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On Saturday, January 23, the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) handed out their 2010 Awards, and in most respects it was déja vu from last w


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On Saturday, January 23, the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) handed out their 2010 Awards, and in most respects it was déja vu from last week's Golden Globes. The only ones who are going to pinch themselves this morning to make sure it wasn't a dream are Quentin Tarantino, who saw his "Inglourious Basterds" take home the statue for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture--the SAG equivalent of Best Picture--and Tina Fey, who won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series instead of Toni Collette, who won last week at the Globes.

That of course puts people like Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock at the center of Oscar buzz, and Tarantino's cast right along with them.

Along with this year's honorees, Betty White, who starred with Bullock in "The Proposal," was honored for her 60 years in the business with the 46th Life Achievement Award. Fans of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" will fondly remember her sweetly acerbic performance as Sue Ann Nivens, The Happy Homemaker. Here is the list of nominees, with the winners in bold:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"
Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
Carey Mulligan, "An Education"
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon, "Invictus"
Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"
Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"
"Stanely Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Penelope Cruz, "Nine"
Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"
Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"
Diane Kruger, "Inglourious Basterds"
Mo'nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"An Education" (Sony Pictures Classics)
"The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment)
"Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures)
"Nine" (The Weinstein Company)
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance" (HBO)
Cuba Gooding, Jr., "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" (TNT)
Jerremy Irons, "Georgia O'Keeffe" (Lifetime)
Kevin Kline, "Great Performances: Cyrano de Bergerac" (PBS)
Tom Wilkinson, "A Number" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Joan Allen, "Georgia O'Keeffe" (Lifetime)
Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens" (HBO)
Ruby Dee, "America" (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, "Grey Gardens" (HBO)
Sigourney Weaver, "Prayers for Bobby" (Lifetime)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Simon Baker, "The Mentalist" (CBS)
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Hugh Laurie, "House" (Fox)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Patricia Arquette, "Medium" (NBC/CBS)
Glenn Close, "Damages" (FX)
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace" (TNT)
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer" (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" (NBC)
Steve Carell, "The Office" (NBC)
Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)
Tony Shalhoub, "Monk" (USA Network)
Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men" (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?" (ABC)
Toni Collette, "United States of Tara" (Showtime)
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
Tina Fey, "30 Rock" (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
"The Closer" (TNT)
"Dexter" (Showtime)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"True Blood" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
"30 Rock" (NBC)
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)
"Glee" (Fox)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"The Office" (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
"Public Enemies"
"Star Trek"
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
"24"
"The Closer"
"Dexter"
"Heroes"
"The Unit"