The 2001 Critics Consensus Award Winners


Naomi Watts in Mulholland Dr.

In its first year of competing at the CCAs, The Lord of the Rings franchise racks up what must be regarded as a fail: one award of six won - Best Music - as 2001's top awards go to David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. It was a close race between the two in Best Director, though Lynch's picture was the runaway favourite for the top award, despite missing out almost entirely at the Oscars that year. Elsewhere, Jennifer Connelly narrowly secures a Supporting Actress victory despite A Beautiful Mind tanking at nominations stage, non-Oscar nominated Steve Buscemi wins Supporting Actor, and Sissy Spacek wins a second Actress prize after doing so 21 years earlier. There's also a second award for Roger Deakins, still 17 years before he'd win his Oscar, and a first for the legendary Agnes Varda! Only two movies take more than one award this year: Mulholland Dr. and non-Best Picture nominee Gosford Park, which wins the inaugural Ensemble Cast award. All the details below.


Best Picture

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


Best Director

David Lynch (Mulholland Dr.)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Sissy Spacek (In the Bedroom)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Denzel Washington (Training Day)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Steve Buscemi (Ghost World)


Best Original Screenplay

Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan (Memento)


Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins (The Man Who Wasn't There)


Best Music

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


Best Ensemble Cast

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)


Best Documentary

The Gleaners & I (Agnes Varda)


Best Foreign Language Film

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


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