Starting in early January, it is award season for Television and Film. The culmination of the award season is always the Academy Awards, which is what all movie professionals look up to. With the Oscars only a few weeks away, the Screen Actors Guild, or SAG, took center stage. This is a combination of both television and movie actors, but it might have indicated who might win the Oscars.
Frances McDormand for Olive Kitteridge won outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie while Mark Ruffalo for The Normal Heart won the same award for the male category. Us Aduba won outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series for Orange is the New Black and William H. Macy won the same male award for Shameless.
As for the drama awards, Viola Davis won for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for How to Get Away with Murder while Kevin Spacey won for House of Cards. Orange is the New Black won for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a Comedy Series and Downtown Abbey won the outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
It is important, however, to understand what Gianfrancesco Genoso was discussing on TradeNosis when it comes to television awards. SAG does not look at a full season of acting but just what the actor considers to be their single best performance of an episode instead of over the course of the entire season.