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McKellen, Dench snag SAG nominations (2917)

2917Entertainment News2002-01-30

McKellen, Dench snag SAG nominations

Nominations for the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with gay-inclusive films like Iris and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (and the non-gay-inclusive A Beautiful Mind) dominating in most categories. Sir Ian McKellen was nominated for Male Actor in a Supporting Role, where he will compete against Hayden Christensen, who plays a troubled teen who briefly turns to hustling in Life as a House. Dame Judi Dench received two nominations, one for playing bisexual author Iris Murdoch in Iris (Female Actor in a Leading Role) and one for playing a lesbian with a lifelong secret in The Shipping News (Female Actor in a Supporting Role). The Ensemble category includes A Beautiful Mind (which costars out actor Anthony Rapp), Gosford Park (which contains a handful of gay characters), and The Lord of the Rings.

On the television side, Alan Ball's Six Feet Under was acknowledged for its ensemble as well as for Peter Krause's performance. The awards will be presented March 10.

Here is a complete list of SAG Award nominations:


Male Actor in a Leading Role: Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind; Kevin Kline, Life as a House; Sean Penn, I Am Sam; Denzel Washington, Training Day; Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom

Female Actor in a Leading Role: Halle Berry, Monster's Ball; Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind; Judi Dench, Iris; Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom; Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones's Diary

Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Jim Broadbent, Iris; Hayden Christensen, Life as a House; Ethan Hawke, Training Day; Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast; Ian McKellen, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Cate Blanchett, Bandits; Judi Dench, The Shipping News; Cameron Diaz, Vanilla Sky; Dakota Fanning, I Am Sam; Helen Mirren, Gosford Park

Ensemble: A Beautiful Mind, Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, Moulin Rouge


Male Actor in a Drama Series: Richard Dreyfuss, The Education of Max Bickford; Dennis Franz, NYPD Blue; James Gandolfini, The Sopranos; Peter Krause, Six Feet Under; Martin Sheen, The West Wing

Female Actor in a Drama Series: Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos; Stockard Channing, The West Wing; Tyne Daly, Judging Amy; Edie Falco, The Sopranos; Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls; Allison Janney, The West Wing

Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond; Kelsey Grammer, Frasier; Sean Hayes, Will & Grace; David Hyde Pierce, Frasier; Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond

Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Jennifer Aniston, Friends; Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City; Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond; Megan Mullally, Will & Grace; Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City

Ensemble in a Drama Series: C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, The West Wing

Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friends, Sex and the City, Will & Grace

Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Alan Alda, Club Land; Richard Dreyfuss, The Day Reagan Was Shot; James Franco, James Dean; Gregory Hines, Bojangles; Ben Kingsley, Anne Frank

Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Angela Bassett, Ruby's Bucket of Blood; Judy Davis, Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows; Anjelica Huston, The Mists of Avalon; Sissy Spacek, Midwives; Emma Thompson, Wit

Life Achievement Award: Edward Asner

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