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Screen Actors Guild Awards: Modern Family leads TV nominees

Modern Family

Story by Jack Foley

ENSEMBLE comedy Modern Family leads the TV nominations for the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards with four nods.

Glee, 30 Rock and Mad Men all followed quickly behind with three nods apiece.

Aside from comedy series, Modern Family‘s Ed O’Neill and Ty Burrell will go up against each other in the outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series category.

They will also be competing against Alec Baldwin, for his turn as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel on Glee and Steve Carell, who is in his last season as Michael Scott on The Office.

Family‘s Sofia Vergara is shortlisted for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series category along with Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Jane Lynch (Glee) and Betty White (Hot in Cleveland).

The comedy series, which airs on Sky1 in the UK, is also in the running for best comedy series along with 30 Rock, Glee, Hot in Cleveland and The Office.

Drama

In the various dramatic categories, meanwhile, Steve Buscemi is shortlisted for Martin Scorsese’s drama Boardwalk Empire for outstanding male drama performance along with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Hugh Laurie (House).

And Glenn Close is once again recognised in the female acting category for Damages along with Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).

Winona Ryder picked up film and TV nominations this year, for her appearance in the movie Black Swan (as part of the ensemble cast), and for outstanding performance by a female actor in a TV movie or mini-series for playing the title role in When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.

Joining her on the shortlist for that latter category, meanwhile, are Claire Danes, Catherine O’Hara and Julia Ormond for Temple Grandin, and Susan Sarandon for You Don’t Know Jack.

Indeed, You Don’t Know Jack, the documentary based on Jack “death doctor” Kevorkian, also earned nods for Al Pacino and John Goodman in the outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or mini-series category.

They go up against Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship), Edgar Ramirez (Carlos) and Patrick Stewart (Macbeth).

The SAG Awards will be presented on January 30, 2011.

TV SAG nominees at a glance

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-series
John Goodman – You Don’t Know Jack
Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack
Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos
Patrick Stewart – Macbeth

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-series
Clair Danes – Temple Grandin
Catherine O’Hara – Temple Grandin
Julia Ormond – Temple Grandin
Winona Ryder – When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story
Susan Sarandon – You Don’t Know Jack

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C Hall – Dexter
Jon Hamm – Dexter
Hugh Laurie – House

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Glenn Close – Damages
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Julianna Magulies – The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Steve Carell – The Office
Chris Colfer – Glee
Ed O’Neill – Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Jane Lynch – Glee
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Betty White – Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
The Closer
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock
Glee
Hot in Cleveland
Modern Family
The Office

View the film nominees