Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SAG TV Predictions

The Screen Actors Guild announces its choices for the best in television in 2012 tomorrow morning, followed by the Golden Globes on Thursday. In lieu of detailed analysis by category, I’m offering a list of predictions below, and will take a closer look at each race tomorrow after nominations are announced. SAG voters tend to be less enthusiastic about new shows (“Homeland” didn’t earn any nominations last year for its first season), and there are always a few surprises. Most notable about this guild is that they group together lead and supporting players into one race by gender and genre, and they also hand out ensemble prizes. My predictions are below – check back for reactions and analysis tomorrow!

Best Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Best Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Best Male Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Kevin Costner (Hatfields and McCoys)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)
Ed Harris (Game Change)
Woody Harrelson (Game Change)
Bill Paxton (Hatfields and McCoys)

Best Female Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations)
Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals)
Julianne Moore (Game Change)
Siena Miller (The Girl)
Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)

Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Mad Men
The Newsroom

Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
30 Rock