`Harry Potter,' `Lord of the Rings,' `Shrek' among producing guild nominees

Thursday, January 10th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ 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.''