Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations: Modern Family Leads Pack, Homeland and Sons Snubbed

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Nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday morning, and ABC’s lovable Modern Family bested all comers with a total of five nods, including Outstanding Comedy Ensemble. Dexter and 30 Rock followed with three nominations each.

Notably shut out from the proceedings are Sons of Anarchy, Homeland (including Claire Danes), Parks and Recreation and Community. The eligibility period was the 2011 calendar year.

The SAG Awards will be broadcast Jan. 29 on TNT/TBS. Check out this full list of TV nominees, then share your raves and rants in the Comments! Coming Thursday morning: the Golden Globe nominations.

Boardwalk Empire (won last year)
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (won last year)
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianna Margules, The Good Wife (won last year)
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family (won last year)
The Office

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (won last year)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland (won last year)

Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, The Lost Valentine
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Dexter (Showtime)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Southland (TNT)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Starz)
True Blood (HBO)

(Nominees for the film categories can be found here.)

Comments (210)

  • Wasnt’ Justified on in 2011? No Timothy Olyphant? No Margo Martindale?

    Comment by Diane – December 14, 2011 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NO S.O.A!!!??

    Come on, MAN!

    Comment by Jim(SoCal) – December 14, 2011 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHERE. IS. HOMELAND. this list is such a joke.

    Comment by Kristen – December 14, 2011 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Suits and Patrick Adams, but if any young snarky male in a legal drama deserved a nomination, it’s Matt Czuchry for The Good Wife.

    Comment by Jamie – December 14, 2011 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It is so hard to take the SAG awards seriously when their nominations do not include “BEST SUPPORTING.” Anyone know why they limit the number of nominations to five per category? It would make sense for them to seriously reevaluate their awards system to recognize their PAYING members.

    I agree that Sons of Anarchy, Homeland and Parks and Rec should be here in the ACTING awards. The actors on these shows are simply at the top of their game.

    Comment by Sharon – December 14, 2011 08:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wtf! Parks and recreation is not on and glee is not funny and at all and pmodern family and TBBT stoped being funny last year so don’t agree with this. So am not watching this!

    Comment by vane – December 14, 2011 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aside from the fantastic Jessica Lange (who deserves to win) this list could have appeared any time in the last 4 years. SAG has proven themselves to be irrelevant and out of touch. The Homeland snub erases any credibility their awards may have once had.

    Comment by Joe – December 14, 2011 08:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Claireeee Daaaaneees! HOW ON EARTH WAS SHE SNUBBED!???

    Comment by Johnn – December 14, 2011 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! It makes me sick that she wasn’t nominated… If Homeland was a Theatrical release her performance would be oscar caliber, she is that good.

      Comment by jnm – December 14, 2011 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Again no Fringe… :-(

    Comment by Andrea – December 14, 2011 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Go Patrick J. Adams, I love Suits. Best series to come out this year.

    Comment by Ann – December 14, 2011 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have given up home for SOA getting nominated, although it kills me that SAG won’t acknowledge the BEST ensemble cast on TV right now….

    Comment by A.Rae – December 14, 2011 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I enjoy Suits and Patrick J. Adams, but to say that his performance was better than Charlie Hunnam’s in Sons of Anarchy this season is the most ridiculous I have ever heard. The fact that SOA did not even get a single nomination is appalling.

    Comment by Catherine – December 14, 2011 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love that Patrick J Adams is nominated for Suits but Gabriel Macht should have been nominated as well. However my choice to win is Michael C Hall but as long as Boardwalk Empire is on ( I do not get HBO so I do not watch the show but everyone raves about him) then Steve will win.
    I do not get Homeland either BUT I was expecting to see Claire Danes on the list
    My guess for the winners:
    Boardwalk Empire
    Modern Family
    Steve Buscemi
    Julianna Margules
    Ty Burrell
    Julie Bowen

    Comment by sarah – December 14, 2011 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The SAG better show some much needed love to Kyle Chandler and Alec Baldwin.

    Comment by Bingo – December 14, 2011 08:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please SAG members. Do NOT give Alec Baldwin this comedy award again! Any of the other actors, even Jon Cryer, would be better!!

    Comment by Ronnie – December 14, 2011 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These seem generally pretty awful.

    Comment by Sarah El – December 14, 2011 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Like there are some good calls (i.e. Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, a fair chunk of the Modern Family nods, Maggie Smith) but at least half of these picks are either meh or downright baffling.

      Comment by Sarah El – December 14, 2011 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yet again PARENTHOOD is ignored by an awards program.

    SAG should be embarrassed about snubbing HOMELAND.

    Who the heck watches Harry’s Law?!?!

    Comment by Lauren – December 14, 2011 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They couldn’t even give her a nomination after robbing Connie Britton of the Leading Actress in a Drama award that belonged to her at LEAST 3 of the last 5 years

    Comment by IPF – December 14, 2011 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Let me guess who will win in the Comedy categories….YAWN.

    This award show will continue to be unjust as long as they keep ignoring Parks&Rec and Community. Glee is way past being an award worthy show IMHO. And this is coming from a former huge fan.

    And I cannot believe Homeland was snubbed! WTFF?!?! The show & 3 of the main actors (Claire, Damian & Mandy) deserve to be nominated!
    Also think the same for Justified.

    Anyway, Congrats to Patrick J. Adams!!
    I like him a lot and I do love Suits.
    Also, very nice to see GoT up there. Jessica Lange, as well. She’s fabulous!

    Comment by Eliza – December 14, 2011 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s just an award show don’t overreact

      Comment by Jen – December 14, 2011 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh. Um, Shouldn’t you be saying this to every person posting in this post? Or on this site for that matter?
        The audacity of these people to react to TV News on a site like tvline!

        Comment by htebazile – December 14, 2011 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They can have an opinion but to use terms like unjust thats just taking it too seriously

          Comment by Jen – December 14, 2011 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Justified, Timothy Olyphant or Walton Goggins?
    No Homeland, Claire Danes or Damian Lewis?

    What the hell is this?

    Comment by Marsha – December 14, 2011 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jessica Lange FTW!

    Comment by Volcfom – December 14, 2011 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the network shouldnt matter. Its about the quality and Nikita has it. The show is outstanding n deserves 2 b consider 4 major awards. Bt thats jst my opinion

    Comment by m – December 14, 2011 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey Community fans I got a solution for you, start your own award show

    Comment by Brad – December 14, 2011 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who Cares!!! The SAG is actors voting for each other…it’s not very serious,the categories and selection/winners are almost the same year after year…
    Cannot compare to the golden globes or the Emmys where it’s the industry who choose… Of course, specially the Emmy- same people win..and others nominated each year and deserve to really win have to seat 3hrs to be snub again(ex:Hugh Laurie)
    Anyway,this little party is only a reunion to/for them to fake their love to each other and give weird/half drunk speech…..

    Comment by Jules – December 14, 2011 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whatever, GLEE? TWO AND HALF MEN? And love Dame Smith, but she wasn’t the rockstar on Downton Abbey. Can we add a little variety to this parade of recognition for the mediocre? How about some more recognition for something international that does well in the US? A cult favorite? Something that WASN’T put on that list by good publicists? *blurg* I have reached the point of not caring what these stupid awards say is good. It almost never is.

    Comment by Ingrid – December 14, 2011 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kyra Sedgwick FTW.

    Comment by Juliab. – December 14, 2011 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Breaking Bad should win Drama hands down (IMO). This past season was the best yet…absolutely riveting…and put the show up there with the greats. I also think Aaron Paul should be right up there with Bryan Cranston. Jesse is no longer a “supporting” actor but a co-lead with Walt.

    Comment by Bad Breaker – December 14, 2011 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL. Okay, Jen.
    I realize this isn’t life or death but I can still react about tv things on a TV BLOG.
    But, thanks.

    Comment by Eliza – December 14, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think the point was you are taking this way to seriously

      Comment by Brad – December 14, 2011 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wouldn’t mind the snubs if it weren’t for ridiculous nominations like Jon Cryer or Glee.

    I don’t hate Glee, I think it’s okay, but to think the ensemble has an outstanding performance is preposterous.

    Comment by Alex – December 14, 2011 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m just waiting for the day when Southland is nominated for something other than stunt work at a major awards ceremony. Not that the stunt work isn’t amazing (it’s some of the most realistic stuff out there), but the actors and series as a whole deserve some accolades too. Season three really brought it, and it’s a shame they aren’t getting recognized for anything past stunts when it comes to these awards shows.

    Comment by Alex – December 14, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is wrong with the Screen Actors Guild that Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, and the cast of Parks & Rec are not being recognized?!

    Golden Globes, don’t disappoint me!

    Comment by nyla – December 14, 2011 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really like Suits, but that nomination should be for John Noble.

    Comment by Alex – December 14, 2011 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t believe there wasn’t a single nomination for Homeland and Justified or the fantastic actors on both shows.

    Comment by Heather – December 14, 2011 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apparently being well past 40 helps get a SAG nomination.

    Comment by jnorton45 – December 14, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where the hell is Fringe? I can see the shortsideness of the Emmy’s ignoring this show, but you would have thought SAG would reconginize greatness within it’s own ranks!!!!! UGH!!!

    Comment by Kaiulani – December 14, 2011 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where is Robert Carlyle?

    Comment by sara – December 14, 2011 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nothing for The Killing? Just because critics may have not liked the last 5 minutes of the entire series does not mean the series does not deserve consideration. The actors did not write the scripts – they performed what was on the page. And it was awesome!

    Comment by Linderella – December 14, 2011 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can not belive once again that Sons of Anarchy was over looked. By far season 4 was the best so far! Katie, Charlie, Ron and Maggie along with the show, writers, etc all deserved to be nominated. What a shame.

    Comment by Michele Robinson – December 14, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WTF!!!!!!! No sons of Anarhy!!! NONE!!!! Do these people even watch these shows!!?? or do they just go on how wekll the producers kissed their asses. If anty of them watched, then there is NO WAY IN HELL they could pick that VOMIT called Dexter over SOA. RYAN HURST’S acting alone deserves at least a nod. What a travesty. These shows have always been a joke, but this is ridiculous

    Comment by KIP – December 14, 2011 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CRAP! CRAP! CRAP nominations!!! Where’s Sons of Anarchy? Amy Peohler? Big Bang Theory? Even Melissa McCarthy (who won the frakkin Emmy) is left off of this list! I am so not watching these stupid awards this year… Ricky Gervais or not!

    Comment by April – December 14, 2011 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wrong awards show.

      Melissa did get a Nom but for Bridesmaids. Boo. She should have gotten one for Mike and Molly too

      The SAGs suck balls.

      Jim Parsons over Jon Cryer

      Comment by Sasha – December 14, 2011 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What I notice about these TV awards shows is that they tend to nominate the same people year after year even when the performances do not merited.

    Three of the performers in the female drama category are big name former Oscar nominees. I’m betting that the majority of the people in the nominating committees did not even watch the performances. They just saw the name and went “yeah, she has to be nominated”

    Comment by eridapor – December 14, 2011 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • God how is Parks and Rec not up for best esamble. As well as Amy Poehler. She is not up In best actress. Also Nick Offerman snubbed again. Also I am it a big community fan. But I’d rather parks and Rec be in the best esamble list than Glee or the big bang theory. The office I understand it being up there. But last season 30 rock was weak. Not its best. If I had to pick the list of best ensemble it would be parks and Rec, the office,30 rock,modern family and community.

    Comment by Cana – December 14, 2011 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Treme is apparently getting the same treatment that The Wire got. Total omission.

    Comment by Tania – December 14, 2011 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Adam Scott also amazing on parks and Rec deserves some reconision espeicially for his work in season 4 on parks and Rec. But it baffles me that an award show that gives recognition to actors and great performances. Ignores parks and Rec. Especially since it really is one of the best castes shows on TV. I mean when people talk esamble parks and Rec Is the perfect defintion of a great esamble.

    Comment by Cana – December 14, 2011 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PATRICK J ADAMS?! (I just typed Adama by accident and considered leaving it up there as a punny joke.) Wow. A USA nom came out of left field but I’m super happy! That’s definitely one of if not their best shows. Where is Homeland though? Ridiculous.

    Comment by Yak – December 14, 2011 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jessica Lange and Kyle Chandler. That is all.

    Comment by khs – December 14, 2011 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i’m shocked that patrick j adams was nominated, but i absolutely love suits so i’m happy for him. i honestly don’t think he’ll win bc he’s got some serious competition with the other no nominees, but good for him!

    Comment by Fan – December 14, 2011 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kathy Bates in Harry’s Law over Claire Danes in Homeland? What? They’re both great actresses, but Claire Danes is giving a much better performance in a superior show. And I can’t believe Glee was nominated after its awful, highly non-comedic season instead of Parks and Rec. Confusing!

    Comment by Kirby – December 14, 2011 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • EEWW worse than the Emmys..
    No Claire Danes for Drama actress?
    No Parks and Recreations?

    ENOUGH with Modern Family already who has become the new 30rock or even worse.

    Comment by bgt – December 14, 2011 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Good Wife, Jessica Lange or Julianna Margules and Betty White. Just.

    Comment by Gabrielle – December 14, 2011 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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