ER's Anthony Edwards, who just announced he's leaving the medical drama, competes with Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), and Martin Sheen (The West Wing) for the best actor in a drama award. New to this category is The Fugitive's Tim Daly, who can use the ego boost — his show has earned lackluster ratings since it debuted in the fall. Grace & Jack & Karen — But No Will
The comedy series nominations include Golden Globe winners Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal) and Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City). Will & Grace's Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes each received individual nominations (better luck next year to Eric McCormack).
Ally McBeal is up for an ensemble award, and Calista Flockhart and Peter MacNicol each received individual nods for the Fox comedy. Racking up another nomination for Fox is Malcolm in the Middle's Jane Kaczmarek.
Frasier's David Hyde Pierce racks up his 15th nomination — a record for the guild. He's joined by series lead Kelsey Grammer, who's on his 14th nomination (including ensemble nods).
The SAG awards will be presented March 11 on TNT at 8 p.m.