The 2016 SAG Award Nominations were announced early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles for performances in film and television for the 2015 season. When the smoke cleared in the TV categories, it was Downton Abbey as the only soapcentric drama that scored some nods!
‘Downton’ will be competiting once again in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series agaimst Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, and Mad Men. In the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Downton Abbey’s Dame Maggie Smith landed in the category and will vye for the trophy against: Clare Danes Homeland, Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder, Julianna Margulies The Good Wife, and Robin Wright, House of Cards.
Fox’s hip-hip soap Empire failed to garner even one nomination for Ensemble, and MIA in the female acting category is Taraji P. Henson for her star turn as Cookie Lyon. Meanwhile, Amazon Prime’s Transparent which features former OLTL favorite and two-time Daytime Emmy and Tony winner Judith Light, scored a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a comedy series, and for series star, Jeffrey Tambor in the Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series.
The awards will be handed out live on January 30th and air on TNT. You can check out the complete list of nominations here.
So what did you think of the nominations for Downton Abbey? Empire being snubbed? Who do you think should have been nominated in the TV categories that failed to score a nomination? Comment below!