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‘Mystic,’ ‘In America’ top B’cast Crix list

Org taps noms in 16 categories

HOLLYWOOD — “Mystic River” and “In America” topped the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.’s list for 2003, receiving eight and seven, respectively, Critics’ Choice Award nominations on Tuesday.

Among the nods for “Mystic River” were actor (Sean Penn), director and composer (Clint Eastwood) and writer (Brian Helgeland). “In America” picked up noms for actress (Samantha Morton), director (Jim Sheridan) and writer (Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan and Naomi Sheridan), among others.

Both pics were nommed in the feature category, along with “Big Fish,” “Cold Mountain,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Last Samurai,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “Lost in Translation,” “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” and “Seabiscuit.”

The 182 members of the BFCA — the largest film critics org in the U.S. and Canada, repping TV, radio and online critics — tapped nominees in 16 categories. Winners will be revealed Jan. 10 at the ninth annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the BevHills Hotel.

E! Entertainment Television will telecast the ceremony, to be hosted by thesp Eric McCormack.

Org previously announced it will jumpstart the 2004 Critics’ Choice Awards with its new 10 Best Fest, a week of film screenings devoted to best picture nominees, from Jan. 2-8 at the Pacific Design Center.

And the nominees are…

PICTURE:

“Big Fish”
“Cold Mountain”
“Finding Nemo”
“In America”
“The Last Samurai”
“Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
“Lost in Translation”
“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
“Mystic River”
“Seabiscuit”

ACTOR:

Russell Crowe – “Master and Commander”
Johnny Depp – “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Ben Kingsley – “House of Sand and Fog”
Bill Murray – “Lost in Translation”
Sean Penn – “Mystic River”

ACTRESS:

Jennifer Connelly – “House of Sand and Fog”
Diane Keaton – “Something’s Gotta Give”
Nicole Kidman – “Cold Mountain”
Samantha Morton – “In America”
Charlize Theron – “Monster”
Naomi Watts – “21 Grams”

SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Alec Baldwin – “The Cooler”
Paul Bettany – “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
Benicio del Toro – “21 Grams”
Tim Robbins – “Mystic River”
Ken Watanabe – “The Last Samurai”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Patricia Clarkson – “Pieces of April”
Marcia Gay Harden – “Mystic River”Holly Hunter – “Thirteen”
Scarlett Johansson – “Lost in Translation”
Renee Zellweger – “Cold Mountain”

ACTING ENSEMBLE:

“Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
“Love Actually”
“A Mighty Wind”
“Mystic River”

DIRECTOR:

Tim Burton – “Big Fish”
Sofia Coppola – “Lost in Translation”
Clint Eastwood – “Mystic River”
Peter Jackson – “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Jim Sheridan – “In America”

WRITER:

John August – “Big Fish”
Sofia Coppola – “Lost in Translation”
Brian Helgeland – “Mystic River”
Gary Ross – “Seabiscuit”
Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan – “In America”

YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS (Under 21):

Emma Bolger – “In America”
Sarah Bolger – “In America”
Keisha Castle-Hughes – “Whale Rider”
Evan Rachel Wood – “Thirteen”

ANIMATED FEATURE:

“Finding Nemo”
“The Triplets of Belleville”
“Brother Bear”

FAMILY FILM (LIVE ACTION):

“Freaky Friday”
“Holes”
“Peter Pan”
“Pirates of the Caribbean”
“Whale Rider”

PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION (Network or cable, including mini-series):

“Angels in America”
“The Reagans”
“And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

“The Barbarian Invasions”
“City of God’
“Swimming Pool”

SONG:

“A Mighty Wind” by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Eugene Levy from “A Mighty Wind”
“The Heart of Every Girl” by Elton John and Bernie Taupin performed by Elton John from “Mona Lisa Smile”
“Man of the Hour” by Eddie Vedder performed by Pearl Jam from “Big Fish”
“School of Rock” by Sammy James Jr. and Mike White performed by Jack Black from “School of Rock”
“Time Enough for Tears” by Bono, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer performed Andrea Corr from “In America”

COMPOSER:

Clint Eastwood – “Mystic River”
Danny Elfman – “Big Fish”
Howard Shore – “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Gabriel Yared – “Cold Mountain”
Hans Zimmer – “The Last Samurai”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

“Capturing the Friedmans”
“The Fog of War”
“Ghosts of the Abyss”

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