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Screen Actors Guild nominates favorites from big and small screens

— The math genius drama "A Beautiful Mind" and the family tragedy thriller "In the Bedroom" each had a leading three nominations Tuesday for Screen Actors Guild awards.

Russell Crowe, star of "A Beautiful Mind," received another actor nomination for playing schizophrenic mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., and co-star Jennifer Connelly, who plays Nash's wife, had a top actress nomination. Both won Golden Globe Awards earlier this month for their roles.


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Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, seen here in "A Beautiful Mind," received best actor and actress nominations from the Screen Actors Guild awards for their roles in the film. "A Beautiful Mind" also received the SAG's nomination for best ensemble performance, the guild's version of best picture. The nominations were announced Tuesday in West Hollywood, Calif. The winners will be named March 10.

Sissy Spacek had an actress nomination for playing a grieving mother in the dark suburban tale "In the Bedroom," and Tom Wilkinson, who plays her angry husband, had a best actor mention.

"A Beautiful Mind" and "In the Bedroom" also had best ensemble performance nominations, the Actors Guild equivalent of the Academy Award for best picture.

Other top ensemble nominees are: "Gosford Park," a British murder mystery featuring more than 30 characters; the fantasy yarn "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"; and the revisionist musical "Moulin Rouge."

The Screen Actors Guild awards focus exclusively on performances and do not recognize the work of producers, directors or writers.

In the television category, NBC's "The West Wing" and HBO's "The Sopranos" each had four nominations, including best ensemble drama. Other ensemble drama nominees are: CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," NBC's "Law & Order" and HBO's funeral home drama "Six Feet Under."

"West Wing" stars Martin Sheen, Stockard Channing and Allison Janney had acting nominations along with "Sopranos" stars James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco and Edie Falco.

The CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" led comedy nominees with a best ensemble mention and nominations for star Ray Romano and co-stars Peter Boyle and Patricia Heaton. Other comedy ensemble nominees are: HBO's "Sex and the City" and NBC's "Frasier," "Friends" and "Will & Grace."


Actor: 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."

Actress: Halle Berry, "Monster's Ball"; Jennifer Connelly, "A Beautiful Mind"; Judi Dench, "Iris"; Sissy Spacek, "In the Bedroom"; Renee Zellweger, "Bridget Jones's Diary."

Supporting actor: 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."

Supporting actress: Cate Blanchett, "Bandits"; Judi Dench, "The Shipping News"; Cameron Diaz, "Vanilla Sky"; Dakota Fanning, "I Am Sam"; Helen Mirren, "Gosford Park."

Cast performance: "A Beautiful Mind," "Gosford Park," "In the Bedroom," "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "Moulin Rouge."


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."

Actress 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."

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."

Actress 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."

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."

Actress 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," CBS; "Law & Order," NBC; "Six Feet Under," HBO; "The Sopranos," HBO; "The West Wing," NBC.

Ensemble in a comedy series: "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; "Frasier," NBC; "Friends," NBC; "Sex and the City," HBO; "Will & Grace," NBC.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Edward Asner.


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