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Friday, Jan 23, 2015

By Joaquin Ferreira


You know how much we love awards season here at Dish Nation and we have another biggie coming up: the SAG Awards! This one is voted on by members of the Screen Actors Guild, so only actors and actresses get to vote, and more importantly, only actors and actresses win awards! This means it’s a much shorter ceremony (only 2 hours!)

Here are 5 facts you must know about the upcoming SAG Awards!

1. Just like the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards recognize both Film and TV performances, so it’s another chance to see your favorite TV stars socializing with the big movie stars from those movies you probably haven’t seen.

2. It’s only their 21st ceremony… which might explain why they’re still not as popular as other award shows. SAG is just finally old enough to drink, while its award friends are all old enough to be AARP members:

Oscars will be 87 this year!

The Emmys turn 67!

And the Globes just turned 72!

3. Jennifer Aniston is nominated for a SAG award! Despite our complaints, she’s still NOT nominated for an Oscar. However, the SAG awards are great predictors of the Oscars.

Besides Jennifer Aniston, only Naomi Watts and Jake Gyllenhaal managed to score a nomination for the SAG awards but failed to get Oscar nominations.

Here are the film acting categories and our predictions:

Michael Keaton for Best Actor!
Michael Keaton for Best Actor!


It's all about Julianne Moore!
It’s all about Julianne Moore!


Go with Simmons!
Go with Simmons!




Patricia will win!
Patricia will win!


4. SAG gives out a Best Ensemble Award instead of Best Picture, which means every actor in the movie that wins gets to take home an award!  Here are the nominees:

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything

This is a little tougher to predict, but we’re going to put our money on Boyhood, though I wouldn’t be surprised if Birdman wins, as it is the only movie in the category that is all about the thing actors love the most: ACTORS!

5. In the TV categories, there is no separation between supporting and lead actors. It’s a free-for-all, which makes for really odd categories and surely for quite a few annoyed lead actors when their secondary counterparts get nominated instead of them.

Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Louis C.K., Louis
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

comedy actor

Female Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

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Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Modern Family
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Veep




Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • Clarie Danes, Homeland
  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

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Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Woody Harrelson, True Detective
  • Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

drama actor

Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards


Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

  • Adrien Brody, Houdini
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

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Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries

  • Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
  • Maggie Gyllenhall, The Honorable Woman
  • Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
  • Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
  • Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

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That’s it! For now… you know we got the Grammys and the Oscars coming up. Keep these awards coming!

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