This morning, the nominations for the SAG Awards were announced. I learned this because my Twitter feed, composed mainly of critics who believe that awards shows prove very little, was going crazy with complaints about some of the nominations. This article by HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall sums up the outrage well: Award shows are often have silly nominations, but a few of the noms here are just so crazy that they deserve mention.
The two big ones involve the cast of Dexter being nominated for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series and an actor from Suits being nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. Having never seen Suits (the premise looks dumb and most of USA’s shows do not interest me at all) I can’t speak on the man’s talent, but I was surprised that none of the actors Sepinwall mentions didn’t get nominated (especially Aaron Paul). But for Dexter to receive a nomination based on its cast is mind-boggling; I haven’t truly liked it since its second season, and even then, the only two truly worthwhile actors were Michael C. Hall and Erik King (whose character died in Season 2, thus leaving the show).
Sepinwall goes into greater detail about the poor manner in which the SAG Awards treat television.