Nominees Announced for 'Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards(R)' To Air in June on FOX

Nominees Include: Al Pacino, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Tom

Hanks, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock, Mike Meyers, John

Travolta, Ashley Judd, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Shania

Twain, Garth Brooks, Cher and Ricky Martin

Feb 08, 2000, 00:00 ET from Blockbuster Inc.

    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 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.
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 media marketplace.
     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
         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
         Liam Neeson                    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom
         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
         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
         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
         Stuart Little
         Toy Story 2
     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
         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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