Saturday 20 January 2018

King's Speech leads SAG nominations

Colin Firth has received another nomination for his performance in The King's Speech
Colin Firth has received another nomination for his performance in The King's Speech

The King's Speech has bagged four nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, including nods for Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter.

Boxing tale The Fighter shares the same number of nominations as the British monarchy drama.

The King's Speech star Colin was among best-actor nominees while Helena and Geoffrey Rush are up for supporting roles.

The Fighter's Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo have also all earned supporting nominations.

Other nominees include best-actress favourites Annette Bening for the lesbian-family tale The Kids Are All Right and Natalie Portman for the psychosexual thriller Black Swan.

They are up against Nicole Kidman for the grieving-parent drama Rabbit Hole, Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone and Hilary Swank for the legal saga Conviction.

Along with Colin, best-actor nominees are Jeff Bridges for the Western True Grit, Robert Duvall for the backwoods romp Get Low, Jesse Eisenberg for the Facebook drama The Social Network and James Franco for the survival story 127 Hours.

The Fighter and The King's Speech are competing for SAG's overall cast performance prize, along with Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right and The Social Network.

The nominations have continued the momentum building around The King's Speech, starring Colin as George VI.

The SAG Awards will be handed out on January 30.

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