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The 2000 Critics Consensus Award Winners

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Traffic

Follow the 2000 Critics Consensus Awards from the bottom of this post upwards, and it seems obvious: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has it in the bag. Alas, it does not, as Steven Soderbergh's Traffic sneaks in a Best Picture win, despite losing all of its nominations bar Benicio del Toro in Supporting Actor. These are, after a couple of years of major divergence from Oscar, actually fairly conservative picks from the critics, hewing largely to Oscar nominees and predictable favourites, but they're also largely worthy winners. Of note: Frances McDormand here joins Meryl Streep as the CCA's most honoured actress to date, with her third win. The 2000 nominees are here, and the winners below.

Best Picture

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

Best Director

Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Frances McDormand (Almost Famous)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Benicio del Toro (Traffic)

Best Original Screenplay

Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Steve Kloves (Wonder Boys)

Best Cinematography

Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Best Music

Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

Best Documentary

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Aviva Kempner)

Best Foreign Language Film

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

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