The 2000 Critics Consensus Award Nominations


Zhang Zi Yi and Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Non-English language titles haven't made appearances in Best Picture at the Critics Consensus Awards for a while. They represented three of the first six winners here, but have been absent since 1974's Scenes of a Marriage. A triumphant return, then, in 2000's CCAs, as two of the five nominees are in Mandarin: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (as expected, and leading all nominees with six mentions) and Yi Yi (not as expected, but most welcome). Both are also the first non-European or North American movies in the top category. The inclusion of Yi Yi is another result of the increasing importance of polls around this time for the CCAs, keeping Oscar Best Picture winner Gladiator out of the top five - the latest in a rapidly growing line of Oscar winners to miss a nomination from the critics - joined by its lead, fellow Oscar winner Russell Crowe, in missing out. Details of award winners are on their way later, but here are the nominees for now:


Best Picture

Almost Famous (Ian Bryce and Cameron Crowe)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Hsu Li Kong, William Kong and Ang Lee)

Traffic (Laura Bickford, Marshall Herskovitz, Steven Soderbergh and Edward Zwick)

Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson and Scott Rudin)

Yi Yi (Edward Yang)


Best Director

Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous)

Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich)

Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)

Edward Yang (Yi Yi)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Gillian Anderson (The House of Mirth)

Bjork (Dancer in the Dark)

Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream)

Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me)

Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls)

Michael Douglas (Wonder Boys)

Tom Hanks (Cast Away)

Mark Ruffalo (You Can Count on Me)

Geoffrey Rush (Quills)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock)

Kate Hudson (Almost Famous)

Frances McDormand (Almost Famous)

Julie Walters (Billy Elliot)

Zhang Zi Yi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire)

Benicio del Toro (Traffic)

Albert Finney (Erin Brockovich)

Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator)

Fred Willard (Best in Show)


Best Original Screenplay

Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous)

Raymond de Felitta (Two Family House)

Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me)

David Mamet (State and Main)

Mike White (Chuck & Buck)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Stephen Gaghan (Traffic)

Steve Kloves (Wonder Boys)

Robert Nelson Jacobs (Chocolat)

Ted Tally (All the Pretty Horses)

Doug Wright (Quills)


Best Cinematography

Agnes Godard (Beau Travail)

Matthew Libatique (Requiem for a Dream)

John Mathieson (Gladiator)

Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)


Best Music

Bjork (Dancer in the Dark)

T-Bone Burnett (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

Lisa Gerrard and Hans Zimmer (Gladiator)

Larry Paxton, Marty Stuart and Kristin Wilkinson (All the Pretty Horses)

Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)


Best Documentary

Dark Days (Marc Singer)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and John Hoffman)

The Filth and the Fury (Anita Camarata, Amanda Temple and Julien Temple)

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Aviva Kempner)

The Original Kings of Comedy (David Gale, Walter Latham and Spike Lee)


Best Foreign Language Film

The Colour of Paradise (Ali Ghaemmaghami, Mehdi Karimi, Mehdi Mahabadi, Majid Majidi and Mohsen Sarab)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Hsu Li Kong, William Kong and Ang Lee)

The Girl on the Bridge (Christian Fechner and Patrice Leconte)

Malena (Carlo Bernasconi, Giuseppe Tornatore and Harvey Weinstein)

Yi Yi (Edward Yang)


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