The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are among the most prestigious in the industry. Considered both classier than the Oscars and a good Oscar predictor, they are among the most paid-attention-to of awards since they started 14 years ago. Today they announced their 2007 nominees, and guess who got honored for television work?

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
James Gandolfini (The Sopranos)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Hugh Laurie (House)
James Spader (Boston Legal)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boston Legal
The Closer
Grey’s Anatomy
Mad Men
The Sopranos

Meanwhile, Hollywood.com announced its “Breakout Stars of 2007,” and no surprise to see Jon Hamm acknowledged again.

And it wasn’t a tough sell for audiences to fully buy into Jon Hamm’s skillfull portrayal of 1960s ad exec who literally reinvented himself on AMC’s Mad Men.

You know, Roberta convinced me to watch this show, and I’ve been hooked since the first episode, and all of these accolades feel so…personal. Like we’re being validated. Not to mention that it’s a good way to keep the show on the air! It’s just so yummy.

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