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5 million watched SAG Awards show

Feb. 1, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- More than 5 million viewers tuned in Sunday night to watch Hollywood's 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show, TNT and TBS said Tuesday.

This year's simulcast ranked as basic cable's No. 1 show on Sunday. It posted a 6 percent growth over last year in total audience, the networks said.

The SAG Awards honored the best in film and television acting for 2010.

The cast of "The King's Speech" was presented with the Best Ensemble in a Film prize, while the stars of "Boardwalk Empire" and "Modern Family" picked up statuettes for Best Ensemble in a TV drama and comedy respectively.

Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Steve Buscemi, Julianna Margulies, Alec Baldwin, Betty White, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Claire Danes and Al Pacino also took home awards for their individual performances.

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