‘Game of Thrones’ stunt team poised to run off with record 7th SAG Award, but watch out for ‘GLOW’

While the cast of “Game of Thrones” has never taken home a trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the show’s talented stunt team has run off with a record six trophies in a row (2011-2016). That’s why Gold Derby’s TV odds for the 2018 SAG Awards favor HBO’s fantasy epic to win its seventh consecutive stunt prize this year, with leading 3/10 odds. But the TV stunt race is far from a lock, especially with Netflix’s female wrestling comedy “GLOW” in the mix.

The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” continued showcasing impressive stunts this year — particularly during its many battle sequences both on land and in the water — however, “GLOW” is a wildcard in this race. It’s the only TV comedy to be nominated for stunts in the history of the SAG Awards. And with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements becoming such important parts of the zeitgeist, might SAG voters appreciate the show’s emphasis on female empowerment? As of this writing, “GLOW” comes in second place with 9/2 odds to prevail.

The other three stunt teams nominated at the 2018 SAG Awards are: “Stranger Things” in third place with 40/1 odds, “The Walking Dead” in fourth place with 50/1 odds, and “Homeland” in fifth place with 100/1 odds. “The Walking Dead” stunt team has been bested by “Game of Thrones” six years in a row, while “Homeland” lost three different times. “Stranger Things” is nominated for the first time in the stunt race after being snubbed last year.

Winners for the 24th SAG Awards will be revealed Sunday, January 21 on TNT and TBS. See what Gold Derby is predicting will win in all nine TV categories.

Be sure to make your SAG predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on January 21. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 SAG Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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