Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Veep And Others Earn SAG Nominations

The nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced today. As you may have surmised by the title, these awards celebrate excellence in acting as presented by the Screen Actors Guild (aka SAG). This year’s nominations put Behind the Candelabra stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon up against one another, and the same for Top of the Lake’s Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss. Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones are all nominated for numerous categories, and Netflix has cause to celebrate, as stars of both House of Cards and Arrested Development are among this year’s nominees.

Many of the more popular and critically praised series made it onto the list this year, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Modern Family and Homeland included. It’s also great to see Veep, American Horror Story and Scandal earning nominations. Arrested Development earned a nod to Jason Bateman for the Male Actor in a Comedy category, and one for the whole cast in the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy category. And if there were a prize for the biggest cast nominated, Game of Thrones would win it, as their Ensemble nomination includes more than thirty names! We’ve included them below this year’s nomination list, which you can check out below:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesMATT DAMON / Scott Thorson – “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA” (HBO)MICHAEL DOUGLAS / Liberace – “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA” (HBO)JEREMY IRONS / King Henry IV – “THE HOLLOW CROWN” (WNET/Thirteen)ROB LOWE / John F. Kennedy – “KILLING KENNEDY” (National Geographic Channel)AL PACINO / Phil Spector – “PHIL SPECTOR” (HBO)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesANGELA BASSETT / Coretta Scott King – “BETTY & CORETTA” (Lifetime)HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Elizabeth Taylor – “BURTON AND TAYLOR” (BBC America)HOLLY HUNTER / G.J. – “TOP OF THE LAKE” (Sundance Channel)HELEN MIRREN / Linda Kenney Baden – “PHIL SPECTOR” (HBO)ELISABETH MOSS / Robin Griffin – “TOP OF THE LAKE” (Sundance Channel)Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesSTEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)JEFF DANIELS / Will McAvoy – “THE NEWSROOM” (HBO)PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesCLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)ANNA GUNN / Skyler White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)JESSICA LANGE / Fiona Goode – “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN” (FX)MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (PBS)KERRY WASHINGTON / Olivia Pope – “SCANDAL” (ABC)Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – “30 ROCK” (NBC)JASON BATEMAN / Michael Bluth – “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” (Netflix)TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)DON CHEADLE / Martin “Marty” Kaan – “HOUSE OF LIES” (Showtime)JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesMAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – “30 ROCK” (NBC)JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)BREAKING BAD (AMC)DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)GAME OF THRONES (HBO)HOMELAND (Showtime)Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series30 ROCK (NBC)ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Netflix)THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)MODERN FAMILY (ABC)VEEP (HBO)

Here’s the massive Game of Thrones cast list for the Ensemble in a Drama series award.

ALFIE ALLEN / Theon GreyjoyJOHN BRADLEY / Samwell TarlyOONA CHAPLIN / Talisa MaegyrGWENDOLINE CHRISTIE / Brienne of TarthEMILIA CLARKE / Daenerys TargaryenNIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU / Jaime LannisterMACKENZIE CROOK / OrellCHARLES DANCE / Tywin LannisterJOE DEMPSIE / GendryPETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion LannisterNATALIE DORMER / Margaery TyrellNATHALIE EMMANUEL / MissandeiMICHELLE FAIRLEY / Lady Catelyn StarkJACK GLEESON / Joffrey BaratheonIAIN GLEN / Ser Jorah MormontKIT HARINGTON / Jon SnowLENA HEADEY /Cersei LannisterISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT / Brandon “Bran” StarkKRISTOFER HIVJU / Tormund GiantsbanePAUL KAYE / Thoros of MyrSIBEL KEKILLI / ShaeROSE LESLIE / YgritteRICHARD MADDEN / Robb StarkRORY McCANN / Sandor “The Hound” CleganeMICHAEL McELHATTON / Roose BoltonIAN McELHINNEY / Barristan SelmyPHILIP McGINLEY / AnguyHANNAH MURRAY / GillyIWAN RHEON / Ramsay SnowSOPHIE TURNER / Sansa StarkCARICE VAN HOUTEN / MelisandreMAISIE WILLIAMS / Arya Stark

It’s a big list, but they’re all deserving, as so much of what makes this series great are the collective performances of its cast. But, um, where’s Natalia Tena? No love for Osha, SAG?

Here's how you can watch the SAG awards this year:

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). A live stream of the SAG Awards can also be viewed online through the TBS and TNT websites, as well as through the Watch TBS and Watch TNT apps for iOS or Android. (Viewers must sign in using their TV provider user name and password in order to view the live stream.)

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