Jeff Daniels nominated for SAG Award for 'The Newsroom'
In the show, Daniels plays force-of-nature anchorman Will McAvoy, who, after years of coyly evading questions about his own perspectives, goes on a blistering rant during a college campus panel discussion. After this, he finds his newsroom empty and must build a new team from the ground up, and work for the producer who'd previously broken his heart.
Daniels' heavy-hitting competitors for SAG's lead actor in a drama category are: Steve Buscemi for “Boardwalk Empire,” Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad,” Jon Hamm for “Mad Men” and Damien Lewis for “Homeland.”
The 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards will air on TNT and TBS on Jan. 27 from the Shrine Auditorium & Exposition Center in Los Angeles.