HOLLYWOOD The Oscar race is on.
The Academy announced its list of Oscar nominees Feb. 13, and if you were looking for actors such as Cuba Gooding Jr., Denzel Washington, Danny Glover and Angela Basset, forget about it.
As expected, every Black actor and film on the initial voting list has been overlooked.
It would have been nice to see Remember the Titans, Men of Honor, Boesman and Lena, and Bamboozled at least mentioned.
However, theres no sense preaching to the choir.
This year's awards will be handed out by comedian Steve Martin on March 25 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and telecast on ABC television.
Here is the list of nominees in the high profile catagories for the 2001 Oscar race:
Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Russell Crowe (Gladiator)
Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls)
Tom Hanks (Cast Away)
Ed Harris (Pollock)
Geoffrey Rush (Quills)
Joan Allen (The Contender)
Juliette Binoche (Chocolat)
Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream)
Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me)
Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich)
Best Supporting Actor:
Jeff Bridges (The Contender)
Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire)
Benicio Del Toro (Traffic)
Albert Finney (Erin Brockovich)
Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator)
Best Supporting Actress:
Judi Dench (Chocolat)
Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock)
Kate Hudson (Almost Famous)
Frances McDormand (Almost Famous)
Julie Walters (Billy Elliot)
Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot)
Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich)
Ridley Scott (Gladiator)
Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
Best Original Screenplay:
Cameron Crowe, Almost Famous
Lee Hall, Billy Elliot
Susannah Grant, Erin Brockovich
David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson, Gladiator
Kenneth Lonergan, You Can Count on Me
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Robert Nelson Jacobs, Chocolat
Wang Hui Ling, James Schamus and Tsai Kuo Jung,
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Stephen Gaghan, Traffic
Steve Kloves, Wonder Boys
Best Foreign-Language Film:
Amores Perros (Mexico)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Taiwan)
Divided We Fall (Czech Republic)
Everybody Famous (Belgium)
The Taste of Others (France)