This morning nominations were announced in motion picture and television performer categories for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) to be handed out on in a ceremony that will be simulcast live on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)
Of note for primetime soap fans is that Downton Abbey (whose recent season is about to debut in less than a month in the U.S.) received recognition for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. They compete against the cast of Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Homeland and House of Cards.
Dame Maggie Smith, also received a nomination in the highly competitive Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, which was comprised of six nominees including Smith! The others were former Santa Barbara star Robin Wright for House of Cards, Claire Danes for Homeland, Julianna Marguiles for The Good Wife, Tatiana Maslany for Orange is the New Black, and Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder.
View the entire AG nominations, which could be an earlier indicator of who gets nominated for an Oscar in the motion picture acting categories and more here!
Now weigh-in! Who would you pick for the Outstanding Drama TV Ensemble or Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series? Does “Downton” stack up and have a chance? Comment below!