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The Oscar nominations are announced

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Russell Crowe, Gladiator

This is definitely an unusual year for the Oscars. A sword and sandal epic and a Chinese language martial arts film racked up the largest number of nominations for the 73rd annual Academy Awards. ”Gladiator” and ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” received 12 and 10 nods, respectively, including Best Picture. ”Tiger” also received a Best Foreign Language Film nominee. The film has not only set the record for the top grossing subtitled picture in the U.S. ever, it’s set a new mark the for the most Oscar nods received by a non- American feature.

Meanwhile, director Steven Soderbergh faces the same privileged predicament that many observers say cheated him out of a Golden Globe award last month. Both ”Traffic” and ”Erin Brockovich” received Best Picture nods and Best Director nods. This means the Hollywood darling could split the Academy vote and wind up without an Oscar.

The Academy Awards show airs March 25. Here is a complete list of the nominations.

Picture
”Chocolat”
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
”Erin Brockovich”
”Gladiator”
”Traffic”

Actor
Javier Bardem, ”Before Night Falls”
Russell Crowe, ”Gladiator”
Tom Hanks, ”Cast Away”
Ed Harris, ”Pollock”
Geoffrey Rush, ”Quills”

Actress
Joan Allen, ”The Contender”
Juliette Binoche, ”Chocolat”
Ellen Burstyn, ”Requiem for a Dream”
Laura Linney, ”You Can Count on Me”
Julia Roberts, ”Erin Brockovich”

Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges, ”The Contender”
Willem Dafoe, ”Shadow of the Vampire”
Benicio del Toro, ”Traffic”
Albert Finney, ”Erin Brockovich”
Joaquin Phoenix, ”Gladiator”

Supporting Actress
Judi Dench, ”Chocolat”
Marcia Gay Harden, ”Pollock”
Kate Hudson, ”Almost Famous”
Frances McDormand, ”Almost Famous”
Julie Walters, ”Billy Elliot”

Director
Stephen Daldry, ”Billy Elliot”
Ang Lee, ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
Ridley Scott, ”Gladiator”
Steven Soderbergh, ”Erin Brockovich”
Steven Soderbergh, ”Traffic”

Adapted Screenplay
”Chocolat,” Robert Nelson Jacobs
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Wang Hui Ling, James Schamus, and Tsai Kuo Jung
”O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
”Traffic,” Steven Gaghan
”Wonder Boys,” Steve Clovis

Original Screenplay
”Almost Famous,” Cameron Crowe
”Billy Elliot,” Lee Hall
”Erin Brockovich,” Susanna Grant
”Gladiator,” David Franzone, John Logan, and William Nicholson
”You Can Count on Me,” Kenneth Lonergan

Foreign Language Film
”Amores Perros,” Mexico
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Taiwan
”Divided We Fall,” The Czech Republic
”Everybody Famous!,” Belgium
”The Taste of Others,” France

Art Direction
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
”Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
”Gladiator”
”Quills”
”Vatel”

Cinematography
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
”Gladiator”
”Malena”
”O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
”The Patriot”

Costume Design
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
”Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
”Gladiator”
”102 Dalmatians”
”Quills”

Documentary Feature
”Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of Kindertransport”
”Legacy”
”Long Night’s Journey Into Day”
”Scottsboro: An American Tragedy”
”The Sound and the Fury”

Documentary Short
”Big Mama”
”Curtain Call”
”Dolphins”
”The Man on Lincoln’s Nose”
”On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom”

Film Editing
”Almost Famous”
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
”Gladiator”
”Traffic”
”Wonder Boys”

Makeup
”The Cell”
”Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
”Shadow of the Vampire”

Original Score
”Chocolat,” Rachel Portman
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Tan Dun
”Gladiator,” Hans Zimmer
”Malena,” Ennio Morricone
”The Patriot,” John Williams

Original Song
”A Fool In Love” from ”Meet The Parents,” Randy Newman
”I’ve Seen It All” from ”Dancer in the Dark,” Bjork, Lars von Trier, and Sjon Sigurdsson
”A Love Before Time” from ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Jorge Calandrelli, Tan Dun and James Schamus
”My Funny Friend and Me” from ”The Emperor’s New Groove,” Sting and David Hartley
”Things Have Changed” from ”Wonder Boys,” Bob Dylan

Short — Animated
”Father and Daughter”
”The Periwig-Maker”
”Rejected”

Short — Live Action
”By Courier”
”One Day Crossing”
”Quiero Ser (I Want to Be)”
”Seraglio”
”A Soccor Story (Una Historia De Futebol)”

Sound
”Cast Away”
”Gladiator”
”The Patriot”
”The Perfect Storm”
”U-571”

Sound Editing
”Space Cowboys”
”U-571”

Visual Effects
”Gladiator”
”Hollow Man”
”The Perfect Storm”

Read All About Oscar 2001 for EW.com’s comprehensive Academy Awards coverage.

Or see photos from the nominated movies at People.com

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