‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ leads 2020 Screen Actors Guild TV nominations with 4: What about ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’?

As Gold Derby predicted, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dominated the 26th Screen Actors Guild TV Awards with four nominations, more than any other show airing in the 2019 calendar year. (See the complete list of nominations.) The Amazon comedy’s massive haul includes three individual bids for Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub as well as a nom for the ensemble cast. Not to be outdone, a half-dozen shows came in with three nominations each: “The Crown,” “Fleabag,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Morning Show” and “Stranger Things.”

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.” Series regulars who appear in a pre-determined number of episodes are eligible for these ensemble nominations, while guest stars can be included if they appear in at least 51% of the season’s episodes.

Don’t forget, the Screen Actors Guild doesn’t distinguish between lead and supporting performances for television, which explains why Brosnahan and Borstein face off against each other in the comedy actress race. The other three nominees are Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”), Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”). On the male side, the five contenders are Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”), Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”), Bill Hader (“Barry”), Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”) and Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

As for individual dramatic performances, the five female nominees are Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”), Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”), Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). And the five corresponding male contenders are Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), Steve Carell (“The Morning Show”), Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) and Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”).

While there isn’t an ensemble prize for limited series/TV movies, SAG does recognize their individual performances. Female actors making the cut are Patricia Arquette (“The Act”), Toni Collette (“Unbelievable”), Joey King (“The Act”), Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”) and Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”). Male actors with bids include Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”), Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice”), Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”), Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) and Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”).

Finally, this year’s nominated stunt ensembles in any genre are “Game of Thrones,” “GLOW,” “Stranger Things,” “The Walking Dead” and “Watchmen”.

The Screen Actors Guild winners in TV and film will be revealed Sunday, January 19, 2020 on TNT/TBS in a ceremony that will honor Robert De Niro with the life achievement award.

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