DALLAS, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominees for the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards scheduled to air in June on FOX were announced today. The star-studded event, which honors the lead and supporting actors and actresses in top performing movies in 1999, as well as music artists based on the top-selling albums for 1999, will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Nominees for this year's awards ceremony include Catherine Zeta-Jones in the category of Horror - Female for her lead role in "The Haunting," Richard Gere in the category of Comedy/Romance - Male for "Runaway Bride," Tom Hanks in the Drama - Male category for "The Green Mile," Whitney Houston for Favorite Female Artist - R&B for "My Love is Your Love" and Lenny Kravitz for Favorite Artist - Modern Rock for "5." Other nominees include Enrique Iglesias for Favorite Latino Artist, Christina Aguilera for her song "Genie in a Bottle" in the Favorite Single category and Mike Meyers for Comedy - Male for his role in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." Also, for the first time this year, the awards will honor the top video games of 1999. Awards given in the video game categories will include Favorite Video Game, Favorite Nintendo 64 Game and Favorite Dreamcast Game. Notable nominees include "Pokemon Yellow," "Super Smash Bros." and "Driver: You Are The Wheelman." This year, several categories -- including Favorite Actor/Actress - Newcomer, Favorite Male Artist - Pop, Favorite CD, Favorite Soundtrack, Favorite Playstation Game and Favorite GameBoy Game -- will be available for voting on blockbuster.com only. Veteran television producer Ken Ehrlich ("The Grammy Awards," "The Emmy Awards," "VH1 Honors") will lead the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards production team for the sixth consecutive year. MCI, Coke, Visa, Paramount Pictures and America Online are sponsors. Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI) is a publicly traded subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA) and is the world's leading renter of videos and video games with approximately 6,900 stores in the United States, its territories and 26 other countries. The company may be accessed internationally at blockbuster.com. Viacom Inc. is one of the world's largest entertainment companies and a leading force in nearly every segment of the international media marketplace. NOMINEES Movies Favorite Actress -- Drama Annette Bening American Beauty Cameron Diaz Any Given Sunday Winona Ryder Girl, Interrupted Favorite Actor -- Drama Tom Hanks The Green Mile Al Pacino Any Given Sunday Kevin Spacey American Beauty Denzel Washington The Hurricane Favorite Actress -- Drama/Romance Nicole Kidman Eyes Wide Shut Robin Wright Penn Message in a Bottle Rene Russo The Thomas Crown Affair Favorite Actor -- Drama/Romance Pierce Brosnan The Thomas Crown Affair Kevin Costner Message in a Bottle Tom Cruise Eyes Wide Shut Favorite Actress -- Comedy/Romance Drew Barrymore Never Been Kissed Sandra Bullock Forces of Nature Julia Roberts Runaway Bride and Notting Hill Favorite Actor -- Comedy/Romance Ben Affleck Forces of Nature Richard Gere Runaway Bride Hugh Grant Notting Hill Freddie Prinze, Jr. She's All That Favorite Actress -- Comedy Embeth Davidtz Bicentennial Man Heather Graham Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me & Heather Graham Bowfinger Molly Shannon Superstar Sigourney Weaver Galaxy Quest Favorite Actor -- Comedy Tim Allen Galaxy Quest Mike Myers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Adam Sandler Big Daddy Rob Schneider Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Robin Williams Bicentennial Man Favorite Comedy Team Robert De Niro & Analyze This Billy Crystal Steve Martin & Bowfinger Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy & Life Martin Lawrence Favorite Actress - Action Natalie Portman Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Denise Richards The World Is Not Enough Rachel Weisz The Mummy Catherine Zeta-Jones Entrapment Favorite Actor - Action Pierce Brosnan The World Is Not Enough Sean Connery Entrapment Brendan Fraser The Mummy Mel Gibson Payback Favorite Action Team Brad Pitt & Fight Club Edward Norton Mark Wahlberg & Three Kings George Clooney & Ice Cube Will Smith & Wild Wild West Kevin Kline Favorite Actor - Action/Science Fiction Ewan McGregor Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Liam Neeson Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Keanu Reeves The Matrix Arnold Schwarzenegger End of Days Favorite Actress -- Suspense Angelina Jolie The Bone Collector Ashley Judd Double Jeopardy Gwyneth Paltrow The Talented Mr. Ripley Favorite Actor -- Suspense Matt Damon The Talented Mr. Ripley Tommy Lee Jones Double Jeopardy John Travolta The General's Daughter Bruce Willis The Sixth Sense Favorite Actress -- Horror Patricia Arquette Stigmata Christina Ricci Sleepy Hollow Catherine Zeta-Jones The Haunting Favorite Actor -- Horror Gabriel Byrne Stigmata Johnny Depp Sleepy Hollow Liam Neeson The Haunting Favorite Supporting Actress -- Action Pernilla August Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Salma Hayek Wild Wild West Sophie Marceau The World Is Not Enough Favorite Supporting Actor -- Action LL Cool J Deep Blue Sea John Hannah The Mummy Ving Rhames Entrapment Favorite Villain Kenneth Branagh as Wild Wild West "Dr. Loveless" Mike Myers as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me "Dr. Evil" Ray Park as Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom "Darth Maul" Menace Arnold Vosloo as The Mummy "The Mummy" Hugo Weaving as The Matrix "Agent Smith" Favorite Supporting Actress -- Horror Famke Janssen House on Haunted Hill Miranda Richardson Sleepy Hollow Lili Taylor The Haunting Favorite Supporting Actor -- Horror Taye Diggs House on Haunted Hill Marc Pickering Sleepy Hollow Jonathan Pryce Stigmata Owen Wilson The Haunting Favorite Supporting Actor -- Action/Science-Fiction Laurence Fishburne The Matrix Jake Lloyd Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Kevin Pollak End of Days Favorite Supporting Actress -- Comedy Joey Lauren Adams Big Daddy Lisa Kudrow Analyze This Mindy Sterling Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Favorite Supporting Actor -- Comedy Eugene Levy American Pie Cole and Dylan Sprouse Big Daddy Verne Troyer Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Favorite Supporting Actress -- Comedy/Romance Emma Chambers Notting Hill Joan Cusack Runaway Bride Maura Tierney Forces of Nature Favorite Supporting Actor -- Comedy/Romance David Arquette Never Been Kissed Rhys Ifans Notting Hill Steve Zahn Forces of Nature Favorite Supporting Actress -- Drama Thora Birch American Beauty Bonnie Hunt The Green Mile Angelina Jolie Girl, Interrupted Julianne Moore Magnolia Favorite Supporting Actor -- Drama Wes Bentley American Beauty Tom Cruise Magnolia Michael Clarke Duncan The Green Mile Jamie Foxx Any Given Sunday Favorite Supporting Actress -- Drama/Romance Illeana Douglas Message in a Bottle Jena Malone For Love of the Game Reese Witherspoon Cruel Intentions Favorite Supporting Actor -- Drama/Romance Denis Leary The Thomas Crown Affair Paul Newman Message in a Bottle Sydney Pollack Eyes Wide Shut Favorite Supporting Actress -- Suspense Cate Blanchett The Talented Mr. Ripley Toni Collette The Sixth Sense Madeleine Stowe The General's Daughter Favorite Supporting Actor -- Suspense James Cromwell The General's Daughter Bruce Greenwood Double Jeopardy Jude Law The Talented Mr. Ripley Favorite Actress -- Newcomer (Internet Only) Saffron Burrows Deep Blue Sea Rachael Leigh Cook She's All That Heather Donahue The Blair Witch Project Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix Mena Suvari American Pie & American Beauty Favorite Actor -- Newcomer (Internet Only) Jason Biggs American Pie Joshua Leonard The Blair Witch Project Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense Michael Williams The Blair Witch Project James Van Der Beek Varsity Blues Family Favorite (Internet Only) Inspector Gadget Pokemon Stuart Little Tarzan Toy Story 2 Music Favorite Female Artist -- Pop Cher Believe Celine Dion All the Way ... A Decade of Song Sarah McLachlan Mirrorball Favorite Male Artist -- Pop (Internet Only) Andrea Bocelli Sogno Ricky Martin Ricky Martin Sting Brand New Day Favorite Group -- Pop 98 Degrees 98 Degrees and Rising Backstreet Boys Millennium 'N Sync 'N Sync Favorite Artist -- Rap Dr. Dre Dr. Dre 2001 Jay-Z Vol. 2 ... Hard Knock Life Juvenile 400 Degreez Favorite Duo or Group -- Country Brooks & Dunn Greatest Hits Collection Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces and Fly Lonestar Lonely Grill Favorite Male Artist -- Country Garth Brooks Double Live and Magic of Christmas Tim McGraw A Place in the Sun George Strait Always Never the Same Favorite Female Artist -- Country Faith Hill Breathe & Faith Jo Dee Messina I'm Alright Shania Twain Come On Over Favorite Male Artist -- R&B Ginuwine 100% Ginuwine R. Kelly R. Brian McKnight Back at One Favorite Female Artist -- R&B Mariah Carey Rainbow Lauryn Hill Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Whitney Houston My Love is Your Love Favorite Group -- R&B 112 Room 112 Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall TLC Fanmail Favorite Artist -- Modern Rock Everlast Whitey Ford Sings the Blues Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause Lenny Kravitz 5 Favorite Group -- Modern Rock Limp Bizkit Significant Other The Offspring Americana Smash Mouth Astro Lounge Favorite Male -- New Artist Marc Anthony Marc Anthony Lou Bega A Little Bit of Mambo Eminem The Slim Shady Favorite Female -- New Artist Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Jennifer Lopez On the 6 Britney Spears Baby One More Time Favorite Group -- New Artist B*witched Bewitched Blink - 182 Enema of the State Lit A Place in the Sun Favorite Latino Artist Elvis Crespo Suavemente Enrique Iglesias Bailamos Selena All My Hits - Todos Mis Exitos Favorite Artist or Group -- Rock Jimmy Buffett Beach House On The Moon Phil Collins Hits Santana Supernatural Favorite Latino Group (Internet Only) Gipsy Kings Best of Gipsy Kings Mana MTV Unplugged Los Tigres Del Norte Herencia de Familia Los Tri-O Nuestro Amor Favorite CD (Internet Only) Backstreet Boys Millennium Limp Bizkit Significant Other Ricky Martin Ricky Martin Britney Spears Baby One More Time Shania Twain Come On Over Favorite Single (Internet Only) Christina Aguilera Genie in a Bottle Cher Believe Whitney Houston Heartbreak Hotel Favorite Soundtrack (Internet Only) Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Tarzan Wild Wild West Favorite Song from a Movie (Internet Only) When You Believe Prince of Egypt by Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston Music of My Heart Music of My Heart by Gloria Estefan & 'N Sync Bailamos Wild Wild West by Enrique Iglesias Fortunate Life by Maxwell Wild Wild West Wild Wild West by Will Smith Favorite Artist -- Comedy (Internet Only) Chris Rock Bigger & Blacker Adam Sandler Stan & Judy's Kid Weird Al Yankovic Running With Scissors Video Games Favorite Video Game Army Men: Sarge's Heroes Super Smash Bros. Driver: You Are The Wheelman Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Pokemon Yellow Favorite Playstation Game (Internet Only) Driver: You Are The Wheelman Gran Turismo 2 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Syphon Filter Tomorrow Never Dies Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Favorite Nintendo 64 Game (Internet Only) Army Men: Sarge's Heros Donkey Kong 64 Mario Party Pokemon Snap Star Wars Episode I: Racer Super Smash Bros. Favorite GameBoy Game (Internet Only) Pokemon Blue Pokemon Pinball Pokemon Red Pokemon Yellow Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Toy Story 2 Favorite Dreamcast Game (Internet Only) NBA 2K NFL 2K Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Sega Bass Fishing Sonic Adventure Soul Calibur
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