Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations were announced, the Screen Actors Guild unveiled their nominations. While the drama side is rather predictable, the comedy line-up is full of surprises, including two nominations for TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland.

Love for the traditional sitcom wasn’t the only new face at the awards. The comedy side also nominated a bunch of supporting stars from Glee and Modern Family, including the man overlooked at the Emmys, Ed O’Neill.

Meanwhile, on the drama side, Boardwalk Empire is the only new entry to their list while old standards like Mariska Hargitay keep getting nominated.

It’s obvious the SAG Awards have a strong bias in favor of older actors. Not only is that reflected in the TV nominations, but also in the film categories. While younger stars like Ryan Gosling and Mark Wahlberg scored Golden Globes nominations, the SAG Awards replaced them with Jeff Bridges and Robert Duvall.

Here are this year’s nominees in TV and film.


Drama Ensemble
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Closer

Male Actor in a Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Female Actor in a Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Comedy Ensemble
30 Rock
The Office
Modern Family
Hot in Cleveland

Male Actor in a Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Chris Colfer, Glee
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Female Actor in a  Comedy
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Edie Falco Nurse Jackie
Jane Lynch, Glee

Male Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
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 Miniseries or TV Movie
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Catherine O’Hara, Temple Grandin
Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin
Winona Ryder, When Love Is Not Enough
Susan Sarandon, You Don’t Know Jack


Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are Alright
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Lead Male Actor
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Robert Duvall, Get Low

Lead Female Actor
Annette Benning, The Kids Are Alright
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Hilary Swank, Conviction

Supporting Male Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are Alright
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Supporting Female Actor
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

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