the year-end project: 
2018, 2017, 201620152014201320122011, 201020092008
200720062005200420032002, 2001 (Mulholland Drive, below)... 
200019991998199719961995199419931992199119901989
1988198719861985198419831982198119801979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 19751970-741965-691960-641955-59, 1950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index

2001: Year in Review
Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Mulholland Drive (dir: David Lynch)

  2. In the Mood for Love (dir: Wong Kar-Wai)

  3. Ghost World (dir: Terry Zwigoff)

  4. Pulse (dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

  5. Gosford Park (dir: Robert Altman)

  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (dir: Peter Jackson)

  7. Spirited Away (dir: Hayao Miyazaki)

  8. Fat Girl (dir: Catherine Breillat

  9. The Man Who Wasn’t There (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

  10. Together (dir: Lukas Moodysson)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): A.I. Artificial Intelligence (dir: Steven Spielberg), Ali (dir: Michael Mann), Black Hawk Down (dir: Ridley Scott), Faithless (dir: Liv Ullman), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (dir: John Cameron Mitchelll), In the Bedroom (dir: Todd Field), Josie and the Pussycats (dir: Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont), L.I.E. (dir: Michael Cuesta), Memento (dir: Christopher Nolan), Moulin Rouge! (dir: Baz Luhrmann), The Royal Tenenbaums (dir: Wes Anderson), Sexy Beast (dir: Jonathan Glazer), Together (dir: Lukas Moodysson), Under the Sand (dir: Francois Ozon) and Wet Hot American Summer (dir: David Wain)


Best Film of the Year: Mulholland Drive
Director: David Lynch Producers: Neal Edelstein, Tony Krantz, Michael Polaire, Alain Sarde, Mary Sweeney
US Distributor: Universal


David Lynch with Namoi Watts and Laura Elena Haring

David Lynch with Namoi Watts and Laura Elena Haring

Best Director:
1. David Lynch, Mulholland Drive
2. Wong Kar-Wai, In the Mood for Love
3. Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
4. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Pulse
5. Catherine Breillat, Fat Girl

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Gene Hackman in Wes Anderson's  The Royal Tenenbaums

Gene Hackman in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums

Best Actor:
1. Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums
2. Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge!
3. Will Smith, Ali
4. John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
5. Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom


Naomi Watts in David Lynch's  Mulholland Drive

Naomi Watts in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive

Best Actress:
1. Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive
2. Charlotte Rampling, Under the Sand
3. Thora Birch, Ghost World
4. Lena Endre, Faithless
5. Nicole Kidman, The Others AND Moulin Rouge!


Steve Buscemi    in Terry Zwigoff's     Ghost World

Steve Buscemi in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Steve Buscemi, Ghost World
2. Ian McKellan, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3. Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast
4. Jude Law, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
5. Brian Cox, L.I.E.


Helen Mirren in Robert Altman’s  Godford Park

Helen Mirren in Robert Altman’s Godford Park

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Helen Mirren, Gosford Park
2. Scarlett Johansson, Ghost World AND The Man Who Wasn’t There
3. Maggie Smith, Gosford Park
4. Marisa Tomei, In the Bedroom
5. Gwyneth Paltrow, The Royal Tenenbaums

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Kelly Macdonald and Maggie Smith in Robert Altman's  Gosford Park

Kelly Macdonald and Maggie Smith in Robert Altman's Gosford Park

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Gosford Park ­– Julian Fellowes, Robert Altman and Bob Balaban
2. Spirited Away — Hayao Miyazaki
3. Mulholland Drive –  David Lynch
4. Wet Hot American Summer – David Wain and Michael Showalter
5. Together – Lukas Moodysson


Dave Sheridan, Thora Birch and Brad Renfro in Terry Zwigoff's  Ghost World

Dave Sheridan, Thora Birch and Brad Renfro in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Ghost World – Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff
2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch – John Cameron Mitchell
3. In the Bedroom – Todd Field and Robert Festinger
4. Memento — Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
5. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence – Ian Watson and Steven Spielberg


Tony Shalhoub and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's  The Man Who Wasn't There

Tony Shalhoub and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Man Who Wasn't There

Best Cinematography:
1. The Man Who Wasn’t There – Roger Deakins
2. In the Mood for Love — Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping-bin, Kwan Pung-Leung
3. Pulse — Jun'ichiro Hayashi
4. Black Hawk Down – Slawomir Idziak
5. Ali – Emmanuel Lubezki

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Melissa George in David Lynch's  Mulholland Drive

Melissa George in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive

Best Original Score:
1. Mulholland Drive – Angelo Badalamenti
2. Amores Perros – Gustavo Santaolalla
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Howard Shore
4. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence – John Williams
5. The Man Who Wasn't There — Carter Burwell


Guy Pearce in Christopher Nolan's  Memento

Guy Pearce in Christopher Nolan's Memento

Best Film Editing:
1. Memento – Dody Dorn
2. Moulin Rouge! – Jill Bilcock
3. In the Mood for Love — William Chang
4. Mulholland Drive – Mary Sweeney
5. The Man Who Wasn't There — Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

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Ian McKellan in Peter Jackson's  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Ian McKellan in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Production Design:
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Grant Major and Dan Hennah
2. Moulin Rouge! – Catherine Martin and Brigitte Broch
3. Amelie – Aline Bonetto and Marie-Laura Valla
4. In the Mood for Love — William Chang
5. From Hell – Martin Childs and Jill Quertier

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

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

Best Costume Design:
1. In the Mood for Love — William Chang

2. Moulin Rouge! — Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor
4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Arianne Phillips
5. Josie and the Pussycats — Mark Bridges

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Best Documentary Feature:
Agnes Varda, The Gleaners & I

Best Animated Feature:
Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away

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Best Ensemble Cast: 
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orson Welles' Best First Feature:
Jonathan Glazer, Sexy Beast

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Peter Jackson; in alphabetical order): Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Peter McKenzie, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen (pictured), John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Harry Sinclair, Liv Tyler (pictured) and Hugo Weaving

Best First Feature: Ray Winstone (pictured) in Jonathan Glazer's Sexy Beast


the year-end project: 2018, 2017, 201620152014201320122011, 2010200920082007200620052004
20032002, 2001 ... 200019991998199719961995199419931992,
199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980,
1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 19751970-741965-691960-641955-59
1950-541940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index