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4 December 14th, 2016 SAG AWARD NOMINATIONS: Downton Abbey Scores Drama Series Ensemble Nod; This Is Us Star Sterling K. Brown Tapped For Two!

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Nominations were announced this morning for the 23rd Annual SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards for performances in motion pictures and television.

The awards ill be handed out Sunday, January 29th at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air live at 8/7c (5 p.m./PT) on both TBS and TNT.

For its sixth and final season, the British period soap, Downton Abbey once again made the finals in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama.  They will go up against, The Crown, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Westworld.  On the snub side: the widely acclaimed and highly-rated This Is Us failed to score a nomination in the category.

In addition, this is the first time that Dame Maggie Smith did not wind up with a Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for her performance as the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey.

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This Is Us was represented though by the fantastic performance of Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson in the Outstanding Performances by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Category.

However, Brown got a double-treat when he was also nominated for his performance as Christopher Darden in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson in the Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries category, Brown shared his happiness in an emotional video that went viral following the news of his double noms.  To view the entire nominations for the 23rd annual SAG Awards click here.

Let us know: Are you rooting for Downton Abbey to close its run with a SAG Awards win for the Best Ensemble cast performance? Hoping Sterling K. Brown takes home two trophies? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  1. Llanviewer717 says:

    Downton Abbey and This Is Us prove that high quality television is still possible.

    Congratulations to everyone associated with Downton Abbey and to Mr. Brown.

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  2. Shay says:

    No lead actress nomination for Downton Abbey’s incomparable Dame Maggie Smith and her redoubtable Dowager Countess ???? Perish the thought, that’s an absolute travesty!!!! But congratulations for the cast’s richly deserved ensemble acting nod….may they emerge victorious! How I miss this superb program….I recently enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast of a marathon encompassing all six seasons of the saga on my local PBS station and even though it was glorious fun, it made the show’s demise all the more difficult to accept. No matter how many other fine British dramas may follow in its footsteps—and that includes Poldark and the upcoming Victoria—there is only ONE Downton Abbey, and I seriously doubt we will ever again experience another phenomenon of its kind or stature.

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  3. Ray says:

    Sterling K. Brown is amazing on “This Is Us.” I was hoping Chrissy, Milo and Justin would also get a nomination. LOVE this show.

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  4. Dan says:

    Glad to see Rami Malek nominated for Mr. Robot. My favorite primetime show on TV today. He’s so good on it. Shame the show itself wasn’t nominated.

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