Good news, ‘Hacks’: SAG Awards love shows about showbiz

Good news, ‘Hacks’: SAG Awards love shows about showbiz
At the first Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in 1995, the cast of “Seinfeld” took the stage as the inaugural Best TV Comedy Ensemble recipients. The series, which starred stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself, was one of several shows about the entertainment industry nominated for the top prize that year. Seinfeld and his castmates defeated actors from programs centered on a range of show business sub-sectors, from radio (“Frasier”) to news media (“Murphy Brown”). In the quarter century since, the casts of many other comedies about show business have competed and sometimes won here, and now the stars of “Hacks” are hoping to be next on the list.

Like “Seinfeld,” “Hacks” is centered on the profession of stand-up comedy, but the similarities end there. The HBO Max show’s main character is female comic Deborah Vance (Jean Smart), who is entirely fictional, decades older than the Seinfeld character was,
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