It's shaping up to be a royal year for The King's Speech.

The movie, directed by Tom Hooper, earned the most nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, tying with David O. Russell's The Fighter at four each. Rosario Dawson and Angie Harmon announced the nominations Thursday morning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.

Both of the leading movies were nominated for Ouststanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, the SAG Awards' "Best Picture" equivalent. Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right were recognized in kind, following with three nominations each, including a nod for Mark Ruffalo (pictured) as Best Supporting Actor. Rounding out the category was David Fincher's The Social Network, for which Jesse Eisenberg was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.

Hit show Modern Family reigned supreme, leading the television categories with four nominations, followed by old favorites Dexter, 30 Rock, Mad Men, and Glee, which each garnered three nominations. HBO's new Boardwalk Empire, followed with two nods.

The SAG Awards differ from other awards shows in that it provides a forum for actors to vote for other actors, honoring their peers. In past years, SAG has foreshadowed the Oscars even more closely than the Golden Globes. The show will air on both TNT and TBS on January 30, 2011. —KIMBERLY STEELE

See the list of nominees below:

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Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role
Jeff Bridges, "True Grit"
Robert Duvall, "Get Low"
Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"
Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
James Franco, "127 Hours"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role
Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman, "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
Hilary Swank, "Conviction"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role
Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
John Hawkes, "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner, "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role
Amy Adams, "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter, "The King's Speech"
Mila Kunis, "Black Swan"
Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld, "True Grit"

Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture
"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"The King's Speech"
"The Social Network"

Outstanding performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture
"Green Zone"
"Inception"
"Robin Hood"

TELEVISION

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie, "House M.D."

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Chris Colfer, "Glee"
Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Jane Lynch, "Glee"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Betty White, "Hot in Cleveland"

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series
"Boardwalk Empire"
"The Closer"
"Dexter"
"The Good Wife"
"Mad Men"

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series
"30 Rock"
"Glee"
"Hot in Cleveland"
"Modern Family"
"The Office"

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries
John Goodman, "You Don't Know Jack"
Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack"
Dennis Quaid, "The Special Relationship"
Edgar Ramirez, "Carlos"
Patrick Stewart, "Macbeth"

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or Miniseries
Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin"
Catherine O'Hara, "Temple Grandin"
Julia Ormond , "Temple Grandin"
Winona Ryder, "When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story"
Susan Sarandon, "You Don't Know Jack"

Outstanding performance by a stunt ensemble in a television series
"Burn Notice"
"CSI: NY"
"Dexter"
"Southland"
"True Blood"

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