This weekend saw the handing out of some more hardware, with the Director’s Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild each handing out their awards. The King’s Speech dominated, with director Tom Hooper receiving the DGA award for outstanding directing of a feature film, as well as wins at the SAG Awards for Colin Firth (Best Actor) and Best Ensemble. The rest of the SAG Awards followed the same pattern of the Golden Globes, with Natalie Portman taking the Best Actress statue for Black Swan and Melissa Leo and Christian Bale winning in the supporting categories, both for The Fighter. It’s a safe best to guess that the winners will remain the same when Oscar night rolls around.
On the TV side of the SAG Awards, the Best Ensemble winners were Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family. For Comedy, Alec Baldwin won his fifth consecutive award for 30 Rock and Betty White was the surprise winner for Hot in Cleveland. In drama, Steve Buscemi and Julianna Margulies for Boardwalk Empire and The Good Wife respectively.