Miramax, NBC Are Tops in Acting Award Nominees

TIMES STAFF WRITER

For the second year in a row, Miramax and NBC received the most Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations in the movie and television categories, SAG officials announced Tuesday, with "Good Will Hunting" getting four nods, the most for any film.

"3rd Rock From the Sun," "Ally McBeal," "Chicago Hope," "ER," "Frasier," "Law & Order," "Mad About You," "NYPD Blue," "Seinfeld" and "The X-Files" received multiple nominations in the television field.

There was one surprise in the film category, with Robin Wright Penn receiving a nod for her leading role in Miramax's little-seen "She's So Lovely." Noticeably absent from the list of nominees was Michael J. Fox, who received a Golden Globe earlier this month for his role in ABC's "Spin City."

The Screen Actors Guild's 90,000 members will vote, and the winners in 13 categories will be revealed in a live telecast on TNT on March 8. Elizabeth Taylor will be honored during the ceremony with SAG's Life Achievement Award.

Here is a list of the nominees:

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role: Matt Damon ("Good Will Hunting"), Robert Duvall ("The Apostle"), Peter Fonda ("Ulee's Gold"), Dustin Hoffman ("Wag the Dog") and Jack Nicholson ("As Good as It Gets").

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role: Helena Bonham Carter ("The Wings of the Dove"), Judi Dench ("Mrs. Brown"), Pam Grier ("Jackie Brown"), Helen Hunt ("As Good as It Gets"), Kate Winslet ("Titanic") and Robin Wright Penn ("She's So Lovely").

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role: Billy Connolly ("Mrs. Brown"), Anthony Hopkins ("Amistad"), Greg Kinnear ("As Good as It Gets"), Burt Reynolds ("Boogie Nights") and Robin Williams ("Good Will Hunting").

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role: Kim Basinger ("L.A. Confidential"), Minnie Driver ("Good Will Hunting"), Alison Elliott ("The Wings of the Dove"), Julianne Moore ("Boogie Nights") and Gloria Stuart ("Titanic").

Outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture: "Boogie Nights," "The Full Monty," "Good Will Hunting," "L.A. Confidential" and "Titanic."

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries: Jack Lemmon ("12 Angry Men"), Sidney Poitier ("Mandela and De Klerk"), Ving Rhames ("Don King: Only in America"), George C. Scott ("12 Angry Men") and Gary Sinise ("George Wallace").

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries: Glenn Close ("In the Gloaming"), Faye Dunaway ("The Twilight of the Golds"), Sigourney Weaver ("Snow White: A Tale of Terror"), Mare Winningham ("George Wallace") and Alfre Woodard ("Miss Evers' Boys").

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series: David Duchovny ("The X-Files"), Anthony Edwards ("ER"), Dennis Franz ("NYPD Blue"), Jimmy Smits ("NYPD Blue") and Sam Waterston ("Law & Order").

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series: Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files"), Kim Delaney ("NYPD Blue"), Christine Lahti ("Chicago Hope"), Julianna Margulies ("ER") and Della Reese ("Touched by an Angel").

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series: Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld"), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), John Lithgow ("3rd Rock From the Sun"), David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier") and Michael Richards ("Seinfeld").

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series: Kirstie Alley ("Veronica's Closet"), Ellen DeGeneres ("Ellen"), Calista Flockhart ("Ally McBeal"), Helen Hunt ("Mad About You") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Seinfeld").

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series: "Chicago Hope," "ER," "Law & Order," "NYPD Blue," "The X-Files."

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series: "3rd Rock From the Sun," "Ally McBeal," "Frasier," "Mad About You" and "Seinfeld."

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