Date: 12th February 2003

Nicole and Renee tipped to fight it out for Oscar

Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger look set to go head-to-head for an Oscar after both being nominated for Best Actress.

Also in the running for the award are Salma Hayek for Frida (2002), Diane Lane for Unfaithful (2002) and Julianne Moore for Far from Heaven (2002).

Meanwhile, Catherine Zeta Jones has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Chicago: The Musical (2002).

She is joined in the category by co-star Queen Latifah, Kathy Bates for About Schmidt (2002), Julianne Moore for Hours, The (2002), and Meryl Streep for Adaptation (2002).

Screen icon Meryl Streep made Oscars history by winning her 13th nomination for her supporting role in "Adaptation," becoming the most nominated actress ever.

She had previously shared the standing record of 12 nods with movie heroine Katharine Hepburn.

Streep, 53, has won her first nod for an acting role for the 1978 Vietnam War film, "The Deer Hunter," and went on to win two of cinema's most prized statuettes in 1979 for "Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)" and 1982 for "Sophie's Choice (1982)."

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Source: Press Release