Colin Firth winner of SAG award for The King’s Speech

The King's Speech was recognised for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award in Los Angeles, California, leaving The Social Network with no wins for the first time.

British Main actor Colin Firth joked "If there's a trophy which has told me something's really happening for me it was my SAG card," when accepting the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role. "To be a part of this extraordinary collective, if you're growing up in England, it's not something you expect to see in your wallet. It has this glow. I used to flash it around, hoping it would get me female attention, entry to nightclubs and top-level government departments.

"It didn't, but now I've got this," he said.

Castmember Geoffrey Rush said "It shouldn't be called the SAG Award, it should be called the uplifting award.”

Natalie Portman picked up an award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance in Black Swan, where she thanked dancer and fiancé Benjamin Millepied.

"I've been working since I was 11 years old and SAG has taken care of me, made sure that I wasn't working too long, and made sure I got my education while I was working," Portman said. "I'm so grateful to have this union protecting me everyday."

Alec Baldwin scooped up his fifth consecutive SAG Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series for playing the debonair and ridiculous Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock

Al Pacino and Claire Danes made it an Emmy-Globe-SAG sweep for their respective roles in the HBO movies You Don't Know Jack and Temple Grandin.

The annual lifetime achievement award went to 94-year-old Ernest Borgnine, who most recently appeared in Red, his 164th film. He won an Oscar in 1956 for Marty.

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