SAG, Snubs, Surprises

NBC, Netflix (3)

Well, looks like the Screen Actors Guild remembered these seasons of Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards. The SAG Awards for the 23rd annual outing were announced by Common and Sophia Bush and predictably featured the Veep, Julia-Louis Dreyfus and The People v. O.J. Simpson love, but there were plenty of surprising choices by the members of SAG-AFTRA. Looks like Netflix really came through promoting to actors.

Let's get into it, shall we.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror
Howard's Black Mirror performance was haunting and will make you rethink your love of Instagram

Orange Is the New Black
Shut out at the Golden Globes and Emmys last year, OITNB came back with a nomination for Uzo Aduba (deserved) and the show's ensemble, but what's really surprising is it's still in the comedy category here.

Grace & Frankie
It pays to be a legend. Not only is Lily Tomlin being honored with the Lifetime Achievement prize, but she and her Grace & Frankie costar Jane Fonda picked up nods, displacing some serious comedy heavyweights.

Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
We're only surprised they're nominated because the Golden Globes completely snubbed them.

Stranger Things


Double the Sterling K. Brown
Now this makes sense. Brown picked up nominations for his role in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and This Is Us.

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
This is so deserved. The 12-year-old actress shouldered a lot of the show's emotional aspects alongside fellow nominee Winona Ryder.

Downton Abbey
Who knew the period drama was still eligible?

Gilmore Girls, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life


Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Another batch of awards show nominations, another snub for Graham and the Gilmore Girls revival. Did other actors not watch Graham and costar Kelly Bishop turn in career-defining performances or what?

SAG embraced fantasy and sci-fi, but what happened to the sexy Scottish drama?

This Is Us
Sterling K. Brown picked up a nomination for his work on the NBC drama, but stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia and the ensemble itself were left out in the cold. Rude.

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Girl can get a Golden Globe but not a SAG nomination? Same can be said for Gina Rodriguez and Issa Rae.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The show's ensemble didn't make the cut.

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Anthony Anderson picked up a nomination, as did the show's ensemble (and rightfully so), but what about Bow?!

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Black Mirror
We know the SAG voters watched some Black Mirror because Bryce Dallas Howard picked up a nomination, but did they stop before getting to "San Junipero"? All the tears because of that episode.

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