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Academy Awards Commentary

Biting into 'Chocolat' and the 2000 nominees

by Jeffrey M. Anderson

The Nominees What Will Win My Vote My Write-In
BEST PICTURE
  • Chocolat
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Gladiator
  • Traffic
  • Gladiator Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    BEST DIRECTOR
  • Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot
  • Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Ridley Scott, Gladiator
  • Steven Soderbergh, Erin Brockovich
  • Steven Soderbergh, Traffic
  • Ridley Scott, Gladiator Steven Soderbergh, Erin Brockovich Edward Yang, Yi Yi
    BEST ACTOR
  • Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls
  • Russell Crowe, Gladiator
  • Tom Hanks, Cast Away
  • Ed Harris, Pollock
  • Geoffrey Rush, Quills
  • Russell Crowe, Gladiator Geoffrey Rush, Quills George Clooney, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    (or) Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog
    BEST ACTRESS
  • Joan Allen, The Contender
  • Juliette Binoche, Chocolat
  • Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
  • Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me
  • Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich
  • Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream Gillian Anderson, The House of Mirth
    (or) Renee Zellweger, Nurse Betty
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Jeff Bridges, The Contender
  • Willem DaFoe, Shadow of the Vampire
  • Benicio Del Toro, Traffic
  • Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator
  • Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich Willem DaFoe, Shadow of the Vampire Philip Seymour Hoffman, Almost Famous
    (or) Jack Black, High Fidelity
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Judi Dench, Chocolat
  • Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock
  • Kate Hudson, Almost Famous
  • Frances McDormand, Almost Famous
  • Julie Walters, Billy Elliot
  • Kate Hudson, Almost Famous Frances McDormand, Almost Famous Frances McDormand, Wonder Boys
    (or) Elaine May, Small Time Crooks
    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
  • Cameron Crowe, Almost Famous
  • Lee Hall, Billy Elliot
  • Susannah Grant, Erin Brockovich
  • David H. Franczonie, John Logan & William Nicholson, Gladiator
  • Ken Lonergan, You Can Count on Me
  • Susannah Grant, Erin Brockovich Ken Lonergan, You Can Count on Me John C. Richards & James Flamberg, Nurse Betty
    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
  • Robert Nelson Jacobs, Chocolat
  • Wang Hui-ling, James Schamus & Tsai Kuo-jung, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Joel & Ethan Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Stephen Gaghan, Traffic
  • Steven Kloves, Wonder Boys
  • Stephen Gaghan, Traffic Joel & Ethan Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou? John Cusack, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, and Scott Rosenberg, High Fidelity
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Roger Deakins, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Caleb Deschanel, The Patriot
  • Lajos Koltai, Malena
  • John Mathieson, Gladiator
  • Peter Pau, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • John Mathieson, Gladiator Roger Deakins, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Agnes Godard, Beau Travail
    BEST ART DIRECTION
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Gladiator
  • Quills
  • Vatel
  • Gladiator Quills Mission: Impossible II
    BEST COSTUME DESIGN
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Gladiator
  • 102 Dalmatians
  • Quills
  • Gladiator Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon The House of Mirth
    BEST SOUND
  • Cast Away
  • Gladiator
  • The Patriot
  • The Perfect Storm
  • U-571
  • Gladiator none Space Cowboys
    BEST EDITING
  • Almost Famous
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Gladiator
  • Traffic
  • Wonder Boys
  • Gladiator Wonder Boys Yi Yi
    BEST SOUND F/X EDITING
  • Space Cowboys
  • U-571
  • Space Cowboys Space Cowboys Requiem for a Dream
    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  • Gladiator
  • Hollow Man
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Gladiator none Space Cowboys
    BEST MAKEUP
  • The Cell
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Shadow of the Vampire
  • Shadow of the Vampire Shadow of the Vampire none
    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
  • Rachel Portman, Chocolat
  • Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Hans Zimmer, Gladiator
  • Ennio Morricone, Malena
  • John Williams, The Patriot
  • Hans Zimmer, Gladiator Ennio Morricone, Malena Howard Shore, High Fidelity, or The Yards
    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
  • Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
  • Legacy
  • Long Night's Journey Into Day
  • Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
  • Sound and Fury
  • unknown Sound and Fury The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • Amores perros
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Divided We Fall
  • Everybody Famous
  • The Taste of Others
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Yi Yi
    BEST SONG
  • "A Love Before Time" from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • "I've Seen It All" from Dancer in the Dark
  • "My Funny Friend and Me" from The Emperor's New Groove
  • "A Fool in Love" from Meet the Parents
  • "Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys
  • no prediction "I've Seen It All" from Dancer in the Dark "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" from O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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