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Screen Actors Guild Announces Nominations

TIMES STAFF WRITER

“Billy Elliot,” “The Contender,” “Chocolat,” “Gladiator” and “Almost Famous” each received three nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards, the organization announced Tuesday.

The nominations reflect a film awards season that remains wide open. SAG’s awards frequently are indicative of the sentiments of Oscar voters, of which actors represent a significant block.

For the record:
12:00 AM, Feb. 01, 2001 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday February 1, 2001 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 59 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 28 words Type of Material: Correction
Venue location--The Shrine Exposition Center is in downtown Los Angeles. An article in Wednesday’s Calendar about the Screen Actors Guild Awards incorrectly stated that it was in Beverly Hills.

“Ally McBeal,” “Will & Grace,” “ER,” “Frasier” and “The Sopranos” are among the TV series with multiple nominations.

Notably missing from the nominations in the feature film category are Michael Douglas for outstanding actor for “Wonder Boys” and Javier Bardem for “Before Night Falls.” Both actors had received critics’ awards and were nominated for Golden Globes. Benicio Del Toro, who received the Golden Globe for best supporting actor for “Traffic,” was nominated in SAG’s lead actor category for the same performance.

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A spokesman for SAG said Del Toro had been submitted for lead actor rather than for supporting.

The Screen Actors Guild’s approximately 98,000 members in 26 branches will vote on the winners in the 13 categories, which will be announced during a ceremony at the Shrine Exposition Center in Beverly Hills to be telecast March 11 on TNT. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee will be presented with the 37th annual Life Achievement award during the broadcast.

The full list of nominees:

Movies

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Male actor in a leading role: Jamie Bell, “Billy Elliot"; Russell Crowe, “Gladiator"; Benicio Del Toro, “Traffic"; Tom Hanks, “Cast Away"; and Geoffrey Rush, “Quills.”

Female actor in a leading role: Joan Allen, “The Contender"; Juliette Binoche, “Chocolat"; Ellen Burstyn, “Requiem for a Dream"; Laura Linney, “You Can Count on Me"; and Julia Roberts, “Erin Brockovich.”

Male actor in a supporting role: Jeff Bridges, “The Contender"; Willem Dafoe, “Shadow of the Vampire"; Albert Finney, “Erin Brockovich"; Gary Oldman, “The Contender"; and Joaquin Phoenix, “Gladiator.”

Female actor in a supporting role: Judi Dench, “Chocolat"; Kate Hudson, “Almost Famous"; Frances McDormand, “Almost Famous"; Julie Walters, “Billy Elliot"; and Kate Winslet, “Quills.”

Cast of a theatrical motion picture: “Almost Famous,” “Billy Elliot,” “Chocolat,” “Gladiator” and “Traffic.”

Television

Male actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Alec Baldwin, “Nuremberg"; Brian Cox, “Nuremberg"; Brian Dennehy, “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman"; Danny Glover, “Freedom Song"; John Lithgow, “Don Quixote"; and James Woods, “Dirty Pictures.”

Female actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Stockard Channing, “The Truth About Jane"; Judi Dench, “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells"; Sally Field, “David Copperfield"; Elizabeth Franz, “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman"; and Vanessa Redgrave, “If These Walls Could Talk 2.”

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Male actor in a drama series: Tim Daly, “The Fugitive"; Anthony Edwards, “ER"; Dennis Franz, “NYPD Blue"; James Gandolfini, “The Sopranos"; and Martin Sheen, “The West Wing.”

Female actor in a drama series: Gillian Anderson, “The X-Files"; Edie Falco, “The Sopranos"; Sally Field, “ER"; Lauren Graham, “The Gilmore Girls"; Allison Janney, “The West Wing"; and Sela Ward, “Once and Again.”

Male actor in a comedy series: Robert Downey Jr., “Ally McBeal"; Kelsey Grammer, “Frasier"; Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace"; Peter MacNicol, “Ally McBeal"; and David Hyde Pierce, “Frasier.”

Female actor in a comedy series: Calista Flockhart, “Ally McBeal"; Jane Kaczmarek, “Malcolm in the Middle"; Debra Messing, “Will & Grace"; Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace"; and Sarah Jessica Parker, “Sex and the City.”

Ensemble in a drama series: “ER,” “Law & Order,” “The Practice,” “The Sopranos” and “The West Wing.”

Ensemble in a comedy series: “Ally McBeal,” “Frasier,” “Friends,” “Sex and the City” and “Will & Grace.”


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