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Screen Actors Guild award nominations for TV

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 17th 2009 11:33AM
sag_statuetteEvery day it seems that we have nominations to announce. Yes, we are in award season and today it's the Screen Actors Guild's turn. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 8 p.m. on TNT and TBS, the winners of the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live from Los Angeles. Here's the nominees in the main categories and some thoughts on each:

Drama Ensemble: The Closer; Dexter; The Good Wife; Mad Men; True Blood

Interesting that CBS's The Good Wife made the cut, especially over Lost or House or Breaking Bad or Sons of Anarchy or Damages or Friday Night Lights. And I love The Closer, but the inclusion here is a surprise. I guess NCIS would be too big a surprise to get recognized.

Comedy Ensemble:
30 Rock; Curb Your Enthusiasm; Glee; Modern Family; The Office

Glee and Modern Family are freshmen, but clearly excellent ensemble comedies. And for Curb Your Enthusiasm, are they honoring the Seinfeld team all over again? Also, where's The Big Bang Theory?

Actress in a Drama Series: Patricia Arquette, Medium; Glenn Close, Damages; Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU; Holly Hunter, Saving Grace; Julianna Marguilies, The Good Wife; Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

With the exception of Margulies, the usual bunch of wonderful actresses. However, no love for Brothers & Sisters and Mad Men? Seriously? What does January Jones have to do?

Actor in a Drama Series: Simon Baker, The Mentalist; Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; Michael C. Hall, Dexter; Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Hugh Laurie, House

No shocks here, but how do you choose? They're all deserving.

Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Steve Carell, The Office; Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm; Tony Shaloub, Monk; Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

More of the same. I would have preferred Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) or Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) -- or what about Matthew Morrison on Glee?

Actress in a Comedy Series:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who; Toni Colette, United States of Tara; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

One thought: Jane Lynch, Glee. One more thought: Patricia Heaton, The Middle.

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Damir Secki

Where's Brothers and Sisters? I think at least two actors deserves at least a nomination (Sally Field is grat as Nora Walker and Matthew Rhys is outstanding as Kevin Walker)..

And in Being Erica (I don't knnow if Canadian shows are rated too)... Erin Karpluk is fantastic as Erica Strange

December 18 2009 at 9:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
House Draven

Where's the love for How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory? Neil Patrick Harris and Jim Parsons were *robbed*, I tell you, *robbed*.

December 18 2009 at 5:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

With nothing for Sons of Anarchy, it's as big a joke as the Golden Globs.

Do they just photocopy last year's nominations?

December 18 2009 at 2:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great job Modern Family!

Modern Family Fansite

December 17 2009 at 3:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am so thrilled for Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David and Julia Louis-Dreyfus! I think that the SAG Awards are going to be MUCH more interesting than Golden Globes this year!

December 17 2009 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My question is...

Where is Community? Right now Community comes off funnier than The Office.

December 17 2009 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"...what about Matthew Morrison on 'Glee'"?
Really? The category is actor in a comedy series. Name one moment on "Glee" where Matthew Morrison said or did anything remotely funny. Yes, he delivered a strong dramatic performance when he found out about his wife's stupid deception. But comedy? Nope. Good dancer? Absolutely. Singer? Sure, although I'm not into rap. But he's not a comedic actor. Now Chris Colfer (Kurt) or even the actor who plays Principal Figgins, maybe.
In the Drama category, where is Michael Emerson from "Lost"? He did some of his best work last season as a Ben who is still manipulating people, trying to get them back to the island, and then as someone who feels directionless and forced to follow Locke toward the end of the season. His one scene with Locke, believably and humanly talking him out of hanging himself, and then switching gears completely, may be his best work yet.

December 17 2009 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Seriously, WHO is Charlie Sheen sleeping with...WHO!!?? How does he continue to get nominated for awards over FAR more deserving actors!!

Jane Lynch (goes without saying)
Neil Patrick Harris (and I don't even watch HIMYM!!)
Lost (WTF!? seriously, I can't even name another actor besides Krya Sedgewick on The Closer)

Happy for...
Modern Family
Alec Baldwin (just for his facial expressions and intonation, alone...O.M.F.G!)
Christina Applegate (miss Samantha Who so much...now there was a Comedy Ensemble!)

December 17 2009 at 12:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

SOA and specifically Katey Sagal were robbed...

December 17 2009 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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