''Adaptation,'' ''About Schmidt'' lead Broadcast Critics nominations. ''The Hours'' also a contender for the Critics' Choice Awards

By Brian Hiatt
Updated December 01, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST
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”Adaptation” and ”About Schmidt” each scored four nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics’ Choice Awards, announced Tuesday. The two films are among 10 contenders for Best Picture, with winners scheduled to be announced Jan. 17 in a ceremony to be televised the next day on E!. Despite the honors for ”Adaptation,” star Nicolas Cage was omitted from the Best Actor picks, which did include ”Schmidt”’s Jack Nicholson.

The awards boast a newfangled category this year, Best Digital Acting performance, in which Yoda will face off against ”Harry Potter”’s Dobby and ”The Two Towers”’ Gollum. Oscar, take note.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Picture
”About Schmidt”
”Adaptation”
”Catch Me If You Can”
”Chicago”
”Far From Heaven”
”Gangs of New York”
”The Hours”
”The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
”The Pianist”
”Road to Perdition”

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, ”Gangs of New York”
Jack Nicholson, ”About Schmidt”
Robin Williams, ”One Hour Photo”

Best Actress
Salma Hayek, ”Frida”
Nicole Kidman, ”The Hours”
Diane Lane, ”Unfaithful”
Julianne Moore, ”Far From Heaven”

Best Supporting Actor
Chris Cooper, ”Adaptation”
Alfred Molina, ”Frida”
Paul Newman, ”Road to Perdition”

Best Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, ”About Schmidt”
Meryl Streep, ”Adaptation”
Catherine Zeta-Jones, ”Chicago”

Best Acting Ensemble
”Chicago”
”The Hours”
”My Big Fat Greek Wedding”

Best Director
Roman Polanski, ”The Pianist”
Martin Scorsese, ”Gangs of New York”
Steven Spielberg, ”Catch Me If You Can,” ”Minority Report”

Best Writer
Charlie Kaufman, ”Adaptation,” ”Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, ”About Schmidt”
Nia Vardalos, ”My Big Fat Greek Wedding”

Best Digital Acting Performance
Dobby, ”Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
Gollum, ”The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
Yoda, ”Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones”

Best Young Actor/Actress
Kieran Culkin, ”Igby Goes Down”
Tyler Hoechlin, ”Road to Perdition”
Nicholas Hoult, ”About a Boy”

Best Animated Feature
”Ice Age”
”Lilo & Stitch”
”Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”
”Spirited Away”

Best Family Film (Live Action)
”Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
”The Rookie”
”Tuck Everlasting”

Best Picture Made for Television
”Door To Door”
”Live From Baghdad”
”Martin and Lewis”

Best Documentary
”Bowling for Columbine”
”The Kid Stays in the Picture”
”Standing in the Shadows of Motown”

Best Foreign Language Film
”Monsoon Wedding”
”Talk to Her”
”Y Tu Mamá También”

Best Song
”Father and Daughter,” Paul Simon, ”The Wild Thornberrys Movie”
”Hero”, Chad Kroeger, ”Spider-Man”
”Lose Yourself”, Eminem, ”8 Mile”

Best Composer
Phillip Glass, ”The Hours”
Howard Shore, ”The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
John Williams, ”Catch Me If You Can,” ”Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” ”Minority Report”

About Schmidt

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