SAG Awards nominations preview: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Modern Family,’ …

The Screen Actors Guild Awards tend to echo the Emmys when it comes to their TV kudos with one surprising caveat — the guild does not differentiate between lead and supporting performances on the small screen, though they do on the big one.

Below, our predictions for Wednesday’s nominees in the eight TV races. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics. 

Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. (And be sure to check out the breakdown by show here.)

TV DRAMA ENSEMBLE
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
True Detective” 

Spoiler: “American Horror Story: Freak Show” or “Boardwalk Empire”  
 

TV DRAMA ACTOR
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” 
Clive Owen, “The Knick” 
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

Spoiler: James Spader, “Blacklist” or Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex” 
 

TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, “Scandal
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Spoiler: Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” 
 

TV COMEDY ENSEMBLE
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black” 
Veep

Spoiler: “Parks and Recreation
 

TV COMEDY ACTOR
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Louis C.K.“, “Louie
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” 

Spoiler: Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 
 

TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” 
Allison Janney, “Mom
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation

Spoiler: Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”
 

TV MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Bendict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
Bill Murray, “Olive Kittredge”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” 

Spoiler: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart” 
 

TV MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kittredge”
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart”
Alison Tolman, “Fargo” 
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”

Spoiler: Anna Gunn, “Gracepoint”

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