When it comes to the 2020 Screen Actors Guild TV Awards, “The big news is ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ It tops all other shows with four nominations,” notes Gold Derby editor Marcus James Dixon. Besides an ensemble bid, the Amazon comedy is also up for a trio of individual prizes for Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub. In the video slugfest above, Dixon is joined by fellow editors Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery, Joyce Eng and Susan Wloszczyna to discuss all of the television nominations, shocking surprises and — yes — unforgivable snubs.
“I don’t want to see Alex and Rachel come to fisticuffs or anything,” Wloszczyna jokes about seeing the two “Mrs. Maisel” scene-stealers competing against each other in the same category. “But I’m glad they both got recognized.”
Following “Mrs. Maisel” on the overall list are six shows that came in with three nominations each: “Game of Thrones,” “The Crown,” “Fleabag,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Morning Show” and “Stranger Things.” Speaking of “GoT,” it has yet to win an acting award at SAG (ensemble or individual), but Dixon thinks the time has come for Peter Dinklage to prevail. “This is finally his year — well, it has to be!” he says about the departing drama.
Joining “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the comedy ensemble category are “Barry,” “Fleabag,” “The Kominsky Method” and “Schitt’s Creek.” The five drama ensemble nominees are “Big Little Lies,” “The Crown,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Stranger Things.”
For Eng, the snubbing of “Succession” in all categories was the “most upsetting” moment of the SAG nominations. She explains, “Even if it didn’t get into ensemble, which was competitive, I would have loved if just Brian Cox had gotten in to actor.”
Beachum recalls that he’d predicted Julia Louis-Dreyfus to win for the final season of “Veep,” but she was shockingly snubbed by Screen Actors Guild voters. “That was her last possibility ever for ‘Veep,'” he remarks.
As for what might win the comedy ensemble race, Montgomery declares, “The best thing for ‘Fleabag’ in the top category is the fact that it got Andrew Scott in. There’s a lot of support for the show, although I feel like ‘Fleabag’ is such a one-woman show [for Phoebe Waller-Bridge] in terms of how it’s perceived … and ‘Maisel’ has a bigger cast.”
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