Thursday, January 24, 2019

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The competition: Atlanta, Barry, GLOW, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

For your information: The only returning nominee is “GLOW,” here for its second season along with star Alison Brie. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which has three performers – Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, and Tony Shalhoub – nominated, is here for its second season, earning its first bids. The same is true for “Atlanta,” which has its only nomination in this category for its second season, though, somehow Zazie Beetz, who managed an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress, isn’t one of the four cast members cited. Two freshman series, “Barry” and “The Kominsky Method,” each have two men nominated, Bill Hader and Henry Winkler, and Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, respectively. Two shows have won this award without any individual nominations – “Sex and the City” in 2003 and “Glee” in 2009. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took home the Emmy for Best Comedy Series as well as the corresponding Critics’ Choice Award. “The Kominsky Method” won the Golden Globe for Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical.

Who should win? I haven’t seen any of this season of “GLOW” but I liked its ensemble in season one. I like “The Kominsky Method” but it’s more of a two-man show, and that’s definitely true of “Atlanta,” especially since Beetz isn’t included. I’m all for “Barry” getting this since I think some of its supporting players, like Anthony Carrigan and Glenn Fleshler, are underrated, but I have to choose “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for such a universally terrific cast.

Who will win? In theory it could be any of these, but I think that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel should be far enough ahead.

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