The Inaugural Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 1994 at the 1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, February 25, 1995 on a soundstage at Universal Studios. The 1st 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 Male Actor in a Leading Role

Morgan Freeman

The Shawshank Redemption

Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

Tom Hanks

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

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Paul Newman

Nobody's Fool

Sully Sullivan

Tim Robbins

The Shawshank Redemption

Andy Dufresne

John Travolta

Pulp Fiction

Vincent Vega

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jodie Foster

Nell

Nell

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Jessica Lange

Blue Sky

Carly Marshall

Meg Ryan

When a Man Loves a Woman

Alice Green

Susan Sarandon

The Client

Regina "Reggie" Love

Meryl Streep

The River Wild

Gail Hartman

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Samuel L. Jackson

Pulp Fiction

Jules Winnfield

Martin Landau

Ed Wood

Bela Lugosi

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Chazz Palminteri

Bullets Over Broadway

Cheech

Gary Sinise

Forrest Gump

Lt. Dan Taylor

JOHN TURTURRO

Quiz Show

Herbie Stempel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Jamie Lee Curtis

True Lies

Helen Tasker

Sally Field

Forrest Gump

Mrs. Gump

Uma Thurman

Pulp Fiction

Mia Wallace

Dianne Wiest

Bullets Over Broadway

Helen Sinclair

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Robin Wright

Forrest Gump

Jenny Curran

Primetime Television

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Chicago Hope

  • Adam Arkin — Dr. Aaron Shutt
  • Hector Elizondo — Dr. Phillip Watters
  • Thomas Gibson — Dr. Daniel Nyland
  • Roxanne Hart — Nurse Camille Shutt
  • Peter MacNicol — Alan Birch
  • E.G. Marshall — Dr. Arthur Thurmond
  • Mandy Patinkin — Dr. Jeffrey Geiger

E.R.

  • George Clooney — Dr. Doug Ross
  • Anthony Edwards — Dr. Mark Greene
  • Eriq LaSalle — Dr. Peter Benton
  • Julianna Margulies — Nurse Carol Hathaway
  • Sherry Stringfield — Dr. Susan Lewis
  • Noah Wyle — Dr. John Carter

Law & Order

  • Jill Hennessey — A.D.A. Claire Kincaid
  • Steven Hill — D.A. Adam Schiff
  • S. Epatha Merkerson — Lt. Anita Van Buren
  • Chris North — Detective Mike Logan
  • Jerry Orbach — Detective Lennie Briscoe
  • Sam Waterson — Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy

NYPD Blue

  • Gordon Clapp — Det. Greg Medavoy
  • Dennis Franz — Det. Andy Sipowicz
  • Sharon Lawrence — A.D.A. Sylvia Costas
  • James McDaniel — Lt. Arthur Fancy
  • Gail O'Grady — Donna Abandando
  • Jimmy Smits — Det. Bobby Simone
  • Nicholas Turturro — Det. James Martinez
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Picket Fences

  • Kathy Baker — Dr. Jill Brock
  • Don Cheadle — D.A. John Littleton
  • Holly Marie Combs — Kimberly Brock
  • Kelly Connell — Carter Pike
  • Robert Cornthwaite — Howard Buss
  • Fyvush Finkel — Douglas Wambaugh
  • Lauren Holly — Maxine Stewart
  • Costas Mandylor — Kenny Lacos
  • Justin Shenkarow — Matthew Brock
  • Tom Skerritt — Sheriff Jimmy Brock
  • Leigh Taylor-Young — Rachel Harris
  • Ray Walston — Judge Henry Bone
  • Adam Wylie — Zachary Brock

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Frasier

  • 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

  • Hellen Hunt — Jamie Stemple Buchman
  • Leila Kenzle — Fran Devanow
  • Richard Kind — Mark
  • Lisa Kudrow — Ursula Buffay
  • John Pankow — Ira Buchman
  • Anne Ramsay — Lisa Stemple
  • Paul Reiser — Paul Buchman

Murphy Brown

  • Candice Bergen — Murphy Brown
  • Pat Corley — Phil
  • Faith Ford — Corky Sherwood
  • Charles Kimbrough — Jim Dial
  • Joe Regalbuto — Frank Fontana
  • Grant Shaud — Miles Silverberg

Northern Exposure

  • Darren E. Burrows — Ed Chigliak
  • John Corbett — Chris Stevens
  • Barry Corbin — Maurice J. Minnifield
  • John Cullum — Holling Vincoeur
  • Cynthia Geary — Shelly Marie Tambo
  • Elaine Miles — Marilyn Whirlwind
  • Rob Morrow — Dr. Joel Fleischman
  • Peg Phillips — Ruth-Anne Miller
  • Teri Polo — Michelle Schodowski Capra
  • Paul Provenza — Dr. Phillip Capra
  • Janine Turner — Maggie O'Connell

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

Hector Elizondo

Chicago Hope

Dr. Phillip Watters

Dennis Franz

NYPD Blue

Det. Andy Sipowicz

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Mandy Patinkin

Chicago Hope

Dr. Jeffrey Geiger

Tom Skerritt

Picket Fences

Sheriff Jimmy Brock

Patrick Stewart

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Kathy Baker

Picket Fences

Dr. Jill Brock

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Swoosie Kurtz

Sisters

Alexandra 'Alex' Reed Halsey Barker

Angela Lansbury

Murder, She Wrote

Jessica Fletcher

Jane Seymour

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn

Cicely Tyson

Sweet Justice

Carrie Grace Battle

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Alexander

Seinfeld

George Costanza

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John Goodman

Roseanne

Dan Conner

Kelsey Grammer

Frasier

Dr. Frasier Crane

David Hyde Pierce

Frasier

Dr. Niles Crane

Paul Reiser

Mad About You

Paul Buchman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Candice Bergen

Murphy Brown

Murphy Brown

Ellen Degeneres

Ellen

Ellen Morgan

Helen Hunt

Mad About You

Jamie Stemple Buchman

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Seinfeld

Elaine Benes

Roseanne

Roseanne

Roseanna Conner

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

James Garner

The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.

Jim Rockford

Raul Julia

The Burning Season

Chico Mendes

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John Malkovich

Heart of Darkness

Kurtz

Gary Sinise

Stephen King's The Stand

Stu Redman

Forest Whitaker

The Enemy Within

Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey

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

Katharine Hepburn

One Christmas

Cornelia Beaumont

Diane Keaton

Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight

Amelia Earhart

Sissy Spacek

A Place for Annie

Susan Lansing

Cicely Tyson

The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave/Maid

Joanne Woodward

Breathing Lessons

Maggie Moran

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