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Beautiful Mind Takes Best Picture: Well, after a ceremony that would just NOT end they finally gave out all the awards and there was some good calls and some argumentative ones but still who's to say, it's all a crap-shoot anyway, right?

I've updated the winners in each category and left my smarmy predictions intact for you to chuckle at! Some were close and others...yeeesh, let's just say they were all close!



Best Picture:

A Beautiful Mind

Gosford Park

In the Bedroom

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Moulin Rouge

Any of them but In The Bedroom, pleeeeeease! This was the most over-rated film by far this year. I have no problem with any of the cast nominations but best picture? Come on! Personally I think Beautiful Mind will take it but will be content with anything other than In The Bedroom.

The Winner: A Beautiful Mind



Best Actor:

Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind

Sean Penn, I Am Sam

Will Smith, Ali

Denzel Washington, Training Day

Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom

Overall some great nominations here. I still believe that Denzel Washington has done better work and do believe there are a couple of wild cards here that could crimp Russell Crowe's chances for a two timer, mainly Tom Wilkinson could be one helluva surprise and who knows...maybe Will Smith has enough charm on the Academy Award circuit to influence some votes.

The Winner: Denzel Washington, Training Day



Actress:

Halle Berry, Monster's Ball

Judi Dench, Iris

Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge

Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom

Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones's Diary

I love the fact that they nominated Rene Zellweger, for a comedy no less...hence, she won't win. This is a real tough year to guess...Halle Berry, and Nicole Kidman are playing better than they ever have, Judi Dench is too much of a standby at the awards now and Spacek already nabbed the Golden Globe. Despite my disgust with In The Bedroom, Spacek's performance is pretty freakin' good.

The Winner: Halle Berry, Monster's Ball



Supporting Actor:

Jim Broadbent, Iris

Ethan Hawke, Training Day

Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast

Ian McKellen, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Jon Voight, Ali

Ah, the supporting actors. How do they ever figure out what a supporting actor is? After all Ethan Hawke is on the screen (and is the hero) of Training Day...he loses. Jim Broadbent has turned in three amazing performances this year...Stunning in Moulin Rouge, Great as Bridget's father in Bridget Jones's Diary and now nominated for Iris. I would like to see him win...however, I have praise for Voight who was Howard Cosell and loved Ian McKellen...they won't win. My money is on Ben Kingsley who just destroyed the screen with his ruthless portrayal of a crazed mobster in Sexy Beast.

The Winner: Jim Broadbent, Iris



Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind

Helen Mirren, Gosford Park

Maggie Smith, Gosford Park

Marisa Tomei, In the Bedroom

Kate Winslet, Iris

Again, Jennifer Connelly? Supporting Actress...she was in two thirds of the movie! Early indicators would lean towards her, after she nabbed the Golden Globes win...however, if there is a love-in for In The Bedroom Marisa Tomei could actually win an Oscar she deserves this time out.

The Winner: Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind



Director:

Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind

Ridley Scott, Black Hawk Down

Robert Altman, Gosford Park

Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

David Lynch, Mulholland Drive.

Just because Altman is old doesn't mean he should get the award, but that's a distinct possibility. Honoring a man so against the Hollywood system would be classy in Tinsel Town's eyes while Ron Howard can go up and pick up Best Picture for Beautiful Mind. Everyone is happy but the losers.

The Winner: Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind



Best Animated Film:

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Monsters, Inc.

Shrek

Personal opinion here: Monster's Inc was the most innovative and original of the trio here. It won't win. Shrek will take it. Sure, Final Fantasy wasn't that good but to not be nominated? Weird.

The Winner: Shrek



Foreign Film:

Amelie, France

Elling, Norway

Lagaan, India

No Man's Land, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Son of the Bride, Argentina

Amelie! Amelie! Amelie!
Chances are it will go to No Man's Land...but I still vote for Amelie!

The Winner: No Man's Land...haven't seen it yet but it better be amazing to destroy my little Amelie!



Best Screenplay (written based on material previously produced or published):

Akiva Goldsman, A Beautiful Mind

Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, Ghost World

Rob Festinger and Todd Field, In the Bedroom

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

Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman, Shrek.

The Winner: Akiva Goldsman, A Beautiful Mind



Best Screenplay (written directly for the screen):

Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amelie

Julian Fellowes, Gosford Park

Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, Memento

Milo Addica and Will Rokos, Monster's Ball

Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, The Royal Tenenbaums

The Winner: Julian Fellowes, Gosford Park



Art Direction:

Amelie

Gosford Park

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Moulin Rouge

The Winner: Moulin Rouge



Cinematography:

Amelie

Black Hawk Down

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Man Who Wasn't There

Moulin Rouge

The Winner: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring



Sound:

Amelie

Black Hawk Down

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Moulin Rouge

Pearl Harbor

The Winner: Black Hawk Down



Sound Editing:

Monsters, Inc.

Pearl Harbor

The Winner: Pearl Harbor



Original Score:

A.I. Artificial Intelligence, John Williams

A Beautiful Mind, James Horner

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, John Williams

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Howard Shore

Monsters, Inc., Randy Newman.

The Winner: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Howard Shore



Original Song:

If I Didn't Have You from Monsters, Inc., Randy Newman

May It Be from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Enya, Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan

There You'll Be from Pearl Harbor, Diane Warren

Until from Kate & Leopold, Sting

Vanilla Sky from Vanilla Sky, Paul McCartney

The Winner: If I Didn't Have You from Monsters, Inc., Randy Newman...after 15 losses...I guess the guy has earned one!



Costume:

The Affair of the Necklace

Gosford Park

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Moulin Rouge.

The Winner: Moulin Rouge



Documentary Feature:

Children Underground

LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton

Murder on a Sunday Morning

Promises

War Photographer

The Winner: Murder on a Sunday Morning



Documentary (short subject):

Artists and Orphans: A True Drama

Sing!

Thoth.

The Winner: Thoth



Film Editing:

A Beautiful Mind

Black Hawk Down

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Memento

Moulin Rouge

The Winner: Black Hawk Down



Makeup:

A Beautiful Mind

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Moulin Rouge

The Winner: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring



Animated Short Film:

Fifty Percent Grey

For the Birds

Give Up Yer Aul Sins

Strange Invaders

Stubble Trouble

The Winner: For The Birds



Live Action Short Film:

the accountant

Copy Shop

Gregor's Greatest Invention

A Man Thing (Meska Sprawa)

Speed for Thespians

The Winner: the accountant



Visual Effects:

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Pearl Harbor.

The Winner: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring



Academy Award winners previously announced this year:



Gordon E. Sawyer Award (Oscar statuette): Edmund M. Di Giulio.



Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar statuette): Arthur Hiller.



Honorary Awards (Oscar statuettes): Sidney Poitier and Robert Redford



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