‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘GLOW’ among 2018 SAG TV nominations

The Screen Actors Guild spread the wealth on Wednesday morning with their TV nominations. “Big Little Lies,” “GLOW,” and “Stranger Things” lead with 4 nominations apiece, followed by “Game of Thrones” with 3. “Black-ish,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “Grace and Frankie,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Ozark,” “This is Us,” and “Veep,” received 2 nominations each.

On the funny side, “Black-ish,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “GLOW,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Veep” compete for Best Comedy Ensemble. Netflix’s “Orange” has won this award three years in a row (2015-2017). “Curb” is returning to this race for the first time since 2010. Netflix’s “GLOW” is the only first-time contender.

SEE 2018 SAG Award nominations: Full list of Screen Actors Guild nominations

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”), and Marc Maron (“GLOW”) contend for Best Comedy Actor, while Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”), Alison Brie (“GLOW”), Jane Fonda (“Grace & Frankie”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), and Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”) compete for Best Comedy Actress. Both Macy and Dreyfus are returning champs in their respective categories. Hayes won this award four times (2001, 2002, 2003, and 2006) for the original run of the NBC laffer.

“The Crown,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things,” and “This Is Us” compete for Best Drama Ensemble. Netflix’s “Stranger Things” won this prize last year for its first season. NBC’s mega-hit “This Is Us” and Hulu’s Emmy juggernaut “The Handmaid’s Tale” contend for the first time.

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”), and Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) contend for Best Drama Actor, while Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Claire Foy (“The Crown”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) compete for Best Drama Actress. Foy won her prize last year, while last years Drama Actor victor John Lithgow (“The Crown”) is absent since he didn’t return for season two of the Netflix series.

HBO’s “Big Little Lies” picked up four individual bids, including three for Best TV Movie/Mini Actress (Laura DernNicole Kidman, and Reese Witherspoon) and one for Best TV Movie/Mini Actor (Alexander Skarsgard). Dern, Kidman, and Skarsgard all won Emmys for their roles.

FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” picked up a pair of bids for Best TV Movie/Mini Actress (Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon).

Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”), Jeff Daniels (“Godless”), Robert De Niro (“The Wizard of Lies”), and Geoffrey Rush (“Genius”) round out Best TV Movie/Mini Actor.

“Game of Thrones,” “GLOW,” “Homeland,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Walking Dead” contend in the Best Stunt Ensemble category. “Thrones” has won this prize six years running (2012-2017).

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