TV Land Nabs First SAG Nominations
Betty White is on a roll. The 88-year-old actress snagged a Screen Actors Guild nomination Thursday for her comedic turn in TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. The show was also nominated in the comedy ensemble category with more predictable series including NBC's 30 Rock and The Office, Fox's Glee and ABC's Modern Family.
These are the first SAG nominations for TV Land, which has been riding the Hot in Cleveland train since the show posted the net's best ratings ever for its premiere last summer, attracting nearly 5 million total viewers. The second season of 20 episodes is set to bow Jan. 19.
White said in a statement, “It's such a privilege at my age to still be working in a business that I love so much... I'm honored to be recognized by the Screen Actors Guild. It's so exciting to be a part of this amazing Hot in Cleveland ensemble.”
White, who was given a SAG lifetime achievement honor earlier this year, will compete against Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Jane Lynch (Glee) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family).
There were few surprises in the drama categories, where cable is well represented. Cable drama series nearly swept the outstanding ensemble category with CBS' The Good Wife the lone broadcast series competing against HBO's Boardwalk Empire, AMC's Mad Men, Showtime's Dexter and TNT's The Closer, which will end its run next year.
House's Hugh Laurie was the only actor in a broadcast drama nominated. He'll compete against Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay and The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies were the only actresses in broadcast dramas to get noms. Their fellow nominees are Glenn Close (FX's Damages, which will finish its run on Direct TV), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).