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Modern Family and Downton Abbey among SAG TV nominations (2012)

Modern Family: Season 2

Story by Jack Foley

COMEDY ensemble Modern Family has landed four nominations in this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The perennial Emmy winner landed nods for Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet for best comedy actor and Sofia Vergara for best comedy actress while show was put up for best ensemble.

NBC’s 30 Rock also landed multiple nominations in its final year, with leads Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin scoring acting nominations and the show itself in the running for an ensemble prize.

Also on the comedy front, nerd hit The Big Bang Theory scored best actor (Jim Parsons) and ensemble nods.

In dramatic categories, ITV favourite Downton Abbey attracted nominations for Michelle Dockery and Dame Maggie Smith in the best actress category, and for the ensemble cast.

Smith, meanwhile, landed a personal haul of four nominations when taking into account best actress and best ensemble award nominations for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The best dramatic actor features a typically strong line-up, including Britain’s Damian Lewis for Homeland, Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire, Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Jon Hamm for Mad Men and Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom.

In the running for best actress alongside the Downton nominees, meanwhile, is Claire Danes for Homeland, Jessica Lange for American Horror Story: Asylum and Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife.

The TV nominees at a glance…

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Ed Harris, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

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

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and 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
Glee
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Nurse Jackie