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By United Press International   |   Jan. 30, 2002 at 4:45 AM   |   Comments

SAG AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The honors keep on coming for Russell Crowe and Sissy Spacek. The two are among the nominees for the eighth annual SAG Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles by the Screen Actors Guild.

Crowe was nominated for outstanding male actor in a leading role for his portrayal of the schizophrenic, Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. in "A Beautiful Mind." Spacek was nominated for outstanding female actor in a leading role for her work as a woman struggling to cope with the tragic loss of a child in "In the Bedroom."

The guild -- which calls its award the Actor -- uses the term "female actor" instead of the word "actress."

Both Crowe and Spacek recently won Golden Globe Awards for their performances.

The other nominees for the SAG Actor award for male actor in a leading role are Kevin Kline ("Life as a House"), Sean Penn ("I Am Sam"), Denzel Washington ("Training Day") and Tom Wilkinson ("In the Bedroom"). The other nominees for the SAG Actor award for female actor in a leading role are Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball"), Jennifer Connelly ("A Beautiful Mind"), Judi Dench ("Iris") and Renée Zellweger ("Bridget Jones's Diary").

In the TV categories, the HBO crime family drama "The Sopranos" and the NBC White House drama "The West Wing" received four nominations each.

The nominees:

Theatrical Motion Pictures:

-- 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;" Renée 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."

-- Cast of a theatrical motion picture: "A Beautiful Mind" (Paul Bettany, "Charles;" Jennifer Connelly, "Alicia Nash;" Russell Crowe, "John Nash;" Adam Goldberg, "Sol;" Ed Harris, "William Parcher;" Judd Hirsch, "Helinger;" Josh Lucas, "Hansen;" Christopher Plummer, "Dr. Rosen;" Anthony Rapp, "Bender").

"Gosford Park" (Eileen Atkins, "Mrs. Croft;" Bob Balaban, "Morris Weissman;" Alan Bates, "Jennings;" Charles Dance, "Raymond, Lord Stockbridge;" Stephen Fry, "Inspector Thompson;" Michael Gambon, "Sir William McCordle;" Richard E. Grant, "George;" Tom Hollander, "Lt. Commander Anthony Meredith;" Derek Jacobi, "Probert;" Kelly MacDonald, "Mary Maceachran;" Helen Mirren, "Mrs. Wilson;" Jeremy Northam, "Ivor Novello;" Clive Owen, "Robert Parks;" Ryan Phillippe, "Henry Denton;" Kristin Scott Thomas, "Lady Sylvia McCordle;" Maggie Smith, "Constance, Countess of Trentham;" Geraldine Somerville, "Louisa, Lady Stockbridge;" Sophie Thompson, "Dorothy;" Emily Watson, "Elsie;" James Wilby, "The Hon. Freddie Nesbitt").

"In the Bedroom" (William Mapother, "Richard Strout;" Sissy Spacek, "Ruth Fowler;" Nick Stahl, "Frank Fowler;" Marisa Tomei, "Natalie Strout;" Celia Weston, "Kate Grinnel;" Tom Wilkinson, "Matt Fowler;" William Wise, "Willis Grinnel").

"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (Sean Astin, "Sam;" Sean Bean, "Boromir;" Cate Blanchett, "Galadriel;" Orlando Bloom, "Legolas;" Billy Boyd, "Pippin;" Ian Holm, "Bilbo Baggins;" Christopher Lee, "Saruman;" Ian McKellen, "Gandalf;" Dominic Monaghan, "Merry;" Viggo Mortensen, "Aragorn;" John Rhys-Davies, "Gimli;" Andy Serkis, "Gollum;" Liv Tyler, "Arwen;" Hugo Weaving, "Elrond;" Elijah Wood, "Frodo Baggins").

"Moulin Rouge" (Jim Broadbent, "Harold Zidler;" Nicole Kidman, "Satine;" John Leguizamo, "Toulouse-Lautrec;" Ewan McGregor, "Christian;" Richard Roxburgh, "The Duke."

Primetime television:

-- 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."

-- 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: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (Gary Dourdan, "Warrick Brown;" George Eads, "Nick Stokes;" Joria Fox, "Sara Sidle;" Paul Guilfoyle, "Jim Brass;" Marg Helgenberger, "Catherine Willows;" William Petersen, "Gil Grissom").

"Law & Order" (Angie Harmon, "Abbie Carmichael;" Jesse L. Martin, "Det. Edward Green;" S. Epatha Merkerson, "Lt. Anita Van Buren;" Jerry Orbach, "Det. Lennie Briscoe;" Elisabeth Rohm, "Serena Southerlyn;" Sam Waterston, "Jack McCoy;" Dianne Wiest, "Nora Lewin").

"Six Feet Under" (Lauren Ambrose, "Claire Fisher;" Frances Conroy, "Ruth Fisher;" Rachel Griffiths, "Brenda Chenowith;" Michael C. Hall, "David Fisher;" Richard Jenkins, "Nathaniel Fisher;" Peter Krause, "Nate Fisher;" Freddy Rodriguez, "Federico Diaz;" Jeremy Sisto, "Billy Chenowith;" Mathew St. Patrick, "Keith Charles").

"The Sopranos" (Lorraine Bracco, "Dr. Jennifer Melfi;" Federico Castelluccio, "Furio Giunta;" Dominic Chianese, "Corrado 'Junior' Soprano;" Drea De Matteo, "Adriana La Cerva;" Edie Falco, "Carmela Soprano;" James Gandolfini, "Tony Soprano;" Robert Iler, "Anthony Soprano Jr.;" Michael Imperioli, "Christopher Moltisanti;" Joe Pantoliano, "Ralph Cifaretto;" Steven R. Schirripa, "Bobby 'Bacala' Baccilieri;" Jamie-Lynn Sigler, "Meadow Soprano;" Tony Sirico, "Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri;" Aida Turturro, "Janice Soprano;" Steven Van Zandt, "Silvio Dante;" John Ventimiglia, "Artie Bucco").

"The West Wing" (Stockard Channing, "Abigail Bartlet;" Dulé Hill, "Charlie Young;" Allison Janney, "C.J. Cregg;" Rob Lowe, "Sam Seaborn;" Janel Moloney, "Donna Moss;" Richard Schiff, "Toby Ziegler;" Martin Sheen, "President Josiah Bartlet;" John Spencer, "Leo McGarry;" Bradley Whitford, "Josh Lyman").

-- Ensemble in a comedy series: "Everybody Loves Raymond" (Peter Boyle, "Frank Barone;" Brad Garrett, "Robert Barone;" Patricia Heaton, "Debra Barone;" Doris Roberts, "Marie Barone;" Ray Romano, "Raymond Barone;" Madylin Sweeten, "Alexandra 'Ally' Barone.")

"Frasier" (Peri Gilpin, "Roz Doyle;" Kelsey Grammer, "Frasier Crane;" Jane Leeves, "Daphne Moon;" John Mahoney, "Martin Crane;" David Hyde Pierce, "Niles Crane").

"Friends" (Jennifer Aniston, "Rachel Green;" Courteney Cox Arquette, "Monica Geller Bing;" Lisa Kudrow, "Phoebe Buffay;" Matt LeBlanc, "Joey Tribbiani;" Matthew Perry, "Chandler Bing;" David Schwimmer, "Ross Geller").

"Sex and the City" (Kim Cattrall, "Samantha Jones;" Kristin Davis, "Charlotte York;" Cynthia Nixon, "Miranda Hobbes;" Sarah Jessica Parker, "Carrie Bradshaw").

"Will & Grace" (Sean Hayes, "Jack McFarland;" Eric McCormack, "Will Truman;" Debra Messing, "Grace Adler;" Shelley Morrison, "Rosario;" Megan Mullally, "Karen Walker").

The 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented March 10 in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be televised live on TNT. Ed Asner will receive the guild's 38th Annual Life Achievement Award.

(Thanks to UPI Hollywood Reporter Pat Nason)


BAFTA NOMINATIONS

"The Lord of the Rings" and "Moulin Rouge" are the leaders for this year's Bafta nominations, with 12 each.

"Gosford Park" and the French film "Amelie" each received nine nominations from the Orange British Academy, while "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (released in the United States as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") garnered seven nods, BBC1.com reports.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards will be handed out Feb. 24 in London.

The nominees:

Best film -- 'Amelie,' 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring,' 'Moulin Rouge,' 'Shrek'

Alexander Korda award for the outstanding British film of the year -- 'Bridget Jones's Diary,' 'Gosford Park,' 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,' 'Iris,' 'Me Without You'

David Lean award for achievement in direction -- 'Amelie,' Jean-Pierre Jeunet; 'A Beautiful Mind,' Ron Howard; 'Gosford Park,' Robert Altman; 'The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring,' Peter Jackson; 'Moulin Rouge,' Baz Luhrmann

Performance by an actress in a leading role -- Dame Judi Dench, 'Iris'; Nicole Kidman, 'The Others'; Sissy Spacek, 'In The Bedroom'; Audrey Tautou, 'Amelie'; Renée Zellweger, 'Bridget Jones's Diary'

Performance by an actor in a leading role -- Jim Broadbent, 'Iris'; Russell Crowe, 'A Beautiful Mind'; Ian Mckellen, 'The Lord of the Rings: Fwllowship of the Ring'; Kevin Spacey, 'The Shipping News'; Tom Wilkinson, 'In The Bedroom'

Performance by an actress in a supporting role -- Jennifer Connelly, 'A Beautiful Mind'; Dame Judi Dench, 'The Shipping News'; Helen Mirren, 'Gosford Park'; Maggie Smith, 'Gosford Park'; Kate Winslet, 'Iris'

Performance by an actor in a supporting role -- Hugh Bonneville, 'Iris'; Jim Broadbent, 'Moulin Rouge'; Robbie Coltrane, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'; Colin Firth, 'Bridget Jones's Diary'; Eddie Murphy, 'Shrek'

Screenplay (original) -- 'Amelie': Guillaume Laurant/Jean-Pierre Jeunet; 'Gosford Park': Julian Fellowes; 'Moulin Rouge': Baz Luhrmann/Craig Pearce; 'The Others': Alejandro Amenábar; 'The Royal Tenenbaums': Wes Anderson/Owen Wilson

Screenplay (adapted) -- 'A Beautiful Mind': Akiva Goldsman; 'Bridget Jones's Diary': Helen Fielding/Andrew Davies/Richard Curtis; 'Iris': Richard Eyre/Charles Wood; 'The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring': Fran Walsh/Philippa Boyens/Peter Jackson; 'Shrek': Ted Elliott/Terry Rossio/Joe Stillman/Roger SH Schulman

The Anthony Asquith award for the achievement in music -- 'Amelie': Yann Tiersen; 'The Lord Of The Rings': Howard Shore; 'Moulin Rouge': Craig Armstrong; 'Mulholland Drive': Angelo Badalamenti; 'Shrek': Harry Gregson-Williams/John Powell

Film not in the English language -- 'Amelie': Claudie Ossard/Jean-Pierre Jeunet; 'Amores Perros': Alejandro González Iñárritu; 'Behind The Sun': Arthur Cohn/Walter Salles; 'Monsoon Wedding': Caroline Baron/Mira Nair; 'The Piano Teacher': Veit Heiduschka/Michael Haneke

Carl Foreman award -- Steve Coogan/Henry Normal (writers): 'The Parole Officer'; Julian Fellowes (writer): 'Gosford Park'; Joel Hopkins/Nicola Usbourne (director/producer): 'Jump Tomorrow'; Ruth Kenley-Letts (producer): 'Jump Tomorrow'; Jack Lothian (writer): 'Late Night Shopping'

Cinematography -- 'Amelie': Bruno Delbonnel; 'Black Hawk Down': Slawomir Idziak; 'The Lord Of The Rings': Andrew Lesnie; 'The Man Who Wasn't There': Roger Deakins; 'Moulin Rouge': Donald M McAlpine

Production design -- 'Amelie': Aline Bonetto; 'Gosford Park': Stephen Altman; 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone': Stuart Craig; 'The Lord Of The Rings': Grant Major; 'Moulin Rouge': Catherine Martin

Costume Design -- 'Gosford Park': Jenny Beavan; 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone': Judianna Makovsky; 'The Lord Of The Rings': Ngila Dickson; 'Moulin Rouge': Catherine Martin/Angus Strathie; 'Planet Of The Apes': Colleen Atwood

Editing -- 'Amelie': Hervé Schneid; 'Black Hawk Down': Pietro Scalia; 'The Lord Of The Rings': John Gilbert; 'Moulin Rouge': Jill Bilcock; 'Mulholland Drive': Mary Sweeney

Sound -- 'Black Hawk Down'; 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'; 'The Lord Of The Rings'; 'Moulin Rouge';

'Shrek'

Achievement in special visual effects -- 'AI: Artificial Intelligence'; 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'; 'The Lord Of The Rings'; 'Moulin Rouge'; 'Shrek'

Make-up and hair -- 'Gosford Park'; 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'; 'The Lord Of The Rings'; 'Moulin Rouge'; 'Planet Of The Apes'

Short film -- 'About A Girl'; 'Inferno'; 'The Red Peppersa'; 'Skin Deep'; 'Tattoo'

Short animation -- 'Camouflage'; 'Dog'; 'Home Road Movies'; 'Tuesday'; 'The World Of Interiors'


HASTY PUDDING AWARDS

Sarah Jessica Parker and Bruce Willis are the Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals woman and man of the year.

The stars of "Sex and the City" and the upcoming movie "Hart's War" will receive their traditional pudding pots at separate ceremonies next month.

Parker gets a parade through Harvard Square on Feb. 7 leading up to the presentation at the Hasty Pudding Theater. Willis gets his honor one week later.

The club said it is recognizing Parker not only for her talent, but also for being a "dedicated humanitarian." The actress serves as national ambassador for the U.S. fund for UNICEF.

(Thanks to UPI Hollywood Reporter Pat Nason)


DON RICKELS

Venerable funnyman Don Rickels isn't about to retire. The 75-year-old insult expert has just signed a major two-year contract with the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., that will see him performing in at least five major engagements.

The casino confirms that Rickels' initial gig at the facility's main showroom will be in late April of this year.

When not on the East Coast, Rickels performs in Las Vegas at the Stardust.

(Thanks to UPI Feature Reporter Dennis Daily)

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