Might it be too Hot In Cleveland for TV Land not to pick up a SAG Awards next month?
TV Land's original comedy scored a pair of Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations this morning: for ensemble in a comedy series, as well as comedy actress for everybody's favorite octogenarian, Betty White and her portrayal of Elka Ostrovsky.
White's Cleveland cast mates, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, will hold the cable flag in this category battling against the group's from broadcast stalwarts 30 Rock (NBC), Modern Family (ABC), The Office (NBC) and last year's winner, Fox's Glee.
For her part, White is competing for female comedy honors with Edie Falco (Showtime's Nurse Jackie), Jane Lynch (Glee), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Tina Fey, who is looking to make it a SAG four-peat for her portrayal of Liz Lemon.
Meanwhile, HBO and AMC garnered the most cable network-based SAG nominations. HBO garnered nine nominations, including two for its original series Boardwalk Empire, which drew a best drama series nomination and a best actor nod for series star Steve Buscemi.
Boardwalk Empire will vie with TNT's The Closer, Showtime's Dexter, CBS's The Good Wife and the two-time defending SAG category champ, AMC's Mad Men, for top drama series honors.
Buscemi will match up with Bryan Cranston (AMC's Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Showtime's Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Hugh Laurie (Fox's House) for best actor.
Three actresses from HBO's original autism movie Temple Grandin -- Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara and Julia Ormond -- all grabbed best female actor nominations in the TV movie or mini-series category.
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 30, 2011. Check out the list of key primetime nonimantions below:
Male Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House);
Female Actor in a Drama Series: Glenn Close (Damages), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer);
Ensemble in a Drama Series:Boardwalk Empire, The Closer, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men;
Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Steve Carell (The Office), Chris Colfer (Glee), Ed O'Neill (Modern Family);
Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Jane Lynch (Glee), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland);
Ensemble in a Comedy Series:30 Rock, Glee, Hot in Cleveland, Modern Family, The Office;
Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: John Goodman (You Don't Know Jack), Al Pacino (You Don't Know Jack), Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship), Edgar Ramirez (Carlos), Patrick Stewart (Macbeth);
Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Claire Danes (Temple Grandin), Catherine O'Hara (Temple Grandin), Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin), Winona Ryder (When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story), Susan Sarandon (You Don't Know Jack)
Click here for a full list of SAG Awards nominations.
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