Westworld, HBO’s newest it series, impressed late last year when it was nominated for three Screen Actor Guild Awards. Unfortunately, at tonight’s awards ceremony, it ended up coming up short in all three categories: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
But there’s always a bright side, and always a door hidden behind you in that wall, right? Let’s explore both.
First, however, here are the shows that did win. For best actress in a drama, Thandie Newton (Maeve Millay) was passed over for Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) in Netflix’s superb historical drama, The Crown; for best ensemble performance in a drama, Netflix’s retro sci-fi series, Stranger Things, grabbed the gold; and, finally, for best stunt performance, Westworld was edged out by none other than Game of Thrones, despite creator George R.R. Martin predicting otherwise.
Needless to say, each of the winners is an outstanding entry on the small screen, with each highly deserving of a Westworld fan’s time (indeed, all three are easily three of the best series currently on the air). Still, we can’t help but feel for Jonathan Nolan’s and Lisa Joy’s little-sci-fi/western-show-that-could, particularly given all the production struggles and delays that plagued its journey to HBO last October.
And this, actually, is the first sliver of that silver lining – if Westworld had to lose, at least it lost to the best of the best. And, secondly, at least all of the cast members that came out to represent the show shone brightly on the red carpet:
As for that supposedly secret door… it doesn’t look like anything to me.
Do you think Westworld was treated unfairly by the SAG elders, or do you think the productions that won were, in fact, the most deserving? Sound off below.