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SAG winners and losers: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Mariah Carey

SAG winners and losers: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Mariah Carey

Who's happy and who's sad after this morning's announcement?

I've offered my take on this morning's SAG Awards announcement. Guy has given his thoughts on snubs and surprises on the movie side of things and Alan has analyzed things on the TV side. The nominations brought with them a number of winners and losers in both the worlds of film and television, so to which side of the line did your favorites fall? Click through the gallery story below to get Team HitFix's thoughts on who's happy and who's sad now that the actors have had their say.

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Showtime renews 'Episodes' for Season 4


Showtime renews "Episodes" for Season 4
Matt LeBlanc's comedy, which returns for a 3rd season on Jan. 12, will return in 2015 for a nine-episode 4th season.

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<p>Robert Redford in &quot;All is Lost.&quot;</p>

Robert Redford in "All is Lost."

Credit: Lionsgate Films

SAG snubs and surprises: Redford sinks, 'Dallas Buyers Club' swims

Who missed out -- and who hit big -- in this morning's nominations
The name "Christoph Waltz" can provide some cold comfort to any actor left out of this morning's SAG nominations. Omitted from last year's Best Supporting Actor lineup, he rallied with an Oscar nomination and ultimately took the win. Admittedly, his SAG miss probably had much to do with scheduling, but the point stands: as Marcia Gay Harden proved before him, a SAG nomination isn't a prerequisite for Oscar glory.
 
But it certainly helps. Make no mistake: the studios and publicists behind certain films and players absent from this morning's nominations will be feeling very glum indeed, while those behind some unexpected inclusions are turning cartwheels right now. (Maybe not literally, though I'd like to see Harvey Weinstein have a go.) For better or worse, the SAG slate is a significant preview of what we can expect when the Academy announces their nominations in a little over a month's time -- three years ago, lest we forget, 19 of 20 SAG-nominated performances repeated at the Oscars.
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SAG Award nominations honor 'Breaking Bad' and '30 Rock,' snub 'drama' 'Orange is the New Black'


SAG Award nominations honor "Breaking Bad" and "30 Rock," snub "drama" "Orange is the New Black"

"Breaking Bad" scored four nominations, the most of any TV series. But the SAG Awards snubbed "The Good Wife," "House of Cards," "Parks and Recreation," "Mad Men" and "Orange is the New Black," which entered itself as a drama. PLUS: Edie Falco and Alec Baldwin set a SAG Awards nomination record.


Guy Pearce to play Sean Hayes' love interest

The "Memento" star is set to guest on "Sean Saves the World."


Gail O'Grady is coming to "Revenge"
The "NYPD Blue" vet will play the first Mrs. Grayson.


Jimmy Smits reacts to the "Sons of Anarchy" season finale

"It's no accident that both of these characters have little cuts on their heart," he says.


"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." hits another low
The fall finale attracted 5.9 million viewers.


Lizzy Caplan: I had to get wasted to perform "True Blood" sex scenes
She tells Chelsea Handler: "On 'True Blood'—I've never told anybody this—but I was so nervous and I was so drunk that after I shot the scene I was going up to the crew members—and I had just met all these people the day before—and I was going up to all of them like, 'You got a boner! You do! You've got one!' It was horrible. Horrible!"


Preview Amy Poehler & Tina Fey's Entertainment Weekly issue
The comedy duo are this week's guest editors.


"Doctor Who" teases its Christmas special
Watch a preview of Matt Smith's final go as the Doctor.


Kevin Dillon's broken hand won't keep him from filming the "Entourage" movie
Dillon wouldn't say how he broke his hand.


New Netflix cartoon will be voiced by Aaron Paul, Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris

They'll star in "BoJack Horseman," about a humanoid horse played by Arnett.


Watch a preview of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg's "Wahlburgers"
See the brothers as reality stars.


"Ripper Street" could return for a 3rd season

Video-on-demand company LoveFilm is considering reviving the canceled BBC series.


Maria Menounos beats lawsuit against her "Access Hollywood" stylist
The "Extra" host was accused of defaming her former stylist at a party two years ago.


E-Trade's talking baby is done with the Super Bowl
E-Trade has opted to not run a Super Bowl for the first time since 2007.

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<p>It's the most wonderful time of the year</p>

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Credit: CBS

TV Ratings: 'Victoria's Secret' leads CBS Tuesday, while 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' drops big

'NCIS' and 'NCIS: LA' are Tuesday's most-watched
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
 
CBS' latest airing of the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" was down from last year's telecast among young viewers, but still led Tuesday night in the key demo, helping the network win in all key measures.
 
And remember that big bump "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." got two weeks ago when "NCIS" was away? It didn't last long. With "NCIS" back on the schedule, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." plummeted to a series low on Tuesday. Having "S.H.I.E.L.D." back did, however, help give "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife" a slight boost after last week's declines.
 
NBC's "Biggest Loser" and "The Voice" also dropped with "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" back, but "Chicago Fire" benefited from the lack of "CSI" and gained overall viewers.
 
Finally, The CW discovered that the only thing that draws a smaller audience than a new "IHeart Radio" special is a repeat of a previously low-rated special.
 
On to the numbers...
 
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<p>Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of 'Dallas Buyers Club&quot;</p>

Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of 'Dallas Buyers Club"

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Redford snubbed and 'Dallas' gets a boost in otherwise unsurprising SAG announcement

A few unruly races finally settled a little bit

This morning's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations announcement wasn't going to have a lot of surprises. At this stage, most of the players are known. It's a dense race, however, so the only question was, who was going to get squeezed out?

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<p>Kevin Spacey from &quot;House of Cards&quot;&nbsp;got a SAG&nbsp;nomination.</p>

Kevin Spacey from "House of Cards" got a SAG nomination.

Credit: Netflix

SAG Awards TV nominations favor the familiar over the new

Kevin Spacey from 'House of Cards' is the only acting nominee from a new series

One of the defining traits of The Quality TV Deluge of 2013 has been the arrival of so many impressive new series to add to a  landscape that already included the shows of HBO, AMC, FX, et al. The likes of "Orange Is the New Black," "Masters of Sex," the different Sundance series, "The Americans," and more added so much vitality to television — and so many indelible performances, like Tatiana Maslany playing a half dozen roles on "Orphan Black."

If showbiz awards are designed in part as a historical record of what a particular year was like, then today's Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations didn't do a great job of telling the story of 2013. It featured most of the usual suspects(*) like "Breaking Bad" and "Boardwalk Empire" and "Modern Family" and "Downton Abbey," and as a result there was virtually no room to recognize newcomers.

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<p>SAG Awards nominees Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons of &quot;The Big Bang Theory&quot;</p>

SAG Awards nominees Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory"

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'Breaking Bad,' 'Big Bang Theory' lead 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations

'Mad Men' and Jon Hamm were entirely shut out
With semi-surprising nods for Mayim Bialik and Anna Gunn, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Breaking Bad" were among the TV leaders at Wednesday (December 11) morning's nominations for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
 
With three nominations apiece, "Modern Family" and "30 Rock" also placed well with the SAG membership, which will announce their winners on Sunday, January 18. [If you include the Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble category, "Breaking Bad" actually earned four nominations, while "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Boardwalk Empire" all join the pack with three.]
 
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2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees - complete list

2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees - complete list

'12 Years A Slave' and 'Breaking Bad' lead with 4 nods each

The Screen Actors Guild announced this year's nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards. The winners will be announced during a live telecast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18. The nominees are as follows...

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<p>For your consideration: Oscar Isaac and cat in &quot;Inside Llewyn Davis.&quot;</p>

For your consideration: Oscar Isaac and cat in "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Credit: CBS Films

Roundup: The rights and wrongs of campaigning cats

Also: R.I.P. Eleanor Parker, and Disney's self-referencing awards campaign

It happens pretty much every year: some adorable animal in one of the year's major awards titles charms critics enough that its "performance" places in various year-end polls, while others make irony-laced calls for awards recognition. Two years ago it was that craven red-carpet whore Uggie; this year, it's the cat/s of "Inside Llewyn Davis" that has surfaced in the Indiewire critics' poll for Best Supporting Performance. Joe Reid, albeit with his own tongue fairly far in cheek, is tired of the joke: "Handing an Academy Award to your cat is something to do when you're eight years old and holding pretend Academy Awards in your bedroom, because you're an only gay child who just wants to re-enact the Whoopi Goldberg-hosted 1998 Oscars, and the cat makes a better Gwyneth Paltrow than you do." The old Billy DeWolfe song "Don't Dress Your Cat in an Apron" comes to mind. [The Wire]

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Kurt Sutter had 'Sons of Anarchy's' Season 6 finale shocker planned for years


Kurt Sutter had "Sons of Anarchy's" Season 6 finale shocker planned for years
"I knew early on in the series," he says. "I won't say from the very beginning, but fairly early on ... Obviously, I wasn’t quite sure of the circumstances that would get us there, but I knew that that’s what we were ultimately writing towards." PLUS: Maggie Siff on how she prepared for the finale, Sutter is surprised by hatred toward Tara, Rockmond Dunbar and Theo Rossi talk about their pivotal scenes, and Katey Sagal talks "Team Gemma."

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Tyler Perry reacts to news of Paul Rudd's 'SNL' Madea

Tyler Perry reacts to news of Paul Rudd's 'SNL' Madea

Um, did Tika Sumpter just forget her role in the movie?

If you happened to watch "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, you might have caught the show's spoof on the recent trend of African-American themed holiday films entitled "White Christmas."  The skit featured Paul Rudd as a Caucasian version of Tyler Perry's signature Madea character as well as also poking fun at the box office smash "The Best Man Holiday."  Conveniently, HitFix spoke to Perry, who was promoting "A Madea Christmas," less than 12 hours after the skit aired and asked him what his reaction was.

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