Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and the rest of Clint Eastwood’s heavyweight “Mystic River” ensemble joined a surprising critical favorite, “The Station Agent,” as the top movie nominee for the 10th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Thursday morning by Mark Harmon and Andie MacDowell from West Hollywood.
The biggest winners, however, came from the television categories, as “Everybody Loves Raymond” and HBO’s miniseries “Angels in America” picked up six nominations apiece for their stars.
Meanwhile, there were surprises aplenty, with such Golden Globe frontrunners as “Cold Mountain” getting a cold shoulder — except for a supporting actress nod to Renee Zellweger, who was nominated while costars Jude Law and Nicole Kidman were not. Other expected shoo-ins, Russell Crowe (“Master and Commander”), Tom Cruise (“The Last Samurai”) and Scarlett Johansson (“Lost in Translation” and “Girl with a Pearl Earring”) also were shut out.
Instead, three nominations went to “The Station Agent” — the quirky tale of a dwarf who moves to a train depot in New Jersey — for star Peter Dinklage and actress Patricia Clarkson. It’s also up for the ensemble honor alongside “Mystic River” (which also had three nods), “In America,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and “Seabiscuit.” Multiple nominations also went to “The Cooler,” “Seabiscuit,” “Thirteen” and “21 Grams.”
For lead actor, Dinklage is up against Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl”), Ben Kingsley (“The House of Sand and Fog”), Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”) and Sean Penn (“Mystic River”).
Clarkson, who also was nominated for her supporting performance in “Pieces of April,” will compete for leading movie actress honors with Diane Keaton (“Something’s Gotta Give”), Charlize Theron (“Monster”), Naomi Watts (“21 Grams”) and Evan Rachel Wood (“Thirteen”).
On TV, “Raymond” nabbed its six honors for leading actresses Patricia Heaton and Doris Roberts, who will compete against one another, as well as against “Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing and Megan Mullally, and the only cast member of “Friends” to be nominated, Lisa Kudrow — though that NBC smash got a nod for best ensemble cast.
“Raymond” (which along with “Friends” and “Frasier,” “Sex and the City” and “Will & Grace” is also up for best ensemble comedy cast) monopolized the leading comedy actor category, with nominations going to Ray Romano, Peter Boyle and Brad Garrett. The two outsiders in the category are Sean Hayes of “Will & Grace” and Tony Shalhoub (of “Monk”).
Though “Will & Grace” received four nominations, its leading man, Eric McCormack, was left empty-handed.
In TV dramas, ensemble nominations went to the casts of “CSI,” “Law & Order,” “Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing” and “Without a Trace.”
In the miniseries and made-for-TV category, “Angels in America” scored nominations for new mom Mary-Louise Parker, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson (they are up against Helen Mirren and Anne Bancroft, both for “Tennessee Williams’s ‘The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone'”), and to Justin Kirk, Al Pacino and Jeffrey Wright. The men will face Paul Newman (“Our Town”) and Forest Whittaker (“Deacons for Defense”).
The SAG awards will be presented live on TNT Sunday night, Feb. 22. PEOPLE magazine is one of the sponsors of the post-awards gala, which will benefit the SAG Foundation.
Here’s a complete rundown of the nominees:
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean
Peter Dinklage, The Station Agent
Ben Kingsley, House of Sand and Fog
Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
Sean Penn, Mystic River
Patricia Clarkson, The Station Agent
Diane Keaton, Something’s Gotta Give
Charlize Theron, Monster
Naomi Watts, 21 Grams
Evan Rachel Wood, Thirteen
Alec Baldwin, The Cooler
Chris Cooper, Seabiscuit
Benicio Del Toro, 21 Grams
Tim Robbins, Mystic River
Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai
Maria Bello, The Cooler
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider
Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April
Holly Hunter, Thirteen
Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Station Agent
Lead Actor, Drama
Peter Krause, Six Feet Under
Martin Sheen, The West Wing
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Treat Williams, Everwood
Anthony LaPaglia, Without a Trace
Lead Actress, Drama
Stockard Channing, The West Wing
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under
Tyne Daly, Judging Amy
Jennifer Garner, Alias
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Allison Janney, The West Wing
Lead Actor, Comedy
Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond
Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Lead Actress, Comedy
Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond
Lisa Kudrow, Friends
Debra Messing, Will & Grace
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond
Lead Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie
Justin Kirk, Angels in America
Paul Newman, Our Town
Al Pacino, Angels in America
Forest Whitaker, Deacons for Defense
Jeffrey Wright, Angels in America
Lead Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie
Anne Bancroft, Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Helen Mirren, Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Mary-Louise Parker, Angels in America
Meryl Streep, Angels in America
Emma Thompson, Angels in America
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Law & Order
Six Feet Under
The West Wing
Without a Trace
Everybody Loves Raymond
Sex and the City
Will & Grace