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After three consecutive Emmy Awards and two straight prizes from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, "
Modern Family" should once again be the frontrunner to win as Best TV Comedy Ensemble from SAG. Two of last year's other nominees - " The Big Bang Theory" and " 30 Rock" - will probably be back, but chances have fallen for the other nominees - " Glee" and " The Office."
Recent Emmy nominees that might break through are "
Girls" and " Veep," along with possible contenders " Community," " Episodes," " Go On," " Happy Endings," " House of Lies," " The Mindy Project," " New Girl," " The New Normal," and " Parks and Recreation."
has never lost at SAG for his role as Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock." He has won six consecutive trophies and will most likely contend one last time this January as Best TV Comedy Actor. Last year's nominees Alec Baldwin and Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") and Eric Stonestreet (" Jon Cryer Two and a Half Men") could return, but ("The Office") is no longer eligible. Steve Carell
Other lead and supporting actors with the best chances to be nodded are
("House of Lies"), Don Cheadle ("Louie"), Louis C.K. and Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family"), Ed O'Neill ("New Girl"), Max Greenfield ("Episodes"), Matt LeBlanc ("The Big Bang Theory"), and Jim Parsons ("Go On"). Matthew Perry
Even though she has had no success at the Emmy Awards for her role on "
Hot in Cleveland," is the reigning two-time champ as Best TV Comedy Actress at SAG. Recent Emmy winner and five-time SAG queen Betty White ("Veep") is eligible for the first time and will be stiff competition. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
All of last year's other nominees --
and Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Sofia Vergara ("Nurse Jackie"), and Edie Falco ("30 Rock") -- are also still eligible. Rookie contenders Tina Fey ("New Girl"), Zooey Deschanel ("Girls"), and Lena Dunham ("The Mindy Project") could also be threats, as would be the never-nominated Mindy Kaling ("Parks and Recreation"). Amy Poehler
The nominees last year for Best TV Drama Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards were "
Breaking Bad," " Dexter," " Game of Thrones," " The Good Wife," and eventual winner " Boardwalk Empire." While all are eligible to return this time, some may have to be snubbed to make room for the return of " Mad Men," the category change of " Downton Abbey," recent Emmy champ " Homeland," and/or newcomer " The Newsroom."
("Boardwalk Empire") has surprised two years running as Best TV Drama Actor at SAG. He could contend against last year's nominees Steve Buscemi (" Patrick J. Adams Suits"), ("Breaking Bad"), and Bryan Cranston ("Dexter"), but Michael C. Hall (" Kyle Chandler Friday Night Lights") is no longer eligible.
Others in the mix include
("Downton Abbey"), Hugh Bonneville ("The Newsroom"), Jeff Daniels ("Game of Thrones"), Peter Dinklage (" Kelsey Grammer Boss"), ("Mad Men"), and recent Emmy champs Jon Hamm ("Homeland") and Damian Lewis ("Breaking Bad"). Aaron Paul
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(" Jessica Lange American Horror Story") prevailed as Best TV Drama Actress. Because she is moving into the movie/miniseries category this time, the field is wide open for a new champ.
Other nominees last time included eight-time SAG winner
("The Good Wife"), Julianna Margulies (" Kathy Bates Harry's Law"), (" Glenn Close Damages"), and (" Kyra Sedgwick The Closer"). All are eligible again, as are recent Emmy winners ("Homeland") and Claire Danes ("Downton Abbey"). Maggie Smith
Could there be a "
Hatfields and McCoys" battle in the SAG category of Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor? Co-stars and Kevin Costner both won Emmys and could be facing off against each other as well as Tom Berenger and Bill Paxton this time. Other recent nominees like Powers Boothe and Benedict Cumberbatch (" Martin Freeman Sherlock"), and Woody Harrelson (" Ed Harris Game Change"), and Clive Owen (" David Strathairn Hemingway and Gellhorn") might be in the race as well.
has reaped nine SAG nominations but never won before. After her recent Emmy victory for "Game Change," will her 10th bid be the one to put her on stage? Her most likely competition for Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actress could be Julianne Moore ("Hemingway and Gellhorn"), Nicole Kidman Jessica Lange (" American Horror Story: Asylum"), (" Queen Latifah Steel Magnolias"), (" Sienna Miller The Girl"), and (" Sigourney Weaver Political Animals").