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While the Screen Actors Guild nominations for TV went mostly as we predicted, there were a number of strong contenders left out in the cold, including Taraji P. Henson ("Empire"), Will Forte ("The Last Man on Earth"), Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie"), Mo'Nique ("Bessie") and the entire cast of "American Crime." And because SAG combines lead and supporting performances on the TV side (it doesn't do this for the film folk), the competition was intense. See some of the other most significant SAG snubs below. Read our report on the SAG TV nominees right here. -Break- SAG Awards: Complete list of film and TV nominations Not Nominated: TV Drama Ensemble "Empire" "Better Call Saul" "American Crime" "The Good Wife" "Bloodline" Not Nominated: TV Drama Actor Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul" Timothy Hutton, "American Crime" »
The Emmy Award nominations are out. Unleash the hounds!
What new outrages have the TV Academy committed? Who have the voters overlooked? How can the process ever be taken seriously again after, well, insert your favorite oversight here?
Other than being announced this year at a less-ungodly hour, the annual unveiling has assumed an element of predictability in the digital age. Early-morning phone calls extending congratulations to and soliciting thoughts from the nominees, almost immediately followed by peals of righteous indignation on behalf of the deserving souls who are not, alas, among them.
Both of these are legitimate pursuits, but neither really tells the full story – or, for that matter, exhibits much perspective about the expanded roster of options now available and the increased viability of niche-oriented programming, which can survive on prestige longer than was once feasible in the days of ad-supported broadcast networks and a couple of premium channels. »
- Brian Lowry
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