Broadcast crix select 8 pix for Choice noms

Winners to be announced Jan. 24

The Broadcast Film Critics Assn., the nation’s largest film critics group, will announce the winners of its fifth annual Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 24 at Hotel Sofitel.

The nominees for best picture are (in alphabetical order): “American Beauty,” “Being John Malkovich,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Green Mile,” “The Insider,” “Magnolia,” “Man on the Moon,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Three Kings.”

Acting nods, already announced, went to: actor, Russell Crowe for “The Insider”; actress, Hilary Swank for “Boys Don’t Cry”; supporting actor, Michael Clarke Duncan for “The Green Mile”; and supporting actress, Angelina Jolie for “Girl, Interrupted.”

Other awards went to: director Sam Mendes and writer Alan Ball (original screenplay) for “American Beauty”; screenplay adaptation, Frank Darabont for “The Green Mile”; breakthrough performer, Spike Jonze, for “Being John Malkovich” and “Three Kings”; child performer, Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense”); animated feature, “Toy Story 2”; family film, (live action) “October Sky”; picture made for TV, “RKO 281” and “Tuesdays with Morrie”; foreign language film, “All About My Mother”; feature documentary, “Buena Vista Social Club”; song, “Music of My Heart”; and score, Gabriel Yared, “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”

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