Nominations for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards were announced on
Tuesday, February 13, 2001 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences President Robert Rehme and Oscar®
winner Kathy Bates.
Rehme and Bates announced nine of the 23 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. Thirty-eight radio and television outlets
carried the announcements live.
Bates won her Oscar as Leading Actress in "Misery" in
1990. She was nominated in 1998 for Supporting Actress in "Primary
Colors." She also is a member of the Academy's Board of Governors
and serves as an officer of the organization.
Academy members selected nominees in their respective branches,
with the exception of the Foreign Language Film and the two Documentary
categories, where nominations were selected by vote of screening
committees. All members select the Best Picture nominees. The secret
ballots were mailed to 5,722 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.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2000 were presented
on March 25, 2001, at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.