Christian Bale and Melissa Leo SAG winners for their roles in ‘The Fighter’ - SEE VIDEO & POLL
Irish American tales clean up at the SAG awards
“The Fighter” cleaned up last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards with Christian Bale winning Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Melissa Leo winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
Also Alec Baldwin picked up an award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for “30 Rock” while “Boardwalk Empire” won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Steve Buscemi picked up the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
Christian Bale’s acceptance speech was certainly the most memorable of the night as he was joined on stage by his character’s real-life counterpart, boxer Dicky Eklund.
As Eklund came on stage Bale said “All right! This is the original quacker right here!...Thank you for living the life and thank you for letting me play you! You're a real gem you know, mate."
He continued "It's really meaningful getting (the award) from fellow actors. I really appreciate it. These speeches are boring because when you win something, you realize how many other people you depend upon."
Bale went on to talk about how much he “loves” his work. He said “It's so bloody silly at times, isnt it, you know? It's like playing dress-up at times and other times it's just so meaningful. And I just enjoy that so much. We get to walk in other people's shoes, and life without empathy is no fun at all. And I appreciate being able to do that for my life. I find people endlessly fascinating, and as long as you can do that, then each project seems like something new."
Here's list of the big winner at the SAG Awards -
Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture: "The King's Speech."
Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech."
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan."
Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, "The Fighter."
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Film): Melissa Leo, "The Fighter."
Outstanding Performance by a Film Stunt Ensemble: "Inception."
Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin."
Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack."
Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Betty White, "Hot in Cleveland."
Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, for "30 Rock."
Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series: "Modern Family."
Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series: "Boardwalk Empire"
Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, for "The Good Wife."
Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, "Board Walk Empire."
Outstanding Performance by a TV Stunt Ensemble: "True Blood."
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ernest Borgnine.
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