Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards: Television Predictions

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Series (Drama)
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
Mad Men

There is only one wild card in this bunch, and that's House of Cards, the fifth nominee could be the repeat winner, and perennial nominee Boardwalk Empire, the show has been nominated every season it has aired.  Last year it went home empty handed, and it may time for new blood.  Game of Thrones has only been nominated once, I do not think it will come back.  The Good Wife has a shot, actors love this show.  I still think the Netflix buzz will help Cards.  Do not be surprised if Scandal sneaks in here!

Outstanding Performance by an Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston-Breaking Bad
John Hamm-Mad Men
Damien Lewis-Homeland
Aaron Paul-Breaking Bad
Kevin Spacey-House of Cards

Jeff Daniels is a close sixth, but with Breaking Bad having the hype it did I can't imagine this group not recognizing Aaron Paul.  I think Hamm is honestly the fifth man out, but people still love/respect Mad Men enough to give it love here.

Outstanding Performance by an Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes-Homeland
Anna Gunn-Breaking Bad
Jessica Lange-American Horror Story: Coven
Maggie Smith-Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington-Scandal

I know many aren't predicting Gunn; she isn't a huge name, but Breaking Bad was at the height of its popularity, and I doubt this group will ignore her fine work.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Series (Comedy)
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

At first I thought Arrested Development would make it here, but I just do not see it happening.  Veep is going to be the new kid welcomed into the group.  Glee has been nominated every year its been on the air, will the loss of Corey Monteith keep the show a contender?  Nurse Jackie has been nominated the last two year I think it holds onto the last and fifth spot, but that's a shot in the dark.

Outstanding Performance by an Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin-30 Rock
Ty Burrell-Modern Family
Jim Parsons-The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet-Modern Family
Robin Williams-The Crazy Ones

I feel like repetition is a strong suit of SAG, and this line-up minus Williams is set in stone even with Baldwin's anti-gay remarks.

Outstanding Performance by an Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis Dreyfuss-Veep
Tin Fey-30 Rock
Edie Falco-Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler-Parks and Recreation
Sofia Vergara-Modern Family

More repetition, watch out for Lena Dunham, Betty White, and Julie Bowen these three other women seem to interchange with these other nominees.

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