For their 2014 awards, the Screen Actors Guild hardly made any big moves. Most of the shows nominated were predictable entries, and while we are going to spend a separate article talking a little bit about snubs, there is still plenty to talk about here when it comes to nominees.
HBO continues to dominate as a whole when you look at overall categories, but you also had the guild deciding to honor “30 Rock” in its final year of eligibility, “American Horror Story: Coven” despite it still being on the air, and also Netflix series in both the comedy and the drama race.
Without further ado, let’s get to the nominees.
Game of Thrones
“Downton Abbey” is the reigning champion here, but “Breaking Bad” has to be the consensus favorite in the category thanks to its final season. Heck, there’s really not that much competition in this somewhat-predictable list. “Homeland” is having a down year, “Game of Thrones” is the genre show that never gets enough love, and we don’t see a “Downton Abbey” repeat happening.
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Another predictable list … but like we said, we are going to be talking about some snubs later. Danes is probably the favorite here as always, but don’t be shocked to see Kerry take home the award, mostly because some voters may be happy to actually give some love to a network show.
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
We’d laugh here and say that the victory for Cranston is a no-brainer, but remember that Daniels won the Emmy over him earlier this year. This is the most predictable category of the entire bunch, mostly because every single one of them has been nominated at almost every turn.
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family Family
There is no big favorite here, so we almost expect “30 Rock” to win given that for whatever reason, SAG really seems to love giving awards to “30 Rock.”
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Great news for Mayim, who managed to make it into a very competitive category over some big names like Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham.
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
You could consider Bateman’s nomination somewhat of a surprise, but that’s about it. Alec has won this award a handful of times, and we almost don’t expect his recent antics to disrupt anything here at all.
“Game of Thrones”
“The Walking Dead”
TV Movie / Miniseries (Male)
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Jeremy Irons, “Hollow Crown”
Rob Lowe, “Killing Kennedy”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”
TV Movie / Miniseries (Female)
Angela Bassett, “Betty & Coretta”
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Holly Hunter, “Top of the Lake”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”
What do you think about the nominations as a whole? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and click here if you want to read some more scoop related to the SAG Awards. The show airs on TNT / TBS Saturday, January 18.
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