The 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 1996 at the 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, February 22, 1997 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® was telecast on NBC at 8 p.m., ET/PT, 7 p.m. Central and 6 p.m. MT.

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Birdcage

  • Hank Azaria — Agador
  • Christine Baranski — Katherine Archer
  • Dan Futterman — Val Goldman
  • Gene Hackman — Sen. Kevin Keeley
  • Nathan Lane — Albert Goldman
  • Dianne Wiest — Louise Keeley
  • Robin Williams — Armand Goldman
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The English Patient

  • Naveen Andrews — Kip
  • Juliette Binoche — Hana
  • Willem Dafoe — David Caravaggio
  • Ralph Fiennes — Count Laszlo de Almásy
  • Colin Firth — Geoffrey Clifton
  • Jürgen Prochnow — Major Muller
  • Kristin Scott Thomas — Katharine Clifton
  • Julian Wadham — Madox

Marvin's Room

  • Hume Cronyn — Marvin
  • Robert De Niro — Dr. Wally
  • Leonardo Di Caprio — Hank
  • Dan Hedaya — Bob
  • Diane Keaton — Bessie
  • Hal Scardino — Charlie
  • Meryl Streep — Lee
  • Gwen Verdon — Ruth

Shine

  • John Gielgud — Cecil Parkes
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl — Peter
  • Lynn Redgrave — Gillian
  • Geoffrey Rush — David Helfgott - Adult
  • Noah Taylor — David Helfgott - Adolescent
  • Googie Withers — Katharine Susannah Prichard

Sling Blade

  • Lucas Black — Frank Wheatley
  • Natalie Canerday — Linda Wheatley
  • Robert Duvall — Karl's Father
  • James Hampton — Jerry Woolridge
  • John Ritter — Vaughan Cunningham
  • Billy Bob Thornton — Karl Childers
  • J.T. Walsh — Charles Bushman
  • Dwight Yoakam — Doyle Hargraves

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Tom Cruise

Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire

Ralph Fiennes

The English Patient

Count Laszlo de Almásy

Woody Harrelson

The People vs. Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt

Geoffrey Rush

Shine

David Helfgott - Adult

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Billy Bob Thornton

Sling Blade

Karl Childers

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Brenda Blethyn

Secrets & Lies

Cynthia Rose Purley

Diane Keaton

Marvin's Room

Bessie

Frances McDormand

Fargo

Marge Gunderson

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Gena Rowlands

Unhook The Stars

Mildred 'Millie' Hawks

Kristin Scott Thomas

The English Patient

Katharine Clifton

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Hank Azaria

The Birdcage

Agador

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Jerry Maguire

Rod Tidwell

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Nathan Lane

The Birdcage

Albert Goldman

William H. Macy

Fargo

Jerry Lundegaard

Noah Taylor

Shine

David Helfgott - Adolescent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Lauren Bacall

The Mirror Has Two Faces

Hannah Morgan

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Juliette Binoche

The English Patient

Hana

Marisa Tomei

Unhook The Stars

Monica Warren

Gwen Verdon

Marvin's Room

Ruth

Renee Zellweger

Jerry Maguire

Dorothy Boyd

Primetime Television

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Chicago Hope

  • Adam Arkin — Dr. Aaron Shutt
  • Peter Berg — Dr. Billy Kronk
  • Jayne Brook — Dr. Diane Grad
  • Rocky Carroll — Dr. Keith Wilkes
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall — Dr. Dennis Hancock
  • Hector Elizondo — Dr. Phillip Watters
  • Thomas Gibson — Dr. Daniel Nyland
  • Mark Harmon — Dr. Jack McNeil
  • Roxanne Hart — Nurse Camille Shutt
  • Christine Lahti — Dr. Kathryn Austin
  • Jamey Sheridan — Dr. John Sutton

ER

  • George Clooney — Dr. Doug Ross
  • Anthony Edwards — Dr. Mark Greene
  • Laura Innes — Dr. Kerry Weaver
  • Julianna Margulies — Nurse Carol Hathaway
  • Gloria Reuben — Jeanie Boulet
  • Eriq LaSalle — Dr. Peter Benton
  • Sherry Stringfield — Dr. Susan Lewis
  • Noah Wyle — Dr. John Carter
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Law & Order

  • Benjamin Bratt — Detective Rey Curtis
  • Jill Hennessey — A.D.A. Claire Kincaid
  • Steven Hill — D.A. Adam Schiff
  • Carey Lowell — A.D.A. Jamie Ross
  • S. Epatha Merkerson — Lt. Anita Van Buren
  • Jerry Orbach — Detective Lennie Briscoe
  • Sam Waterston — Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy

NYPD Blue

  • Gordon Clapp — Det. Greg Medavoy
  • Kim Delaney — Det. Diane Russell
  • Dennis Franz — Det. Andy Sipowicz
  • Sharon Lawrence — A.D.A. Sylvia Costas
  • James McDaniel — Lt. Arthur Fancy
  • Justine Miceli — Det. Adrienne Lesniak
  • Gail O'Grady — Donna Abandando
  • Jimmy Smits — Det. Bobby Simone
  • Nicholas Turturro — Det. James Martinez

The X-Files

  • Gillian Anderson — Dana Scully
  • William B. Davis — Cigarette Smoking Man
  • David Duchovny — Fox Mulder
  • Mitch Pileggi — Walter Skinner
  • Steven Williams — Mr. X

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

3rd Rock From The Sun

  • Jane Curtin — Dr. Mary Albright
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Tommy Solomon
  • Kristen Johnston — Sally Solomon
  • John Lithgow — Dr. Dick Solomon
  • French Stewart — Harry Solomon

Frasier

  • Dan Butler — Bob 'Bulldog' Briscoe
  • Peri Gilpin — Roz Doyle
  • Kelsey Grammer — Dr. Frasier Crane
  • Jane Leeves — Daphne Moon
  • John Mahoney — Martin Crane
  • David Hyde Pierce — Dr. Niles Crane

Mad About You

  • Helen Hunt — Jamie Stemple Buchman
  • Leila Kenzle — Fran Devanow
  • John Pankow — Ira Buckman
  • Anne Ramsay — Lisa Stemple
  • Paul Reiser — Paul Buckman

Remember Wenn

  • Tom Beckett — Mr. Foley
  • Carolee Carmello — Maple LaMarsh
  • George Hall — Tom Eldridge
  • Margaret Hall — Gertude 'Gertie' Reece
  • John Bedford Lloyd — Victor Comstock
  • Melinda Mullins — Hilary Booth
  • Christopher Murney — Mackie Bloom
  • Amanda Naughton — Betty Roberts
  • Hugh O'Gorman — Jeffrey Singer
  • Kevin O'Rourke — Scott Sherwood
  • Dina Spybey — Celia Mellon
  • Mary Stout — Eugenia Bremer

Seinfeld

  • Jason Alexander — George Costanza
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Elaine Benes
  • Michael Richards — Cosmo Kramer
  • Jerry Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

George Clooney

ER

Dr. Doug Ross

David Duchovny

The X-Files

Fox Mulder

Anthony Edwards

ER

Dr. Mark Greene

Dennis Franz

NYPD Blue

Det. Andy Sipowicz

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Jimmy Smits

NYPD Blue

Det. Bobby Simone

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Gillian Anderson

The X-Files

Dana Scully

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Kim Delaney

NYPD Blue

Det. Diane Russell

Christine Lahti

Chicago Hope

Dr. Kathryn Austin

Della Reese

Touched By An Angel

Tess

Jane Seymour

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Alexander

Seinfeld

George Costanza

Kelsey Grammer

Frasier

Dr. Frasier Crane

John Lithgow

3rd Rock From The Sun

Dr. Dick Solomon

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David Hyde Pierce

Frasier

Dr. Niles Crane

Michael Richards

Seinfeld

Cosmo Kramer

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christine Baranski

Cybill

Maryann Thorpe

Ellen De Generes

Ellen

Ellen Morgan

Helen Hunt

Mad About You

Jamie Stemple Buchman

Kristen Johnston

3rd Rock From The Sun

Sally Solomon

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Seinfeld

Elaine Benes

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Armand Assante

Gotti

John Gotti

Beau Bridges

Hidden in America

Bill Januson

Robert Duvall

The Man Who Captured Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann

Ed Harris

Riders of the Purple Sage

Jim Lassiter, Milly Erne's Brother

Alan Rickman

Rasputin

Grigori Rasputin

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Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Anne Bancroft

Homecoming

Abigail Tillerman

Kathy Bates

The Late Shift

Helen Kushnick

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Stockard Channing

An Unexpected Family

Barbara Whitney

Jena Malone

Bastard Out Of Carolina

Ruth Anne 'Bone' Boatwright

Cicely Tyson

The Road to Galveston

Jordan Roosevelt