Screen Actors Guild 1998

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
* Shakespeare in Love – Ben Affleck, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, Daniel Brocklebank, Colin Firth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Antony Sher, and Imelda Staunton
Life Is Beautiful – Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Horst Buchholz, Sergio Bustric, Giorgio Cantarini, Amerigo Fontani, Giuliana Lojodice, and Marisa Paredes
Little Voice – Annette Badland, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Michael Caine, Jane Horrocks, Philip Jackson, and Ewan McGregor
Saving Private Ryan – Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, and Tom Sizemore
Waking Ned Devine – Ian Bannen, Fionnula Flanagan, David Kelly, Susan Lynch, and James Nesbitt

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
* Roberto Benigni – Life Is Beautiful as Guido Orefice
Joseph Fiennes – Shakespeare in Love as William Shakespeare
Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan as Captain John H. Miller
Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters as James Whale
Nick Nolte – Affliction as Wade Whitehouse

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
* Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare in Love as Viola de Lesseps
Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth as Elizabeth I of England
Jane Horrocks – Little Voice as LV
Meryl Streep – One True Thing as Kate Gulden
Emily Watson – Hilary and Jackie as Jacqueline du Pré

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
* Robert Duvall – A Civil Action as Jerome Facher
James Coburn – Affliction as Glen Whitehouse
David Kelly – Waking Ned Devine as Michael O’Sullivan
Geoffrey Rush – Shakespeare in Love as Philip Henslowe
Billy Bob Thornton – A Simple Plan as Jacob Mitchell

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
* Kathy Bates – Primary Colors as Libby Holden
Brenda Blethyn – Little Voice as Mari Hoff
Judi Dench – Shakespeare in Love as Elizabeth I of England
Rachel Griffiths – Hilary and Jackie as Hilary du Pré
Lynn Redgrave – Gods and Monsters as Hanna