In what many observers are describing as an unusually competitive awards season, the list of nominations for the SAG-AFTRA Awards is just out. The awards honor acting and stunt work in movies and television.
Among TV programs, "Breaking Bad" leads the way with four nods, ahead of a strong group with three apiece: "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "Boardwalk Empire," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Modern Family."
HBO is way ahead of the pack among networks, with 13 nominations. The closest any other networks come is five, with both AMC and Showtime generating five bids. Among broadcast nets, ABC received four nominations, while CBS and NBC pulled in two apiece.
One of the hottest categories in the awards is outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, which this year has the ensembles from "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" going head-to-head.
Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series comes down to "30 Rock," "Arrested Development," "The Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family" and "Veep."
Please click here to read the full press release from SAG-AFTRA, including a complete list of this year’s nominees in both television and feature films.