2012 SAG Nominations For Television Include Game Of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory And Suits

By Kelly West 2011-12-14 07:51:12 discussion comments
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The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning. Things are looking pretty similar to last year’s nominations. While network TV still seems to reign supreme among acting talent in today’s TV comedies, at least, according to SAG, anyway, the actors among some of today’s best cable series nearly dominated the drama categories, with a few notable exceptions.

As the SAG awards focus on actors, the closest thing the categories come to best drama and best comedy are the categories for best ensemble. The casts HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones made that list, as did AMC’s Breaking Bad, Showtime’s Dexter and the lone network series in the category, The Good Wife.. Mad Men’s absence on television this year seems to have left room for another show to make the cut.

Among the comedies, Community was unfortunately left off the lists. For NBC, 30 Rock and The Office made the cut. Fox’s Glee also scored a nomination. As strong as their casts are, their nominations feel a bit outdated. In fact, with the exception of The Big Bang Theory taking over for last year’s nom for Hot in Cleveland, the noms are the same as last year. No love for Community, Happy Endings, Parks & Rec or Raising Hope?

Things are looking familiar in the individual actor categories. Buscemi, Cranston and Hall were all nominated again, with Patrick J. Adams from Suits also receiving a nomination, as well as Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights (final season). Baldwin, Burrell and Carell all appeared on last year’s list of noms for comedy actors and there they are again, along with Jon Cryer and Eric Stonestreet.

For the women, Falco, Fey, Vergera and White were all on last year’s list. The only change to this year’s nominations for female actor in a comedy is Julie Bowen. Among the dramas, Close, Margulies and Sedgwick are the returning nominations, with Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates making the list. No love for Clare Danes in Homeland? Laura Linney from The Big C?

Ensemble, Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

Male Actor, Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Female Actor, Drama Series
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianne Marguiles, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Ensemble, Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office

Male Actor, Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Female Actor, Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Male Actor, TV movie or miniseries
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Female actor, TV movie or miniseries
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, The Lost Valentine
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

The 2012 SAG Awards will air January 29th on TNT.
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