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2001: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Mulholland Drive (dir: David Lynch)
  2. Ghost World (dir: Terry Zwigoff)
  3. The Man Who Wasn’t There (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
  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. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (dir: John Cameron Mitchell)
  9. Wet Hot American Summer (dir: David Wain)
  10. Together (dir: Lukas Moodyson)

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), In the Bedroom (dir: Todd Field), 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), and Under the Sand (dir: Francois Ozon)

Best Film of the Year: Mulholland Drive
Producers: Neal Edelstein, Tony Krantz, Michael Polaire, Alain Sarde, Mary Sweeney

US Distributor: Universal

David Lynch directs Naomi Watts on the set of Mulholland Drive

David Lynch directs Naomi Watts on the set of Mulholland Drive

Best Director:
1. David Lynch, Mulholland Drive
2. Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Pulse
4. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, The Man Who Wasn't There
5. Terry Zwigoff, Ghost World


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


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.


Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World

Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World

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


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

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. Mulholland Drive – Peter Deming
3. Pulse — Jun'ichiro Hayashi

4. Black Hawk Down – Slawomir Idziak
5. Ali – Emmanuel Lubezki


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. Black Hawk Down — Pietro Scalia

4. Mulholland Drive – Mary Sweeney
5. The Man Who Wasn't There — Joel Coen and Ethan Coen


John Leguizamo, Garry McDonald and Jacek Koman in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge!

John Leguizamo, Garry McDonald and Jacek Koman in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge!

Best Production Design:
1. Moulin Rouge! – Catherine Martin and Brigitte Broch
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Grant Major and Dan Hennah
3. Amelie
 – Aline Bonetto and Marie-Laura Valla
4. From Hell – Martin Childs and Jill Quertier
5. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence – Rick Carter and Nancy Haigh


Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, and John Rhys-Davies in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, and John Rhys-Davies in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Costume Design:
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor

2. Moulin Rouge! — Catherine Martin and Angus Strathie
3. Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Arianne Phillips
4. Gosford Park — Jenny Beavan
5. From Hell — Kym Barrett


Best Documentary Feature: Edet Belzberg, Children Underground


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, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Harry Sinclair, Liv Tyler and Hugo Weaving

Best First Feature: Jonathan Glazer, Sexy Beast


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