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''Lord of the Rings'' rules Oscar nominations

”Lord of the Rings” rules Oscar nominations — ”A Beautiful Mind,” ”Moulin Rouge” also get multiple nods

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Bolstered by numerous technical nods, the hobbit-packed ”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” reigned over its competitors in the 74th annual Oscar nominations, snapping up 13 nods, including Best Picture. Also up for Best Picture are Golden Globe winners ”A Beautiful Mind” and ”Moulin Rouge” (the two movies have eight nominations each) along with ”In the Bedroom” and ”Gosford Park,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday morning. Despite its box office success, ”Black Hawk Down” was snubbed (though director Ridley Scott did get a Best Director nod).

In a first, two African-American actors — Will Smith (”Ali”) and Denzel Washington (”Training Day”) are nominated for Best Actor; they’ll slug it out with last year’s winner, Russell Crowe (”A Beautiful Mind”), along with Tom Wilkinson (”In The Bedroom”) and Sean Penn (”I Am Sam”). In the Best Actress category, Nicole Kidman (”Moulin Rouge”) will face off against Renee Zellweger (”Bridget Jones’s Diary”), Halle Berry (”Monster’s Ball”), Judi Dench (”Iris”), and Sissy Spacek (”In the Bedroom”).

”A Beautiful Mind”’s much-lauded Jennifer Connelly is up for Best Supporting Actress, with competition from two ”Gosford Park” players, Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith, along with a resurgent Marisa Tomei (”In the Bedroom) and Kate Winslet (from the little-seen ”Iris”). Ian McKellen — who played the stately wizard Gandalf in ”Lord of the Rings” — will be pitted against Ben Kingsley (”Sexy Beast”) Jon Voight (”Ali”), Jim Broadbent (”Iris”) and Ethan Hawke (”Training Day”) for Best Supporting Actor.

Perhaps reflecting the love-it-or-hate it status of his gaudy musical, ”Moulin Rouge” mastermind Baz Luhrmann failed to pick up a Best Director nod. In addition to ”Black Hawk”’s Scott, the nominees in that category are Robert Altman (”Gosford Park”), Ron Howard (”A Beautiful Mind”) Peter Jackson (”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”) and David Lynch ”Mulholland Drive”).

Though some had predicted that the Mike-Myers-voiced ”Shrek” would break out of the animated ghetto and land a Best Picture nod, fans of the grumpy green guy will have to settle for a nomination in the brand-new category of Best Animated Feature Film. There, it’ll compete with ”Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” and ”Monsters, Inc..”

In the past, big-budget fantasies (including 1977’s ”Star Wars”) have failed to win Best Picture, so ”Lord of the Rings” is up against steep odds in that category, despite its lead in nominations.

The 74th annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC March 24 at 8 p.m. EST. Here’s a list of the other nominees:

Best Picture
”A Beautiful Mind”
”In the Bedroom”
”The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring”
”Moulin Rouge”
”Gosford Park”

Best Actor
Russell Crowe, ”A Beautiful Mind”
Will Smith, ”Ali”
Denzel Washington, ”Training Day”
Tom Wilkinson, ”In the Bedroom”
Sean Penn, ”I Am Sam”

Best Actress
Halle Berry, ”Monster’s Ball”
Judi Dench, ”Iris”
Nicole Kidman, ”Moulin Rouge”
Sissy Spacek, ”In the Bedroom”
Renee Zellweger, ”Bridget Jones’s Diary”

Best Supporting Actor
Jim Broadbent, ”Iris”
Ben Kingsley, ”Sexy Beast”
Jon Voight, ”Ali”
Ethan Hawke, ”Training Day”
Ian McKellen, ”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Connelly, ”A Beautiful Mind”
Helen Mirren, ”Gosford Park”
Maggie Smith, ”Gosford Park”
Marisa Tomei, ”In The Bedroom”
Kate Winslet, ”Iris”

Best Director
Robert Altman, ”Gosford Park”
Ron Howard, ”A Beautiful Mind”
Peter Jackson, ”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
David Lynch, ”Mulholland Drive”
Ridley Scott, ”Black Hawk Down”

Best Adapted Screenplay
”A Beautiful Mind,” Akiva Goldsmith
”Ghost World,” Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes
”In the Bedroom,” Rob Festinger and Todd Field
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens
”Shrek,” Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, and Roger S.H. Schulman

Best Original Screenplay
”Amélie,” Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
”Gosford Park,” Julian Fellowes
”Memento,” Christopher Nolan
”The Royal Tenenbaums,” Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson
”Monster’s Ball,” Milo Addica and Will Rokos

Best Animated Feature
”Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”
”Monsters, Inc.”
”Shrek”

Best Foreign Film
”No Man’s Land,” Bosnia
”Amélie,” France
”Lagaan,” India
”Son of the Bride,” Argentina
”Elling,” Norway

Best Art Direction
”Amélie”
”Gosford Park”
”Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”Moulin Rouge”

Best Cinematography
”Amélie”
”Black Hawk Down”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”The Man Who Wasn’t There”
”Moulin Rouge”

Best Original Song
”If I Didn’t Have You,” ”Monsters, Inc.”
”May It Be,” ”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”There You’ll Be,” ”Pearl Harbor”
”Until,” ”Kate & Leopold”
”Vanilla Sky,” ”Vanilla Sky,”

Best Original Score
”A.I.: Artificial Intelligence”
”A Beautiful Mind”
”Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”Monsters, Inc.”

Best Sound
”Amélie”
”Black Hawk Down”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”Moulin Rouge”
”Pearl Harbor”

Best Sound Effects Editing
”Pearl Harbor”
”Monsters, Inc.”

Best Costume Design
”The Affair of the Necklace”
”Gosford Park”
”Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”Moulin Rouge”

Best Documentary Feature
”Children Underground”
”Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton”
”Murder on a Sunday Morning”
”Promises”
”War Photographer”

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
”Artists and Orphans: A True Drama”
”Sing!”
”Thoth”

Best Film Editing
”A Beautiful Mind”
”Black Hawk Down”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”Memento”
”Moulin Rouge”

Best Animated Short Film
”Fifty Percent Grey”
”For the Birds”
”Give Up Yer Aul Sins”
”Strange Invaders”
”Stubble Trouble”

Best Live Action Short Film
”The Accountant”
”Copy Shop”
”Gregor’s Greatest Invention”
”A Man Thing”
”Speed For Thespians”

Best Visual Effects
”A.I. Artificial Intelligence”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”Pearl Harbor”

Best Makeup
”A Beautiful Mind”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
”Moulin Rouge”

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