Will Screen Actors Guild Awards voters continue to honor familiar faces next time or start awarding new ones? Our predictions center is now ready for your votes on who will be nominated and ultimately prevail.
At last year’s awards, “Modern Family” claimed its third straight prize as Best TV Comedy Ensemble. Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock“) earned his seventh consecutive SAG Award for Best Comedy Actor, while co-star Tina Fey picked up her fourth Comedy Actress trophy. Even though the show ended last January, SAG officials have deemed it eligible for one final shot at the next ceremony.
Among returning laffers, look for continued support for “The Big Bang Theory” (Jim Parsons), “Glee,” “Hot in Cleveland” (Betty White), “Modern Family” (Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara), “The Office,” “Nurse Jackie” (Edie Falco), and “Parks and Recreation” (Amy Poehler). Other strong choices could include “Arrested Development” (Jason Bateman), “New Girl” (Zooey Deschanel), and “Veep” (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
Potential freshman contenders include “The Crazy Ones” (Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar), “The Michael J. Fox Show” (Michael J. Fox), “The Millers” (Will Arnett), “Mom” (Anna Faris, Allison Janney), “Orange is the New Black” (Taylor Schilling), “Sean Saves the World” (Sean Hayes), and “Super Fun Night” (Rebel Wilson).
Dramatic champs last year were the cast of “Downton Abbey,” Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad), and Claire Danes (“Homeland“), Other nominees that could be back are “Boardwalk Empire” (Steve Buscemi), “The Good Wife” (Julianna Margulies), “Mad Men” (Jon Hamm), and “The Newsroom” (Jeff Daniels). Also, Jessica Lange and her co-stars of “American Horror Story: Coven” compete in these categories. Possible returns are “Dexter” (Michael C. Hall) and “Game of Thrones” (Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage).
Among newcomers that could break through are “The Americans” (Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys), “Bates Motel” (Vera Farmiga), “The Bridge” (Demian Bichir, Diane Kruger), “House of Cards” (Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright), “Low Winter Sun” (Mark Strong), “Masters of Sex” (Michael Sheen), “Orphan Black” (Tatiana Maslany), and “Ray Donovan” (Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight).
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