LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A war movie and a family drama led the rest of the field with five nominations each Monday when the American Film Institute announced the nominees for its first ever AFI Awards.
"Black Hawk Down" and "In the Bedroom" were both nominated for best movie, along with "A Beautiful Mind," "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Mulholland Drive" -- all of which had four nominations each.
"A.I. Artificial Intelligence" and "Gosford Park" each received four nominations, but neither was nominated for best movie.
The other nominees for best movie are "Memento"; "Monster's Ball"; "Moulin Rouge" and "Shrek."
"Black Hawk Down," based on an ill-fated U.S. military operation in Somalia in 1993, also received nominations for director (Ridley Scott) and for cinematographer, editor and production designer.
"In the Bedroom," starring Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson in the story of a couple that resorts to revenge over the loss of a child, earned actor and actress nominations for Spacek and Wilkinson, a directing nomination for Todd Field, and a screenplay nomination for Field and Rob Festinger.
The other best actor nominees are Russell Crowe ("A Beautiful Mind"), Billy Bob Thornton ("The Man Who Wasn't There") and Denzel Washington ("Training Day"). The other best actress nominees are Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball"), Stockard Channing ("The Business of Strangers") and Naomi Watts ("Mulholland Drive").
The AFI nominees for featured actor -- more usually referred to as supporting actor -- are Steve Buscemi ("Ghost World"), Brian Cox ("L.I.E."), Gene Hackman ("The Royal Tenenbaums") and Tony Shalhoub ("The Man Who Wasn't There"). The nominees for featured actress are Cate Blanchett ("Bandits"), Jennifer Connelly ("A Beautiful Mind"), Cameron Diaz ("Vanilla Sky") and Frances O'Connor ("A.I.").
In the TV categories, the HBO crime drama, "The Sopranos," had three nominations -- for best drama series, best actor (James Gandolfini) and best actress (Edie Falco). The CBS comedy, "Everybody Loves Raymond" was also nominated three times -- for best comedy series, best actor (Ray Romano) and best actress (Doris Roberts).
The ABC-TV miniseries, "Anne Frank," was nominated for best TV movie or miniseries. Its stars, Ben Kingsley and Hannah Taylor Gordon, were nominated for best actor and actress in a TV movie or miniseries.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce nominees Thursday for the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Nominations for the 74th Annual Academy Awards will be announced on Febr. 12, 2002.