LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The King’s Speech” star Colin Firth and “Black Swan” star Natalie Portman have won lead-performer honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, securing their front-runner status for the Academy Awards.

“The Fighter” co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo took the supporting-acting honors Sunday, boosting their own prospects come Oscar night Feb. 27.

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“The King’s Speech” capped a weeklong surge of Hollywood honors, which included an upset win at Saturday’s Directors Guild of America Awards for Tom Hooper, who beat favorite David Fincher (“The Social Network”).

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Last Tuesday, “The King’s Speech” claimed a leading 12 Oscar nominations, and it pulled a surprise win for top honors from the Producers Guild of America the previous weekend.

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