NewsWire: Producers Guild Picks Top Movies - Associated Press

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 (news - Y! TV),'' ``Law & Order,'' ``Six Feet Under,'' ``The Sopranos (news - Y! TV)'' and ``The West Wing (news - web sites).''

TV comedy series contenders are ``Frasier,'' ``Friends,'' ``Malcolm in the Middle (news - Y! TV),'' ``Sex and the City (news - Y! TV)'' and ``Will & Grace (news - Y! TV).''

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.''

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