The King’s Speech took home the biggest award at the SAG awards last night, receiving the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award, the SAG’s equivalent to Best Picture. The King’s Speech leading man, Colin Firth, also won the Leading Actor prize.
These wins, alongside the film’s DGA win on Saturday night, moves it past The Social Network to claim front-runner status in the forthcoming Academy Awards. It is the most nominated movie at the Oscars with 12 nods. The King’s Speech also garnered 14 nominations from the BAFTAs, which gives out its awards on February 13th. Unless the The Social Network makes a comeback at the BAFTAs, things are not looking good for David Fincher’s Facebook movie.
Natalie Portman grabbed yet another top actress award for her stunning performance in Black Swan. Both supporting acting awards went to The Fighter: Christian Bale continued to sweep the supporting actor category; and Melissa Leo’s win reaffirms her as the likeliest of supporting actress candidates come the Oscars, although that has been a highly unstable category this season.
You can see all of the SAG awards and nominations here.