Did the SAG Television Nominations Redeem Poor Golden Globe Choices?
The SAG television nominations may seem trivial when compared to the Golden Globes (which seem trivial in comparison to the Emmys and the Oscars, which both seem trivial in comparison to the work), but the 2009 honorees include a bunch of actors and TV shows shafted by the Hollywood Foreign Press. The biggest redeeming nomination: Bryan Cranston's work on Breaking Bad. But after the jump, we outline where the SAGs differed from the Globes, including the new drama that landed a big nomination for Best Ensemble Cast, and the minimal love for the cast of Glee.
The SAG "Best Ensemble Cast" award does not honor the same thing as the Globes' "Best Television Series" trophy, but for comparative purposes, let's say the top honors match up. All of the bolded nominations were overlooked by the Hollywood Foreign Press's Golden Globe list.
SAG Nominations 2010 on Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
The Good Wife
SAG Nominations 2010 on Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
Curb Your Enthusiasm
SAG Nominations 2010 on Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
SAG Nominations 2010 on Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Drama Series:
Patricia Arquette, Medium
Glenn Close, 'Damages'
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Julianna Margulies, 'The Good Wife'
Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer'
SAG Nominations 2010 on Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
SAG Nominations 2010 on Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Comedy Series:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
The trade-off is sometimes dubious. Charlie Sheen gets a nom over Thomas Jane? Mariska Hargitay beats both January Jones and Elisabeth Moss? I approve of newbie The Good Wife's big pick-up in the Best Drama Ensemble list, but isn't Golden Globe honoree Big Love more of an ensemble, really? And a powerhouse? Fortunately, SAG gave Glee's pie-eyed individual performances the shaft and handed accolades to the deserving Tony Shalhoub and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Try blowing the whistle at that, Sue Sylvester.