The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards begin in a few minutes, where Hollywood actors salute themselves in 13 categories. Academy-Award winner Ernest Borgnine (Marty, McHale's Navy) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award tonight as well. At 94, Borgnine is not missing a beat, and he is still actively working on projects.
8:00PM- I love seeing actors on the Red Carpets; Actors sharing why they are actors
8:03PM- Betty White (Hot in Cleveland) and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) begin the celebration of the SAG Awards presenting the first category of the night- Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.
8:06PM- Steve Buscemi wins the SAG Award for his role as Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire. Emmy next?
8:07PM- "I was given an award by Alec (Baldwin) and Betty White [...] I didn't know that this was going to be the first one, and I'm nervous."- Steve Buscemi
8:08PM- Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo present the first nominee for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture- The Kids Are All Right.
8:10PM- Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and Cory Monteith (Glee) present the second award of the night- Female Actor in a Drama Series.
8:12PM- Julianna Margulies wins her 2nd in a row for The Good Wife.
8:13PM- "I love my job so much, and I'm so grateful to Robert and Michelle King for giving me the job of a lifetime."- Julianna Margulies
8:14PM- "My beautiful friends and family, you are so inspiring to me."- Julianna Margulies
8:15PM- First Commercial Break
8:19PM- Promo about joining Angie Harmon's Conversation on Twitter during the Awards
8:20PM- Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Taye Diggs (Rent) present the Nominees for the Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series.
8:22PM- Boardwalk Empire wins the SAG Award for Ensemble Acting in a Drama Series.
8:23PM- "I lost my speech on the other paper [...] I'm glad we won, because I love all the actors in the cast."- Steve Buscemi; "I have time left, and I'm supposed to keep talking."- Buscemi
8:24PM- The President of the Screen Actors Guild- Ken Howard (1776, The White Shadow, Grey Gardens)
8:26PM- Dennis Haysbert (24) introduces a segment on commercials and actors who keep us entertained through advertising.
8:29PM- Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) presents the fourth category- Female Actor in a Supporting Role (in a Motion Picture).
8:31PM- Melissa Leo wins the SAG for The Fighter.
8:33PM- "Thank you girls for helping me bring home a man I can be with tonight."- Melissa Leo (on her SAG Award, giving a shout-out to the actresses who played her daughters in "The Fighter")
8:34PM- 2nd Commercial Break
8:38PM- Among the commercials in this break are a dude texting while driving (a clip of which was seen in the aforementioned commercial montage) and a movie with Liam Neeson and January Jones.
8:39PM- Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) presents the nominees for Male Actor in a Comedy Series.
8:41PM- "The best actor in this category, according to some people tonight....is Alec Baldwin."- Amy Poehler
8:41PM- Alec Baldwin repeats as Best Male Actor in 30 Rock.
8:42PM- Jon Hamm (Mad Men) presents the award for Female Actor in a Comedy Series. "They called the funniest female actor in comedy to present this award...me"
8:44PM- "The funniest actress according to Amy Poehler and the Teamsters...is Betty White."- Jon Hamm; Betty White, at 89 years young, wins the SAG Award for Hot in Cleveland, the first major award for 15 year-old cable network TV Land.
8:46PM- "I cannot believe this. And they had to get the old rollout at the stairs. There wasn't a prayer. I'm so lucky to be at 89 working with...(applause)...You didn't applaud when I turned 40, but I'm working on the happiest set on the business."- Betty White
8:47PM- Helena Bonham-Carter, Colin Firth, and Geoffrey Rush present the second Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture nominee, The King's Speech.
8:49PM- Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles) and LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) present the Ensemble in a Comedy Series category.
8:51PM- Modern Family wins the SAG Award for Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
8:52PM- "When the cast wanted me to speak, I said, 'Geez, I hope we don't win.'"- Ed O'Neill
8:53PM- Another Commercial Break
8:58PM- Back again. Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman present the third Ensemble Acting nominee, Black Swan.
9:00PM- TV Veteran Tim Conway (McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, announcer to TVLand) introduces the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ernest Borgnine.
9:08PM- "And they don't make them like Ernest Borgnine anymore."- SAG Awards Announcer
9:09PM- Morgan Freeman (Red) presents the SAG Award for Lifetime Achievement to Borgnine. ("Ernest Borgnine is a practicing Italian.")
9:11PM- Ernest Borgnine, at 94 years young, gives an eloquent acceptance speech.
9:12PM- More categories coming up after this commercial break, plus the In Memoriam Tribute
9:16PM- Flipping back to the Pro Bowl during the commercial break; on 4th & 9, Philip Rivers slings a touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne in traffic, to cut the NFC's lead from 42-7 to 42-14. A lot of catching up to do for the AFC.
9:17PM- Robin Wright (Santa Barbara, Forrest Gump, Empire Falls) and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) present Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.
9:20PM- An absent Al Pacino wins for his role as Dr. Death in You Don't Know Jack.
9:21PM- Armie Hammer, Spider Man (Andrew Garfield), this Generation's Sinatra/Michael Jackson (Justin Timberlake), and Jesse Eisenberg (last night's SNL host) introduce the fourth Ensemble film nominee about Harvard classmates who create Facebook, The Social Network.
9:22PM- Rosario Dawson (Rent) and Josh Duhamel (All My Children, Las Vegas, When in Rome, Transformers movies) present Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.
9:23PM- Claire Danes wins the SAG for her role as Temple Grandin.
9:26PM- Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank introduces the In Memoriam Segment
9:29PM- In Memoriam: Jill Clayburgh, Leslie Nielsen, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Culp, Gloria Stuart, Kevin McCarthy, John Forsythe, Anne Francis, Pernell Roberts, Harold Gould, David Nelson, Frances Reid, Larry Keith, Patricia Neal, Danny Aiello III, June Havoc, James MacArthur, Barbara Billingsley, Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Zelda Rubinstein, Fred Foy, Janet MacLachlan, Fess Parker, Lena Horne, Peter Haskell, Peter Graves, Dixie Carter, Tom Bosley, Kathryn Grayson, Peyte Postlethwaite, Steve Landsesberg, Eddie Fisher, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Dennis Hopper
9:30PM- Commercial Break
9:35PM- Only four categories left...Susan Sarandon presents the Award for Supporting Male Actor in a Motion Picture.
9:37PM- Christian Bale wins for his role in The Fighter.
9:38PM- Christian Bale is surprised by his real-life counterpart (Dickie Ecklund) on the stage accepting his SAG Award.
9:40PM- Amy Adams and Mark Wahlberg present the fifth and final nominee for Ensemble in a Motion Picture, The Fighter.
9:41PM- "It's not like the DGA's. We're not gonna run five hours. We'll all be home for dinner."- Mark Wahlberg presenting The Fighter
9:42PM- Jeff Bridges presents the Female Actor in a Motion Picture Award.
9:44PM- Natalie Portman dances to victory as the Best Female Actor in a Motion Picture for Black Swan.
9:45PM- Portman thanks SAG for everything; Portman has been acting since 11
9:46PM- Coming up- only two prizes left- Male Actor and Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. (flipping back) NFC leads AFC 45-28 after three quarters.
9:51PM- Back for one last time as Nicole Kidman presents the Male Actor in a Motion Picture Award, the penultimate category of the night.
9:53PM- Colin Firth wins the SAG for his role as King George VI in The King's Speech.
9:55PM- "I'd like to thank security for letting me into the building."- Colin Firth, jokingly, while accepting his SAG Award
9:56PM- All the excitement has led to this. The final award of the evening, brought to you by Donald Sutherland (M*A*S*H, Klute)
9:57PM- The cast of The King's Speech wins the SAG Award for Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, therefore putting another nail into The Social Network's coffin.
9:58PM- "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be the Uplifting award."/"This film was originally going to be called The King's Therapist's Speech."- Geoffrey Rush, accepting the SAG Award for The King's Speech.
10:00PM- This game is over. I'm having second thoughts of accepting The Social Network's friend request.
A recap of the Guild Awards coming in February's BC Bulletin, which will be coming up like roses on Tuesday afternoon.