Oscar Predix – 2001 Academy Awards

Oscar Predix – 2001 Academy Awards – Brief Article

Thanks to this year’s Oscar Predix team: John Anderson of Newsday, David Ansen of Newsweek, Manohla Dargis of The L.A. Weekly and Harper’s Bazaar, Dave Kehr of Citysearch.com, Todd McCarthy of Variety, Andrew Sarris of the New York Observer, Richard Schickel of Time, Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly, Anne Thompson of Premiere, Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times, and Jeff Wells of Reel.com, who along with FILM COMMENT editor Gavin Smith made their best guesses, not necessarily personal preferences. Check our website (www.filmlinc.com) for updated predictions one week prior to the March 25th awards ceremony.

PICTURE

Chocolat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon GS Erin Brockovich Gladiator DA, JA, MD, DK, TM, AS, LS, RS, AT, KT, JW Traffic

DIRECTING

Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DK, LS, GS AT, Steven Soderbergh, Erin Brockovich AS Ridley Scott, Gladiator DA, JA, MD, TM, RS, JW Steven Soderbergh, Traffic KT

ACTOR

Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls JW Russell Crowe, Gladiator MD, TM, AS, AT, KT Tom Hanks, Cast Away DA, DK, LS, RS Ed Harris, Pollock JA, GS Geoffrey Rush, Quills

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, ALL

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jeff Bridges, The Contender Willem Dafoe, Shadow of the Vampire Benicio Del Toro, Traffic DA, DK, TM, RS, AT, KT, JW Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich JA, MD, AS, GS, LS Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Judi Dench, Chocolat DK, AS, RS Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock TM, LS, JW Kate Hudson, Almost Famous DA, JA, MD, KT Frances McDormand, Almost Famous AT, GS Julie Walters, Billy Elliot

SCREENPLAY

Almost Famous by Cameron Crowe DA, JA, AT, KT, JW Billy Elliot by Lee Hall Erin Brockovich by Susannah Grant DK, GS Gladiator by David Franzoni and John Logan and William Nicholson MD You Can Count on Me by Kenneth Lonergan TM, AS, LS, RS

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Chocolat by Robert Nelson Jacobs Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Wang Hui Ling, James Schamus, Tsai Kuo Jung AT O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Traffic by Stephen Gaghan DA, MD, DK, TM, AS, GS, LS, RS, KT, JW Wonder Boys by Steve Kloves JA

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Peter Pau, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon JA, DK, GS, LS, RS, AT, KT John Mathieson, Gladiator DA, MD, AS, JW Lajos Koltai, Malena Roger Deakins, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Caleb Deschanel, The Patriot TM

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Amores Perros, Mexico JW Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Taiwan DA, JA, MD, DK, TM, AS, LS, RS, AT, KT Divided We Fall, Czech Republic Everybody Famous, Belgium The Taste of Others, France GS

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