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Do you Think SAG should have supporting Categories for TV?

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  • JustGuy89
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    #237891

    I love the SAGs, I actually prefer the Screen Actors Guild more than the Globes. But i have always been bothered by the fact that they don’t have more categories  for television? And How can they have a stunt enssemble category before an ensseble  award for mini series or movie?

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    GoMe91
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    I would only add an ensemble category for TV Movie/Miniseries, but that’s it. I would not add supporting categories. I kinda like that it’s much harder to get a SAG nomination than an Emmy nomination. It allows me to take the award more seriously. If there were supporting categories, it would be pretty much be “A poor man’s Emmy”. I think the lack of supporting categories allow the SAG awards to stand out, and allow for supporting players to go head to head with leading players.

    Do I think more supporting actors should be recognized at the SAGs? Yes. But I think the voters should vote better, not take the easy way out and add supporting categories. 

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    JustGuy89
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    I get what you mean. besides the Mini Series/TV Movie Enssemble award, what other category would you add?

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    I don`t think SAG should have supporting categories. I like the way that it is set up now. The mixing of leading and supporting performers at the SAG Awards has never bothered me. I think it is interesting when leading and supporters actors go against one another, and it makes it more exciting to me.

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    Chris Beachum
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    They are only given a 2-hour window by the network and can’t possibly add any more categories.

    Quite a few supporting actors (Sean Hayes, David Hyde Pierce, Jason Alexander) and actresses (Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh, Megan Mullally, Betty White) have beaten the leads, so that adds a bit of fun to the ceremony win that happens. 

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    24Emmy
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    #237897

    No, but they should have an ensemble award for tv movies/miniseries.

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    Andrew Eng
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    They are only given a 2-hour window by the network and can’t possibly add any more categories.

    Quite a few supporting actors (Sean Hayes, David Hyde Pierce, Jason Alexander) and actresses (Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh, Megan Mullally, Betty White) have beaten the leads, so that adds a bit of fun to the ceremony win that happens. 

    Oh and Wilson are, I believe, the only supporting actors, male or female, to win in the drama categories. In comedy, yes, supporting actors triumph, but in drama it’s much harder to win. Even getting nominated is a hurdle. Of this year’s drama nominees, only Jessica Lange is a supporting player. In comedy, 6 nominees are supporting  (Burrell, Cryer, Stonestreet, Bowen, Vergara, and White). 

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    sorcery
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    But I think the voters should vote better, not take the easy way out and add supporting categories. 

    They are easily the most boring television awards group (ditto for film, actually). They almost always go for the familiar and popular (there are rare exceptions: Treat Williams, Patrick J. Adams this year). They looked better in the 1990s and early 2000s, when the Emmys were over-awarding actors like Dennis Franz and James Spader (with SAG giving statuettes to Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, and Martin Sheen), but the Emmys have improved so much over the past few years that the SAG’s choices look so safe and stale in comparison.

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    Trent
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    SAG would be able to honor more deserving performances, in my opinion, if a supporting category was added. For example, the TV Comedy Actress category would look extremely different if lead and supporting were separated.

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    Rich Landry
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    My only change would be to increase the TV acting categories to always have 6 performers, that way more performances would be looked at. The Emmys awards have done it and many times for whatever reason the female categories have a tie and have 6 nominess but it’d be nice to include more.

    It’d be curious to see who was next in line for those categories.

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    Renaton
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    I find it funny that being “interesting” is the focus here. Shouldn’t it be, I don’t know, what’s fair and what’s better to actually judge the playing field in acting in TV? The way it is, it feels like the Tv categories don’t matter.

    Yes, I know they will always give preference to the film ones. But it’s hard to take seriously an award show that acts as if TV movie/minisseries don’t have ensembles and that there’s isn’t enough strong performances on tv to merit supporting categories for series. I personally find it ridiculous that they don’t have those categories.

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    Atypical
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    #237903

    I’d have supporting nominees for the television and telefilm fields. Not having an ensemble award for telefilm is glaring too.

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    Boidiva02
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    I still don’t get why Golden Globe supporting category is a catch all of nominees from TV Films, Comedy and Drama, why not a sepreate category for Supporting TV Series and Supporting TV Movie/Mini-Series?

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    BenitoDelicias
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    The one award that puzzles me is Ensemble for Movie/Mini. Why have it for Film and Series but not for this. It makes no sense.

    About the TV supporting categories, if it’s because of on-air time, then it means that their business is not rewarding talent but making a televised awards show happen. It makes even less sense. 

    The problem is that according to them and their usual tired speeches, actors are equals. So if actors can be divided in 4 categories for films, they should be divided in categories for everything else, same as ensemble. It makes no sense to have it one way for some people (to predict the Oscars) and have it in a harder way for others.

    I understand that the first solution people would think of is having awards handed out off screen specially for supporting players, and that would make it an even bigger problem for “stars”.

    One solution though, could be no tributes for child actors, young actors who wore makeup to look older, older actors still in show business, women in film, and whatever useless tribute they come up with every year. 

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