BY GLENN WHIPP
SAG Awards nominations come from two panels — one for film, one for TV — comprising roughly 2,200 randomly chosen voters from within the membership. But every SAG-AFTRA member in good standing — 116,741, per the group's count — chooses the winners. That kind of volume usually results in safe choices, particularly on the television side. Here are my predictions for the Jan. 30 ceremony:
MALE ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
The nominees: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"; Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"; Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"; Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
And the winner is: Hamm won his first Emmy this fall. Might that tip the scales for him to take his first SAG Award too?
Unless: Malek has a lot of heat for his acclaimed first-year USA show, picking up a Golden Globe nomination along with the SAG nom. He could well pull off the night's biggest surprise.