Date: 30th January 2002
Beautiful Mind, A (2001) and In the Bedroom (2001) are hot favourites to take the Oscars by storm in March (2002) - after landing three nominations apiece at this morning's (29th January 2002) Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Awards. Beautiful Mind Golden Globe winners RUSSELL CROWE and JENNIFER CONNELLY are up for Best Actor and Actress awards, and the film is up for the Best picture, against Gosford Park (2002), Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) and Moulin Rouge (2001).
Critically acclaimed In the Bedroom (2001) is also nominated among the Best Films, and stars TOM WILKINSON and SISSY SPACEK are among the runners for Best Actor and Actress categories respectively. Gosford Park (2002), I am Sam (2001), Training Day (2001), Iris (2001) and Life as a House (2001) all received two nominations.
Dame JUDI DENCH also picked up two SAG nods for her roles in IRIS (Best Actress) and Shipping News, The (2001) (Best Supporting Actress). And fellow British star BEN KINGSLEY also has a brace of nominations - Best Supporting Actor for Sexy Beast (2000) and Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries for his role as Otto Frank] in the harrowing "Anne Frank". The SAGs are considered the most accurate indication for the Academy Awards.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role RUSSELL CROWE/BEAUTIFUL MIND, a (2001) KEVIN KLINE/LIFE AS A HOUSE (2001) SEAN PENN/I AM SAM (2001) DENZEL WASHINGTON/TRAINING DAY (2001) TOM WILKINSON/In THE BEDROOM (2001)
For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role HALLE BERRY/MONSTER'S BALL (2001) JENNIFER CONNELLY/BEAUTIFUL MIND, a (2001) JUDI DENCH/IRIS (2001) SISSY SPACEK/IN THE BEDROOM (2001) Renée Zellweger/BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (2001)
For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role JIM BROADBENT/IRIS (2001) HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN/LIFE AS A HOUSE (2001) ETHAN HAWKE/TRAINING DAY (2001) BEN KINGSLEY/SEXY BEAST (2000) IAN McKELLEN/Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role CATE BLANCHETT/BANDITS (2001) JUDI DENCH/SHIPPING NEWS, the (2001) CAMERON DIAZ/VANILLA SKY (2001) DAKOTA FANNING/I AM SAM (2001) HELEN MIRREN/GOSFORD PARK (2002)