3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

Nominees announced: January 23, 1997


Ceremony: February 22, 1997

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The nominees for the 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild awards were announced January 23, 1997. The winners, as presented February 22, 1997:


Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
Winner: Geoffrey Rush, Shine (Fine Line)

Other Nominees:
Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire (TriStar)
Ralph Fiennes, The English Patient (Miramax)
Woody Harrelson, The People Vs. Larry Flynt (Columbia)
Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade (Miramax)


Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Winner: Frances McDormand, Fargo (Gramercy)

Other Nominees:
Brenda Blethyn, Secrets & Lies (October)
Diane Keaton, Marvin's Room (Miramax)
Gena Rowlands, Unhook The Stars (Miramax)
Kristin Scott Thomas, The English Patient (Miramax)


Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Winner: Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry Maguire (TriStar)

Other Nominees:
Hank Azaria, The Birdcage (MGM/UA)
Nathan Lane, The Birdcage (MGM/UA)
William H. Macy, Fargo (Gramercy)
Noah Taylor, Shine (Fine Line)


Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
Winner: Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces (TriStar)

Other Nominees:
Juliette Binoche, The English Patient (Miramax)
Marisa Tomei, Unhook The Stars (Miramax)
Gwen Verdon, Marvin's Room (Miramax)
Renee Zellweger, Jerry Maguire (TriStar)


Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Theatrical Motion Picture
Winner: The cast of The Birdcage (MGM/UA)
Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Dan Futterman, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Robin Williams

Other Nominees:
The cast of The English Patient (Miramax)
Naveen Andrews, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Jurgen Prochnow, Kristin Scott Thomas, Julian Wadham
The cast of Marvin's Room (Miramax)
Hume Cronyn, Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Caprio, Dan Hedaya, Diane Keaton, Hal Scardino, Meryl Streep, Gwen Verdon
The cast of Shine (Fine Line)
John Gielgud, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lynn Redgrave, Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Googie Withers
The cast of Sling Blade (Miramax)
Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall, John Ritter, Billy Bob Thornton, J.T. Walsh, Dwight Yoakam


Life Achievement Award
Winner: Angela Lansbury


The Screen Actors Guild awards (The Actor) are voted upon by the 86 000+ members of the Screen Actors Guild. Nominees are voted upon by 4200 randomly-selected Guild members in good standing.


Alex Fung (aw220@freenet.carleton.ca)

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