Surprises, snubs in Screen Actors Guild Awards TV noms

Surprises, snubs in Screen Actors Guild Awards TV noms
Patrick J. Adams from USA' "Suits" earned a best dramatic TV actor nomination from the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday. (USA)

The Screen Actors Guild announced its nominees for the 18th annual

SAG Awards

this morning, and to say there were some surprises would be an understatement.

I was happy to see Patrick J. Adams from USA’s “Suits” earn a berth in the best dramatic TV actor category—although it is a bit puzzling when you consider all the other possible nominees.


I love Adams on “Suits,” and I applaud the guild for giving a young actor encouragement, but I’d give that spot to anyone from this list first: Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins from “Justified,” John Noble from “Fringe,” Damian Lewis from “Homeland,” Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito from “Breaking Bad,”

Charlie Hunnam

from “Sons of Anarchy,”

Kelsey Grammer

from “Boss,” Emmy winner Peter Dinklage from “Game of Thrones,” etc.

Where is Claire Danes from “Homeland” in the dramatic actress ranks? Or Emmy winner Margo Martindale for “Justified?” That Kathy Bates makes this list over either of those two irks me.

The SAGs lump both lead and supporting roles into one category, which could explain some of the weirdness. Still, how does anyone from “Two and a Half Men” get nominated?! And does

Betty White

really deserve two nominations?

Quality shows and their ensembles such a “Justified,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Community” and “Parks and Recreation” also were overlooked. But I’m in a good mood this morning, so I won’t bitch.

The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out Jan. 29. Check out the complete list of TV nominees below. Did your favorites make the cut?



Male Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries

Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail

Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys

Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Female Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries

Diane Lane, Cinema Verite

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult

Betty White, The Lost Valentine

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Male Actor, Drama Series

Patrick J. Adams, Suits

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Female Actor, Drama Series

Kathy Bates, Harry's Law

Glenn Close, Damages

Jessica Lange, American

Horror Story

Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Male Actor, Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Steve Carell, The Office

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Female Actor, Comedy Series

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Ensemble, Comedy Series

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

The Office

Ensemble, Drama

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad


Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Tyler Moore