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Screen actors back Eastwood film
Sean Penn (left) and Kevin Bacon in Mystic River
Mystic River stars Sean Penn (left) and Kevin Bacon
Clint Eastwood's thriller Mystic River leads the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards, announced in Los Angeles on Thursday.

It has picked up nominations for Tim Robbins in best supporting actor, lead actor for Sean Penn and ensemble, the award for the cast of a film.

The Station Agent, a film about a dwarf who inherits a derelict railway depot, also has three nominations.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on 22 February.

Actress Patricia Clarkson also received a nomination for her roles in The Station Agent, while the film is also in the best ensemble category.

Other films in best ensemble are The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, In America and the horse-racing drama Seabiscuit.

Teenage nominee

Bill Murray also has a best actor nomination for Lost in Translation. Ben Kingsley for House of Sand and Fog, Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl complete the category.

Bill Murray (right)

Other best actress nominees are Diane Keaton for Something's Gotta Give, Charlize Theron for Monster, Naomi Watts in 21 Grams and teenage actress Evan Rachel Wood for Thirteen.

Supporting actor recommendations have also gone to Alec Baldwin for The Cooler, Chris Cooper in Seabiscuit, Benicio Del Toro in 21 Grams and Ken Watanabe for The Last Samurai.

Supporting actress nominees were Maria Bello for The Cooler, Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider, Patricia Clarkson in Pieces of April, Holly Hunter in Thirteen and Renee Zellweger for Cold Mountain.

TV categories

In the TV categories, drama mini-series Angels in America collected six nominations for Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Jeffrey Wright, Mary-Louise Parker, Justin Kirk and Emma Thompson.

Helen Mirren and Anne Bancroft were both nominated in the TV-movie actress category for Tennessee Williams' The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.

The sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond also collected six nominations - one for each of its stars Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett and Doris Roberts, along with a best comedy ensemble bid.

The TV drama category was dominated by four nominations for NBC's The West Wing, including individual acting mentions for Martin Sheen, Stockard Channing and Allison Janney and a best drama cast nomination.




SEE ALSO:
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10 Mar 03  |  Entertainment


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