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J. Edgar, Albert Nobbs, Modern Family Make This Year’s SAG Nominations

With a few exceptions—basically the usual suspects on Modern Family—the just-announced SAG nominations for television shows were a fairly straight bunch. Dexter, The Office, Friday Night Lights.  Was that show still even on?

We were glad to see Jessica Lange get a nod for American Horror Story and Mary Tyler Moore is getting a much deserved lifetime achievement award.  But could Glee‘s near-shutout signify the end of the gay reign during awards season?

Thankfully things on the movie front look better, with Glenn Close and Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Arnie Hammer and Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), and Christopher Plummer (Beginners) all getting nods for roles that either skirted or embraced the LGBT rainbow.

Films who make the grade here often wind up on the Oscars short list, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.