Screen Actors Guild Announces Nominees

With the Golden Globes behind us and the Academy Awards still to come, the buzz surrounding Chicago and The Hours has made them virtually old standards on nominee lists. The Screen Actors Guild list of nominees, announced this morning, is no exception; Chicago has five nominations and The Hours four.

That’s not to say that SAG, known for honoring performances that the other major kudos-giving organizations tend to ignore, has broken with its long-standing tradition of putting less-awarded–yet truly great–performances in the spotlight. This year, the recipients of that largess are Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina, nominated for lead actress and supporting actor respectively for their work in Frida; Michelle Pfeiffer in the supporting actress category for White Oleander; and Christopher Walken in the supporting actor category for Catch Me If You Can.

Chicago‘s main players, Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger, received nods in the lead acting categories, while supporting nods went to Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah. Given that, it’s not surprising that the film was nominated in the best ensemble category as well.

As for the much-touted performances in The Hours, Nicole Kidman snagged a nomination in the lead category, while Julianne Moore and Ed Harris got supporting nods. (Moore also competes against costar Kidman in the lead category for her work in Far From Heaven.)

And where, you might ask, is Meryl Streep? Nowhere on this list–not for her performance in The Hours, though the ensemble cast is nominated, and not for her supporting work in Adaptation, whose ensemble also made the list.

In fact, Streep is probably the biggest SAG snub this year, with the possible exception of Edward Norton and Barry Pepper, whose work in Spike Lee‘s 25th Hour has gone largely unnoticed during awards show season.

In the television arena, Globe winners Tony Shalhoub and Kim Cattrall also got SAG nominations, Cattrall in the lead actress category this time, since there are no SAG awards for supporting performances in TV. Cattrall shut out her costars, even the ubiquitous Sarah Jessica Parker, who wasn’t nominated for the first time since 2000.

Other than that, the TV nominees are pretty much the usual suspects–The West Wing, The Sopranos and Friends all made the list as expected, although the inclusion of Lily Tomlin in the lead acting category for The West Wing may come as a bit of a shock. Of course, her costar, perennial nominee and sometime winner Allison Janney, is on the list, too, though Stockard Channing isn’t. She’ll be around, though, since her work on the TV movie The Matthew Shepard Story has been honored.

The full list of movie and television nominees follows:



Adrien Brody, The Pianist

Nicolas Cage, Adaptation

Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York

Richard Gere, Chicago

Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt


Salma Hayek, Frida

Nicole Kidman, The Hours

Diane Lane, Unfaithful

Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven

Renee Zellweger, Chicago

Supporting Actor

Chris Cooper, Adaptation

Ed Harris, The Hours

Alfred Molina, Frida

Dennis Quaid, Far From Heaven

Christopher Walken, Catch Me If You Can

Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, About Schmidt

Julianne Moore, The Hours

Michelle Pfeiffer, White Oleander

Queen Latifah, Chicago

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago

Cast Performance



The Hours

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

My Big Fat Greek Wedding


Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Albert Finney, The Gathering Storm, HBO

Brad Garrett, Gleason, CBS

Sean Hayes, Martin & Lewis, CBS

William H. Macy, Door to Door, TNT

John Turturro, Monday Night Mayhem, TNT

Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Kathy Bates, My Sister’s Keeper, CBS

Stockard Channing, The Matthew Shepard Story, NBC

Helen Mirren, Door to Door, TNT

Vanessa Redgrave, The Gathering Storm, HBO

Uma Thurman, Hysterical Blindness, HBO

Actor in a Drama Series

Michael Chiklis, The Shield, FX

James Gandolfini, The Sopranos, HBO

Martin Sheen, The West Wing, NBC

Kiefer Sutherland, 24, Fox

Treat Williams, Everwood, WB

Actress in a Drama Series

Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos, HBO

Amy Brenneman, Judging Amy, CBS

Edie Falco, The Sopranos, HBO

Allison Janney, The West Wing, NBC

Lily Tomlin, The West Wing, NBC

Actor in a Comedy Series

Sean Hayes, Will & Grace, NBC

Matt LeBlanc, Friends, NBC

Bernie Mac, The Bernie Mac Show, Fox

Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS

Tony Shalhoub, Monk, USA

Actress in a Comedy Series

Jennifer Aniston, Friends, NBC

Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City, HBO

Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS

Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle, Fox

Megan Mullally, Will & Grace, NBC

Ensemble in a Drama Series

24, Fox

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS

Six Feet Under, HBO

The Sopranos, HBO

The West Wing, NBC

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS

Frasier, NBC

Friends, NBC

Sex and the City, HBO

Will & Grace, NBC

Lifetime Achievement Award

Clint Eastwood