Winner '01:
First Saw It:
A Beautiful Mind
January 4, 2002, at the Hoyts Pyramid Mall in Ithaca, NY
Bridesmaids: Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rouge!
My Vote: The Fellowship of the Ring, just barely edging out Gosford Park
Overlooked: Mulholland Drive, Amores perros, Ocean's Eleven, A.I. Artificial Intelligence


A Beautiful Mind
Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, Christopher Plummer, Adam Goldberg, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Judd Hirsch, Vivien Cardone, Austin Pendleton, Josh Pais, Alex Toma. Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman (based on the book by Sylvia Nasar).

Photo © 2001 Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/
Imagine Entertainment
I no longer endorse my original review but haven't yet written a new one. C+

(in January 2002: B)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Ron Howard
Best Actor: Russell Crowe
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Connelly
Best Adapted Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman
Best Film Editing: Mike Hill and Daniel P. Hanley
Best Original Score: James Horner
Best Makeup: Greg Cannom and Colleen Callaghan

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Ron Howard
Best Actor (Drama): Russell Crowe
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Connelly
Best Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman
Best Original Score: James Horner

Other Awards:
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actor (Crowe)
Writers Guild of America: Best Adapted Screenplay
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actor (Crowe); Best Supporting Actress (Connelly)
Satellite Awards: Best Supporting Actress, Drama (Connelly); Best Original Song ("All Love Can Be")

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