ad info

 
CNN.comTranscripts
 
Editions | myCNN | Video | Audio | Headline News Brief | Feedback  

 

  Search
 
 

 

TOP STORIES

Bush signs order opening 'faith-based' charity office for business

Rescues continue 4 days after devastating India earthquake

DaimlerChrysler employees join rapidly swelling ranks of laid-off U.S. workers

Disney's GO.com is a goner

(MORE)

MARKETS
4:30pm ET, 4/16
144.70
8257.60
3.71
1394.72
10.90
879.91
 


WORLD

U.S.

POLITICS

LAW

TECHNOLOGY

ENTERTAINMENT

 
TRAVEL

ARTS & STYLE



(MORE HEADLINES)
 
CNN Websites
Networks image


CNN Today

Screen Actors Guild Announces Nominees for Its Awards Ceremony

Aired January 30, 2001 - 4:49 p.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

JOIE CHEN, CNN ANCHOR: The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominees for its seventh annual awards ceremony, honoring the best in television and film. The honors will be handed out early March in Los Angeles.

CNN's Sherri Sylvester with the details.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

SHERRI SYLVESTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): "Billy Elliot" has moved to the head of the class with its nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards. Teen thespian Jamie Bell will compete for outstanding performance by a lead actor against "Cast Away"'s Tom Hanks; "Gladiator"'s Russell Crowe; Geoffrey Rush of "Quills"; and Benicio Del Toro of "Traffic."

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "ERIN BROCKOVICH")

JULIA ROBERTS, ACTRESS: I'm smart, I'm hardworking and I'll do anything, and I'm not leaving here without a job.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SYLVESTER: Her nomination for "Erin Brockovich" brings Julia Roberts one step closer to Oscar's red carpet. Ten of 12 best actor and actress SAG winners have gone on to take the Oscar. Joining Roberts: Ellen Burstyn vies for the lead performance prize for her role in "Requiem for a Dream"; Laura Linney gets the nod for "You Can Count on Me"; Juliette Binoche for "Chocolat"; and Joan Allen for "The Contender."

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "THE CONTENDER")

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: What exactly happened that night?

JOAN ALLEN, ACTRESS: It's really nobody's business.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SYLVESTER: Her costars are contenders for best supporting actor, Jeff Bridges and Gary Oldman. Add "Gladiator"'s Joaquin Phoenix and "Erin Brockovich" boss Albert Finney. Willem Dafoe's unrecognizable turn in "Shadow of the Vampire" brings him SAG recognition as well.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "ALMOST FAMOUS")

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: I am a golden god.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SYLVESTER: "Almost Famous" costars Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand compete for supporting actress honors. Add "Chocolat"'s Judi Dench and "Quills"' Kate Winslet. Julie Walters rounds out the category. She's nominated for playing "Billy Elliot"'s teacher. "Elliot"'s entire ensemble is nominated for outstanding cast. The teamwork trophy could go to the rockers of "Almost Famous"; those who filled "Gladiator"'s arena; or the veteran casts of "Chocolat" or "Traffic."

Another day, a new twist in the life of Robert Downey Jr. He won a nomination on the television side for his comedic work in "Ally McBeal." Tim Daly gets into the running as well with his turn in "The Fugitive." Finally, SAG voters really like Sally Field, giving her two chances at victory for her recurring role on "ER" as well as the telefilm "David Copperfield." Nominations were voted on by 4,200 working actors. Winners will be announced March 11th.

Sherri Sylvester, CNN, Los Angeles.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

TO ORDER A VIDEO OF THIS TRANSCRIPT, PLEASE CALL 800-CNN-NEWS OR USE OUR SECURE ONLINE ORDER FORM LOCATED AT www.fdch.com

 Search   


Back to the top