Thursday, January 28, 2016

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Ensemble in a Drama Series

The competition: The nobles and servants of “Downton Abbey,” the rulers and rivals of “Game of Thrones,” the spies and terrorists of “Homeland,” the devious politicians of “House of Cards,” and the advertising executives of “Mad Men.”

For your information: This category isn’t too exciting - four nominees are back from last year, and “Mad Men,” which won in 2008 and 2009, is back for its sixth nomination and its first since 2012 for its swan song. “House of Cards” is on its second nomination, and the other three are all on their fourth. All of the nominated shows except for “House of Cards” have one actor nominated; that show has two. Shows have definitely won multiple times in a row in this category, and departing series usually have great odds.

Who should win: All decent choices - I’d go with “House of Cards” or “Downton Abbey.”

Who will win: It seems all but guaranteed that Mad Men will clinch it for the last time, unless “Game of Thrones” has enough momentum, which I don’t think it does with this branch.

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