HBO receives 13 screen actors guild award nominations

MUMBAI: It seems to be a proud moment for HBO as it has bagged the maximum number of nominations in the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The nominations for the 20th Annual SAG Awards was announced in Los Angles recently and HBO tops the nominations tally with 13 nominations, more than any other network and almost thrice the next closest network.

The American fantasy drama series Game Of Thrones has managed three nominations in its kitty for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage)”; “Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series”; and “Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series”.

Boardwalk Empire, the period drama series set in the Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition era too has got three nominations. The show stars Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, who has been praised for the portrayal. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that the actor has been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi)”. The other nominations are “Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series”; and “Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series”.

The previous season of the comedy series, Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has already won quite a few Emmy nominations. Even now, it has got two SAG nominations of “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)’; and “Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series”.

Michael Douglas, who with his role as Liberace in Behind The Candelabra, won worldwide critical acclaim with Matt Damon starring as the later singer's lover Scott Thorson has also been nominated .

Behind The Candelabra has two nominations: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Matt Damon and Michael Douglas).

Phil Spector, a drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson, has also won two nominations: “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Helen Mirren)”; and “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Al Pacino)”.

And it isn’t a surprise at all to know that Jeff Daniels, who has already been appreciated for his portrayal of Will McAvoy in The Newsroom, has been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series”.

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