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:: Spotlight :: 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season’s premier events, will honour outstanding performances from 2010 in five film categories and eight television categories, including the distinctive ensemble awards. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from the Shrine Exposition Centre in Los Angeles.

Angie Harmon, star of TNT’s top-rated hit series Rizzoli & Isles, will take on an entirely new role when she serves as social media host for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, airing live on TNT and TBS Sunday, January 30, 2011. Through posts on Twitter and Facebook posts, Harmon will serve as the online face for the awards, giving viewers unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments from the red carpet and during the show.

Beginning with the SAG Awards nominations announcement on December 16 and throughout the weeks leading to the SAG Awards ceremony, Harmon will be posting inside information about presenters, fashion, preparing for the big night and more. Harmon’s social media messages will go out simultaneously via TNT, TBS, SAG and PEOPLE Magazine Twitter and Facebook outlets. Harmon’s SAG Awards history includes four consecutive Actor nominations as a member of the “Law & Order” ensemble from 1999 to 2002.

Of the top industry honours presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are voted on solely by actors’ peers. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show created by a union to honour the work of actors and the first to present ensemble and cast awards. The SAG Awards nominees are chosen by separate film and television nominating committees, each consisting of 2,100 SAG members from around the country, randomly selected anew each year.

The simulcast of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented live in all time zones, allowing viewers on the West Coast to see the event live for the first time. TNT and TBS’s live simulcast of the ceremony will take place Sunday, January 30, 2011.

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**Ernest Borgnine - Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award**

Ernest Borgnine, who is exuberantly entering his seventh decade of creating memorable characters and award-winning performances, will receive the Screen Actors‘ Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade - the Screen Actors’ Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Borgnine, who has performed in more than 200 motion pictures, five television series and dozens of television films and guest appearances, will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday January 30, 2011.

In making the announcement, Screen Actors Guild National President Ken Howard said, “Whether portraying brutish villains, sympathetic everymen, complex leaders or hapless heroes, Ernest Borgnine has brought a boundless energy which, at 93, is still a hallmark of his remarkably busy life and career. It is with that same joyous spirit that we salute his impressive body of work and his steadfast generosity.”

Borgnine has been the recipient of industry recognition, critical praise and audience approbation throughout his career. He first drew the public eye in 1953 with his portrayal of the vicious Sergeant “Fatso” Judson, who beat Frank Sinatra’s Maggio to a pulpy death in the Oscar-winning film “From Here To Eternity.” He was memorable as one of the thugs who threatened a one-armed Spencer Tracy in “Bad Day at Black Rock,” then did a 180-degree turn in 1955, starring for director Delbert Mann and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky as the title character in what was to be the year’s best picture Oscar winner, “Marty.” His touching performance as the lonely butcher won Borgnine an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. He would receive a second Golden Globe nomination some 52 years later for the title role in the telefilm “A Grandpa for Christmas” and an Independent Spirit Award nomination in 1989 for his Mafia boss in “Spike of Bensonhurst.” Borgnine’s 2008 autobiography, “Ernie” was a “New York Times” bestseller. He lives in Beverly Hills with his wife of 37 years, Tova, QVC’s on camera spokesperson for Tova cosmetics,

Borgnine’s notable contributions are: “The Wild Bunch,” “From Here to Eternity,” “Bad Day at Black Rock,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “Escape from New York,” “Johnny Guitar,” “The Poseidon Adventure,” “Gattaca”, and of course, “Marty”.

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**Nominations announced**

Nominees for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2010 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honours for film and television stunt ensembles were announced in Los Angeles recently.

SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams introduced Rosario Dawson and Angie Harmon who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors. Jo Beth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson also announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

Of the top industry accolades presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected solely by actors’ peers. Two randomly selected panels - one for television and one for film - each composed of 2,100 randomly selected Guild members from across the United States, chose this year’s Actor and stunt ensemble honours nominees. Integrity Voting Systems, the Awards’ official teller, mailed the nominations secret ballots on Wednesday November 24. Voting was completed at 5:00 p.m. on Monday December 13, 2010.

Final voting information will be mailed via postcard on Thursday December 30, 2010. The entire active membership of the Guild across the country, numbering approximately 100,000 actors, will vote on all categories. Online voting is encouraged. Paper ballots will be made available only upon request, which must be made by Friday, January 14, 2011. All votes must be received at Integrity Voting Systems by noon on Friday, January 28, 2011. Results will be tallied and sealed until the envelopes are opened by the presenters at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on January 30.


17TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINATIONS

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
JEFF BRIDGES / Rooster Cogburn – “TRUE GRIT” (Paramount Pictures)
ROBERT DUVALL / Felix Bush - "GET LOW” (Sony Pictures Classics)
JESSE EISENBERG / Mark Zuckerberg - “THE SOCIAL NETWORK” (Columbia Pictures)
COLIN FIRTH / King George VI - “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)
JAMES FRANCO / Aron Ralston - “127 HOURS” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
ANNETTE BENING / Nic - "THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT” (Focus Features)
NICOLE KIDMAN / Becca – “RABBIT HOLE” (Lionsgate)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Ree Dolly – “WINTER’S BONE” (Roadside Attractions)
NATALIE PORTMAN / Nina Sayers – “BLACK SWAN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
HILARY SWANK / Betty Anne Waters – “CONVICTION” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Dicky Eklund – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media)
JOHN HAWKES / Teardrop – “WINTER’S BONE” (Roadside Attractions)
JEREMY RENNER / James Coughlin – “THE TOWN” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
MARK RUFFALO / Paul – “THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT” (Focus Features)
GEOFFREY RUSH / Lionel Logue – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
AMY ADAMS / Charlene Fleming – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media)
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)
MILA KUNIS / Lily – “BLACK SWAN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
MELISSA LEO / Alice Ward – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media)
HAILEE STEINFELD / Mattie Ross – “TRUE GRIT” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
VINCENT CASSEL / Thomas Leroy
BARBARA HERSHEY / Erica Sayers
MILA KUNIS / Lily
NATALIE PORTMAN / Nina Sayers
WINONA RYDER / Beth Macintyre

THE FIGHTER (Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media)
AMY ADAMS / Charlene Fleming
CHRISTIAN BALE / Dicky Eklund
MELISSA LEO / Alice Ward
JACK MCGEE / George Ward
MARK WAHLBERG / Micky Ward

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Focus Features)
ANNETTE BENING / Nic
JOSH HUTCHERSON / Laser
JULIANNE MOORE / Jules
MARK RUFFALO / Paul
MIA WASIKOWSKA / Joni

THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)
ANTHONY ANDREWS / Stanley Baldwin
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth
JENNIFER EHLE / Myrtle Logue
COLIN FIRTH / King George VI
MICHAEL GAMBON / King George V
DEREK JACOBI / Archbishop Cosmo Lang
GUY PEARCE / King Edward VIII
GEOFFREY RUSH / Lionel Logue
TIMOTHY SPALL / Winston Churchill

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Columbia Pictures)
JESSE EISENBERG / Mark Zuckerberg
ANDREW GARFIELD / Eduardo Saverin
ARMIE HAMMER / Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
MAX MINGHELLA / Divya Narendra
JOSH PENCE / Tyler Winklevoss
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE / Sean Parker

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
JOHN GOODMAN / Neal Nicol – “YOU DON’T KNOW JACK” (HBO)
AL PACINO / Jack Kevorkian – “YOU DON’T KNOW JACK” (HBO)
DENNIS QUAID / Bill Clinton – “THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP” (HBO)
ÉDGAR RAMÍREZ / Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka ‘Carlos’ – “CARLOS” (Sundance Channel)
PATRICK STEWART / Macbeth – “MACBETH (GREAT PERFORMANCES)” (Thirteen/PBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
CLAIRE DANES / Temple Grandin – “TEMPLE GRANDIN” (HBO)
CATHERINE O’HARA / Aunt Ann – “TEMPLE GRANDIN” (HBO)
JULIA ORMOND / Eustacia Grandin – “TEMPLE GRANDIN” (HBO)
WINONA RYDER / Lois Wilson – “WHEN LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH: THE LOIS WILSON STORY” (CBS)
SUSAN SARANDON / Janet Good – “YOU DON’T KNOW JACK” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
STEVE BUSCEMI / Nucky Thompson – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)
MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan – “DEXTER” (SHOWTIME)
JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
HUGH LAURIE / Dr. Gregory House – “HOUSE” (FOX)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
GLENN CLOSE / Patty Hewes – “DAMAGES” (FX)
MARISKA HARGITAY / Det. Olivia Benson – “LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT” (NBC)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
KYRA SEDGWICK / Dep. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson – “THE CLOSER” (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy - “30 ROCK” (NBC)
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott - “THE OFFICE” (NBC)
CHRIS COLFER / Kurt Hummel – “GLEE” (FOX)
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton - “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon - “30 ROCK” (NBC)
JANE LYNCH / Sue Sylvester – “GLEE” (FOX)
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
BETTY WHITE / Elka Ostrovsky – “HOT IN CLEVELAND” (TV Land)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
STEVE BUSCEMI / Nucky Thompson
DABNEY COLEMAN / Commodore Louis Kaestner
PAZ DE LA HUERTA / Lucy Danzinger
STEPHEN GRAHAM / Al Capone
ANTHONY LACIURA / Eddie Kessler
KELLY MACDONALD / Margaret Schroeder
GRETCHEN MOL / Gillian Darmody
ALEKSA PALLADINO / Angela Darmody
VINCENT PIAZZA / Lucky Luciano
MICHAEL PITT / Jimmy Darmody
MICHAEL SHANNON / Agent Nelson Van Alden
PAUL SPARKS / Mickey Doyle
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Arnold Rothstein
SHEA WHIGHAM / Sheriff Elias Thompson
GREG ANTONACCI / Johnny Torrio

THE CLOSER (TNT)
G.W. BAILEY / Det. Lt. Provenza
MICHAEL PAUL CHAN / Lt. Mike Tao
RAYMOND CRUZ / Det. Julio Sanchez
JONATHAN DEL ARCO / Dr. Morales
TONY DENISON / Lt. Andy Flynn
ROBERT GOSSETT / Commander Taylor
PHILLIP P. KEENE / Buzz
COREY REYNOLDS / Sgt. David Gabriel
KYRA SEDGWICK / Dep. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson
J.K. SIMMONS / Asst. Police Chief Will Pope
JON TENNEY / FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard

DEXTER (Showtime)
JENNIFER CARPENTER / Debra Morgan
APRIL HERNANDEZ CASTILLO / Cira
MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan
DESMOND HARRINGTON / Joey Quinn
MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY / Sonya
C.S. LEE / Vince Masuka
JONNY LEE MILLER / Jordan Chase
JAMES REMAR / Harry Morgan
JULIA STILES / Lumen Pierce
LAUREN VELEZ / Lt. Maria Laguerta
PETER WELLER / Liddy
DAVID ZAYAS / Sgt. Angel Batista

THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
CHRISTINE BARANSKI / Diane Lockhart
JOSH CHARLES / Will Gardner
ALAN CUMMING / Eli Gold
MATT CZUCHRY / Cary Agos
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick
ARCHIE PANJABI / Kalinda Sharma
GRAHAM PHILLIPS / Zach Florrick
MAKENZIE VEGA / Grace Florrick

MAD MEN (AMC)
CARA BUONO / Faye Miller
JON HAMM / Don Draper
JARED HARRIS / Lane Pryce
CHRISTINA HENDRICKS / Joan Harris
JANUARY JONES / Betty Francis (Draper)
VINCENT KARTHEISER / Pete Campbell
MATT LONG / Joey Baird
ROBERT MORSE / Bert Cooper
ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson
JESSICA PARÉ / Megan Calvet
KIERNAN SHIPKA / Sally Draper
JOHN SLATTERY / Roger Sterling
RICH SOMMER / Harry Crane
CHRISTOPHER STANLEY / Henry Francis
AARON STATON / Ken Cosgrove

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 ROCK (NBC)
SCOTT ADSIT / Pete Hornberger
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy
KATRINA BOWDEN / Cerie
KEVIN BROWN / Dotcom
GRIZZ CHAPMAN / Grizz
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon
JUDAH FRIEDLANDER / Frank Rossitano
JANE KRAKOWSKI / Jenna Maroney
JOHN LUTZ / Lutz
JACK MCBRAYER / Kenneth Parcell
TRACY MORGAN / Tracy Jordan
MAULIK PANCHOLY / Jonathan
KEITH POWELL / Toofer

GLEE (FOX)
MAX ADLER / Dave Karofsky
DIANNA AGRON / Quinn Fabray
CHRIS COLFER / Kurt Hummel
JANE LYNCH / Sue Sylvester
JAYMA MAYS / Emma Pillsbury
KEVIN MCHALE / Arty Abrams
LEA MICHELE / Rachel Berry
CORY MONTEITH / Finn Hudson
HEATHER MORRIS / Brittany Pierce
MATTHEW MORRISON / Will Schuester
MIKE O’MALLEY / Burt Hummel
AMBER RILEY / Mercedes
NAYA RIVERA / Santana Lopez
MARK SALLING / Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman
HARRY SHUM JR. / Mike Chang
IQBAL THEBA / Principal Figgins
JENNA USHKOWITZ / Tina

HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV Land)
VALERIE BERTINELLI / Melanie Moretti
JANE LEEVES / Joy Scroggs
WENDIE MALICK / Victoria Chase
BETTY WHITE / Elka Ostrovsky

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

THE OFFICE (NBC)
LESLIE DAVID BAKER / Stanley Hudson
BRIAN BAUMGARTNER / Kevin Malone
CREED BRATTON / Creed Bratton
STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott
JENNA FISCHER / Pam Beesly Halpert
KATE FLANNERY / Meredith Palmer
ED HELMS / Andy Bernard
MINDY KALING / Kelly Kapoor
ELLIE KEMPER / Erin Hannon
ANGELA KINSEY / Angela Martin
JOHN KRASINSKI / Jim Halpert
PAUL LIEBERSTEIN / Toby Flenderson
B.J. NOVAK / Ryan Howard
OSCAR NUÑEZ / Oscar Martinez
CRAIG ROBINSON / Daryll Philbin
PHYLLIS SMITH / Phyllis Lapin-Vance
RAINN WILSON / Dwight Schrute
ZACH WOODS / Gabe Lewis

SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
GREEN ZONE (Universal Pictures)
INCEPTION (Warner Bros. Pictures)
ROBIN HOOD (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
BURN NOTICE (USA)
CSI: NY (CBS)
DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
SOUTHLAND (TNT)
TRUE BLOOD (HBO)

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Screen Actors Guild Awards 47th Annual Life Achievement Award
Ernest Borgnine

The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be telecast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Centre.

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**Presenters announced**

Rosario Dawson, Angie Harmon, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank, Betty White and Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard will be amongst the presenters at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Rosario Dawson currently stars in the feature film “Unstoppable”, while four-time Actor nominee Angie Harmon currently stars in TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles”. Eva Longoria is a two-time Actor recipient and five-time SAG Awards nominee for her performances on ABC’s long-running hit “Desperate Housewives”. Actor recipient and five-time SAG Award nominee Hilary Swank is currently nominated for her lead role as Betty Anne Waters in “Conviction.” Swank will next appear in “The Resident,” co-starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Christopher Lee. Betty White was the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement-honouree.

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Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Josh Duhamel, LL COOL J, Cory Monteith and Amy Poehler will be presenters at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. They join previously announced presenters Rosario Dawson, Angie Harmon, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank, Betty White and SAG President Ken Howard in honouring their colleagues at this year’s Actors ceremony.

Five-time Actor recipient Alec Baldwin is nominated again this year for his leading role as Jack Donaghy in the NBC comedy “30 Rock”, and his performance as a member of the show’s ensemble. His previous SAG Awards were for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for “30 Rock”.

Actor recipient for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in “Crazy Heart,” Jeff Bridges is currently nominated for his lead role as Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit”. Bridges is also currently starring in Disney’s “Tron: Legacy”.

LL COOL J currently stars as Special Agent Sam Hanna on CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Josh Duhamel most recently starred in “Life as We Know It” opposite Katherine Heigl. He recently completed filming the upcoming feature film “Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Actor recipient for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in the Fox comedy “Glee,” Cory Monteith is currently nominated again for his ensemble performance. Amy Poehler currently stars as Pawnee, Indiana bureaucrat Leslie Knope on NBC’s “Parks & Recreation”.

The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 8.00pm (ET) from the Shrine Exposition Centre in Los Angeles. Prior to the televised ceremony, the SAG honours for television and film stunt ensembles will be announced during the live tnt.tv and tbs.com webcasts from the red carpet which begin at 6.00pm (ET).

The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Scott Bakula, star of TNT’s hit drama “Men of a Certain Age,” will open the red carpet at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Centre for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 30 with a Champagne Taittinger toast.

Bakula joins a growing roster of actors who will honour their colleagues at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that already includes Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Rosario Dawson, Josh Duhamel, Angie Harmon, Eva Longoria, Cory Monteith, Amy Poehler, Hilary Swank, Betty White and SAG President Ken Howard.

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**Fendi Casa to sponsor decor for SAG Awards Green Room**

FENDI Casa, the home design collection for the international luxury brand FENDI, will dress the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Green Room. The backstage area will be transformed into an elegant and luxurious retreat in which presenters can relax and prepare for their moments onstage.

FENDI Casa joins the previously announced The House of Graff in sponsoring the Green Room to honour the charitable work of actors and of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation

In the spirit of its furs and clothing, FENDI’s home collection is true Italian luxury. Furnishings are characterised with incredible manufactured and fashion details, which include the recognised double ‘F’ logo and the unique Spy Bag fastener. Guests will be immersed in perfect combinations of simplicity and minimalism, of boldness and timeless elegance. A skillful use of printed leathers, rich fabrics, and twisted silk rugs translates into a world of comfort and beauty.

FENDI Casa chose classic neutrals such as ivory, mother-of-pearl, and ice grey and accented with touches of black, chocolate, and deep purple to create a unique and refined atmosphere. Mini vignettes will be created and comprised of classic leather sofas, marble coffee tables, and Murano glass vases to create a maximum expression of luxury.

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**More presenters announced**

Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Renner, Sofia Vergara and Robin Wright will be presenters at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Three-time Actor nominee Jason Bateman will next star in the upcoming feature films “Paul,” “Horrible Bosses,” and “Change Up.”

Two-time Actor recipient Jon Hamm is nominated this year for his leading role in the AMC drama “Mad Men,” and his performance as a member of the show’s ensemble. His previous SAG Awards were for his ensemble performance in “Mad Men.” Hamm most recently starred in the feature film “The Town” and will next appear in Zach Snyder’s “Sucker Punch.”

Five-time Actor nominee Nicole Kidman is nominated this year for her leading role in “Rabbit Hole.” Kidman can be seen next month starring in the upcoming feature film “Just Go With It” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.

Three-time Actor nominee Jeremy Renner is currently nominated for his supporting role in “The Town.” Renner will next star in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “The Avengers.”

Three-time Actor nominee Sofîa Vergara is nominated this year for her leading role in the ABC comedy “Modern Family,” as well as her performance as a member of the show’s ensemble.

Three-time Actor nominee Robin Wright is next starring in the upcoming Robert Redford feature film, “The Conspirator” with James McAvoy, Alexis Bledel, and Justin Long.

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**We speak to Angie Harmon about her SAG Awards special role**

Angie Harmon has had a distinguished career as a model and an actress. Her latest television role sees her star in “Rizzoli & Isles”, TNT's top-rating hit series. At the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards Angie will serve as the Social Media Host - the online face who will give the viewers access behind the scenes right throughout the event.

I had the pleasure of meeting Angie just two days prior to the SAGs and firstly told Australian fans to watch out for “Rizzoli & Isles” when it airs this year. “I play Jane Rizzoli, a police detective and the only female in the homicide unit. The person she works closest with is the female medical examiner, Dr Maura Isles. They become best friends and go out and solve crimes together. Rizzoli & Isles has been the number one cable show (it airs on TNT in the US) and it's been great to do.”

When asked about her first exposure to social media, she said, “This is it. I have just opened a Twitter account and it has been a real blast.. It's not so ego-centred as I thought it would be. People have been supportive and I've had some very funny comments.”

Her role at the awards will be to keep everyone in touch with what she's doing. “I'll be telling people what I am wearing, when I'll be presenting, and everything through to the party afterwards.” Due to her busy family commitments (she has three daughters ranging in age from 2-7), she hasn't been able to see many films or TV shows to give any selections for the awards, so she will be surprised as the winners will be.

What of Twitter after the awards? “Oh, I won't stop necessarily. I'll keep using it and having fun. Twitter will continue to be prominent for a long time. I dread to think what it will be like when my kids get hold of it.”

You can follow Angie Harmon at the SAG Awards here

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**More presenters announced**

Taye Diggs, Tina Fey, Dennis Haysbert, Susan Sarandon and Donald Sutherland will be presenters at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

They join a growing roster of actors who will honour their colleagues at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that already includes Amy Adams, Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Scott Bakula, Annette Bening, Jeff Bridges, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Conway, Rosario Dawson, Josh Duhamel, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, Jon Hamm, Armie Hammer, Angie Harmon, Nicole Kidman, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Cory Monteith, Amy Poehler, Natalie Portman, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Geoffrey Rush, Hilary Swank, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Betty White, Robin Wright and SAG President Ken Howard.

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**List of Winners**

MOVIES
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - The King’s Speech
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Christian Bale, The Fighter
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Melissa Leo, The Fighter

TELEVISION
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Modern Family
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Screen Actors Guild Awards 47th Annual Life Achievement Award - Ernest Borgnine

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**Event photos**

Courtesy of Image.net (which are produced by Getty Images), we have some of the worst red carpet photos ever taken at an awards function. The photography was very below par. For the sake of pleasing readers interested in fashion, we've selected several for your eyes, but I must say that the standard of outfits worn by the guests was pretty poor. There was hardly an eye-catching gown and it was very plain. There was no Scarlett Johansson, no Catherine Zeta-Jones, no Angelina Jolie, no Cate Blanchett, no Penelope Cruz, no Halle Berry, no Salma Hayek, no Jessicas (Alba or Biel), and no Cameron Diaz. Therefore, much glamour was missing.

January Jones Kim Kardashian
Hilary Swank Sofia Vergara
Natalie Portman Scott Bakula and models provided a champagne toast for the red carpet
Josh Duhamel Eva Longoria
Angie Harmon Betty White
Justin Timberlake greets fans Tim Conway paid tribute to Ernest Borgnine
Morgan Freeman congratulates Ernest Borgnine (left) on his Life Achievement Award