The glorious days of "Breaking Bad" may not be over yet even the show already concluded last September. The crime drama series nabs four nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that will be handed out on Saturday, January 18, 2014 and aired live on TNT and TBS at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
The series' on-screen couple Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn are up for best drama actor and best drama actress respectively. The Walter White depicter faces off Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire"), Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom"), Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") and Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") in the category.
Meanwhile, Gunn, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series this year, is pitted against Claire Danes ("Homeland"), Jessica Lange ("American Horror Story: Coven"), Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey") and Kerry Washington ("Scandal").
The AMC show is also up for best ensemble in drama and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series. "Boardwalk Empire", "Homeland" and "Game of Thrones" are also nominated in both categories, with "Downton Abbey" rounding up the nominee list for the Ensemble, Drama and "The Walking Dead" earning the last spot in the Stunt Ensemble category.
In TV Movie or Miniseries field, Matt Damon once again faces off his "Behind the Candelabra" co-star Michael Douglas for the best actor title. They were previously nominated for Leading Actor in a Made-for-TV Movie/Miniseries at this year's Emmys and Douglas ended up snatching the prize. Their other competitors this time are Jeremy Irons ("The Hollow Crown"), Rob Lowe ("Killing Kennedy") and Al Pacino ("Phil Spector").
In the female department, Angela Bassett ("Betty & Coretta"), Helena Bonham Carter ("Burton and Taylor"), Holly Hunter ("Top of the Lake"), Helen Mirren ("Phil Spector") and Elisabeth Moss ("Top of the Lake") are up against one another for the best actress in TV movie or miniseries.
Comedy categories see a surprise with "Arrested Development" earning two noms (best actor for Jason Bateman and Ensemble, Comedy), while the critically-acclaimed "Girls" doesn't get any. "30 Rock", "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" get three apiece.
Also surprisingly snubbed by the SAG this year are "Mad Men" and "The Good Wife".
The SAG also honors the best actors in movie. Award-winning actress Rita Moreno is chosen to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.
Male Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries