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‘Towers’ stands tall in Satellites

Epic nabs 8 noms, 'Heaven,' 'Gangs,' 'Perdition' notch 7

See nominees“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” was standing tall when nominations were announced for the Intl. Foreign Press Assn.’s seventh annual Golden Satellites.

New Line’s fantasy epic picked up eight noms, followed by “Far From Heaven,” “Gangs of New York” and “Road to Perdition” with seven noms a piece.

“Heaven,” “Rings” and “Road” received noms for drama along with “Antwone Fisher,” “The Hours” and “The Quiet American.” Nominees for comedy or musical are “About a Boy,” “Adaptation,” “Chicago,” “Igby Goes Down,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “Punch-Drunk Love.”

Foreign film nominees are the U.K.’s “All or Nothing,” Ireland/U.K.’s “Bloody Sunday,” Sweden’s “Everyone Loves Alice,” India’s “Monsoon Wedding,” New Zealand’s “Rain,” France/Spain’s “Sex and Lucia” and Spain’s “Talk to Her.”

Nominees in the animated or mixed-media feature category are “Ice Age,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” “Spirited Away” and “The Wild Thornberrys Movie.”

In the TV race, NBC was on top with 15 nominations, followed closely by HBO’s 14. Fox picked up 10, trailed by CBS with nine and ABC’s eight noms.

Drama series nominees are “24,” “Alias,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Without a Trace.” Comedy contenders are “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Friends,” “Gilmore Girls” and “Scrubs.”

And the nominees are . . .

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Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Julianne Moore
, “Far From Heaven”(Focus Features)
Diane Lane, “Unfaithful” (20th Century Fox)
Salma Hayek, “Frida” (Miramax)
Sigourney Weaver, “The Guys” (Focus Features)
Nicole Kidman, “The Hours” (Paramount / Miramax)
Meryl Streep, “The Hours” (Paramount / Miramax)

Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Robin Williams, “One Hour Photo” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Jack Nicholson, “About Schmidt” (New Line Cinema)
Daniel Day Lewis, “Gangs of New York” (Miramax)
Tom Hanks, “Road to Perdition” (20th Century Fox/DreamWorks)
Michael Caine, “The Quiet American” (Miramax)
Edward Norton, “25th Hour” (Touchstone Pictures/40 Acres A Mule Filmworks/Industry Ent.)

Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Renée Zellweger, “Chicago” (Miramax)
Nia Vardalos, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (IFC Films)
Jennifer Aniston, “The Good Girl” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Catherine Keener, “Lovely & Amazing” (Lions Gate Films)
Jennifer Westfeldt, “Kissing Jessica Stein” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Secretary” (Lions Gate Films)

Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Kieran Culkin, “Igby Goes Down” (MGM)
Nicolas Cage, “Adaptation” (Columbia)
Aaron Stanford, “Tadpole” (Miramax)
Adam Sandler, “Punch Drunk Love” (Columbia)
Hugh Grant, “About A Boy” (Universal)
Sam Rockwell, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (Miramax)

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
Miranda Richardson, “Spider” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Kathy Bates, “About Schmidt” (New Line Cinema)
Do Thi Hai Yen, “The Quiet American” (Miramax)
Edie Falco, “Sunshine State” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Jullianne Moore, “The Hours” (Paramount / Miramax)
Renée Zellweger, “White Oleander” (Warner Brother)

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama
Alfred Molina, “Frida” (Miramax)
Paul Newman, “Road To Perdition” (20th Century Fox/DreamWorks)
Dennis Quaid, “Far From Heaven” (Focus Features)
Dennis Haysbert, “Far From Heaven” (Focus Features)
Viggo Mortensen, “Lord of the Rings: Two Towers” (New Line Cinema)
Jeremy Davies, “Solaris” (20th Century Fox)

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Emily Mortimer, “Lovely & Amazing” (Lions Gate Films)
Lainie Kazan, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (IFC Films)
Bebe Neuwirth, “Tadpole” (Miramax)
Tovah Feldshuh, “Kissing Jessica Stein” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Meryl Streep, “Adaptation” (Columbia Pictures)
Toni Collette, “About A Boy” (Universal)

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Chris Cooper, “Adaptation” (Columbia Pictures)
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Punch Drunk Love” (Columbia Pictures)
Michael Constantine, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (IFC Films)
Nicky Katt, “Full Frontal” (Miramax)
John C. Reilly, “The Good Girl” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Jake Gyllenhaal, “The Good Girl” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Motion Picture, Drama
“Road To Perdition” (20th Century Fox/DreamWorks)
“Antwone Fisher” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“Far From Heaven” (Focus Features)
“The Hours” (Paramount / Miramax)
“Lord of the Rings: Two Towers” (New Line Cinema)
“The Quiet American” (Miramax)

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (IFC Films)
“Igby Goes Down” (MGM)
“Punch Drunk Love” (Columbia)
“About A Boy” (Universal)
“Adaptation” (Columbia Pictures)
“Chicago” (Miramax)

Motion Picture, Foreign Film
“Talk to Her” – Spain
“Bloody Sunday” – Ireland/UK
“Sex and Lucia” – France/Spain
“Monsoon Wedding” – India
*”Rain” – New Zealand
*”Everyone Loves Alice” – Sweden
“All Or Nothing” – UK
* (Tie)

Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
“Ice Age”
“Lilo And Stitch”
“Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”
“Spirited Away”
“The Wild Thornberrys Movie”

Motion Picture, Documentary
“The Kid Stays in the Picture”
“Bowling For Columbine”
“Dogtown and Z-Boys”
“Biggie and Tupac”
“The Cockettes”

Direction
Todd Haynes, “Far From Heaven”
Pedro Almodovar, “Talk to Her”
Denzel Washington, “Antwone Fisher”
Peter Jackson, “Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”
Phillip Noyce,”The Quiet American”
Stephen Daldry, “The Hours”

Screenplay, Original
Mike Leigh, “All or Nothing”
Nicole Holofcener, “Lovely & Amazing”
Mike White, “The Good Girl”
Todd Haynes, “Far From Heaven”
Pedro Almodovar, “Talk to Her”
Burr Steers, “Igby Goes Down”

Screenplay, Adapted
Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sindair, Peter Jackson, “Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”
Nia Vardalos, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”
Bill Condon,”Chicago”
Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman, “Adaptation”
Ronald Harwood, “The Pianist”

Original Score
Elliot Goldenthal, “Frida”
Craig Wedren, “Rodger Dodger”
Liz Gallacher, “24 Hour Party People”
Badly Drawn, “About A Boy”
Dane A. Davis, “25th Hour”

Original Song
“Love Is A Crime,” “8 Mile”
“Die Another Day,” “Die Another Day”
“Work It Out,” “Goldmember”
“Girl on the Roof,” “Van Wylder”
“Something to Talk About,” “About A Boy”
“8 Mile,” “8 Mile”

Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall, “Road To Perdition”
Janusz Kaminski, “Minority Report”
Andrew Lesnie, “Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”
Michael Ballhaus, “Gangs of New York”
Edward Lachman, “Far From Heaven”

Visual Effects
Michael J. McAlister, “Road To Perdition”
Jim Rygiel, “Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”
John Dykstra, “Spiderman”
Scott Farrar, “Minority Report”
Bruce Steinheimer, Michael Owens, Edward Hirsh, Jon Alexander, “Gangs of New York”

Film Editing
Eric Zumbrunnen, “Adaptation”
Jeffrey Ford (II), “One Hour Photo”
D. Michael Horton, “Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”
Dody Dom, “Insomnia”
Thelma Schoonmaker, “Gangs of New York”

Sound
Richard King (I), “Signs”
Philip Stockton, “Gangs of New York”
Larry Blake, “Solaris”
Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom, “Minority Report”
Ethan Van der Ryn, “Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”

Art Direction
Richard L. Johnson, Dennis Gassner, “Road To Perdition”
Felipe Fernandez, Hannia Robledo,”Frida”
Luc Chalon, Oshin Yeghiazariantz, “CQ”
Sarah Knowles, “Catch Me If You Can”
Alessandro Alberti, et. al., “Gangs of New York”

Costume Design
Trisha Biggar, “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones”
Sandy Powell (II), “Gangs of New York”
Julie Weiss, “Frida”
Albert Wolsky, “Road To Perdition”
Deena Appel, “Austin Powers: Goldmember”

TELEVISION
Miniseries
“Taken” (Sci-Fi)
“Shackleton” (A&E)
“The Forsythe Saga” (PBS)
“Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story” (CBS)
“Living With The Dead” (CBS)

Motion Picture Made for Television
“The Gathering Storm”(HBO)
“The Laramie Project” (HBO)
“Keep The Faith, Baby” (Showtime)
“Door to Door” (TNT)
“Path To War” (HBO)

Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Vanessa L. Williams, “Keep The Faith, Baby” (Showtime)
Kathy Bates, “My Sister’s Keeper” (CBS)
Stockard Channing, “The Matthew Shepard Story” (NBC)
Vanessa Redgrave, “The Gathering Storm”(HBO)
Marcia Gay Harden, “King of Texas” (TNT)

Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Albert Finney, “The Gathering Storm”(HBO)
William H. Macy, “Door to Door” (TNT)
Patrick Stewart, “King of Texas” (TNT)
Ted Danson, “Living With The Dead” (CBS)
Harry J. Lennix, “Keep The Faith, Baby” (Showtime)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television
Jim Broadbent, “The Gathering Storm”(HBO)
Linus Roach, “The Gathering Storm”(HBO)
Terry Kinney, “The Laramie Project” (HBO)
Jeremy Davies, “The Laramie Project” (HBO)
Roy Scheider, “King of Texas” (TNT)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television
Helen Mirren, “Door to Door” (TNT)
Queen Latifah, “Living With The Dead” (CBS)
Frances Sternhagen, “The Laramie Project” (HBO)
Sissy Spacek, “Last Call” (Showtime)
Amy Madigan, “Just A Dream” (CBS)

Television Series, Drama
“CSI” (CBS)
“24” (Fox)
“Alias” (ABC)
“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” (UPN)
“Without A Trace” (CBS)

Performance by an Actress in a Series, Drama
C.C.H. Pounder, “The Shield” (FX)
Maura Tierney, “E.R.” (NBC)
Sarah Michelle Geller, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” (UPN)
Allison Janney, “The West Wing” (NBC)
Jennifer Garner, “Alias” (ABC)

Performance by an Actor in a Series, Drama
Martin Sheen, “The West Wing” (NBC)
Kiefer Sutherland, “24” (Fox)
Peter Krause, “Six Feet Under” (HBO)
Michael Chiklis, “The Shield” (FX)
Chi McBride, “Boston Public” (Fox)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, Drama
Alyson Hannigan, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” (UPN)
Loretta Devine, “Boston Public” (Fox)
Emma Caulfield, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” (UPN)
Sarah Clarke, “24” (Fox)
Lena Olin, “Alias” (ABC)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, Drama
James Marsters, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” (UPN)
Victor Garber, “Alias” (ABC)
Anthony Heald, “Boston Public” (Fox)
Dennis Haybert, “24” (Fox)
Ron Rifkin, “Alias” (ABC)

Television Series, Comedy or Musical
“Friends” (NBC)
“The Bernie Mac Show” (Fox)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Scrubs” (NBC)
“Gilmore Girls” (WB)

Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Bonnie Hunt, “Life With Bonnie” (ABC)
Jennifer Aniston, “Friends” (NBC)
Debra Messing, “Will & Grace” (NBC)
Lauren Graham, “Gilmore Girls” (WB)
Alexis Bledel, “Gilmore Girls” (WB)

Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Matt LeBlanc, “Friends” (NBC)
Bernie Mac, “The Bernie Mac Show” (Fox)
Eric McCormack, “Will & Grace” (NBC)
John C. McGinley, “Scrubs” (NBC)
Damon Wayans, “My Wife and Kids” (ABC)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, Comedy or Musical
Doris Roberts, “Everybody Loves Raymond” (CBS)
Christa Miller, “Scrubs” (NBC)
Cynthia Nixon, “Sex In The City” (HBO)
Kelly Bishop, “Gilmore Girls” (WB)
Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace” (NBC)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, Comedy or Musical
Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace” (NBC)
Peter McNicol, “Ally McBeal” (Fox)
David Hyde Pierce, “Frasier” (NBC)
Chris Noth, “Sex In The City” (HBO)
Eric Roberts, “Less Than Perfect” (ABC)

NEW MEDIA
Computer Software, Outstanding Character from an Interactive Media
Spiderman, “Spiderman: The Movie”
Maximo, “Maximo”
Sly Cooper, “Sly Cooper & Thievious Racconus”
Shinobi, “Shinobi”
Ratchet, “Ratchet & Clark”

Outstanding Art Direction
“Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer”
“Jet Set Radio: Future”
“Resident Evil: 0”
“Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”
“Mafia”

Most Innovative Story Design
“Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”
“Medal of Honor Frontline”
“Metal Gear Solid II: Substance”
“Warcraft III: Reign of Darkness”
“Eternal Darkness: Sanities Requiem”

Outstanding Execution of a Gaming Concept – Game of the Year
“Eternal Darkness: Sanities Requiem”
“No One Lives Forever: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way”
“Sims Online”
“Mafia”
“Metroid Prime”

Overall DVD
“Lord of the Rings”
“Y Tu Mama”
“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” Season Two
*”Minority Report”
*”Austin Powers, Goldmember”
*”Monterey Pop”
*”A Hard Day’s Night”

* (Tie)

Youth DVD
“Monster Inc.”
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Ice Age”
“Singing In The Rain”
“Jimmie Neutron”

Extra
“Singing In The Rain” – Commentary
“Minority Report” – Documentary
“The Band/Last Waltz” – Commentary
“Lord of the Rings” – Commentary
“Producers” – Documentary

Special Humanitarian DVD award to: “9/11,” a film by Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon

Special Achievement Awards:

Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry: Robert Evans

Tesla Award in Recognition for VIsionary Achievements in the World of Digital Technology and Sound: George Lucas

Award for a Career of Outstanding Service in the Entertainment Industry: Murray Weissman & Dick Delson of Weissman Delson Communications

Outstanding New Talent: Derek Luke for “Antwone Fisher”

Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble: “Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”

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