Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

SAG Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Awarded for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Location Los Angeles, California
Presented by SAG-AFTRA
Currently held by Idris Elba for Luther (2015)
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The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Miniseries or Television Movie.

Winners and nominees

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Year Actor Miniseries or Movie Role


Raúl Juliá (posthumous) The Burning Season Chico Mendes
James Garner The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. Jim Rockford
John Malkovich Heart of Darkness Colonel Kurtz
Gary Sinise Stephen King’s The Stand Stu Redman
Forest Whitaker The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie "Mac" Casey


Gary Sinise Truman Harry S. Truman
Alec Baldwin A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski
Laurence Fishburne The Tuskegee Airmen Hannibal Lee
James Garner The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise Jim Rockford
Tommy Lee Jones The Good Old Boys Hewey Calloway


Alan Rickman Rasputin Grigori Rasputin
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


Gary Sinise George Wallace George Wallace
Jack Lemmon 12 Angry Men Juror #8
Sidney Poitier Mandela and de Klerk Nelson Mandela
Ving Rhames Don King: Only in America Don King
George C. Scott 12 Angry Men Juror #3


Christopher Reeve Rear Window Jason Kemp
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
Stanley Tucci Winchell Walter Winchell


Jack Lemmon Tuesdays with Morrie Morris "Morrie" Schwartz
Hank Azaria Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom
Peter Fonda The Passion of Ayn Rand Frank O’Connor
George C. Scott (posthumous) Inherit the Wind Matthew Harrison Brady
Patrick Stewart A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge


Year Winners and nominees Miniseries or Movie Role


Brian Dennehy Death of a Salesman Willy Loman
Alec Baldwin Nuremberg Justice Robert H. Jackson
Brian Cox Nuremberg Hermann Göring
Danny Glover Freedom Song Will Walker
John Lithgow Don Quixote Don Quixote
James Woods Dirty Pictures Dennis Barrie


Ben Kingsley Anne Frank: The Whole Story Otto Frank
Alan Alda Club Land Willie Walters
Richard Dreyfuss The Day Reagan Was Shot Alexander Haig
James Franco James Dean James Dean
Gregory Hines Bojangles Bill "Bojangles" Robinson


William H. Macy Door to Door Bill Porter
Albert Finney The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill
Brad Garrett Gleason Jackie Gleason
Sean Hayes Martin and Lewis Jerry Lewis
John Turturro Monday Night Mayhem Howard Cosell


Al Pacino Angels in America Roy Cohn
Justin Kirk Angels in America Prior Walter / Leatherman in Park
Paul Newman Our Town Stage Manager
Forest Whitaker Deacons for Defense Marcus Clay
Jeffrey Wright Angels in America Various Characters


Geoffrey Rush The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Peter Sellers
Jamie Foxx Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story Stan "Tookie" Williams
William H. Macy The Wool Cap Charlie Gigot
Barry Pepper 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story Dale Earnhardt
Jon Voight The Five People You Meet in Heaven Eddie


Paul Newman Empire Falls Max Roby
Kenneth Branagh Warm Springs Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ted Danson Knights of the South Bronx David MacEnulty
Ed Harris Empire Falls Miles Roby
Christopher Plummer Our Fathers Cardinal Bernard Law


Jeremy Irons Elizabeth I Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Thomas Haden Church Broken Trail Tom Harte
Robert Duvall Broken Trail Prentice Ritter
William H. Macy Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Det. Clyde Umney / Sam Landry
Matthew Perry The Ron Clark Story Ron Clark


Kevin Kline As You Like It Jacques
Michael Keaton The Company James Jesus Angleton
Oliver Platt The Bronx Is Burning George Steinbrenner
Sam Shepard Ruffian Frank Whiteley
John Turturro The Bronx Is Burning Billy Martin


Paul Giamatti John Adams John Adams
Ralph Fiennes Bernard and Doris Bernard Lafferty
Kevin Spacey Recount Ron Klain
Kiefer Sutherland 24: Redemption Jack Bauer
Tom Wilkinson John Adams Benjamin Franklin


Kevin Bacon Taking Chance Michael Strobl
Cuba Gooding Jr. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Ben Carson
Jeremy Irons Georgia O'Keeffe Alfred Stieglitz
Kevin Kline Great Performances: Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac
Tom Wilkinson A Number Salter


Year Winners and nominees Miniseries or Movie Role


Al Pacino You Don't Know Jack Dr. Jack Kevorkian
John Goodman You Don't Know Jack Neal Nicol
Dennis Quaid The Special Relationship Bill Clinton
Édgar Ramírez Carlos Ilich Ramírez Sánchez / Carlos the Jackal
Patrick Stewart Great Performances: Macbeth Macbeth


Paul Giamatti Too Big to Fail Ben Bernanke
Laurence Fishburne Thurgood Thurgood Marshall
Greg Kinnear The Kennedys John F. Kennedy
Guy Pearce Mildred Pierce Monty Beragon
James Woods Too Big to Fail Richard S. Fuld Jr.


Kevin Costner Hatfields & McCoys Devil Anse Hatfield
Woody Harrelson Game Change Steve Schmidt
Ed Harris Game Change John McCain
Clive Owen Hemingway & Gellhorn Ernest Hemingway
Bill Paxton Hatfields & McCoys Randolph McCoy


Michael Douglas Behind the Candelabra Liberace
Matt Damon Behind the Candelabra Scott Thorson
Jeremy Irons The Hollow Crown King Henry IV
Rob Lowe Killing Kennedy John F. Kennedy
Al Pacino Phil Spector Phil Spector


Mark Ruffalo The Normal Heart Ned Weeks
Adrien Brody Houdini Harry Houdini
Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock: "His Last Vow" Sherlock Holmes
Richard Jenkins Olive Kitteridge Henry Kitteridge
Billy Bob Thornton Fargo Lorne Malvo


Idris Elba Luther John Luther
Ben Kingsley Tut Ay, the Grand Vizier
Ray Liotta Texas Rising Lorca / Tom Mitchell
Bill Murray A Very Murray Christmas Himself
Mark Rylance Wolf Hall Thomas Cromwell


Multiple winners

2 wins

Multiple nominees

Bold type indicates the winner.

2 nominations
3 nominations

See also

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