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SAG Awards: Who will win?

The SAG Awards broadcast on January 30 in just one more leg on the journey to Academy Awards glory for many performers. As the Screen Actors Guild also honors television actors, the SAG Awards also serve as the final awards for TV before the Emmy Award nominations are released in summer. As SheKnows does for all our favorite awards, we’re here to give you a little cheat sheet as to who will win in each SAG Awards category!

Julianne Margulies2011 Screen Actors Guild Nominations — TV

Drama Ensemble

Boardwalk Empire
The Closer
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Winner: Boardwalk Empire takes it in a tight race with Mad Men. Boardwalk Empire comes from producers Mark Wahlberg and Martin Scorsese. Both are extremely actor-friendly to say the least so look for HBO’s stellar drama to take the SAG Award.

Actor — Drama

Steve BuscemiBoardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon HammMad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Winner: Steve Buscemi won the Golden Globe in an upset, look for that trend to continue as the lifelong fabulous actor is finally getting the best notice of his career because of his leading role in Boardwalk Empire.

Actress — Drama

Glenn CloseDamages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Winner: This is a tough one. Glenn Close rocks on the now-canceled Damages. She is worthy. Mariska Hargitay is unmatched on Law and Order: SVU. She is worthy. Elisabeth Moss steals every Mad Men scene she is in, she too is worthy. Kyra Sedgwick won her first Emmy this year, but alas the SAG Award will go to Julianna Margulies for being The Good Wife.

Comedy Ensemble

Hot in Cleveland
The Office
30 Rock
Modern Family

Winner: Barring an upset by Hot in Cleveland for the cast’s collective sitcom legendary status, we think the SAG Award goes to Modern Family. The ABC comedy does not work unless every link in the comedy chain is strong. And there is no weak link in the comedic cast of Modern Family.

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Actor — Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Chris ColferGlee
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Winner: For a stellar career of work on The Office, it might be easy to award this year’s top actor in a comedy to Steve Carell. But, after his win at the Golden Globes, Glee’s Chris Colfer is your winner of the SAG.


Jane Lynch on Glee

Edie FalcoNurse Jackie
Tina Fey30 Rock
Jane LynchGlee
Sofia VergaraModern Family
Betty WhiteHot in Cleveland

Winner: The winning freight train that is Jane Lynch on Glee continues.

Actor — Miniseries or TV Movie

John Goodman, You Don’t Know Jack
Al PacinoYou Don’t Know Jack
Dennis QuaidThe Special Relationship
Edgar RamirezCarlos
Patrick StewartMacbeth

Winner: As he has done throughout the awards, from Emmys to Golden Globes, it appears that Al Pacino knows Jack.

Actress — Miniseries or TV Movie

Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Catherine O’HaraTemple Grandin
Julia OrmondTemple Grandin
Winona RyderWhen Love Is Not Enough
Susan SarandonYou Don’t Know Jack

Winner: See Al Pacino and his awards’ history for why Claire Daines takes the SAG Award.

Up next…who will take the film SAG Awards…Natalie Portman or Annette Bening?

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