SAG Awards 2020 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Succession’ Shut Out, ‘The Morning Show’ Gains Steam

IndieWire | 12/11/2019 | Staff
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In a year with plenty of turnover, there weren’t a lot of new shows that broke into the SAG Awards. First seasons of “Watchmen,” “Russian Doll,” “PEN15,” and “Ramy” were widely ignored. “The Morning Show” (with three nominations) was the only new drama series to be recognized by the Screen Actors Guild, and “Dead to Me” was the only comedy (earning just one nomination for Christina Applegate).

Meanwhile, there were plenty of other shocking snubs. For “Succession,” having a second season in the books didn’t help. Widely expected to be a force at the SAG Awards after a masterful second season that took over the zeitgeist, HBO’s drama couldn’t land a single nomination. “Big Little Lies” didn’t fare much better. In transitioning from a limited series to the drama categories, the star-studded adaptation could only muster an ensemble nod.

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What surprises there were came largely from confirmations. While “The Morning Show” shook things up a bit and it was nice to see “Schitt’s Creek” earn some guild attention, “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “The Kominsky Method” all stayed in contention. Some thought new shows would force old favorites out — but it wasn’t to be.

Take a look at the surprising omissions and outstanding surprises below, and don’t forget to tune in to see who wins when the SAG Awards ceremony airs Sunday, January 19 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS.

Succession

“Succession”

Long seen as HBO’s next big awards darling, the critically lauded second season was shut out at the SAG Awards, failing to snag nominations for Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, or Kieran Culkin, as well as missing out on the Best Ensemble category. It’s worth noting: Only the Golden Globes have nominated “Succession” actors thus far. The Emmys handed over writing and series nods to Season 1, but nothing to the...
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