I guess you could call it an embarrassment of riches at this point.
After attaining several Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe nominations – including winning two awards in the latter – and getting some recognition from the Writers’ Guild, Westworld is once again getting some love on the recognition front, this time from the Screen Actors’ Guild.
For this latest outing, SAG is honoring HBO’s newest series by placing it in contest in three(!) categories: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (that would be for Thandie Newton [Maeve Millay], of course), Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series. While Westworld is facing some rather stiff competition in the first instance – Netflix’s House of Cards, Stranger Things, and The Crown are comprised of some considerable talent – it’s the last two that have fans already talking, as the show is going up against Game of Thrones yet again. I guess you could call all the impending standoffs the next round of the Battle of the Bastards.
We once again wish Westworld and its many fine cast and crew the best of luck. And while we’re waiting on the next round of noms to come in (it’s only a matter of time at this point, right?), let’s start making predictions as to who will win the SAG awards in the comments section below.