SAG Awards 2017: ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Outlander,’ Sam Heughan, Viola Davis, Lena Headey among snubs

Better Call Saul season 2The SAG Awards announced their nominations earlier this morning, and after looking at the field it’s clear that there are some that are interesting and satisfying, whereas at other times it feels like we’re seeing the same nominees year after year. Take, for example, much of the comedy categories. We’re not sure why voters here tend to be a little more behind the times when it comes to comedic trends and shows worthy of recognition.

In this article, we’re focusing mostly on the snubs.

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” – Arguably the best performer from this past season, and the only nominee at the Golden Globes, she was shut out here while co-star Peter Dinklage got a little bit of love.

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” – Once dominant as a nominee two years ago, this is the second straight awards show to snub her for playing Annalise Keating.

“Outlander” ensemble and its stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe – We figured that at least one of the three would be snubbed, but all three? That’s somewhat depressing given the amazing work that is being done.

Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld” – This may be the biggest surprise of the whole night, given that she may be a favorite to win many other awards throughout the year.

“Insecure” ensemble and its star Issa Rae – As we mentioned, new comedies were given a hard time this year.

“Silicon Valley” ensemble and all individual performances – The same goes for other longer-running shows, including this one — still fresh off of the Critics’ Choice win.

“Mr. Robot” ensemble – Another huge surprise given the revolutionary work being done over there.

Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us” – It was nice to see Sterling K. Brown get some love here, but disappointing in particular that Metz did not.

“Speechless” ensemble – We knew it was a longshot, but it remains our favorite family comedy on TV right now.

“Better Call Saul” ensemble and Bob Odenkirk – Like “Silicon Valley,” Odenkirk was coming off of a Critics’ Choice victory.

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