Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Modern Family leads SAG Television Nominations (2015)

SAG Award Nominations 2015Well I am going to give the Screen Actors Guild, some minor credit on the television side, they changed things up a bit, not too much, but enough.  Let's go with their lazy choices first though
Boardwalk Empire, Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, Downton Abbey, and Maggie Smith,  have been nominated every year, if you bet against them, you must have forgot this award show has a rubber stamp for these five on the drama side.  Hell Smith even won last year.  Stop nominating her, the performance is tired, and she does not show up!  Boardwalk Empire will not be eligible next year, two spots automatically open up.
I am not going to give SAG credit for keeping Homeland and Danes, that is part of their rubber stamp, but the show was much better this past season.
On to the applause worthy drama nominations.  Julianna Marguilies is back, Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, and Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black.  Pretty great trio.  I am also impressed that SAG voters realized it was Harrelson and McConaughey who deserved nods for True Detective, not the ensemble.
On the Comedy side Modern Family has the most nominations with four, they threw Stonestreet back into the mix.  I get that this is a funny show, but what about some new performances.  Bringing back Stonestreet is just plain lazy.  The laziest is having Falco here every year, or people like Mindy Kailing, Allison Janney, and Lisa Kudrow.
I have to say the only refreshing parts of the Comedy nominations are, the nods to ensembles from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Orange is the New Black, and the actress nomination for Uzo Aduba.  I am happy to see Veep represented and Amy Poehler.
Drama Ensemble 
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Drama Actress 
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey 
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Drama Actor 
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Comedy Ensemble 
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family (WON IN 2014)
Orange Is the New Black
Comedy Actress 
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep 
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Comedy Actor 
Ty Burrell, Modern Family 
Louis CK, Louie
William Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
TV Movie or Miniseries — Female Actor
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Frances McDorman, Olive Kitteridge
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
TV Movie or Miniseries — Male Actor 
Adrien Brody, Houdini
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

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