The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 1998 at the 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, March 7, 1999 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® was telecast on Turner Network Television (TNT) 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

Life Is Beautiful

  • Roberto Benigni — Guido Orefice
  • Nicoletta Braschi — Dora
  • Horst Bucholz — Doctor Lessing
  • Sergio Bustric — Ferruccio Papini
  • Giorgio Cantarini — Giosué Orefice
  • Giustino Durano — Eliseo Orefice
  • Amerigo Fontani — Rodolfo
  • Giuliana Lojodice — School Principal
  • Marisa Paredes — Madre di Dora

Little Voice

  • Annette Badland — Sadie
  • Brenda Blethyn — Mari Hoff
  • Jim Broadbent — Mr. Boo
  • Michael Caine — Ray Say
  • Jane Horrocks — LV
  • Philip Jackson — George
  • Ewan McGregor — Billy

Saving Private Ryan

  • Edward Burns — Pvt. Richard Reiben
  • Matt Damon — Pvt. James Francis Ryan
  • Jeremy Davies — Cpl. Timothy P. Upham
  • Vin Diesel — Pvt. Adrian Caparzo
  • Adam Goldberg — Pvt. Stanley Mellish
  • Tom Hanks — Capt. John H. Miller
  • Barry Pepper — Pvt. Daniel Jackson
  • Giovanni Ribisi — T-5 Medic Irwin Wade
  • Tom Sizemore — Sgt. Mike Horvath

Shakespeare in Love

  • Ben Affleck — Ned Alleyn
  • Simon Callow — Tilney - Master of the Revels
  • Jim Carter — Ralph Bashford
  • Martin Clunes — Richard Burbage
  • Judi Dench — Queen Elizabeth
  • Joseph Fiennes — Will Shakespeare
  • Colin Firth — Lord Wessex
  • Gwyneth Paltrow — Viola De Lesseps
  • Geoffrey Rush — Philip Henslowe
  • Antony Sher — Dr. Moth
  • Imelda Staunton — Nurse
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Waking Ned Devine

  • Ian Bannen — Jackie O'Shea
  • Fionnula Flanagan — Annie O'Shea
  • David Kelly — Michael O'Sullivan
  • Susan Lynch — Maggie O'Toole
  • James Nesbitt — Pig Finn

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Roberto Benigni

Life Is Beautiful

Guido Orefice

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Joseph Fiennes

Shakespeare in Love

Will Shakespeare

Tom Hanks

Saving Private Ryan

Capt. John H. Miller

Ian McKellen

Gods and Monsters

James Whale

Nick Nolte

Affliction

Wade Whitehouse

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett

Elizabeth

Elizabeth I

Jane Horrocks

Little Voice

LV

Gwyneth Paltrow

Shakespeare in Love

Viola De Lesseps

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Meryl Streep

One True Thing

Kate Gulden

Emily Watson

Hilary and Jackie

Jackie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

James Coburn

Affliction

Glen Whitehouse

Robert Duvall

A Civil Action

Jerome Facher

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David Kelly

Waking Ned Devine

Michael O'Sullivan

Geoffrey Rush

Shakespeare in Love

Philip Henslowe

Billy Bob Thornton

A Simple Plan

Jacob

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Kathy Bates

Primary Colors

Libby Holden

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Brenda Blethyn

Little Voice

Mari Hoff

Judi Dench

Shakespeare in Love

Queen Elizabeth

Rachel Griffiths

Hilary and Jackie

Hilary

Lynn Redgrave

Gods and Monsters

Hanna

Primetime Television

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

ER

  • George Clooney — Dr. Doug Ross
  • Anthony Edwards — Dr. Mark Greene
  • Laura Innes — Dr. Kerry Weaver
  • Alex Kingston — Dr. Elizabeth Corday
  • Eriq LaSalle — Dr. Peter Benton
  • Julianna Margulies — Nurse Carol Hathaway
  • Kellie Martin — Lucy Knight
  • Paul McCrane — Dr. Robert Romano
  • Gloria Reuben — Jeanie Boulet
  • Noah Wyle — Dr. John Carter
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Law & Order

  • Benjamin Bratt — Detective Rey Curtis
  • Angie Harmon — A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael
  • Steven Hill — D.A. Adam Schiff
  • Jesse L. Martin — Detective Ed Green
  • Carey Lowell — A.D.A. Jamie Ross
  • 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
  • Jimmy Smits — Det. Bobby Simone
  • Andrea Thompson — Det. Jill Kirkendall
  • Nicholas Turturro — Det. James Martinez

The Practice

  • Michael Badalucco — Jimmy Berluti
  • Lara Flynn Boyle — Helen Gamble
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton — Rebecca Washington
  • Steve Harris — Eugene Young
  • Camryn Manheim — Ellenor Frutt
  • Dylan McDermott — Bobby Donnell
  • Marla Sokoloff — Lucy Hatcher
  • Kelli Williams — Lindsay Dole

The X-Files

  • Gillian Anderson — Dana Scully
  • William B. Davis — Cigarette Smoking Man
  • David Duchovny — Fox Mulder
  • Chris Owens — FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Spender
  • James Pickens, Jr. — FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh
  • Mitch Pileggi — Walter Skinner

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
  • Simbi Khali — Nina Campbell
  • Wayne Knight — Officer Don Orville
  • John Lithgow — Dr. Dick Solomon
  • French Stewart — Harry Solomon
  • Elmarie Wendel — Mrs. Mamie Dubcek

Ally McBeal

  • Gil Bellows — Billy Thomas
  • Lisa Nicole Carson — Renee Raddick
  • Portia DeRossi — Nell Porter
  • Calista Flockhart — Ally McBeal
  • Greg Germann — Richard Fish
  • Jane Krakowski — Elaine Vassal
  • Lucy Liu — Ling Woo
  • Peter MacNicol — John Cage
  • Vonda Shepard — Vonda Shepard
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith — Georgia Thomas
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Everybody Loves Raymond

  • Peter Boyle — Frank Barone
  • Brad Garett — Robert Barone
  • Patricia Heaton — Debra Barone
  • Doris Roberts — Marie Barone
  • Ray Romano — Ray Barone
  • Madylin Sweeten — Ally Barone

Frasier

  • Peri Gilpin — Roz Doyle
  • Kelsey Grammer — Dr. Frasier Crane
  • Jane Leeves — Daphne Moon
  • John Mahoney — Martin Crane
  • David Hyde Pierce — Dr. Niles Crane

Friends

  • Jennifer Aniston — Rachel Green
  • Courtney Cox — Monica Geller
  • Lisa Kudrow — Phoebe Buffay
  • Matt LeBlanc — Joey Tribbiani
  • Matthew Perry — Chandler Bing
  • David Schwimmer — Dr. Ross Geller

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

David Duchovny

The X-Files

Fox Mulder

Anthony Edwards

ER

Dr. Mark Greene

Dennis Franz

NYPD Blue

Det. Andy Sipowicz

Jimmy Smits

NYPD Blue

Det. Bobby Simone

Sam Waterston

Law & Order

Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy

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Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Gillian Anderson

The X-Files

Dana Scully

Kim Delaney

NYPD Blue

Det. Diane Russell

Christine Lahti

Chicago Hope

Dr. Kathryn Austin

Julianna Margulies

ER

Nurse Carol Hathaway

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Annie Potts

Any Day Now

Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Alexander

Seinfeld

George Costanza

Michael J. Fox

Spin City

Mike Flaherty

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Kelsey Grammer

Frasier

Dr. Frasier Crane

Peter MacNicol

Ally McBeal

John Cage

David Hyde Pierce

Frasier

Dr. Niles Crane

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Calista Flockhart

Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

Lisa Kudrow

Friends

Pheobe Buffay

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Seinfeld

Elaine Benes

Amy Pietz

Caroline in the City

Annie Spadaro

Tracey Ullman

Tracey Takes On

Chic

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

Charles S. Dutton

Blind Faith

Charles Williams

James Garner

Legalese

Norman Keane

Ben Kingsley

The Tale of Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Ray Liotta

The Rat Pack

Frank Sinatra

Christopher Reeve

Rear Window

Jason Kemp

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Stanley Tucci

Winchell

Walter Winchell

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

Ann-Margret

Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story

Pamela Harriman

Stockard Channing

The Baby Dance

Rachel Luckman

Olympia Dukakis

Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City

Mrs. Anna Madrigal

Angelina Jolie

Gia

Gia Carangi

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Mary Steengurgen

About Sarah

Sarah Elizabeth McCaffrey