Angels in America, Elton John, The Reagans, Swimming Pool among Broadcast Film Critics nominees

BY Advocate.com Editors

December 17 2003 12:00 AM ET

The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced nominations for its Critics' Choice Awards Tuesday, honoring a broad field of achievement in film and television. The HBO adaptation of Tony Kushner's Angels in America will compete with the Neil Meron and Craig Zadan-produced The Reagans in the Best Picture Made for Television category, while Elton John is up for Best Song for Mona Lisa Smile's "The Heart of Every Girl," composed by John and Bernie Taupin. Out director Francois Ozon's Swimming Pool made the final three in the group's choices for Best Foreign Film. Charlize Theron picked up a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in Monster, and out screenwriter John August got a Best Writer nod for Big Fish. The awards will be broadcast live on E! on January 10.

Here is a complete list of the BFCA's Critics' Choice nominees for 2003:

Best Picture: Big Fish, Cold Mountain, Finding Nemo, In America, The Last Samurai, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River, Seabiscuit

Best Actor: Russell Crowe, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World; Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl; Ben Kingsley, House of Sand and Fog; Bill Murray, Lost in Translation; Sean Penn, Mystic River

Best Actress: Jennifer Connelly, House of Sand and Fog; Diane Keaton, Something's Gotta Give; Nicole Kidman, Cold Mountain; Samantha Morton, In America; Charlize Theron, Monster; Naomi Watts, 21 Grams

Best Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin, The Cooler; Paul Bettany, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World; Benicio del Toro, 21 Grams; Tim Robbins, Mystic River; Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April; Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River; Holly Hunter, Thirteen; Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation; Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain

Best Acting Ensemble: A Mighty Wind, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Love Actually, Mystic River

Best Director: Tim Burton, Big Fish; Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation; Clint Eastwood, Mystic River; Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; Jim Sheridan, In America

Best Writer: Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, In America; John August, Big Fish; Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation; Brian Helgeland, Mystic River; Gary Ross, Seabiscuit

Best Young Actor/Actress: Sarah Bolger, In America; Emma Bolger, In America; Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider; Evan Rachel Wood, Thirteen

Best Animated Feature: Brother Bear, Finding Nemo, The Triplets of Belleville

Best Family Film (live action): Freaky Friday, Holes, Peter Pan, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Whale Rider

Best Picture Made for Television: And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, Angels in America, The Reagans

Best Documentary: Capturing the Friedmans, The Fog of War, Ghosts of the Abyss

Best Foreign Film: The Barbarian Invasions, City of God, Swimming Pool

Best Song: "A Mighty Wind," A Mighty Wind; "Man of the Hour," Big Fish; "School of Rock," School of Rock; "The Heart of Every Girl," Mona Lisa Smile; "Time Enough for Tears," In America

Best Composer: Clint Eastwood, Mystic River; Danny Elfman, Big Fish; Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King; Gabriel Yared, Cold Mountain; Hans Zimmer, The Last Samurai

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