Winner '02:
First Saw It:
Chicago
December 29, 2002, at the Clearview Ziegfeld in New York, NY
Bridesmaids: Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist
My Vote: The Pianist, despite my enduring if complicated affection for The Hours
Overlooked: At the very least, Talk to Her, Spirited Away, and Far from Heaven


Chicago
Director: Rob Marshall. Cast: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, Lucy Liu, Colm Feore, Dominic West, Ekaterina Schelkanova, Taye Diggs, Deirdre Goodwin, Myá, Denise Faye, Susan Misner, Chita Rivera. Screenplay: Bill Condon (based on the stage musical by John Kander & Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins).

Photo © 2002 Miramax Films
Not yet reviewed in full. B


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Rob Marshall
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger
Best Supporting Actress: Queen Latifah
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Best Supporting Actor: John C. Reilly
Best Adapted Screenplay: Bill Condon
Best Cinematography: Dion Beebe
Best Art Direction: John Myhre; Gordon Sim
Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood
Best Film Editing: Martin Walsh
Best Original Song: "I Move On"
Best Sound: Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella, and David Lee

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Director: Rob Marshall
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Renée Zellweger
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Catherine Zeta-Jones
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Richard Gere
Best Supporting Actress: Queen Latifah
Best Supporting Actor: John C. Reilly
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon

Other Awards:
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Producers Guild of America: Best Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actress (Zellweger); Best Supporting Actress (Zeta-Jones); Best Ensemble Cast
National Board of Review: Best Debut Director (Marshall)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actress (Zeta-Jones); Best Sound

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