Home Entertainment-Other Award Show Winners 17th Annual SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS Winners
Written by US Townhall staff   
Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:39

Actor_Statuette_SAG_Awards_crOn Sunday, January 31, 2011, the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was broadcast live from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.  The Award, called "The Actor," is given by the Guild to recognize the achievements of its members in the media of both film and television.  Nominations for an Actor are made by a randomly selected panel of 4200 SAG members, while all 120,000+ paid-up members of the union are eligible to vote for the winners.

Of the 14 awards that are televised, 8 are for television, 5 are for film, and 1 is for lifetime achievement.  There are additionally two non-televised awards for Stunt Ensembles in Film and Television.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is one of the more important awards shows as it continues the "award season" momentum that leads up to the Oscars, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Looking at the winners of both the SAGs and the recent Golden Globes, one can see the following: Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale won tonight at the SAGs and also won two weeks ago at the Golden Globes in the analogous categories.  All four are nominated for the Academy Award acting categories as well, so it will be interesting to see if the momentum continues or if there is any push back from Hollywood that results in any dark horse candidates taking home the big prize.


Here are the winners in the 16 categories of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:

Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

• Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

• Michael C. Hall, Dexter

• John Hamm, Mad Men

• Hugh Laurie, House

Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

• Glenn Close, Damages

• Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

• Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series The Cast of Boardwalk Empire

The Closer


The Good Wife

Mad Men

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Film)

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech

Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

• Ty Burrell, Modern Family

• Steve Carell, The Office

• Chris Colfer, Glee

• Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

• Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

• Tina Fey, 30 Rock

• Jane Lynch, Glee

• Sofía Vergara, Modern Family

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series The Cast of Modern Family

• 30 Rock

• Glee

• Hot in Cleveland

• The Office

Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Ernest Borgnine n/a
Outstanding Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack

• John Goodman, You Don't Know Jack

• Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship

• Édgar Ramírez, Carlos

• Patrick Stewart, Macbeth, Great Performances

Outstanding Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

• Catherine O'Hara, Temple Grandin

• Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin

• Winona Ryder, When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

• Susan Sarandon, You Don't Know Jack

In Memorium Jill Clayburgh, Leslie Nielsen, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Culp, Gloria Stuart, Kevin McCarthy, John Forsythe, Anne Francis, Pernell Roberts, Harold Gould, David Nelson, Frances Reid, Larry Keith, Patricia Neal, Danny Aiello III, June Havoc, James MacArthur, Barbara Billingsley, Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Zelda Rubenstein, Fred Foy, Janet MacLachlan, Fess Parker, Lena Horne, Peter Haskell, Peter Graves, Dixie Carter, Tom Bosley, Kathryn Grayson, Pete Postlethwaite, Steve Landesberg, Eddie Fisher, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Dennis Hopper
Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Film)

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

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role (Film)

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

• Annette Benning, The Kids Are All Right

• Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

• Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone

• Hilary Swank, Conviction

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role (Film)

Colin Firth, The King's Speech

• Jeff Bridges, True Grit

• Robert Duvall, Get Low

• Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

• James Franco, 17 Hours

Outstanding Ensemble Cast (Film) The Cast of 

The King's Speech

• The Kids Are All Right

• Black Swan

• The Social Network

• The Figher

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble (Film) The Stunt Cast of Inception

Green Zone

Robin Hood

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble (Television) The Stunt Cast of True Blood

• Burn Notice


• Dexter








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