2002 Academy Awards Interview

Fantasy film leads Oscar nominations with 13 nods, 'Beautiful Mind,' 'Moulin Rouge' get 8 each

Fantasy film leads Oscar nominations with 13 nods, 'Beautiful Mind,' 'Moulin Rouge' get 8 each

"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" led all nominees for the 74th annual Academy Awards, announced this morning. The film received nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and recognition in several artistic and technical categories.

"A Beautiful Mind" and "Moulin Rouge" were nominated for eight awards each, but Baz Lurhmann, the latter film's director, was snubbed in the Best Director category. Meanwhile, two directors -- "Mulholland Drive's" David Lynch and "Black Hawk Down's" Ridley Scott -- were nominated even though their films were not.

Among the nominations few other surprises, the French import "Amélie" was honored with six nods and Renee Zellweger received a Best Actress nomination for "Bridget Jones's Diary," which is unusual since the film 1) is a comedy, and 2) was released all the way back in April (the Academy has a notoriously short memory).

Here the complete list of this year's Oscar nominees:

Best PICTURE
"A Beautiful Mind"
"Gosford Park"
"In the Bedroom"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Moulin Rouge"

Early odds on: "Mind" with "Rings" itching to play spoiler.

Best DIRECTOR
Robert Altman, "Gosford Park"
Ron Howard, "A Beautiful Mind"
Peter Jackson, "Lord of the Rings..."
David Lynch, "Mulholland Drive"
Ridley Scott, "Black Hawk Down"

Early odds on: As above, Howard is favored with Jackson looking to spoil.

Best ACTOR
Russell Crowe, "A Beautiful Mind"
Sean Penn, "I Am Sam"
Will Smith, "Ali"
Denzel Washington, "Training Day"
Tom Wilkinson, "In the Bedroom"

Everyone will be talking about Crowe, but my money is on Washington.

Best ACTRESS
Halle Berry, "Monster's Ball"
Judi Dench, "Iris"
Nicole Kidman, "Moulin Rouge"
Sissy Spacek, "In the Bedroom"
Renee Zellweger, "Bridget Jones's Diary"

Odds, my eye. Spacek is a lock.

Best SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jim Broadbent, "Iris"
Ethan Hawke, "Training Day"
Ben Kingsley, "Sexy Beast"
Ian McKellan, "Lord of the Rings..."
Jon Voight, "Ali"

Early odds on: Broadbent, with Kingsley in the wings.

Best SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Connelly, "A Beautiful Mind"
Helen Mirren, "Gosford Park"
Maggie Smith, "Gosford Park"
Marisa Tomei, "In the Bedroom"
Kate Winslet, "Iris"

Early odds: It's Connelly's race to lose.

Best ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"Amélie,", Guillaume Laurant & Jean-Pierre Jeunet
"Gosford Park," Julian Fellowes
"Memento," Christopher Nolan
"Monster's Ball," Milo Addica & Will Rokos
"The Royal Tenenbaums," Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson

Early odds on: "Memento," as the Ignored in Best Picture consolation prize.

Best ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"A Beautiful Mind," Akiva Goldsman
"Ghost World," Terry Zwigoff & Daniel Clowes
"In the Bedroom," Rob Festinger & Todd Field
"Lord of the Rings...," Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh & Philippa Boynes
"Shrek," Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman & Roger S.H. Schulman

Early odds: It's "Mind" and "Rings" neck and neck.

Best ANIMATED FEATURE
"Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius"
"Monsters, Inc."
"Shrek"

Early odds: "Shrek" probably has it locked up.

Best DOCUMENTARY
"Children Underground"
"Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton"
"Murder On a Sunday Morning"
"Promises"
"War Photographer"

Early odds: Not a clue. Haven't seen 'em.

Best FOREIGN FILM
"Amélie" (France)
"Elling" (Norway)
"Lagaan" (India)
"No Man's Land" (Bosnia)
"Son of the Bride" (Argentina)

Early odds: "Amélie"

Best CINEMATOGRAPHY
"Amélie"
"Black Hawk Down"
"The Man Who Wasn't There"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Moulin Rouge"

Early odds: Your guess is as good as mine.

Best EDITING
"A Beautiful Mind"
"Black Hawk Down"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Memento"
"Moulin Rouge"

Early odds: "Memento"

Best SOUND
"Amélie"
"Black Hawk Down"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Moulin Rouge"
"Pearl Harbor"

Early odds: "Rings"

Best SOUND EDITING
  "Monsters, Inc."
  "Pearl Harbor"

Early odds: "Pearl Harbor"

Best VISUAL EFFECTS
"A.I.: Artificial Intelligence"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Pearl Harbor"

Early odds: "Pearl Harbor"

Best ART DIRECTION
"Amélie"
"Gosford Park"
"Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Moulin Rouge"

Early odds: "Moulin Rouge"

Best COSTUMES
"The Affair of the Necklace"
"Gosford Park"
"Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Moulin Rouge"

Early odds: "Moulin Rouge"

Best MAKEUP
"A Beautiful Mind"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Moulin Rouge"

Early odds: "Rings"

Best ORIGINAL SCORE
"A.I.: Artificial Intelligence"
"A Beautiful Mind"
"Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone"
"Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"
"Monsters, Inc."

Early odds: "Rings"

Best ORIGINAL SONG
"If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters, Inc."
"It May Be" from "Lord of the Rings"
"There You'll Be" from "Pearl Harbor"
"Until" from "Kate & Leopold"
"Vanilla Sky" from "Vanilla Sky"

Early odds: "Until"
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