Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SAG Predictions

Yesterday, we saw Golden Globe nominations that, on the TV side, weren’t actually as crazy as usual, and I predicted what many cited as the biggest surprise, which was the inclusion of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in two top categories. “SMILF” also broke through, Kevin Bacon scored a nomination for “I Love Dick,” and “Veep” was shut out. It’s important to remember that all four of those things are extremely unlikely with SAG voters, who proved me wrong last year by honoring four new drama series, which is totally unlike them. The only holdovers from the Globes that I think we can expect to see tomorrow are snubs for “Transparent” and “House of Cards,” though I think that Robin Wright will be nominated again. “The Handmaid’s Tale” will probably break into the race even though it’s new, and otherwise I’m sticking to what’s historically been here given the number of years it usually takes for SAG to embrace new shows. I’ll be paying much more attention to the film side of things. Reactions here and over at Movies With Abe tomorrow - comment below today!

Best Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

Best Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Winona Ryder (Stranger Things)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Sean Hayes (Will and Grace)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Eric McCormack (Will and Grace)

Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Debra Messing (Will and Grace)
Megan Mullally (Will and Grace)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Best Male Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)
Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)

Best Female Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Orange is the New Black
Will and Grace