SAG Award TV Nods Include ‘Boardwalk’, ‘Mildred Pierce’ and ‘Modern Family’

Breaking BadThe film and television nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released, recognizing achievements in both individual performances and the strengths of ensemble casts. This year’s television award nominations are listed below, including many worthy recipients, but there are also a few surprising absences. Among the hard-hitters listed below are dramas like HBO’s Mildred Pierce and Boardwalk Empire, AMC’s Breaking Bad and comedies such as ABC’s Modern Family (which swept the Emmys this year) and NBC’s 30 Rock. However, some might be surprised not to find the new Showtime drama Homeland or NBC’s secret weapon Parks and Recreation.

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS.

Click here to read the list of this year’s film nominees.


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Laurence Fishburne – Thurgood (HBO)

Paul Giamatti – Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Greg Kinnear – The Kennedy (Reelz Channel)

Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce (HBO)

James Woods – Too Big to Fail (HBO

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Diane Lane – Cinema Verite (HBO)

Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (PBS)

Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult (Sundance Channel)

Betty White – Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine (CBS)

Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Patrick J. Adams – Suits (USA)

Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad (AMC)

Michael C. Hall – Dexter (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Kathy Bates – Harry’s Law (NBC)

Glenn Close – Damages (DirecTV)

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story (FX)

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)

Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)

Ty Burrell – Modern Family (ABC)

Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)

Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Julia Bowen – Modern Family (ABC)

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)

Sofia Vergara – Modern Family (ABC)

Betty White – Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series 

Boardwalk Empire (HBO) – Steve Buscemi, Dominic Chianese, Robert Clohessy, Dabney Coleman, Charlie Cox, Jose & Lucy Gallina, Stephen Graham, Jack Huston, Anthony Laciura, Heather Lind, Kelly Macdonald, Rory & Declan McTigue, Gretchen Mol, Brady & Connor Noon, Kevin O’Rourke, Aleksa Palladino, Jacqueline Pennewill, Vincent Piazza, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Van Wagner, Shea Whigham, Michael Kenneth Williams, Anatol Yusef 

Breaking Bad

(AMC) – Jonathan Banks, Betsy Brandt, Ray Campbell, Bryan Cranston, Giancarlo Esposito, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Aaron Paul


(Showtime) – Billy Brown, Jennifer Carpenter, Josh Cooke, Aimee Garcia, Michael C. Hall, Colin Hanks, Desmond Harrington, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Rya Kihlstedt, C.S. Lee, Edward James Olmos, James Remar, Lauren Velez, Peter Weller, David Zayas

Game of Thrones

 (HBO) – Amrita Acharia, Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Josef Altin, Sean Bean, Susan Brown, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Ron Donachie, Michelle Farley, Jerome Flynn, Elyes Gabel, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson Iain Glen, Julian Glover, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Richard Madden, Jason Mamoa, Rory McCann, Ian McElhinney, Luke McEwan, Roxanne McKee, Dar Salim, Mark Stanley, Donald Sumpter, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams

The Good Wife

(CBS) – Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Alan Cumming, Matt Czuchry, Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 Rock (NBC) – Scott Adsit, Alec Baldwin, Katrina Bowden, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, Tina Fey, Judah Friedlander, Jane Krakowski, John Lutz, Jack McBrayer, Tracy Morgan, Maulik Pancholy, Keith Powell

The Big Bang Theory

(CBS) – Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons, Melissa Rauch


(Fox) – Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Ashley Fink, Dot Marie Jones, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Mike O’Malley, Chord Overstreet, Lauren Potter, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Iqbal Theba, Jenna Ushkowitz

Modern Family

(ABC) – Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julia Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ed O’Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, Ariel Winter

The Office

(NBC) – Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, James Spader, Phyllis Smith, Rainn Wilson, Zach Woods