Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SAG Nominees: Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 3/5, missing “Atlanta” and “The Kominsky Method
Who’s missing? Black-ish, Orange is the New Black, The Good Place

Now, this is interesting. We have just one returning nominee, and that’s GLOW, currently in its sophomore season and recognized individually for star Alison Brie. I haven’t watched it yet but I enjoyed season one enough that I think I will plan to in the next few months. The two shows that SAG ignored in their first seasons, Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, are both here, though the former just earned a bid here, which I’m fine with, and the latter got three individual nominations to go along with it. The other two are freshman series, which isn’t common for SAG, and both have two men nominated. Barry was expected given its strong reception at the Emmys, but the much newer The Kominsky Method, which was a popular player at the Globes, is a bigger surprise. I have some catching up to do on Amazon and Netflix. I’m sad that “The Good Place” didn’t make the cut but not entirely surprised. “Parks and Recreation” never ever merited a single mention here. Not a bad list though – definitely representative of some of the best of what’s on TV today.

Who will win? I think this will be The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but it’s a competitive category and could be any of them.

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