the year-end project: 
2017, 2016
20152014201320122011, 201020092008200720062005
2004200320022001, 2000
(Beau Travail, below)...
19991998199719961995199419931992, 199119901989198819871986
198519841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-59,
1950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index

2000: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

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  1. Beau Travail (dir: Claire Denis)
  2. Yi Yi (dir: Edward Yang)
  3. The Virgin Suicides (dir: Sofia Coppola)
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (dir: Ang Lee)
  5. Wonder Boys (dir: Curtis Hanson)
  6. Requiem for a Dream (dir: Darren Aronofsky)
  7. The House of Mirth (dir: Terence Davies)
  8. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (dir: François Ozon)
  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), Girl on the Bridge (dir: Patrice Leconte), High Fidelity (dir: Stephen Frears), 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)


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Best Film of the Year: Beau Travail
Director: Claire Denis Producer: Patrick Grandperret

US Distributor: New Yorker Films


   Claire Denis

Claire Denis

Best Director:
1. Claire Denis, Beau Travail
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


   Gillian Anderson in Terence Davies'  The House of Mirth

Gillian Anderson in Terence Davies' The House of Mirth

Best Actress:
1. Gillian Anderson, The House of Mirth
2. Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream

3. Michelle Rodriguez, Girlfight
4. Björk, Dancer in the Dark
5. Iben Hjejle, High Fidelity

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  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. Jodhi May, The House of Mirth
3. Ludivine Sagnier, Water Drops on Burning Rocks
4. Zhang Ziyi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

5. Lupe Ontiveros, Chuck & Buck

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   Edward Yang's  Yi Yi

Edward Yang's Yi Yi

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Yi Yi — Edward Yang
2. You Can Count on Me — Kenneth Lonergan
3. Chuck & Buck
 – Mike White
4. Almost Famous – Cameron Crowe
5. Bring it On — Jessica Bendinger

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   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


   Michel Subor in Claire Denis'  Beau Travail

Michel Subor in Claire Denis' Beau Travail

Best Cinematography:
1. Beau Travail — Agnes Godard

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


   Jennifer Connelly in Darren Aronofsky's  Requiem for a Dream

Jennifer Connelly in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream

Best Original Score:
1. Requiem for a Dream – Clint Mansell
2. Hamlet — Carter Burwell
3. The Virgin Suicides — Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel
4. Traffic — Cliff Martinez

5. O Brother, Where Art Thou? — T. Bone Burnett

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  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. The Virgin Suicides — Melissa Kent and James Lyons
3. Snatch. 
– Jon Harris
4. High Fidelity — Mick Audsley
5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Tim Squyres

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  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 Production Design:
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon — Tim Yip
2. The Cell — Tom Foden and Tessa Posnansky
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Dennis Gassner and Nancy Haigh
4. The House of Mirth – Don Taylor and John Bush
5. Gladiator — Arthur Max and Crispian Sallis

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  Jennifer Lopez in Tarsem Singh's  The Cell

Jennifer Lopez in Tarsem Singh's The Cell

Best Costume Design:
1. The Cell — Eiko Ishioka and April Napier
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Tim Yip
3. The House of Mirth — Monica Howe
4. Shadow of the Vampire — Caroline de Vivaise
5. X-Men — Louise Mingenbach

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Best Documentary Feature: Errol Morris, Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
Best Animated Feature: Peter Lord and Nick Park, Chicken Run

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

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

Best First Feature: Kirsten Dunst (pictured) in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides


the year-end project: 
2017, 201620152014201320122011, 201020092008200720062005
2004200320022001, 2000... 
19991998199719961995199419931992, 19911990
1989198819871986,  198519841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-69
1960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index