The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations offered few surprises, with veteran cable shows Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Homeland and Veep garnering multiple nominations, SAG announced Wednesday morning. (The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards nominations are being announced Thursday morning, Dec. 10, starting at 5:15 a.nm PT.)
Mad Men drew nominations for best drama and best actor in a drama series for Jon Hamm in its last year of eligibility. Mad Men will battle last year’s winner Downton Abbey (PBS), Game of Thrones (HBO), Homeland (Showtime) and House Of Cards (Netflix) for best drama, while Hamm will be up against Peter Dinkladge (Game of Thrones), Kevin Spacey (House Of Cards), and newcomers Rami Malek (USA’s Mr. Robot) and Bob Odenkirk (AMC’s Better Call Saul).
Overall, Netflix had the most TV nominations, with eight, followed by HBO with six and Showtime with five, including a record 22d nomination for Edie Falco, who is up for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series as "Jackie Peyton" in Nurse Jackie's series’ seventh and final season.
Viola Davis (ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder) will look repeat as the winner in the Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series category when she goes up against Claire Danes (Homeland) Julianna Margulies (CBS’ The Good Wife), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) and Robin Wright (House Of Cards).
William H. Macy and Uzo Adula will look to repeat in the best comedy actor categories. Macy, who plays Frank Gallagher in the Showtime comedy series Shameless, will go up against Ty Burrell (Modern Family) Louis C.K. (Louie), Jim Parsons (CBS’ The Big Bang Theory) and Jeffrey Tambor (Amazon's Transparent) for best male comedy performance.
Adula, who portrays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black will contend with Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julia Louis-Dryfus (Veep) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) for the coveted best female comedy performance statuette.
Orange Is The New Black will also look to capture its second straight Award for best ensemble in a Comedy Series against The Big Bang Theory, Key & Peele, Modern Family, Transparent and Veep. Overall Netflix garnered eight SAG Awards nominations to lead all television networks.
TBS and TNT will air live 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 30.
The nominations in the Television Programming category appear below:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT” (Spike)
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING” (History)
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL” (Masterpiece/PBS)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
NICOLE KIDMAN / Grace – “GRACE OF MONACO” (Lifetime)
QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO)
CHRISTINA RICCI / Lizzie Borden – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES” (Lifetime)
SUSAN SARANDON / Gladys Mortenson – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE” (Lifetime)
KRISTEN WIIG / Delores DeWinter – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING” (IFC)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
RAMI MALEK / Elliot – “MR. ROBOT” (USA Network)
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill – “BETTER CALL SAUL” (AMC)
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (Masterpiece/PBS)
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE” (FX Networks)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” (Netflix)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
MAD MEN (AMC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“THE BLACKLIST” (NBC)
“GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
“MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL” (Netflix)
“THE WALKING DEAD” (AMC)
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