The 2001 Critics Consensus Award Nominations


Ann Miller and Naomi Watts in Mulholland Dr.

Three years of awards ceremonies, and three days of coverage: welcome to the era of The Lord of the Rings franchise at the Critics Consensus Awards. The first installment, The Fellowship of the Ring, co-leads the 2001 nominees alongside In the Bedroom and Mulholland Dr. (each with six), the last of those a much bigger hit with the critics' awards and polls that year than it was with the Academy. And their Best Picture winner, A Beautiful Mind, accrues just three nominations across 13 categories (newly increased due to the addition of Best Ensemble Cast), missing Best Picture, Director and Actor. The movies it beat to the top Oscars fare far better here, and these Picture and Director lineups are about as flawless as any I've seen across all 50 years' worth of CCAs, though the double Nicole Kidman omission in Leading Actress is a real head-scratcher. But my personal favourite detail about the '01 nominees? That Chris Doyle / Lee Ping Bin nod in Cinematography for In the Mood for Love. Lovely indeed! Award winners to be announced later today, with nominees right here right now:


Best Picture

In the Bedroom (Todd Field, Ross Katz and Graham Leader)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Sanders and Fran Walsh)

Memento (Christopher Nolan, Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd)

Moulin Rouge! (Fred Baron, Martin Brown and Baz Luhrmann)

Mulholland Dr. (Neal Edelstein, Tony Krantz, David Lynch, Michael Polaire, Alain Sarde and Mary Sweeney)


Best Director

Robert Altman (Gosford Park)

Todd Field (In the Bedroom)

Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!)

David Lynch (Mulholland Dr.)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Halle Berry (Monster's Ball)

Thora Birch (Ghost World)

Sissy Spacek (In the Bedroom)

Tilda Swinton (The Deep End)

Naomi Watts (Mulholland Dr.)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

Guy Pearce (Memento)

Billy Bob Thornton (The Man Who Wasn't There)

Denzel Washington (Training Day)

Tom Wilkinson (In the Bedroom)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind)

Cameron Diaz (Vanilla Sky)

Helen Mirren (Gosford Park)

Maggie Smith (Gosford Park)

Marisa Tomei (In the Bedroom)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Jim Broadbent (Iris)

Steve Buscemi (Ghost World)

Brian Cox (L.I.E.)

Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast)

Jon Voight (Ali)


Best Original Screenplay

Milo Addica and Will Rokos (Monster's Ball)

Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums)

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (The Man Who Wasn't There)

Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park)

David Lynch (Mulholland Dr.)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff (Ghost World)

Robert Festinger and Todd Field (In the Bedroom)

Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind)

Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan (Memento)


Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins (The Man Who Wasn't There)

Peter Deming (Mulholland Dr.)

Christopher Doyle and Lee Ping Bin (In the Mood for Love)

Andrew Lesnie (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

Donald McAlpine (Moulin Rouge!)


Best Music

Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge!)

Angelo Badalamenti (Mulholland Dr.)

James Horner (A Beautiful Mind)

Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

John Williams (Artificial Intelligence: AI)


Best Ensemble Cast

Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Elliott Gould, Bernie Mac, Brad Pitt, Carl Reiner and Julia Roberts (Ocean's Eleven)

Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving and Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly MacDonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson and James Wilby (Gosford Park)

Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Ray Winstone (Last Orders)

Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums)


Best Documentary

Dogtown and Z-Boys (Agi Orsi and Stacy Peralta)

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (George Butler)

The Gleaners & I (Agnes Varda)

Go Tigers! (Kenneth A. Carlson and Sidney Sherman)

Startup .com (Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim and D. A. Pennebaker)


Best Foreign Language Film

Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Claudie Ossard)

Amores Perros (Alejandro G. Inarritu)

Behind the Sun (Arthur Cohn and Walter Salles)

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai)

No Man's Land (Marc Baschet, Frederique Dumas-Zajdela, Cedomir Kolar and Danis Tanovic)


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