SAG Award Nominations: Not as Dumb as the Golden Globes (Update)

12.16.10 7 years ago 15 Comments

The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released, and there are some pretty stupid choices, but nothing on the level of retardation that you see from the Golden Globes. In general, because the nominations come from actors, the nominations favor shows with strong actors and (more importantly) established actors. Which is to say: if they couldn’t think of someone to round out the list, they picked someone old and/or familiar. Let’s have a look-see:

Best TV Ensemble, Drama:

Mad Men (AMC)

Dexter (Showtime)

Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

The Closer (TNT)

The Good Wife (CBS)

“The Closer”? “The Closer” wouldn’t make my Top 20 list. It’s somewhere below “Burn Notice” and “White Collar.”

Best Actor, TV Drama:

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie, House

Best Actress, TV Drama:

Glenn Close, Damages

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Oooohh, Mariska Hargitay! It must be so hard to look serious about rape every week.

Best TV Ensemble, Comedy:

30 Rock


Hot in Cleveland

Modern Family

The Office

I could complain about “Hot in the Cleveland” getting the nod over “Community” or any of FX’s superior sitcoms, but at least it’s not “Nurse Jackie.”

Best Actress, TV Comedy:

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Jane Lynch, Glee

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Ahhh, THERE’S “Nurse Jackie.”

Best Actor, TV Comedy:

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Steve Carell, The Office

Chris Colfer, Glee

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

I love “Modern Family,” but I don’t think Ed O’Neill’s performance really stands out as one of the best on TV. And I know Chris Colfer has had some big dramatic scenes on “Glee” lately, but this award should really be going to actors who make you laugh. And as far as I know, Colfer hasn’t tried to throw a football this season.


(Those are the TV nominations. Full list with movie noms here.)

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