Oscar® nominees announced

Feb 13, 2001 by Ian Evans

At 5:38 am Pacific, Academy President Robert Rehme and Academy Award®-winning actress Kathy Bates announced the nominations for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards®.

It was a morning of familiar faces and a few surprises. Chocolat, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Gladiator and Traffic were nominated for Best Picture.

While it was no surprise to see Russell Crowe, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and a double-nominated Steven Soderbergh in the list, many were surprised that Pollock’s Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden both recieved nods as their names had not really been tossed around too much in the buzz circles.

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