Surprises, snubs in Screen Actors Guild Awards TV noms
Patrick J. Adams from USA' "Suits" earned a best dramatic TV actor nomination from the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday. (USA)
I was happy to see Patrick J. Adams from USA’s “Suits” earn a berth in the best dramatic TV actor category—although it is a bit puzzling when you consider all the other possible nominees.
I love Adams on “Suits,” and I applaud the guild for giving a young actor encouragement, but I’d give that spot to anyone from this list first: Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins from “Justified,” John Noble from “Fringe,” Damian Lewis from “Homeland,” Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito from “Breaking Bad,” Charlie Hunnam from “Sons of Anarchy,” Kelsey Grammer from “Boss,” Emmy winner Peter Dinklage from “Game of Thrones,” etc.
Where is Claire Danes from “Homeland” in the dramatic actress ranks? Or Emmy winner Margo Martindale for “Justified?” That Kathy Bates makes this list over either of those two irks me.
The SAGs lump both lead and supporting roles into one category, which could explain some of the weirdness. Still, how does anyone from “Two and a Half Men” get nominated?! And does Betty White really deserve two nominations?
Quality shows and their ensembles such a “Justified,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Community” and “Parks and Recreation” also were overlooked. But I’m in a good mood this morning, so I won’t bitch.
The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out Jan. 29. Check out the complete list of TV nominees below. Did your favorites make the cut?
Male Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
James Woods, Too Big to Fail
Female Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, The Lost Valentine