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by Peter Knegt
December 16, 2010 1:47 AM
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"Fighter," "King's Speech" Lead Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" and David O. Russell's "The Fighter" led the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which were announced this morning. Both films garnered four nominations, including best cast, individual acting nominations for "Speech"'s Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, and "Fighter"'s Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.

In the best cast category, the films face off against the folks in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right," and David Fincher's "The Social Network," all three of which took multiple nominations this morning. Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis for "Swan," Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo for "Kids," and Jesse Eisenberg for "Network."

Not present was "The Social Network"'s Andrew Garfield, which was one of many major snubs to come out of the awards. "Blue Valentine" duo Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams (both Golden Globe nominees) did not make the cut, neither did "Another Year"'s Lesley Manville, "Animal Kingdom"'s Jacki Weaver, "The Fighter"'s Mark Wahlberg, "True Grit"'s Matt Damon, and "Rabbit Hole"'s Dianne Wiest. That does aid in any of them receiving Oscar nominations. Last year, the SAG awards correctly predicted 19 out of 20 eventual Oscar nominees.

Getting significant boosts this morning, meanwhile, was the welcome surprise of "Winter's Bone"'s John Hawkes in the best supporting actor category, as well as "Conviction" actress Hilary Swank getting a nod (over the favored likes of Manville and Williams). "True Grit"'s nominations for Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld is also welcome news for them after being snubbed at the Golden Globes.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations (for film) are listed below. The winners will be announced on January 30th, 2010. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Robert Duvall, Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Hilary Swank, Conviction

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
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 Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Green Zone
Inception
Robin Hood

2 Comments

  • Frank | December 21, 2010 1:32 AMReply

    Much to my dismay the Kings Speech will not be seen by enough people, as it relies on the ability of the actors to tell a story (not special effects) and that doesn't seem to be what people want today. I was taken by the film from the 1st scene and enjoyed watching the story unfold. I felt as if I were a fly on the wall watching something special....a story I knew nothing about. I was captivated by the two lead characters as they built trust and friendship. Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush will be big winners at award time, and well deserved.

  • charlotte lucas | December 16, 2010 4:01 AMReply

    Winter's Bone