HBO, 'Modern Family' Lead SAG Awards Nominations

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Buoyed by its usual dominance of the TV movie and miniseries categories, HBO topped the list of Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination announced Wednesday morning with eight nods.

ABC's Modern Family was the most-nominated series with five nods for actors Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet, as well as outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Other comedy series receiving ensemble nominations were NBC's 30 Rock and The Office, CBS' The Big Bang Theory and Fox's Glee. 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, and The Office's Steve Carell also received acting nods, as did Edie Falco for her lead performance in Showtime's Nurse Jackie, Betty White in TV Land's Hot in Cleveland and Jon Cryer for CBS's Two and a Half Men.

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series nominations went to HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, AMC's Breaking Bad, Showtime's Dexter and CBS's The Good Wife.

From the nominated series, Boardwalk's Steve Buscemi, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Dexter's Michael C. Halll and Good Wife's Julianna Margulies all also received acting nominations. Rounding out the nods were: Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler (DirecTV); Suits' Patrick J. Adams (USA Network); Harry's Law's Kathy Bates (NBC); Damages' Glenn Close (DirecTV); American Horror Story's Jessica Lange (FX) and The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick (TNT).

HBO's movie and minseries acting nominations went to Diane Lane for Cinema Verite, Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce for Mildred Pierce, Laurence Fishburne for Thurgood, and Paul Giamatti and James Woods for Too Big to Fail.

Also receiving nods were Maggie Smith for PBS's Downton Abbey, Emily Watson for Sundance Channel's Appropriate Adult, Betty White for CBS's Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine and Greg Kinnear for ReelzChannel's The Kennedys.

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