LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "Sideways" led the field with eight nominations as the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced nominees for its Critics' Choice Awards.
The road-trip comedy by writer-director Alexander Payne -- which led the field with seven nominations when this year's Golden Globe nominees were announced on Monday -- was nominated for best picture by the broadcast critics. "Finding Neverland" -- starring Johnny Depp as "Peter Pan" playwright J.M. Barrie -- had seven nominations from the broadcast critics, followed by Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes film biography "The Aviator," with six.
In addition to those three films, the broadcast critics nominated "Collateral," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Hotel Rwanda," "Kinsey," "Million Dollar Baby," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Ray" as the year's best film.
Winners will be announced at the Critics' Choice Awards show on Jan. 10, 2005, in Los Angeles, which will be televised live by The WB television network.