Oscar winner, Marcia Gay Harden, and Academy President,
Frank Pierson, announce nominations for Best Picture for the
74th Academy Awards.
Nominations for the 74th Annual Academy Awards were announced on
February 12, 2002 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
President Frank Pierson and Oscar®
winner Marcia Gay Harden.
Pierson and Harden announced ten of the 24 categories at a 5:30
a.m. news conference attended by over 400 international media. Nominations
in all categories were distributed simultaneously to news media
in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards
Web site - www.oscar.com.
Harden received her first Academy Award Nomination last year at
the 73rd Academy Awards, and won the Supporting Actress Oscar for
her portrayal of Lee Krasner, the artist wife of abstract expressionist
painter Jackson Pollock, in "Pollock."
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year nominees, "Jimmy
Neutron: Boy Genius," "Monsters, Inc." and
Academy members selected the nominees in their respective branches,
with the exception of the Animated Feature, Foreign Language Film
and Makeup categories, where nominations were selected by vote of
screening committees. All members select the Best Picture nominees.
The secret ballots were mailed to 5,739 members in early January
and were returned directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international
accounting firm, for tabulation.
Official screenings of all pictures with a nomination will begin
this weekend for members at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Screenings in special categories also will be held in London, New
York and San Francisco.
The Academy's entire active and life membership is eligible to
select the winners in all categories, although in five of them -
the two short film, the two documentary and the foreign language
film categories - members can vote only after attesting they have
seen all of the nominated films in those categories.
Best Motion Picture of the Year nominees, "A Beautiful
Mind," Gosford Park," "In the Bedroom,"
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,"
and "Moulin Rouge."
Academy Awards® for outstanding
film achievements of 2001 will be presented on Sunday, March 24,
at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®
and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5:30
p.m. PST. A half-hour arrival segment will precede the presentation
ceremony at 5 p.m.
The complete list of nominations for the 74th Annual Academy Awards
may be accessed at www.oscar.com.