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'CSI,' 'Sopranos,' 'West Wing' tapped in TV category

“Shanghai Noon,” overlooked so far in awards season, scored a nomination in the feature comedy/musical category of the ACE Eddie Awards, announced Tuesday, along with “Almost Famous,” “Best in Show,” “Chocolat” and “O Brother,Where Art Thou?”

High-profile candidates took the nods for feature drama, with “Billy Elliot,” “Cast Away,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Gladiator” and “Traffic” tapped.

The American Cinema Editors will announce Eddie winners in seven categories Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “The Sopranos” and “The West Wing” took nominations for one-hour TV series, while “Frasier,” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Sex and the City” were tapped for half-hour honors. TV movie candidates were “Dark Angel,” “In His Life: The John Lennon Story” and “The Loretta Claiborne Story.”

The nominees:

FEATURE FILM (DRAMA)

“Billy Elliott” — John Wilson, Working Title Films/BBC/Arts Council of England/Tiger Aspect Pictures Prods./WT2/Universal Pictures

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“Cast Away” — Arthur Schmidt, 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks/ImageMovers/Playtone

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” — Tim Squyres, Sony Pictures Classics/Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia/Edko Films/Zoom Hunt Intl. Prods./China Film Co-Production Corp./Asia Union Film & Entertainment

“Gladiator” — Pietro Scalia, A.C.E., DreamWorks/Universal Pictures

“Traffic” — Stephen Mirrone, Bedford Falls/Laura Bickford Prods./USA Films

FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

“Almost Famous” –Joe Hutshing, A.C.E., and Saar Klein, DreamWorks/Columbia Pictures

“Best in Show” — Robert Leighton, Castle Rock Entertainment/Warner Bros.

“Chocolat” — Andrew Mondshein, A.C.E., David Brown Prods./Miramax Films

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” — Roderick Jaynes and Tricia Cooke, Touchstone Pictures/Universal Pictures/Studio Canal/Working Title Films

“Shanghai Noon” — Richard Chew, A.C.E., Touchstone Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment

EPISODE FROM A MINISERIES

“The Beach Boys: An American Family,” Part 1 — Geoffrey Rowland, A.C.E., and Bryan M. Horne, Storyline Entertainment/Columbia TriStar TV/ABC

“The Corner” (“Gary’s Blues”) — Bill Pankow, A.C.E., Blown Deadline Prods./HBO/Knee Deep Prods.

“Nuremberg,” Part 2 — Yves Langlois, Alliance Atlantis Communications/British American Entertainment/TNT

MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION

“Cheaters” — Eric Sears, A.C.E., De Passe Entertainment/HBO

“Dirty Pictures” — Peter Zinner, A.C.E., Manheim Co./MGM/Showtime Networks

“Noriega: God’s Favorite” — Mark Conte, A.C.E., Regency Enterprises/Showtime Networks

ONE-HOUR SERIES

“C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation” (pilot) — Alex Mackie, A.C.E., and Alec Smight, A.C.E., CBS Prods./Alliance Atlantis Communications

“The Sopranos” (“Funhouse”) — Sidney Wolinsky, A.C.E., Brillstein-Grey Entertainment/HBO

“The West Wing” (“What Kind of Day Has It Been”) — Tina Hirsch, A.C.E., Warner Bros. Television/John Wells Prods.

HALF-HOUR SERIES

“Frasier” (“Dark Side of the Moon”) — Ron Volk, A.C.E., Grub Street Prods./Paramount TV/NBC

“Malcolm in the Middle” (pilot) — Nancy Morrison, Regency Television/Fox

“Sex in the City” (“Running With Scissors”) — Wendy Stanzler, HBO

DOCUMENTARY

“Into the Arms of Strangers” — Kate Amend, Sabine Prods/Warner Bros.

“Judy’s Time” — Erin Flannery and David Klagsbrun, Erin Flannery Prods.

“Shooting War” — Bryan McKenzie, Lorac Prods./DreamWorks Television/ABC

MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION

“Dark Angel” — Stephen Mark, A.C.E., 20th Century Fox Television

“In His Life: The John Lennon Story” — Lisa Bromwell, Michael O’Hara Prods./NBC

“The Loretta Claiborne Story” — Drake Silliman, A.C.E., De Passe Entertainment/Walt Disney Television

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