The gala benefits the SAG Foundation, which just celebrated its 25th year of service to the public and the acting community.
The “17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” is a presentation of Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and director. Kathy Connell is the producer. JoBeth Williams, Daryl Anderson, Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares and Paul Napier are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Stephen Pouliot is the writer. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production.
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