2011 SAG Nominations for Outstanding TV
The Screen Actors Guild just announced the men, women, shows and films that would be vying for the crown (or statue, rather) at their 2011 ceremony, airing January 29 at 8 p.m. on TNT.
And since they, like The Golden Globes, honor the best in film and television, I've decided to split things up accordingly. So, here are, with minor commentary, the 2011 SAG Nominations for TV's Most Outstanding.
Outstanding Ensemble, Drama
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Thoughts: Love that Game of Thrones has secured a slot here since genre work typically fails to and the absence of Mad Men -- it wasn't in contention since the AMC drama has been off the air for 5, 835 days (roughly) -- should make things interesting. Although I'm guessing SAG will go with The Globes and bestow their best upon Boardwalk Empire because everyone's got a yin for Scorsese. Although Breaking Bad always has something cooking, so don't count them out!
Outstanding Ensemble, Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Thoughts: Love that BBT scored its first ever nod here and with 30 Rock off the air for the latter half of 2011, I think the CBS series stands a great shot at winning!
Outstanding Actress, Comedy
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Thoughts: After a surprise Emmy win, the heat is on Bowen, but I can't shake the feeling that a Vergara victory is coming.
Outstanding Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
John Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Thoughts: Everyone believed Steve Carell would win The Emmy for his final season on The Office, so expect SAG to right that wrong and give him some love here.
Outstanding Actress, Drama
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Thoughts: Legitimately squealed when Jessica's name was announced because her work on the FX series is truly grand -- and if her co-star Connie Britton can't win (not even for FNL?!?!), then I'm hoping Lange edges out Julianna ... although her season has been beyond Good as well.
Outstanding Actor, Drama
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C Hall, Dexter
Thoughts: Love everyone on this list (although I'm a little surprised to see Patrick's name there). Would love if Coach could take home one more but this is Bryan's award. No question.