SAG awards

I continue to strive to be the source for all movie awards show news, or something. The Screen Actors Guild announced nominees for their tenth annual awards. Apparently, the focus this year is on “smaller” films, according to the Hollywood Reporter story. There’s some evidence of this (the article notes that Patricia Clarkson was elevated to Best Actress instead of supporting, as she’s been nominated elsewhere, (uh, Golden Globes, I think) for The Station Agent, as well as getting a supporting nod for thirteen). Mostly, it’s the *absence* of certain larger films that makes the presence of “smaller” films seem obvious. The Station Agent and Mystic River tied with six nominations apiece; “larger” films that are expected to show well at the Oscars (think Cold Mountain and Master and Commander) received basically no notice (Renee Zellweger is up for Best Supporting Actress).

I am now more convinced than ever that I need to see The Station Agent pronto… but of course, it moved out of the one theater in KC that was showing it TODAY. Grrr.

And the nominees are…

Actor:
Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (Buena Vista Pictures);
Peter Dinklage, “The Station Agent” (Miramax Films);
Ben Kingsley, “House of Sand and Fog” (DreamWorks);
Bill Murray, “Lost in Translation” (Focus Features);
Sean Penn, “Mystic River” (Warner Bros.)

Actress:
Patricia Clarkson, “The Station Agent” (Miramax Films);
Diane Keaton, “Something’s Gotta Give” (Columbia Pictures);
Charlize Theron, “Monster” (Newmarket Films);
Naomi Watts, “21 Grams” (Focus Features);
Evan Rachel Wood, “thirteen” (Fox Searchlight)

Supporting actor:
Alec Baldwin, “The Cooler” (Lions Gate Films);
Chris Cooper, “Seabiscuit” (Universal Pictures);
Benicio Del Toro, “21 Grams” (Focus Features);
Tim Robbins, “Mystic River” (Warner Bros.);
Ken Watanabe, “The Last Samurai” (Warner Bros.)

Supporting Actress:
Maria Bello, “The Cooler” (Lions Gate Films);
Keisha Castle-Hughes, “Whale Rider” (Newmarket Films);
Patricia Clarkson, “Pieces of April” (United Artists);
Holly Hunter, “thirteen” (Fox Searchlight);
Renee Zellweger, “Cold Mountain” (Miramax Films)

Cast:
“In America,” Emma Bolger, Sarah Bolger, Paddy Considine, Djimon Hounsou, Samantha Morton
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood
“Mystic River,” Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins
“Seabiscuit,” Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, Tobey Maguire, Gary Stevens
“The Station Agent,” Paul Benjamin, Bobby Cannavale, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Dinklage, Raven Goodwin, Michelle Williams

TELEVISION

Actor, Drama Series:
Peter Krause, “Six Feet Under” (HBO);
Anthony LaPaglia, “Without a Trace” (CBS);
Martin Sheen, “The West Wing” (NBC);
Kiefer Sutherland, “24” (Fox);
Treat Williams, “Everwood” (The WB Network)

Actress, Drama Series:
Stockard Channing, “The West Wing” (NBC);
Frances Conroy, “Six Feet Under” (HBO);
Tyne Daly, “Judging Amy” (CBS);
Jennifer Garner, “Alias” (ABC);
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC);
Allison Janney, “The West Wing” (NBC)

Actor, Comedy Series:
Peter Boyle, “Everybody Loves Raymond” (CBS);
Brad Garrett, “Everybody Loves Raymond” (CBS);
Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace” (NBC);
Ray Romano, “Everybody Loves Raymond” (CBS);
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk” (USA)

Actress, Comedy Series:
Patricia Heaton, “Everybody Loves Raymond” (CBS);
Lisa Kudrow, “Friends” (NBC);
Debra Messing, “Will & Grace” (NBC);
Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace” (NBC);
Doris Roberts, “Everybody Loves Raymond” (CBS)

Actor, Telefilm or Miniseries:
Justin Kirk, “Angels in America” (HBO);
Paul Newman, “Our Town” (Showtime);
Al Pacino, “Angels in America” (HBO);
Forest Whitaker, “Deacons for Defense” (Showtime);
Jeffrey Wright, “Angels in America” (HBO)

Actress, Telefilm or Miniseries:
Anne Bancroft, “Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone” (Showtime);
Helen Mirren, “Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone” (Showtime);
Mary-Louise Parker, “Angels in America” (HBO);
Meryl Streep, “Angels in America” (HBO);
Emma Thompson, “Angels in America” (HBO)

Ensemble, Drama Series:
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Jorja Fox, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert David Hall, Marg Helgenberger, William Petersen, Eric Szmanda
“Law & Order,” Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jerry Orbach, Elisabeth Rohm, Fred Dalton Thompson, Sam Waterston
“Six Feet Under,” Lauren Ambrose, Frances Conroy, Ben Foster, Rachel Griffiths, Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, Peter Macdissi, Justina Machado, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, Lili Taylor, Rainn Wilson
“The West Wing,” Stockard Channing, Dule Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford
“Without a Trace,” Eric Close, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Enrique Murciano

Ensemble, Comedy Series:
“Everybody Loves Raymond,” Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Ray Romano, Madylin Sweetin
“Frasier,” Peri Gilpin, Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, John Mahoney, David Hyde Pierce
“Friends,” Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer
“Sex and the City,” Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker
“Will & Grace,” Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Shelley Morrison, Megan Mullally

Life Achievement Award:
Karl Malden

And now I’m off to see Big Fish with . Yay!

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3 Responses to SAG awards

  1. therealjae says:

    Hey! I saw “Big Fish” tonight with . Sharky synchronicity.

    Didjalikeit?

    -J

  2. webcowgirl says:

    Eh, no great loss. My review of the Station Agent can be found here.

  3. kepkanation says:

    I did like it. Burton does creepy-dreamy better than anyone I can think of, though, and I found most of the flashback scenes to be a perfect mix of this-couldn’t-happen and that-is-sooooo-cool. I’m a sucker for Ewan McGregor, though – one of the few people who I love *more* with a false accent. Daffodils everywhere! And popcorn hanging in the air! And he could just leave his hat hanging in the house! And on and on.

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