I decided to skip blogging about the Golden Globes because I thought that some of their nominations were ridiculous, (The Tourist? Burlesque, really?!) But we’re past that now. Today’s main focus is on the Screen Actors Guild nominations announced by Unstoppable’s Rosario Dawson and Rizzoli & Isles’ Angie Harmon. I liked the SAG nominations much better than the Golden Globes, just because they actually picked quality movies in their nominations, because they could have at least given Get Him to the Greek a nomination instead of The Tourist or Burlesque? But anyway, let’s get to the SAG nominations.
It’s a much bigger improvement from the Golden Globes, but it doesn’t mean that there weren’t any disappointments with snubs; mainly that Inception wasn’t nominated in any category! What were they thinking? Even the Golden Globes got that right, but it was a huge disappointment to not hear it mentioned once. Another big snub was the exclusion of Friday Night Lights in any of the television categories. Not for best Drama Series, Best Male, or Female Actor, it was just a big mistake on their behalf. Besides these mistakes, the nominations were pretty much on par with what we should see at the Oscars next year.
In the television categories, I was very happy to see that Ed O’Neill finally got the recognition he deserves for his performance on Modern Family, getting a nomination for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series along with his fellow cast mate Ty Burrell. There were also bright spots in the Best Female in a Comedy Series category as Sofia Vergara and Betty White got nominations for their respective rolls on Modern Family and Hot in Cleveland.
For the Drama categories on television, the Best Actress nominees were pretty good (with the exception of Connie Britton) with Mariska Hargitay getting a well deserved nomination for Law & Order: SVU. Julianna Margulies also got a nod for her performance on CBS’ hit show, The Good Wife. Kyra Sedgwick also got a nod for her work on TNT’s The Closer. The only truly great surprise on the SAG’s nominations for best Drama Series was the nomination for CBS’ The Good Wife.
On the Film front, there were little to no surprises. Of course Black Swan got a nomination for Best Motion Picture, as did The Fighter, The Kids are All Right, The King’s Speech, and The Social Network.