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‘Shrek,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ among producing guild’s nominees

The Associated Press
Friday January 11, 2002

LOS ANGELES — Ogres, wizards, hobbits, can-can stars and a schizophrenic genius did well in movie nominations from the Producers Guild of America. 

Nominees announced Thursday for the best film productions of 2001 were: “A Beautiful Mind,” about schizophrenic scholar John Nash; the wizard fantasy “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”; the hobbit adventure “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”; “Moulin Rouge,” a musical set at a Paris can-can club; and “Shrek,” the tale of an animated ogre. 

The 13th Producers Guild awards will be handed out March 3. The guild movie winner has gone on to win the best-picture Oscar nine out of 12 times, including last year with “Gladiator.” 

Television drama series nominees are “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Law & Order,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Sopranos” and “The West Wing.” 

TV comedy series contenders are “Frasier,” “Friends,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Sex and the City” and “Will & Grace.” 

Nominees for movies, miniseries or other long-form television are: ”61,” “Anne Frank,” “Band of Brothers,” “Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows” and “Wit.”