THE LIST of SAG Awards 2013 nominations is out.  As a member of SAG for years (as well as AFTRA before it merged with SAG, AGVA and Actors’ Equity), the Screen Actors Guild nominations interest me more than any other, despite the Hollywood hoopla of the Oscars.

SAG has a terrific pictorial listing of the nominees, which includes Jeff Daniels as the only nod for HBO’s spectacular Newsroom that deserves a lot better than critics have delivered. Javier Bardem is nominated for his brilliant bad buy portrayal in Skyfall, which is also acknowledged for outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble. Nicole Kidman is nominated twice, surprising many for her nod in The Paperboy; and she deserves to win for her stunning performance in HBO’s Hemmingway & Gellhorn, where Kidman steals the starlight. John Hawkes gets his due for his role in The Sessions. And this year, Downton Abbey is sure to give all its competitors, including Homeland, a run for the SAG award.

SAG voters finally acknowledged Damian Lewis and Claire Danes for Homeland, the model for action and TV writing, proving that the artistic community has its biases against some subjects, even when the show and the actors deliver jaw dropping scripts and performances that exceed all expectations.

Julianna Margulies was the only nomination for The Good Wife, a series that has tumbled in quality since its inception, while suffering from interminable programming insanity, with football continually pushing the show out of its time slot. Why Margulies got the nod is questionable, since Archie Panjabi, portraying Kalinda Sharmas, is the one tearing up the screen. As I’ve written, the storyline has collapsed into mind numbing irrelevancy and the show’s potential squandered by programming weenies who have let it linger in limbo on Sunday, while the writers can’t figure out what the central theme of the show is. It long ago quit representing the lusty logo and original intent, though perhaps changes in 2013 will revive it before its canceled.

Lena Dunham and the entire cast was snubbed for Girls, which didn’t make the cut anywhere on the list, something that also proves that SAG voters aren’t exactly savvy when it comes to cutting, edgy cultural bombshells. Veep was also overlooked, but isn’t a very good show.

The Golden Globe nominations list, formulated on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is due out tomorrow.

A partial list of nominations is below.


Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Bradley Cooper / Pat – “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Daniel Day-lewis / Abraham Lincoln – “Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)
John Hawkes / Mark – “The Sessions” (FOX Searchlight)
Hugh Jackman / Jean Valjean – “Les Misérables” (Universal Pictures)
Denzel Washington / Whip Whitaker – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)tures)
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Jessica Chastain / Maya – “Zero Dark Thirty” (Columbia Pictures)
Marion Cotillard / Stephanie – “Rust And Bone” (sony Pictures Classics)
Jennifer Lawrence / Tiffany – “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Helen Mirren / Alma Reville – “Hitchcock” (FOX Searchlight)
Naomi Watts / Maria – “The Impossible” (Summit Entertainment)
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role

Alan Arkin / Lester Siegel – “Argo” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Javier Bardem / Silva – “Skyfall” (Columbia Pictures)
Robert De Niro / Pat, Sr. – “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Philip Seymour Hoffman / Lancaster Dodd – “The Master” (The Weinstein Company)
Tommy Lee Jones / Thaddeus Stevens – “Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role

Sally Field / Mary Todd Lincoln – “Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)
Anne Hathaway / Fantine – “Les Misérables” (Universal Pictures)
Helen Hunt / Cheryl – “The Sessions” (FOX Searchlight)
Nicole Kidman / Charlotte Bless – “The Paperboy” (Millennium Entertainment)
Maggie Smith / Muriel Donnelly – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (FOX Searchlight)

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ben Affleck / Tony Mendez
Alan Arkin / Lester Siegel
Kerry Bishé / Kathy Stafford
Kyle Chandler / Hamilton Jordan
Rory Cochrane / Lee Schatz
Bryan Cranston / Jack O’donnell
Christopher Denham / Mark Lijek
Tate Donovan / Bob Anders
Clea Duvall / Cora Lijek
Victor Garber / Ken Taylor
John Goodman / John Chambers
Scoot Mcnairy / Joe Stafford
Chris Messina / Malinov

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (FOX Searchlight)
Judi Dench / Evelyn Greenslade
Celia Imrie / Madge Hardcastle
Bill Nighy / Douglas Ainslie
Dev Patel / Sonny Kapoor
Ronald Pickup / Norman Cousins
Maggie Smith / Muriel Donnelly
Tom Wilkinson / Graham Dashwood
Penelope Wilton / Jean Ainslie

Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
Isabelle Allen / Young Cosette
Samantha Barks / Eponine
Sacha Baron Cohen / Thénardier
Helena Bonham Carter / Madame Thénardier
Russell Crowe / Javert
Anne Hathaway / Fantine
Daniel Huttlestone / Gavroche
Hugh Jackman / Jean Valjean
Eddie Redmayne / Marius
Amanda Seyfried / Cosette
Aaron Tveit / Enjolras
Colm Wilkinson / Bishopan Ainslie

Lincoln (Touchstone Pictures)
Daniel Day-lewis / Abraham Lincoln
Sally Field / Mary Todd Lincoln
Joseph Gordon-levitt / Robert Todd Lincoln
Hal Holbrook / Preston Blair
Tommy Lee Jones / Thaddeus Stevens
James Spader / W.N. Bilbo
David Strathairn / William Seward

Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Bradley Cooper / Pat
Robert De Niro / Pat, Sr.
Anupam Kher / Dr. Cliff Patel
Jennifer Lawrence / Tiffany
Chris Tucker / Danny
Jacki Weaver / Dolores

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Kevin Costner / “Devil Anse” Hatfield – “Hatfields & Mccoys” (History)
Woody Harrelson / Steve Schmidt – “Game Change” (HBO)
Ed Harris / John Mccain – “Game Change” (HBO)
Clive Owen / Ernest Hemingway & “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
Bill Paxton / Randall Mccoy – “Hatfields & Mccoys” (History)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Nicole Kidman / Martha Gellhorn – “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
Julianne Moore / Sarah Palin – “Game Change” (HBO)
Charlotte Rampling / Eva Delectorskaya – “Restless” (Sundance Channel)
Sigourney Weaver / Elaine Barrish Hammond – “Political Animals” (USA)
Alfre Woodard / Ouiser – “steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Bryan Cranston / Walter White – “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jeff Daniels / Will Mcavoy – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Jon Hamm / Don Draper – “mad Men” (AMC)
Damian Lewis / Nicholas Brody – “Homeland” (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison – “Homeland” (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery / Lady Mary Crawley – “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Jessica Lange / Sister Jude – “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Julianna Margulies / Alicia Florrick – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess Of Grantham – “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Louis C.K. / Louie – “Louie” (FX)
Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Edie Falco / Jackie Peyton – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Tina Fey / Liz Lemon – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Amy Poehler / Leslie Knope – “parks And Recreation” (NBC)
Sofia Vergara / Gloria Delgado-pritchett – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Betty White / Elka Ostrovsky – “Hot In Cleveland” (TV Land)

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson
Chris Caldovino / Tonino Sandrelli
Bobby Cannavale / Gyp Rosetti
Meg Chambers Steedle / Billie Kent
Charlie Cox / Owen Sleater
Jack Huston / Richard Harrow
Patrick Kennedy / Dr. Douglas Mason
Anthony Laciura / Eddie Kessler
Kelly Macdonald / Margaret Thompson
Gretchen Mol / Gillian Darmody
Vincent Piazza / Lucky Luciano
Paul Sparks / Mickey Doyle
Michael Stuhlbarg / Arnold Rothstein
Shea Whigham / Elias “Eli” Thompson
Anatol Yusef / Meyer Lansky

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jonathan Banks / Mike Ehrmantraut
Betsy Brandt / Marie Schrader
Bryan Cranston / Walter White
Laura Fraser / Lydia Rodart-quayle
Anna Gunn / Skyler White
Rj Mitte / Walter White, Jr.
Dean Norris / Hank Schrader
Bob Odenkirk / Saul Goodman
Aaron Paul / Jesse Pinkman
Jesse Plemons / Todd
Steven Michael Quezada / Gomez

Downton Abbey (PBS)
Hugh Bonneville / Robert, Earl Of Grantham
Zoe Boyle / Lavinia Swire
Laura Carmichael / Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter / Mr. Carson
Brendan Coyle / John Bates
Michelle Dockery / Lady Mary Crawley
Jessica Brown Findlay / Lady Sybil Crawley
Siobhan Finneran / O’brien
Joanne Froggatt / Anna
Iain Glen / Sir Richard Carlisle
Thomas Howes / William
Rob James-collier / Thomas
Allen Leech / Tom Branson
Phyllis Logan / Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth Mcgovern / Cora, Countess Of Grantham
Sophie Mcshera / Daisy
Lesley Nicol / Mrs. Patmore
Amy Nuttall / EThel
David Robb / Dr. Clarkson
Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess Of Grantham
Dan Stevens / MatThew Crawley
Penelope Wilton / Isobel Crawley / Gomez

Homeland (Showtime)
Morena Baccarin / Jessica Brody
Timothée Chalamet / Finn Walden
Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend / Peter Quinn
David Harewood / David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff / Mike Faber
Damian Lewis / Nicholas Brody
David Marciano / Virgil
Navid Negahban / Abu Nazir
Jackson Pace / Chris Brody
Mandy Patinkin / Saul Berenson
Zuleikha Robinson / Roya Hammad
Morgan Saylor / Dana Brody
Jamey Sheridan / Vice President Walden

Mad Men (AMC)
Ben Feldman / Michael Ginsberg
Jay R. Ferguson / Stan Rizzo
Jon Hamm / Don Draper
Jared Harris / Lane Pryce
Christina Hendricks / Joan Harris
Vincent KarTheiser / Pete Campbell
Robert Morse / Bertram Cooper
Elisabeth Moss / Peggy Olson
Jessica Paré / Megan Calvet Draper
Teyonah Parris / Dawn Chambers
Kiernan Shipka / Sally Draper
John Slattery / Roger Sterling
Rich Sommer / Harry Crane
Aaron Staton / Kenneth Cosgrove

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