Screen Actors Guild TV Nominations: A Mix of New and Old
Screen Actors Guild TV Nominations: A Mix of New and Old
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild nominations were this morning, and the TV results are a mixed bag.  The awards are a bit less experimental than the Globes, nominating old favorites like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Charlie Sheen, but they also have a little bit of new mixed in as well.  Glee and Modern Family both earned noms for their ensembles while The Good Wife picked up nominations for both Julianna Margulies and the ensemble.

The Closer
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood

-A very strange mix, especially with an incredibly surprising nomination for the cast of The Good Wife.

30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
The Office

-A very strong line-up, it's identical to the Globes except the inferior Entourage has been replaced with the better HBO comedy, Curb.  While all the shows are funny, Modern Family is easily the show with the best ensemble cast.

Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
-I still don't get the appeal of Simon Baker.  He and his show are a flavor of the month for awards shows and will have no staying power.

Patricia Arquette, Medium
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
-Arquette and Hargitay, seriously?  Especially since the SAG Awards don't have separate categories for supporting stars, it's a crime that someone like Katey Sagal from Sons of Anarchy once again remains empty-handed.

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
-Yawn.  Like the Emmys, SAG loves old dogs.  I would gladly replace any four of these men with Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family.

Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
-I'd forgotten Samantha Who? was even on this year, and Louis-Dreyfus is a bit passé, but my main problem are the two Showtime ladies.  I enjoy Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara, but they are NOT funny and neither of them should be classified as comedies.  One is about a drug-addicted adulteress and the other is about a rape victim with a psychological disorder, not exactly big-time laugh factories.

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