'A Beautiful Mind,' 'In the Bedroom' lead Screen Actors Guild nominations

Tuesday, January 29th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ 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.

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.''

Ed Asner was scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award at the 8th annual awards ceremony March 10 at the Shrine Theater in Los Angeles. TNT plans to televise the show live.