Apple TV+ Series 'The Morning Show' Nominated for Several SAG Awards


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Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show" has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding male actor and outstanding female actor.

Steve Carell and Billy Crudup, who play Mitch Kessler and Corey Ellison, respectively, have been nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award.

The two will be competing against Sterling K. Brown (Randall Pearson) from "This Is Us," Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) from "Game of Thrones," and David Harbour (Jim Hopper) from "Stranger Things."

Jennifer Aniston, who plays Alex Levy, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. Reese Witherspoon, who plays Bradley Jackson in "The Morning Show" was not nominated.

Aniston will be competing against Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret) and Olivia Coleman (Queen Elizabeth II) from "The Crown," Jodie Comer (Villanelle) from "Killing Eve," and Elisabeth Moss (June/Offred) from "The Handmaid's Tale."

Apple has also received several Golden Globe Award nominations for "The Morning Show," including a nomination for best drama series. Both Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have been nominated for best actress in a drama series Golden Globe awards as well.

Apple is competing against HBO's "Big Little Lies" and "Succession," BBC America's "Killing Eve," and Netflix's "The Crown" for the best drama series Golden Globe award.

The SAG Awards are given by the Screen Actors Guild and they are considered one of the major award events in Hollywood. The Golden Globe Awards, also considered a major award event, are decided on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The SAG awards will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2020, while the Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Both the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards will be followed by the Academy Awards, given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nominations for the Academy Awards, which will be held on February 9, have not yet been announced. SAG and Golden Globe nominations are often predictors of Academy Award nominations, though.

"The Morning Show" is the only one of Apple's TV shows to receive award nominations in 2020, and it is the series with the most notable cast. Prior to launch, "The Morning Show" received less than stellar reviews from critics, but it has fared better with audiences.

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macrumors regular
Mar 31, 2017
This is massive news - bigger than the Globes noms.
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The Morning Show is great, but I just don't know how it will fare against some of the other shows because of its mixed critic ratings.
I think Carell and Crudup have a good shot in their category. I don't see Dinklage winning (given the horrible season 8), and definitely not Harbour (lol).


macrumors regular
Mar 31, 2017
Huh this show is called morning wars here. I thought I was going crazy that every time I read about it here it was called something else.
Yeah - I just read an article on an Australian news site discussing the different name there. It's Morning Wars in Australia and the Phillipines apparently. I wonder if that's because "The Morning Show" is an actual already existing show in those countries?


macrumors regular
Mar 31, 2017
I love the show but aside from Shantel VanSanten (Karen Baldwin) and Colm Feore (Wernher von Braun), none of the actors stand out as particularly award worthy yet. All very good in their own roles though.
I agree. I think it has a better shot at awards involving production, like set design, costumes, etc. That and awards for writing.

It's not an acting showcase, so much as incredibly good TV. I also feel that Apple pushed Morning Show to the awards people more than For All Mankind.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 21, 2017
Hollywood awards are meaningless. It's the industry patting each other on the back. Often times it's like a political process. Are some of you going to run to your friends and tell them how awesome it is that a show got some SAG nominations? No one I know gives 2 rips about movie/tv awards.

Mindhunter is without a doubt one of the best tv shows out and it got 0 SAG nominations.


macrumors 603
Sep 12, 2017
Sunnyvale, CA
I wonder how much Apple paid for these nominations?
Probably not enough... I guess we’ll find out when the winners are announced.

But why didn’t all the other shows get nominated? Did the committee just keep the bribe money without nominating all the other shows? Dang, you can’t trust anyone nowadays. I’ll bet Tim Apple is really mad!!! 😡
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