Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Television Predictions 2015

Outstanding Ensemble for a Television Series, Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black

SAG is the most repetiative in the television categories, there are two vacancies here from last year, no 30 Rock or Arrested Development.  Orange is the New Black will surely make the cut, but the fifth nominee is anyone's guess.  I am going on a limb and will say Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

                   Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series, Comedy
                                                   Andre Braugher-Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                            Ty Burrell-Modern Family
                                                          William H. Macy-Shameless
                                                      Jim Parsons-The Big Bang Theory
                                                          Robin Williams-The Crazy Ones

Parsons and Burrell would be the only returning nominees here, so this is me going out on a long shot, but this award show loves posthumous nominations, and this is their last chance to honor Williams, they will!  Macy is well liked, and Braugher is my hail mary.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series, Comedy
Julie Bowen-Modern Family
Allison Janney-Mom
Edie Falco-Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow-The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Veep

Louis-Dreyfus, Bowen, and Falco are perennial nominees.  Janney is an Emmy winner for this role, they will not forget that.  Kudrow is favorite, and this, well comeback for this show has had a lot of publicity, look for these five to fit the bill.

Outstanding Ensemble for Television Series, Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards  
True Detective

I have never seen a show leave this category, and return, in recent years, this does not bode well for Mad Men, or The Good Wife, which both have several nominations here.  Breaking Bad is no longer eligible. Homeland will be given the boot.  Will Boardwalk Empire stay ?  It has always been nominated.  Detective will be in, the question is will this group go with the cool House or Cards or the past nominee.  I think they will go with House of Cards.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series. Drama
Steve Buscemi-Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage-Game of Thrones
Woody Harrelson-True Detective
Matthew McConaughey-True Detective
Kevin Spacey-House of Cards 

This category will be a repeat of last year's nominees, with two Harrelson and McConaughey replacing Bryan Cranston who's show is over, and Jeff Daniels from The Newsroom, they are over that, but not Empire.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Viola Davis-How to Get Away with Murder
Jessica Lange-American Horror Story: Freak Show
Julianna Margulies-The Good Wife 
Robin Wright-House of Cards
Kerry Washington-Scandal

I know I am stupid not to predict Maggie Smith, but I am going to go on the hunch that since she won last year she will not be nominated.  I know voters don't remember that stuff, hell I forgot she won last year, but I am going out on that ledge.  I think Margulies will be back, and Davis will creep in; she does have two of these.

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