‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ tops 2019 SAG Awards nominations for TV and (gasp!) so does ‘Ozark’

Ozark” came out of nowhere to lead the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for television when they were announced on Wednesday morning, December 12. The Netflix crime drama was expected to contend for Jason Bateman‘s individual performance, but it ended up with four noms overall, tied with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” as the top TV show. Check out the complete list of nominations here.

Last year “Ozark” earned nominations for Bateman and his co-star Laura Linney. This year this crime drama doubled its haul, picking up those bids along with surprise nominations for Julia Garner‘s performance and for the entire cast.

“Mrs. Maisel” also did better than expected. It was totally ignored by the SAG Awards last year for its first season, but that’s not too unusual since these guild often lag behind other industry awards like the Emmys by a year. They made it up to “Maisel” for its second season in a big way with nominations for its ensemble cast and the individual performances by Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub. We were expecting those first three bids, but Shalhoub’s took us by surprise.

Four shows follow with three nominations apiece: “Barry,” “GLOW,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Kominsky Method.” Of those, “Barry” and “GLOW” did as well as we thought while “Handmaid’s” and “Kominsky” over-performed.

“Barry” earned expected nominations for its ensemble and for the individual performances by Bill Hader and Henry Winkler — both winners at the Emmys a few months ago — while “GLOW” picked up noms for its cast, its stunt ensemble and Alison Brie for her starring role.

“The Kominsky Method” surprised us, though. We expected Michael Douglas to be a contender for his performance, but the show also made the cut for his co-star Alan Arkin and its cast. Meanwhile, “Handmaid’s Tale” earned repeat nominations for Elisabeth Moss and its cast as we were expecting, but picked up an unexpected additional nom for Joseph Fiennes‘s performance.

Joining “Ozark” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” in the race for the best dramatic ensemble are “The Americans,” “Better Call Saul” and “This is Us.” And rounding out the comedy ensemble category with “Barry” “Maisel,” “GLOW” and “Kominsky” is “Atlanta.”

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