By Jonathan Bennett
Perhaps cumulating to the eventual announcement of the Academy Award winners at the end of February, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were held last night and demonstrated that there may not be many surprises in the race for Oscar gold.
Colin Firth and Natalie Portman once again took home the Best Actor and Best Actress in leading role prizes for their turns in “The King’s Speech” and “Black Swan,” respectively. As they’ve already nabbed the Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes for these roles, it seems like a shoe-in for their wins at the Academy Awards.
Additionally, “The Fighter’s” Christian Bale and Melissa Leo seem to be the ones to beat this award season, as they also picked up Best Supporting Actor and Actress trophies at last night’s SAG Awards, similar to the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards.
However, one film that continues to gain steam is “The King’s Speech,” which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Originally, analysts reported that “The Social Network” would be the one to beat this award season.