Black Swan and King's Speech lead SAG Awards

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A 2010 biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch in Arizona. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. Temple is noted for creating her 'hug box', widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling. Claire Danes stars in the title role while Julia Ormond, Catherine O’Hara & David Strathairm make up the supporting cast.
December 16th, 2010

'Black Swan' and 'The King's Speech' lead the nomination for this year's 17th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The psychological thriller, which stars Natalie Portman as a ballet dancer experiencing a mental trauma, and the Tom Hooper-directed drama starring Colin Firth as Britain's King George VI both received nominations in four categories, including Best Cast in a Motion Picture and Leading Actor for the main stars.

Supporting cast on both movies, Mila Kunis in 'Black Swan' and Geoffrey Rush in 'The King's Speech', also received nods for their work.

'The Fighter' is also up for four awards in three categories, including Best Cast in a Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actress for both Amy Adams and Melissa Leo, and Best Supporting Actor.

Comedy drama 'The Kids Are All Right', about a lesbian couple and their two children's sperm donor father also received two nominations in the film categories.

In the TV categories, Jane Lynch has received another nomination for her portrayal of angry sports coach Sue Sylvester in 'Glee' in the Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series, while newcomer Chris Colfer - who portrays gay school student Kurt Hummel - is up for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series .

Other notable inclusions are 'Mad Men' stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss for Best Actor and Best Actress in a TV Drama Series.

Ernest Borgnine, the 93-year-old actor best known for play Quinty McHale in 1960s TV series 'McHale's Navy', is to be given the Life Achievement Award for his career.

The winners will be announced on January 30 from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Centre.


Complete list of nominations for the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:


Male Actor, Leading:

Jeff Bridges, 'True Grit'

Robert Duvall, 'Get Low'

Jesse Eisenberg, 'The Social Network'

Colin Firth, 'The King's Speech'

James Franco, '127 Hours'


Female Actor, Leading:

Annette Bening, 'The Kids Are All Right'

Nicole Kidman, 'Rabbit Hole'

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Winter's Bone'

Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan'

Hilary Swank, 'Conviction'


Male Actor, Supporting:

Christian Bale, 'The Fighter'

Jon Hawkes, 'Winter's Bone'

Jeremy Renner, 'The Town'

Mark Ruffalo, 'The Kids Are All Right'

Geoffrey Rush, 'The King's Speech'


Female Actor, Supporting:

Amy Adams, 'The Fighter'

Helena Bonham Carter, 'The King's Speech'

Mila Kunis, 'Black Swan'

Melissa Leo, 'The Fighter'

Hailey Steinfeld, 'True Grit'


Cast in a Motion Picture:

'Black Swan'

'The Fighter'

'The Kids Are All Right'

'The King's Speech'

'The Social Network'



TV


Male Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries:

John Goodman, 'You Don't Know Jack'

Al Pacino, 'You Don't Know Jack'

Dennis Quaid, 'The Special Relationship'

Edgar Ramirez, 'Carlos'

Patrick Stewart, 'Macbeth: Great Performances'


Female Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries:

Claire Danes, 'Temple Grandin'

Catherin O'Hara, 'Temple Grandin'

Julia Ormond, 'Temple Grandin'

Winona Ryder, 'When Love Is Not Enough'

Susan Sarandon, 'You Don't Know Jack'


Male Actor, Drama Series:

Steve Buscemi, 'Boardwalk Empire'

Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'

Michael C. Hall, 'Dexter'

Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men'

Hugh Laurie, 'House'


Female Actor, Drama Series:

Glenn Close, 'Damages'

Mariska Hargitay, 'Law & Order: SVU'

Julianna Marguiles, 'The Good Wife'

Elisabeth Moss, 'Mad Men'

Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer'


Male Actor, Comedy Series:

Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock'

Ty Burrell, 'Modern Family'

Steve Carell, 'The Office'

Chris Colfer, 'Glee'

Ed O'Neill, 'Modern Family'


Female Actor, Comedy Series:

Edie Falco, 'Nurse Jackie'

Tina Fey, '30 Rock'

Jane Lynch, 'Glee'

Sofia Vergara, 'Modern Family'

Betty White, 'Hot in Cleveland'


Ensemble, Drama Series:

'Boardwalk Empire'

'The Closer'

'Dexter'

'The Good Wife'

'Mad Men'


Ensemble, Comedy Series:

'30 Rock'

'Glee'

'Hot in Cleveland'

'Modern Family'

'The Office'


STUNT ENSEMBLES

FILM


'Green Zone'

'Inception'

'Robin Hood'


TV


'CSI: New York'

'Dexter'

'Southland'

'True Blood'


LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


Ernest Borgnine