Nominations for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood and several out actors and LGBT-inclusive series were honored.
Out actor Jim Parsons was nominated in Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on The Big Bang Theory. Parsons is also included in the series’ nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Eric Stonestreet received a nod in the same category for his role as Cameron Tucker on Modern Family. This is his second time being nominated in this category.
LGBT-inclusive series Modern Family, Glee, Nurse Jackie and The Office all scored nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Modern Family and The Office have each previously won twice in this category and Glee has picked up the award once. Downton Abbey received a nod in Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Game of Thrones was nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series. On the film side, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 8:00pm EST/5:00PM PST from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.