Patrick J. Adams from USA' "Suits" earned a best dramatic… (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
The Big Bang Theory
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Lifetime Achievement Award
Mary Tyler Moore