SAG Award Nominees Announced: "Chicago" and "The Hours" Rack Up More Noms

News   SAG Award Nominees Announced: "Chicago" and "The Hours" Rack Up More Noms Melissa Gilbert, Megan Mullally and Michael Clarke Duncan announced Jan. 28 the nominations for the 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performances during 2002.

Nominees were chosen in five theatrical motion picture categories and ten television categories. Winners will be presented with their statuettes on Sunday, March 9 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The awards ceremony will be televised live on Turner Network Television (TNT) at 8 PM ET/PT. Check local listings. Both "Chicago" — directed by Rob Marshall — and David Hare's "The Hours" — directed by Stephen Daldry — picked up a slew of nominations for its actors. Richard Gere, the Billy Flynn of "Chicago," was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, while his co-star, Renée Zellweger, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Zellweger was nominated against Nicole Kidman, who portrays Virginia Woolf in "The Hours." Others in that category include Salma Hayek ("Frida"), Diane Lane ("Unfaithful") and Julianne Moore ("Far From Heaven"). Moore was also nominated for her work in "The Hours" in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role category. Her competitors in that category include two "Chicago" stars, Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as Kathy Bates ("About Schmidt") and Michelle Pfeiffer ("White Oleander").

The casts of "Chicago" and "The Hours" were also nominated in the Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture category. Other films vying for that award include "Adaptation," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

For a complete list of SAG nominees, go to www.sagawards.org.