Best Picture:
Almost Famous
Billy Elliot
Requiem for a Dream
You Can Count on Me

HONORABLE MENTION: Yi Yi, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Best in Show, Before Night Falls, Dark Days, The Contender, Wonder Boys, Erin Brockovich, Dancer in the Dark, American Psycho, The Virgin Suicides

Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky, Requiem for a Dream
Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot
Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Steven Soderbergh, Traffic
Edward Yang, Yi Yi

HONORABLE MENTION: Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides; Christopher Guest, Best in Show; Curtis Hanson, Wonder Boys; Mary Harron, American Psycho; Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon; Kenneth Lonergan, You Can Count on Me; Rod Lurie, The Contender; Julian Schnabel, Before Night Falls; Marc Singer, Dark Days; Steven Soderbergh, Erin Brockovich; Lars von Trier, Dancer in the Dark

Best Actor:
Christian Bale, American Psycho
Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls
Michael Douglas, Wonder Boys
Tom Hanks, Cast Away
Mark Ruffalo, You Can Count on Me

HONORABLE MENTION: Jamie Bell, Billy Elliot; Russell Crowe, Gladiator; Billy Crudup, Jesus’ Son; John Cusack, High Fidelity; Michael Douglas, Traffic; Colin Farrell, Tigerland; Patrick Fugit, Almost Famous; Ed Harris, Pollock; Denis Lavant, Beau Travail; Geoffrey Rush, Quills; Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Best Actress:
Joan Allen, The Contender
Bjork, Dancer in the Dark
Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me
Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich

HONORABLE MENTION: Sandra Bullock, Miss Congeniality; Kirsten Dunst, Bring It On; Sanaa Lathan, Love & Basketball; Renee Zellweger, Nurse Betty; Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Best Supporting Actor:
Billy Crudup, Almost Famous
Willem Dafoe, Shadow of the Vampire
Benicio Del Toro, Traffic
Gary Lewis, Billy Elliot
Gary Oldman, The Contender

HONORABLE MENTION: Jack Black, High Fidelity; Jeff Bridges, The Contender; Jonathan Chang, Yi Yi; Aaron Eckhart, Erin Brockovich; Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich; Christopher Guest, Best in Show; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Almost Famous; Samuel L. Jackson, Unbreakable; Eugene Levy, Best in Show; Tobey Maguire, Wonder Boys; Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator; Fred Willard, Best in Show; James Woods, The Virgin Suicides

Best Supporting Actress:
Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock
Elaine May, Small Time Crooks
Frances McDormand, Almost Famous
Lupe Ontiveros, Chuck & Buck
Julie Walters, Billy Elliot

HONORABLE MENTION: Barbara Barrie, Judy Berlin; Jennifer Connelly, Requiem for a Dream; Kate Hudson, Almost Famous; Holly Hunter, Jesus’ Son; Madeline Kahn, Judy Berlin; Eartha Kitt, The Emperor’s New Groove; Kelly Lee, Yi Yi; Frances McDormand, Wonder Boys; Samantha Morton, Jesus’ Son; Kathleen Turner, The Virgin Suicides; Michelle Yeoh, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon; Catherine Zeta-Jones, Traffic

Best Original Screenplay:
Almost Famous – Cameron Crowe
Best in Show – Christopher Guest & Eugene Levy
Billy Elliot – Lee Hall
Yi Yi – Edward Yang
You Can Count on Me – Kenneth Lonergan

HONORABLE MENTION: Bring It On, Chicken Run, Chuck & Buck, The Contender, Dancer in the Dark, The Emperor’s New Groove, Erin Brockovich, Love & Basketball, Small Time Crooks

Best Adapted Screenplay:
American Psycho – Mary Harron & Guinevere Turner
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai & Hui-Ling Wang
Requiem for a Dream – Darren Aronofsky & Hubert Selby Jr.
Traffic – Stephen Gaghan
Wonder Boys – Steve Kloves

HONORABLE MENTION: American Psycho, High Fidelity, Jesus’ Son, Meet the Parents, Pollock, The Virgin Suicides

Best Ensemble:
Almost Famous
Best in Show
The Virgin Suicides
Yi Yi

HONORABLE MENTION: Billy Elliot, Bring It On, The Contender, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, George Washington, The House of Mirth, Judy Berlin, Love & Basketball, Meet the Parents, Nurse Betty, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Quills, Requiem for a Dream, Small Time Crooks, State and Main, Wonder Boys, X-Men

Best Limited Performance – Male:
Keith David, Requiem for a Dream
Johnny Depp, Before Night Falls
Joel Grey, Dancer in the Dark
Michael Pare, The Virgin Suicides
Tim Robbins, High Fidelity

HONORABLE MENTION: Philip Bosco, Wonder Boys; Benjamin Bratt, Traffic; James Brolin, Traffic; Charles Durning, State and Main; John Goodman, O Brother Where Art Thou?; Denis Leary, Jesus’ Son; Christopher McDonald, Requiem for a Dream; Michael Shannon, Tigerland

Best Limited Performance – Female:
Zooey Deschanel, Almost Famous
Jackie Quinn, Ratcatcher
Elaine Stritch, Small Time Crooks
Ru-Yan Tang, Yi Yi
Irene Ziegler, The Contender

HONORABLE MENTION: Mariel Hemingway, The Contender; Julie Kavner, Judy Berlin; Anne Meara, Judy Berlin; Lindsay Sloane, Bring It On; Guinevere Turner, American Psycho; Kathleen Wilhoite, Nurse Betty

Breakthrough Performance:
Jamie Bell, Billy Elliot
Jonathan Chang, Yi Yi
Kate Hudson, Almost Famous
Kelly Lee, Yi Yi
Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

HONORABLE MENTION: Erika Christensen, Traffic; Curtis Cotton III, George Washington; Rory Culkin, You Can Count on Me; Matthew Davis, Tigerland; Candace Evanofski, George Washington; Patrick Fugit, Almost Famous; Donald Holden, George Washington; Hugh Jackman, X-Men; Kip Pardue, Remember the Titans; Michelle Rodriguez, Girlfight

Best Film Editing:
Almost Famous – Joe Hutshing & Saar Klein
Billy Elliot – John Wilson
Requiem for a Dream – Jay Rabinowitz
Traffic – Stephen Mirrione
Wonder Boys – Dede Allen

HONORABLE MENTION: American Psycho, Before Night Falls, Bring It On, Cast Away, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Dancer in the Dark, Dark Days, X-Men, Yi Yi, You Can Count on Me

Best Cinematography:
Before Night Falls – Xavier Perez Grobet & Guillermo Rosas
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Peter Pau
Traffic – Peter Andrews (Steven Soderbergh)
The Virgin Suicides – Edward Lachman
Yi Yi – Yang Wei-han

HONORABLE MENTION: Almost Famous, American Psycho, Beau Travail, Billy Elliot, Cast Away, Dancer in the Dark, George Washington, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Patriot, Requiem for a Dream

Best Original Score:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Tan Dun
Dancer in the Dark – Bjork
Gladiator – Lisa Gerrard & Hans Zimmer
Requiem for a Dream – Clint Mansell
Traffic – Cliff Martinez

HONORABLE MENTION: Before Night Falls, Billy Elliot, Cast Away, The Cell, Chicken Run, Chocolat, The Patriot, Quills, Unbreakable

Best Original Song:
Dancer in the Dark – “I’ve Seen It All” – Bjork, Sjon Sigurdsson & Lars von Trier
Dancer in the Dark – “Scatterbrain” – Bjork, Sjon Sigurdsson & Lars von Trier
The Emperor’s New Groove – “My Funny Friend and Me” – David Hartley & Sting
The Virgin Suicides – “Playground Love” – Jean-Benoit Dunckel & Nicolas Godin
Wonder Boys – “Things Have Changed” – Bob Dylan

HONORABLE MENTION: Bring It On – “As If”; Charlie’s Angels – “Independent Women Part 1”; Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon – “A Love Before Time”; Dancer in the Dark – “Next to Last Song”; Meet the Parents – “A Fool in Love”; Rugrats in Paris: The Movie – “I Want a Mom That Will Last Forever”; Rugrats in Paris: The Movie – “When You Love”

Best Art Direction:
American Psycho – Jeanne Develle & Gideon Ponte
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Timmy Yip
The House of Mirth – John Bush & Don Taylor
O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Dennis Gassner & Nancy Haigh
Quills – Martin Childs & Jill Quertier

HONORABLE MENTION: Almost Famous, Billy Elliot, The Cell, Chicken Run, Chocolat, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gladiator, The Patriot, The Virgin Suicides, Wonder Boys, X-Men

Best Costume Design:
Almost Famous – Betsy Heimann
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Timmy Yip
Gladiator – Janty Yates
The House of Mirth – Monica Howe
Quills – Jacqueline West

HONORABLE MENTION: Billy Elliot, Bring It On, The Cell, Chocolat, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Patriot, Pollock, Shadow of the Vampire, The Virgin Suicides, Wonder Boys, X-Men

Best Makeup:
Cast Away
The Cell
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Shadow of the Vampire

HONORABLE MENTION: Big Momma’s House, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gladiator, The House of Mirth, X-Men

Best Sound Mixing:
Bring It On
Cast Away
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

HONORABLE MENTION: Almost Famous, Billy Elliot, Chicken Run, Dancer in the Dark, Gladiator, Mission: Impossible II, The Patriot, Remember the Titans, Requiem for a Dream, Space Cowboys, Traffic

Best Sound Editing:
Cast Away
Chicken Run
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Space Cowboys

HONORABLE MENTION: The Cell, Gladiator, Mission: Impossible II, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Patriot, Requiem for a Dream, Titan A.E., Traffic

Best Visual Effects:
Cast Away
The Cell
Mission: Impossible II

HONORABLE MENTION: Charlie’s Angels, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Patriot, Space Cowboys

Best Foreign-Language Film:
Beau Travail – Claire Denis
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Ang Lee
Yi Yi – Edward Yang

Best Documentary:
Beyond the Mat – Barry W. Blaustein
Dark Days – Marc Singer
One Day in September – Kevin Macdonald
Paragraph 175 – Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Sound and Fury – Josh Aronson

HONORABLE MENTION: The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

Best Animated Film:
Chicken Run – Peter Lord & Nick Park
The Emperor’s New Groove – Mark Dindal
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie – Stig Berggvist & Paul Demeyer


Every Film I’ve Seen in 2000: Ranked

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