Oscar: 2001 Predictions

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  • Best Picture:
  • Moulin Rouge! - Its got more than enough support.
  • Best Actor:
  • Denzel Washington, Training Day - This will cause a squeal of delight in the audience.
  • Best Actress:
  • Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge! - The surprise of the evening.
  • Best Supporting Actor:
  • Ian McKellen, The Lord of the Rings - The only major bone they'll throw it.
  • Best Supporting Actress:
  • Helen Mirren, Gosford Park - You can't make a lot of money on the safe bet.
  • Best Director:
  • Robert Altman, Gosford Park - Howard's DGA win doesn't mean as mush as people think it does. He won the Guild in 1995 without an Oscar nomination, they just like him, that's all.

Guts, indeed.

So even with a new animated category, you're betting on Shrek nabbing a Best Picture nom? AAA, you do have guts!

I'm with you on betting (perhaps it is more hoping) that Memento can snag a Picture nom. I'm also holding out for Watts for Best Actress, but again, that may just be hope. Still, maybe people can only hear, "She deserves it, too bad she won't get it," so many times.

Loads of fun. Thanks!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I got the surprise that I sort of expected. I should ahve been more conservative. Oh well.
By the way, who the Hell saw Ethan Hawke coming?

Well, no news here, but the Oscar still are nothing to believe in...

Memento should have gotten a best picture nod - a critical and commercial sucess. I knew Mulholland Drive was too dark and "out there" for the Academy, but Lynch snagging a best director nod is certainly the best surprise of the year.

However one feels about the film Mulholland Drive, though, Naomi Watts was simply robbed. Simple as that. She deserved to win the Best Actress category.

Otherwise, Dreamworks still proves it can throw up weak product and, through spending tons of dough, get it nominated. They'll probaby grab a win with that moolah, just like they claimed Best Picture last year with the very undeserving Gladiator.

Sigh. Money. It rules so much in Hollywood. Maybe every Academy member should watch Mulholland Drive...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Perhaps most odd and interesting about this year's noms is that 2 Best Picture nominees did not get their directors nominated, In the Bedroom and Moulin Rouge. Instead, Lynch (Mulholland Drive) and Scott (Black Hawk Down) got in. This is very strange and perhaps represents a true lack of consensus this year. You'll be hearing more about this, I promise.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

And if anyone deserved a nomination for Best Director it was Luhrman for Moulin Rouge. There are some things wrong with that movie but the direction was superb. I would be hard pressed to name anyone who did a better job of directing...

Luhrman was certainly unfairly neglected. If anything, Moulin Rouge is a director's film. Nominating the film while leaving Luhrman out (for the tired, once-great Scott, nonetheless! Lynch can stay, since he directed my favorite film of last year :) ) is simply silly and sad.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Well the Academy never changes. Bland feel good people in distress movies, that happned to be backed by the large Studios, will always get the nominations. I fear we will be seeing a lot of Opie on the awards night.

I certainly hope Denzel wins the best actor nomiantion, I don't think I could take another lecture from Russell "The Artiste" Crowe.

I actually think that last year was a good year for the movies but you find no proof in these awards.

I just realized something. Rick Baker got shut out for his work in Planet of the Apes. That is amazing.

Who the nominees and winners "SHOULD" have been:

BEST PICTURE:

"A BEAUTIFUL MIND"
Ron Howard & Brian Grazer, Producers

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"
David Heyman, Producer

"IN THE BEDROOM"
Todd Field, Ross Katz & Graham Leader, Producers

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)
Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Sanders & Fran Walsh, Producers

"MOULIN ROUGE!"
Fred Baron, Martin Brown & Baz Luhrmann, Producers

BEST DIRECTOR:

"A BEAUTIFUL MIND"
Ron Howard

"IN THE BEDROOM"
Todd Field

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)
Peter Jackson

"MOULIN ROUGE!"
Baz Luhrmann

"A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE"
Steven Spielberg

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

Russell Crowe
"A BEAUTIFUL MIND"

Sean Penn
"I AM SAM"

Will Smith
"ALI"

Denzel Washington*(WINNER)
"TRAINING DAY"

Tom Wilkinson
"IN THE BEDROOM"

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Halle Berry*(WINNER)
"MONSTER'S BALL"

Judi Dench
"IRIS"

Nicole Kidman
"MOULIN ROUGE!"

Sissy Spacek
"IN THE BEDROOM"

Renee Zellweger
"BRIDGET JONES' DIARY"

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Jim Broadbent*(WINNER)
"IRIS"

Ethan Hawke
"TRAINING DAY"

Ben Kingsley
"SEXY BEAST"

Ian McKellan
"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"

Jon Voight
"ALI"

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Jennifer Connelly*(WINNER)
"A BEAUTIFUL MIND"

Helen Mirren
"GOSFORD PARK"

Maggie Smith
"GOSFORD PARK"

Marisa Tomei
"IN THE BEDROOM"

Kate Winslet
"IRIS"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

"AMELIE"
Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant

"GOSFORD PARK"*(WINNER)
Julian Fellowes

"MEMENTO"
Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan

"MONSTER'S BALL"
Milo Addica & Will Rokos

"THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS"
Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

"A BEAUTIFUL MIND"
Akiva Goldsman

"GHOST WORLD"
Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"
Steve Kloves

"IN THE BEDROOM"
Robert Festinger & Todd Field

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)
Phillipa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

"ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE"
Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise

"JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS"
John A. Davis

"MONSTER'S INC."
Pete Docter

"SHREK"*(WINNER)
Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson

"WAKING LIFE"
Richard Linklater

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

"AMELIE" - France*(WINNER)
Jean-Pierre Jenuet

"ELLING" - Norway
Petter Naess

"LAGAAN" - India
Ashutosh Gowariker

"NO MAN'S LAND" - Bosnia
Danis Tanovic

"SON OF THE BRIDE" - Argentina
Juan Jose Campanella

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

"A BEAUTIFUL MIND"
James Horner

"A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE"
John Williams

"AMELIE"
Yann Tiersen

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"
John Williams

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)
Howard Shore

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

"IF I DIDN'T HAVE YOU" - "MONSTER'S INC."*(WINNER)

"MAY IT BE" - "THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"

"THERE YOU'LL BE" - "PEARL HARBOR"

"UNTIL..." - "KATE & LEOPOLD"

"VANILLA SKY" - "VANILLA SKY"

BEST SOUND(EDITING & MIXING):

"BLACK HAWK DOWN"

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)

"MONSTER'S INC."

"PEARL HARBOR"

BEST ART DIRECTION:

"A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE"

"GOSFORD PARK"

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)

"MOULIN ROUGE!"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

"A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE"
Janusz Kaminski

"AMELIE"
Bruno Delbonnel

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)
Andrew Lesnie

"THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE"
Roger Deakins

"MOULIN ROUGE!"
Donald M. McAlpine

BEST MAKEUP:

"ALI"

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)

"MOULIN ROUGE!"

"PLANET OF THE APES"

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

"THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE"
Milena Canonero

"GOSFORD PARK"
Jenny Beaven

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"
Judianna Makovsky

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"
Ngila Dickson & Richard Taylor

"MOULIN ROUGE!"*(WINNER)
Catherine Martin & Angus Strathie

BEST FILM EDITING:

"AMELIE"
Jeffrey Schneid

"BLACK HAWK DOWN"
Pietro Scalia

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)
John Gilbert

"MEMENTO"
Dody Dorn

"MOULIN ROUGE!"
Jill Bilcock

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

"A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE"

"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE"

"THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING"*(WINNER)

"MOULIN ROUGE!"

"PEARL HARBOR"