Once again, the Screen Actors Guild Awards echoed the Emmys when it comes to their TV kudos, wwith two surprising caveats — the guild does not differentiate between lead and supporting performances on the small screen, though they do on the big one. And Alec Baldwin has won the Comedy Actor prize SEVEN years running for his work on “30 Rock” and we don’t expect that streak to end this year for the final five episodes. (Read about the shocking snubs here.)
Emmy champ “Breaking Bad” reaped three bids, including Best Drama Ensemble. Bryan Cranston is favored to repeat as winner of the Drama Actor race while Emmy supporting champ Anna Gunn could surprise in the combined race here where she faces a fierce challenger in reigning winner Claire Danes (“Homeland“).
Among laffers, “Modern Family‘ could make SAG history if it wins the Comedy Ensemble award for a fourth time besting three-time champ “Seinfeld” (1994, 1996, 1997). Among its six adult cast members, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell were the only ones to make the cut. For Burrell, this is his fourth consecutive bid while Bowen bumped out co-star Sofia Vergara who had contended three years running.
Reigning two-time Emmy champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“) faces a strong foe in four-time SAG champ Tina Fey who could get a farewell hug for “30 Rock.” She won last year and may well join co-star Baldwin in the winner’s circle. Both their shows also contend for Comedy Ensemble.
With surprise Emmy champ Laura Linney (“The Big C: Hereafter”) is not among the five women in contention on the movie/mini side, the edge could go to Elisabeth Moss for her starring role in the seven-hour miniseries “Top of the Lake” over featured player Holly Hunter.
Below, the complete list of nominees on the TV side.