'Beauty,' 'Matrix,' 'Titus' nominated for production design
“American Beauty” continues to rack up award nominations, picking up a nom Tuesday for Naomi Shohan’s work in production design from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors.Lucianna Arrighi for “Anna and the King”; Owen Paterson, “The Matrix”; Rick Heinrichs, “Sleepy Hollow”; and Dante Ferretti, “Titus,” also received nominations for excellence in production design for 1999 films. Ted Danson, star of the CBS series “Becker,” will host the organization’s awards ceremony Feb. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The org also announced nominations for three awards for excellence in 1999 television programs. Vincent Jefferds received noms for “Roswell” in the TV series category and for “The ’60s” in TV movies. Other series nominations are Jerry Wanek for “Chinatown”; Richard D. James, “Star Trek Voyager”; Jon Hutman, “West Wing”; and Corey Kaplan, “The X-Files.” Other TV movie nominees are Roy Forge Smith for “The Hunley”; James Spencer, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”; Edward McAvoy, “Lansky”; and Paul Peters, “P.T. Barnum.” In the variety or awards show, music special or documentary category, nominees are Susan Bolles for “The 12th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards”; Rene Lagler, “The 33rd Annual Country Music Awards”; Bob Keene, “The 41st Annual Grammy Awards”; Roy Christopher, “The 71st Annual Academy Awards”; and Stephen Hendrickson, “Annie.” Production designer Richard Sylbert will receive a lifetime achievement award at the event.