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2013 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

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Steve Buscemi
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Receiving a nomination for an Emmy or Golden Globe is all well and good and of course, a major honor, but receiving a nod from the Screen Actors Guild is one of the highest honors one can receive in the business.

Usually, this is a time where some unappreciated actors and shows manage to earn a little well-deserved glory for a change. However, this year, the Screen Actors Guild seems to have followed lead from this year's Emmy and Golden Globe nominees by handing down nods in almost identical fashion to the other award committees. While many fans might not love this development, on the flip side, it certainly shows how deserving these shows and stars really are among their own.

As expected, HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Showtime's Homeland and AMC's Breaking Bad and Mad Men all earned nods for best drama series. Interestingly enough, none of the major networks managed to nab nominations. You and I know there are plenty of great shows on all five major networks, so why in the world aren't shows such as NCIS, Person of Interest or Grey's Anatomy (which despite its age, is still churning out great stories!) not receiving nominations? Are voters even watching these shows anymore? Do the network shows still send submission reels in to voters? And my biggest concern -- will network television soon become a thing of the past? Will the basic and premium networks sail into the forefront and demolish the major networks? I feel a change coming and would not at all be surprised to see this happen one day.

Along with the lack of nominations on major categories (The Good Wife however, does manage to usually get a couple of nominations), the one thing cable networks have the advantage over the major networks is their year-round programming. The networks have the typical September through May attention of its viewers, but the second the summer season hits, viewers have routinely flocked to the cable nets for their compelling programming year after year (how can one resist shows such as True Blood, Breaking Bad and Dallas?

Find out if your favorites take home the gold when the 2013 SAG Awards airs on January 27.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
  • 30 Rock
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • Nurse Jackie
  • The Office
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Ed Harris, Game Change
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Charlotte Rampling, Restless
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
  • Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias
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