While the SAG Awards tend to get things right on the film side, the winners of their television races — particularly over the past 10 years — are sometimes dubious head-scratchers. This year was no exception. [Vote below in our poll for SAG’s worst TV win.]
Our Editor Rob Licuria took issue with “Modern Family” winning its fourth consecutive comedy ensemble award and Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey“) claiming Best TV Drama Actress over Kerry Washington (“Scandal“).
Editor Daniel Montgomery expressed worriment over Helen Mirren (“Phil Spector“) for Best TV Movie/Mini Actress and contributor Riley Chow agreed, saying that she won because of name-checking as did Smith.
Other notable outrages from SAG ceremonies over the past decade include: Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock“) stampeding over his Comedy Actor competitors for seven years in a row (2006 – 2012) and his co-star Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) prevailing four times (2007 – 2009, 2012), “Boardwalk Empire” and its star Steve Buscemi each winning twice for the show’s first two seasons (2010, 2011), Betty White taking home two Comedy Actress trophies for “Hot in Cleveland” (2011-2012), Paul Giamatti winning for his barely-there performance in “Too Big to Fail” (2011) and “CSI” being named Drama Ensemble (2004).
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