The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards air this Sunday, and while we've already made our predictions in the film categories, it's time to break down the TV categories. Will Alec Baldwin break his own record by taking home his seventh consecutive Actor Award for "30 Rock"? (Probably.) Can anyone beat Julianne Moore in "Game Change"? (No.) And how much do American voters love those Brits of "Downton Abbey"? (A lot.) Below, a look at who is expected to take home the prize on Sunday.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Who will win: There could be some voters who want to reward movie star Kevin Costner for doing TV (and a Western, no less!) but I suspect Ed Harris (also a movie star!) will triumph.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Charlotte Rampling, “Restless”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”
Alfre Woodard, “Steel Magnolias”
Who will win: Julianne Moore is the biggest TV lock of the night. And full deserving, as she transcended mere imitation to make Sarah Palin all too human—and even sympathetic!
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Who will win: Despite some stiff competition from Damian Lewis, I think its finally time to recognize Bryan Cranston. He’s got three Emmys and is nominated in three categories at SAG this year, yet has never taken home a SAG Award. This could and should be his year.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Who will win: Claire Danes. The “Downton” ladies will likely cancel each other out, and Danes is on a roll.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Who will win: As much as I would love to believe actors will rally around Louis C.K., I suspect Alec Baldwin will take him his seventh consecutive statuette.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland”
Who will win: Amy Poehler finally cracked this category, but it's likely her friend Tina Fey will be the winner.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Who will win: This is a tough one. “Boardwalk Empire” has won the last two years in a row, and I happen to think it’s the weakest of the group this year. Would love to see “Breaking Bad” finally win this one, but I suspect the love for “Downton Abbey” might carry the Crawley family to a victory.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
Who will win: There’s been a lot of love for “30 Rock,” but expect “Modern Family” to three-peat.