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2003 SAG Nominations Announced

January 18th, 2004

On Thursday the 10th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Nominations were announced. Here is a list of all the nominations in theatrical categories as well as a brief reaction to them.


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Peter Dinklage - The Station Agent

Ben Kingsley - House of Sand and Fog

Bill Murray - Lost in Translation

Sean Penn - Mystic River


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Patricia Clarkson - The Station Agent

Diane Keaton - Something's Gotta Give

Charlize Theron - Monster

Naomi Watts - 21 Grams

Evan Rachel Wood - Thirteen


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Maria Bello - The Cooler

Keisha Castle-Hughes - Whale Rider

Patricia Clarkson - Pieces of April

Holly Hunter - Thirteen

Renée Zellweger - Cold Mountatin


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Alec Baldwin - The Cooler

Chris Cooper - Seabiscuit

Benicio Del Toro - 21 Grams

Tim Robbins - Mystic River

Ken Watanabe - The Last Samurai


Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

In America
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Mystic River
Seabiscuit
The Station Agent


  • All three movies in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy have been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Neither of the first two movies won that award, so that could make Return of the King the early favorite.
  • Conversely, all other nominations for Outstanding Cast include at least one individual nomination with the exception of In America, which could leave it as the dark horse in this race.
  • Double Golden Globe Nominee Scarlett Johansson was overlooked by the S.A.G. nominations committee.
  • Patricia Clarkson earned three nominations, two individual nominations and one as part of the cast of The Station Agent
  • I personally was most disappointed when Paul Giamatti failed to pick up a nomination for his work in American Splendor
  • On the flip side, I was very please to see Peter Dinklage's work in The Station Agent recognized.
  • Cold Mountatin received only one nomination and Big Fish was shut out. If this is indicative of how the rest of the award season progresses, it will all but eliminate both movies' chances at breaking into the $100 million Club.
  • At 13 years old, newcomer Keisha Castle-Hughes is the youngest nominee in this year's batch. But the youngest ever was in 2002 when then seven year old Dakota Fanning was nominated for her work in I Am Sam.

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Source: S.A.G.

Filed under: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Something's Gotta Give, Seabiscuit, The Last Samurai, Cold Mountain, Mystic River, Big Fish, Lost in Translation, Monster, Whale Rider, In America, House of Sand and Fog, The Cooler, The Station Agent, Thirteen, Pieces of April, 21 Grams, American Splendor