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Screen Actors Guild Nominations Announced

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May 08, 2001 | 3:19am EDT

Nominations for the 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced today in Los Angeles at L.A.'s Pacific Design Center.

The unique show, honoring performers from 13 movie and TV categories, will air on TNT, Sunday, March 11 from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

The nominations in the movie categories aren’t surprising, with frontrunners Russell Crowe’s from “Gladiator” and Golden Globe winner Julia Roberts from “Erin Brockovich” easily making the list. Golden Globe winners Tom Hanks for “Cast Away” and Kate Hudson for “Almost Famous” snag nominations as well.

Several nominees in the television categories are returning to try their luck again, namely James Gandolfini and Edie Falco from “The Sopranos,” who both won in their respective categories last year. Also, die-hard dramas, such as “ER” and “Law & Order,” are back for their superior ensemble cast performances. But the newest kid on the block, “The West Wing,” may give them a run for their money. Also, the fresh comedy series “Will & Grace” and “Sex in the City” makes a strong showing against other returning champs, such as “Fraiser” and “Ally McBeal.”

The 37th S.A.G. Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to longtime acting couple Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, for their acclaimed body of work and their philanthropic endeavors with their fellow actors.

Here is the complete list of nominations:

FILM

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role

Jamie Bell -- “Billy Elliot

Russell Crowe

-- ”Gladiator

Benicio Del Toro

-- ”Traffic

Tom Hanks

-- ”Cast Away

Geoffrey Rush

-- ”Quills

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role

Joan Allen -- ”The Contender

Juliette Binoche

-- ”Chocolat

Ellen Burstyn

-- ”Requiem for a Dream

Laura Linney

-- ”You Can Count on Me

Julia Roberts

-- ”Erin Brockovich

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Jeff Bridges -- ”The Contender

Willem Dafoe

-- ”Shadow of the Vampire

Albert Finney

-- ”Erin Brockovich

Gary Oldman

-- ”The Contender

Joaquin Phoenix

-- ”Gladiator

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Judi Dench -- ”Chocolat

Kate Hudson

-- ”Almost Famous

Frances McDormand

-- “Almost Famous

Julie Walters

-- “Billy Elliot

Kate Winslet

-- ”Quills

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture

Almost Famous

Billy Elliot

Chocolat

Gladiator

Traffic

TELEVISION

For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Alec Baldwin - “Nuremberg” (TNT)

Brian Cox

- “Nuremberg” (TNT)

Brian Dennehy

- “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman” (Showtime)

Danny Glover

- “Freedom Song” (TNT)

John Lithgow

- “Don Quixote” (TNT)

James Woods

- “Dirty Pictures” (Showtime)

For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Stockard Channing - “The Truth About Jane” (Lifetime)

Judi Dench

- “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells” (HBO)

Sally Field

- “David Copperfield” (TNT)

Elizabeth Franz

- “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman” (Showtime)

Vanessa Redgrave

- “If These Walls Could Talk 2” (HBO)

For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Tim Daly - “The Fugitive” (CBS)

Anthony Edwards

- “ER” (NBC)

Dennis Franz

- “NYPD Blue” (ABC)

James Gandolfini

- “The Sopranos” (HBO)

Martin Sheen

- “The West Wing” (NBC)

For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Gillian Anderson - “The X-Files” (Fox)

Edie Falco

- “The Sopranos” (HBO)

Sally Field

- “ER” (NBC)

Lauren Graham

- “The Gilmore Girls” (WB)

Allison Janney

- “The West Wing” (NBC)

Sela Ward

- “Once and Again” (ABC)

For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Robert Downey Jr. - “Ally McBeal” (Fox)

Kelsey Grammer

- “Fraiser” (NBC)

Sean Hayes

- “Will & Grace” (NBC)

Peter MacNicol

- “Ally McBeal” (Fox)

David Hyde Pierce

- “Frasier” (NBC)

For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Calista Flockhart - “Ally McBeal” (Fox)

Jane Kaczmarek

- “Malcolm in the Middle” (Fox)

Debra Messing

- “Will & Grace” (NBC)

Megan Mullally

- “Will & Grace” (NBC)

Sarah Jessica Parker

- “Sex in the City” (HBO)

For Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“ER”

“Law & Order”

“The Practice”

“The Sopranos”

“The West Wing”

For Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

“Ally McBeal”

“Frasier”

“Friends”

“Sex in the City”

“Will & Grace”

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