The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards aired Sunday January 30th. Nominations were announced December 16, 2010.

The most interesting thing that sets this award show apart from the others is that actors are the ones who determine the winners. Based on the speeches given by the winners, being chosen by fellow actors is the highest honor one can receive. Check back with for coverage on the Oscars, airing Sunday February 27, 2011. Below are the night’s winners.


Ensemble, Comedy Series: Modern Family

Ensemble, Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire

Male Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Female Actor, Comedy Series: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Male Actor, Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Female Actor, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Female Actor, Television Movie or Miniseries: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Male Actor, Television Movie or Miniseries: Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Stunt Ensemble, Television Series: True Blood

Motion Pictures

Ensemble: The King’s Speech

Male Actor, Leading: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Female Actor, Leading: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Male Actor, Supporting: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Female Actor, Supporting: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Stunt Ensemble, Motion Picture: Inception

Life Achievement Award: Ernest Borgnine