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2000: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai)
  2. The Virgin Suicides (dir: Sofia Coppola)
  3. Wonder Boys (dir: Curtis Hanson)
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (dir: Ang Lee)
  5. Yi Yi (dir: Edward Yang)
  6. Requiem for a Dream (dir: Darren Aronofsky)
  7. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (dir: François Ozon)
  8. Code Unknown (dir: Michael Haneke)
  9. Jesus' Son (dir: Alison Maclean)
  10.  Bring It On (dir: Peyton Reed)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Almost Famous (dir: Cameron Crowe), Cast Away (dir: Robert Zemeckis), Chuck & Buck (dir: Miguel Arteta), High Fidelity (dir: Stephen Frears), The House of Mirth (dir: Terence Davies), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), Shadow of the Vampire (dir: E. Elias Merhige), Traffic (dir: Steven Soderbergh) and You Can Count on Me (dir: Kenneth Lonergan)

Best Film of the Year: In the Mood for Love
Producer: Wong Kar-Wai 

US Distributor: USA Films

Wong Kar-Wai and Maggie Cheung, In the Mood for Love

Wong Kar-Wai and Maggie Cheung, In the Mood for Love

Best Director:
1. Wong Kar-Wai, In the Mood for Love
2. Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3. Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides
4. Robert Zemeckis, Cast Away
5. Darren Aronofsky, Requiem for a Dream


Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys

Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys

Best Actor:
1. Michael Douglas, Wonder Boys
2. Tom Hanks, Cast Away

3. Christian Bale, American Psycho
4. Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls
5. Billy Crudup, Jesus' Son


Ellen Burstyn in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream

Best Actress:
1. Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
2. Michelle Rodriguez, Girlfight
3. Björk, Dancer in the Dark
4. Iben Hjejle, High Fidelity
5. Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me


Robert Downey, Jr. and Tobey Maguire in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys

Robert Downey, Jr. and Tobey Maguire in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Robert Downey, Jr., Wonder Boys

2. Willem Dafoe, Shadow of the Vampire
3. Tobey Maguire, Wonder Boys
4. Brad Pitt, Snatch.
5. Jack Black, High Fidelity


Frances McDormand and Michael Douglas in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys

Frances McDormand and Michael Douglas in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Frances McDormand, Wonder Boys
2. Juliette Binoche, Code Unknown
3. Ludivine Sagnier, Water Drops on Burning Rocks
4. Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

5. Lupe Ontiveros, Chuck & Buck


(right) Juliette Binoche in Michael Haneke's Code Unknown

(right) Juliette Binoche in Michael Haneke's Code Unknown

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Code Unknown — Michael Haneke
2. Chuck & Buck – Mike White
3. Almost Famous – Cameron Crowe
4. Yi Yi — Edward Yang
5. Bring it On — Jessica Bendinger


Kathleen Turner and James Woods in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides

Kathleen Turner and James Woods in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. The Virgin Suicides — Sofia Coppola

2. Jesus’ Son – Oren Moverman, Elizabeth Cuthrell and David Irrutia
3. 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang and Kuo Jung Tsai
4. Wonder Boys – Steve Kloves
5. High Fidelity – D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack and Scott Rosenberg


Tony Leung in Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love

Tony Leung in Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love

Best Cinematography:
1. In the Mood for Love – Christopher Doyle
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? 
– Roger Deakins
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Peter Pau
4. Requiem for a Dream – Matthew Libatique
5. Traffic – Steven Soderbergh


Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides

Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides

Best Original Score:
1. The Virgin Suicides — Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel
2. Requiem for a Dream – Clint Mansell
3. In the Mood for Love – Michael Galasso and Shigeru Umebayashi
4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? — T. Bone Burnett
5. Gladiator — Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard


Marlon Wayans and Jared Leto in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream

Marlon Wayans and Jared Leto in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream

Best Film Editing:
1. Requiem for a Dream — Jay Rabinowitz

2. Snatch. – Jon Harris
3. High Fidelity — Mick Audsley
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Tim Squyres
5. 
In the Mood For Love – William Chang


Jennifer Lopez in Tarsem Singh's The Cell

Jennifer Lopez in Tarsem Singh's The Cell

Best Production Design:
1. The Cell – Tom Foden and Tessa Posnansky
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Dennis Gassner and Nancy Haigh
3. The House of Mirth – Don Taylor and John Bush
4. In the Mood for Love – William Chang
5. Gladiator — Arthur Max and Crispian Sallis


Zhang Ziyi and Pei-Pei Cheng in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Zhang Ziyi and Pei-Pei Cheng in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Costume Design:
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon — Tim Yip
2. The Cell — Eiko Ishioka and April Napier
3. In the Mood for Love — William Chang
4. Shadow of the Vampire — Caroline de Vivaise
5. X-Men — Louise Mingenbach


Best Documentary Feature: Errol Morris, Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.


Best Ensemble Cast: Wonder Boys
Best First Feature: Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides

Top: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Jane Adams, Michael Cavadias, Michael Douglas, Robert Downey, Jr. , Katie Holmes, Richard Knox, Frances McDormand, Tobey Maguire, Richard Thomas and Alan Tudyk in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys Bottom: Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides

Top: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Jane Adams, Michael Cavadias, Michael Douglas, Robert Downey, Jr. , Katie Holmes, Richard Knox, Frances McDormand, Tobey Maguire, Richard Thomas and Alan Tudyk in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys

Bottom: Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides


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