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Here are some performances from 2002 that will be recognized in subsequent years …

 

Keisha Castle-Hughes will be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar and the Washington DC Film Critics Association Best Actress Award in 2003 for Whale Rider (2002).  She will win the Broadcast Film Critics Juvenile Acting award and be nominated by the Screen Actors Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

 

Samantha Morton will be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar and the Independent Spirit and Broadcast Film Critics Best Actress Awards in 2003 for In America (2002).

 

Djimon Watanabe will be nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and the Independent Spirit Best Supporting Actor Award in 2003 for In America (2002).

 

Hope Davis will win the New York Film Critics Best Actress Award and be nominated for the Independent Spirit Best Supporting Actress Award in 2003 for The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002).

 

Sarah Bolger will be nominated for the Washington DC Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Award in 2003 for In America (2002).

 

Kate Dollenmayer will be nominated for the National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Award in 2005 for Funny Ha Ha (2002).

 

Bill Nighy will win the Los Angeles Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Award in 2003 for AKA (2002) and three other films.

 

Samantha Morton will win the Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actress Award in 2003 for Morvern Callar (2002).

 

Miranda Richardson will win the Toronto Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Award in 2003 for Spider (2002).

 

Chiwetel Ejiofor will be nominated for the Washington DC Film Critics Association Best Actor Award in 2003 for Dirty Pretty Things (2002).

 

Agnes Bruckner will be nominated for the Independent Spirit Best Actress Award in 2003 for Blue Car (2002).

 

Alessandro Nivola will be nominated for the Independent Spirit Best Supporting Actor Award in 2003 for Laurel Canyon (2002).

 

Frances McDormand will be nominated for the Independent Spirit Best Supporting Actress Award in 2003 for Laurel Canyon (2002).

 

Sam Rockwell will win the Berlin Film Festival Best Actor Award in 2003 for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002).

 

Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore will win the Berlin Film Festival Best Actress Award in 2003 for The Hours (2002).

 

Muzaffer Ozdemir will win the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award in 2003 for Distant (2002).

 

Bibi Andersson will win Sweden's Guldbagge Best Supporting actress Award in 2003 for Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002).

 

Gigi Proietti will win Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor Award in 2003 for The Mandrake Sting (2002).

 

Giancarlo Giannini won Italy’s David di Donatello Best Actor Award in 01/02 for I Love You (2002).

 

Marina Confalone won Italy’s David di Donatello Best Actress Award in 01/02 for A Neapolitan Spell (2002).

 

Kiichi Nakai will win the Japanese Academy Best Actor Award in 2003 for When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2000).

 

Koichi Sato will win the Japanese Academy Best Supporting Actor Award in 2003 for When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2000).

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France’s Cesar Awards for 2002 were …

 

Best Actor

Adrien Brody, The Pianist*

 

Best Actress

Isabelle Carre, Beautiful Memories*

 

Best Supporting Actor

Bernard Le Coq, Beautiful Memories*

 

Best Supporting Actress

Karen Vlard, Summer Things*

 

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Sweden’s Guldbagge Awards for 2002 were…

 

Best Actor

Michael Nyqvist, The Guy In the Grave Next Door*

 

Best Actress

Oksana Akinshina, Lilya 4-ever*

 

Best Supporting Actor

Goran Ragnerstam, Suxxess*

 

Best Supporting Actress

Cecilia Frode, The Reunion*

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Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Awards for 2002 were …

 

Best Actor

Sergio Castellitto, My Mother’s Smile*

 

Best Actress

Valeria Golino, Respiro*

 

Best Supporting Actor

Leo Gullotta, Vajont - La Diga del Disonore* (01)

 

Best Supporting Actresses

Margherita Buy, Virna Lisi and Sandra Ceccarelli, The Best Day of My Life*

 

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Italy’s 01/02 David di Donatello Awards for 2002 included …

 

Best Actor

Giancarlo Giannini, Eugenio I Love You* 

 

Best Actress

Marina Confalone, A Neapolitan Spell* 

 

Italy’s 02/03 David di Donatello Awards for 2002 were …

 

Best Actor

Massimo Girotti, Facing Windows* (03)

 

Best Actress

Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Facing Windows* (03)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ernesto Mahieux, The Embalmer*

 

Best Supporting Actresses

Piera Degli Esposti, My Mother’s Smile*

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The Canadian Genie Awards for 2002 were …

 

Best Actor

Luc Picard, Savage Messiah*

 

Best Actress

Arsinee Khanijian, Ararat*

 

Best Supporting Actor

Elias Koteas, Ararat*

 

Best Supporting Actress

Pasquale Montpetit, Savage Messiah* 

 

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The Australian Film Institute Awards for 2002 were …

 

Best Actor

David Gulpilil, The Tracker* 

 

Best Actress

Maria Theodorakis, Walking on Water* 

 

Best Supporting Actor

Nathaniel Dean, Walking on Water*

 

Best Supporting Actresses

Judi Farr, Walking on Water*

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The Japanese Academy Awards for 2002 were …

 

Best Actor

Hiroyuki Sanada, The Twilight Samurai

 

Best Actress

Rie Miyazawa, The Twilight Samurai

 

Best Supporting Actor

Min Tanaka, The Twilight Samurai

 

Best Supporting Actress

Tanie Kitabayashi, Letter From the Mountain

 

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Japan’s Blue Ribbon Awards for 2002 were …

 

Best Actor

Koichi Sato, KT

 

Best Actress

Reiko Kataoka, Hush!

 

Best Supporting Actor

Kanji Tsuda, Mohohan: Copycat Killer

 

Best Supporting Actress

Rie Miyazawa, The Twilight Samurai

 

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Japan’s Mainichi Awards for 2002 were …

 

Best Actor

Hiroyuki Sanada, The Twilight Samurai and Vengeance For Sale  (01)

 

Best Actress

Nene Ohtsuka, A Laughing Frog, Utsutsu and  Man Walking on Snow (01)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Shin’ya Tsukamoto, A Woman’s Work, Ichi the Killer (01),  Chloe (01) and Drowning Fish (01)

 

Best Supporting Actress

Rie Miyazawa, The Twilight Samurai and Utsutsu

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I'm afraid that this may fill up the entire page!  It felt like I was typing out all of the films made in 2002.  I have lots to see - which is a good thing.  Again, I know the plots of the American films but it would be nice to hear about everyone's acting choices.

Here are the films from 2002 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet. 

 

About a Boy with Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette

AKA with Bill Nighy

All or Nothing with Timothy Spall, James Cordern, Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen

Amen with Matthieu Kassovitz and Ulrich Tukur

Ararat with Arsinee Khanijan and Elias Koteas

Assassination Tango with Robert Duvall

Austin Powers in Goldmember with Mike Myers, Verne Troyer and Fred Savage

Auto Focus with Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe

The Banger Sisters with Goldie Hawn

Beautiful Memories with Isabelle Carre and Bernard Le Coq

The Best Day of My Life with Margherita Buy, Virna Lisi and Sandra Ceccarelli

Better Luck Tomorrow with Karin Anna Cheung

Blissfuly Yours with Kanokporn Tongaram, Min Oo and Jenjira Jansuda

Bloody Sunday with James Nesbitt

Blue with Mikako Ichikawa

Blue Car with Agnes Bruckner and David Strathairn

Blue Crush with Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez

The Bourne Identity with Franka Potente and Clive Owen

Bubba Ho-Tep with Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis

Buffalo Soldiers with Joaquin Phoenix

Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Amy Adams and Christopher Walken

Changing Lanes with Samuel L. Jackon, Ben Affleck and Amanda Peet

Charlotte Sometimes with Jacqueline Kim

Common Ground with Mercedes Sampletro

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind with Sam Rockwell

The Crime of Father Amaro with Gael Garcia Bernal

The Cuckoo with Ville Haapassaio

Dahmer with Jeremy Renner

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys with Jena Malone

Demonlover with Connie Nielsen

Dirty Pretty Things with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, Audrey Tatou and Benedict Wong

Divine Intervention with Elia Suleiman

Elina: As If I Wasn’t There with Bibi Andersson

The Embalmer with Ernesto Mahieux

The Emperor’s Club with Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch and Paul Dano

Far From Heaven with Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis and Dennis Haysbert

Femme Fatale with Antonio Banderas, Rebecca Romijin and Rie Rasmussen

Funny Ha Ha with Kate Dollenmayer

The Good Girl with Jennifer Anniston, Zooey Deschanel and John C. Reilly

The Guy In the Grave Next Door with Michael Nyqvist

The Heart of Me with Olivia Williams and Helena Bonham Carter

Heaven with Cate Blanchett

Hollywood Ending with Woody Allen and Tea Leoni

Hush! with Reiko Kataoka

Hysterical Blindness with Juliette Lewis

Ice Age with John Leguizamo

Igby Goes Down with Kieran Culkin, Jeff Goldblum, Amanda Peet, Claire Danes and Susan Sarandon

I Love You with Diancarlo Giannini

The Importance of Being Earnest with Anna Massey, Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson

Insomnia with Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank

Interview With the Assassin with Raymond J. Barry

Irreversible with Monica Bellucci

John Q with Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall

A Journey Called Love with Stefano Accorsi

Killing Me Softly with Heather Graham

KT with Koichi Sato

A Laughing Frog with Nene Ohtsuka

Laurel Canyon with Frances McDormand

Letter From the Mountain with Tanie Kitabayashi

Lilo and Stitch with Tia Carrere

Lilya 4-ever with Oksana Akinshine

Man on the Train with Jean Rochefort and Johnny Hallyday

The Mandrake Sting with Gigi Proietti

Max with Noah Taylor and John Cusack

May with Angela Bettis

Men In Black II with Will Smith

Men With Brooms with Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen and Molly Parker

Mohohan: Copycat Killer with Kanji Tsuda

Moonlight Mile with Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Ellen Pompeo

Morvern Callar with Samantha Morton

My Mother Likes Women with Leonor Watling

My Mother’s Smile with Sergio Castellitto and Piera Degli Esposti

Narc with Ray Liotta

A Neapolitan Spell with Marina Confalone

Orange County with Jack Black

Panic Room with Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart and Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakim and Patrick Bachau

People I Know with Al Pacino

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits with Parker Posey

Phone Booth with Colin Farrell and Kiefer Sutherland

Possession with Gwyneth Paltrow

Public Enemy with Sol Kyung-gu

Pumpkin with Christina Ricci

Punch Drunk Love with Adam Sandler, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Quiet American with Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser and Do Tho Hai Yen

Raising Victor Vargas with Victor Rasuk, Attagracia Guzman and Judy Marte

Red Dragon with Ralph Fiennes and Anthony Hopkins

Respiro with Valeria Golino

The Reunion with Cecilia Frode

Ripley’s Game with John Malkovich and Dougray Scott

Roger Dodger with Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals and Jesse Eisenberg

The Rules of Attraction with Ian Somerhalder

Safe Conduct with Jacques Gamblin

The Salton Sea with Vincent D\Onofrio

Savage Messiah with Luc Picard with Pascale Montpetit

The Scorpion King with Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock

The Secret Lives of Dentists with Hope Davis

Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal

S1mOne with Rachel Roberts (III)

Skins with Graham Greene

The Slaughter Rule with David Morse

The Son with Olivier Gourmet and Morgan Marinne

Spun with Mickey Rourke

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones with Christopher Lee

Summer Things with Karin Vlard

Suxxess with Goran Ragnerstam

Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon

Talk to Her with Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling and Rosario Flores

Ten with Mania Akbari, Amin Maher and Roya Akbari

Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet: Int. Trailer with Chloe Sevigny

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing with Alan Arkin

This Little Life with Kate Ashfield

Together with Peigi Liu

The Tracker with David Gulpilil

The Transporter with Jason Statham

Treasure Planet with Brian Murray

25th Hour with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Brian Cox and Rosario Dawson

24 Hour Party People with Steve Coogan, Paddy Cosidine, Sean Harris and Shirley Henderson

Unfaithful with Diane Lane, Richard Gere and Erik Per Sullivan

Unknown Pleasures with Zhao Weiwei and Zhao Tao

Utsutsu with Nene Ohtsuka and Rie Miyazawa

Van Wilder with Ryan Reynolds

Waiting For Happiness with Khatra Ouid Abder Kader

Walking on Water with Maria Theodorakis, Nathaniel Dean and Judi Farr

When the Last Sword Is Drawn with Koichi Sato

White Oleander with Michelle Pfeiffer, Alison Lohman and Renee Zellweger

Wilbur Wants to Kill Herself with Shirley Henderson and Adrian Rawlins

A Woman’s Work with Shin’ya Tsukamoto

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About a Boy with Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette

Assassination Tango with Robert Duvall

Austin Powers in Goldmember with Mike Myers, Verne Troyer and Fred Savage

Auto Focus with Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe

The Banger Sisters with Goldie Hawn

Better Luck Tomorrow with Karin Anna Cheung

Bloody Sunday with James Nesbitt

The Bourne Identity with Franka Potente and Clive Owen

Bubba Ho-Tep with Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis

Buffalo Soldiers with Joaquin Phoenix

Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Amy Adams and Christopher Walken

Changing Lanes with Samuel L. Jackon, Ben Affleck and Amanda Peet

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind with Sam Rockwell

The Crime of Father Amaro with Gael Garcia Bernal

Dahmer with Jeremy Renner

Dirty Pretty Things with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, Audrey Tatou and Benedict Wong

Far From Heaven with Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis and Dennis Haysbert

Femme Fatale with Antonio Banderas, Rebecca Romijin and Rie Rasmussen

The Good Girl with Jennifer Anniston, Zooey Deschanel and John C. Reilly

Heaven with Cate Blanchett

Hollywood Ending with Woody Allen and Tea Leoni

Ice Age with John Leguizamo

Igby Goes Down with Kieran Culkin, Jeff Goldblum, Amanda Peet, Claire Danes and Susan Sarandon

Insomnia with Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank

Irreversible with Monica Bellucci

John Q with Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall

Killing Me Softly with Heather Graham

Laurel Canyon with Frances McDormand

Lilo and Stitch with Tia Carrere

Max with Noah Taylor and John Cusack

May with Angela Bettis

Men In Black II with Will Smith

Moonlight Mile with Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Ellen Pompeo

Narc with Ray Liotta

Panic Room with Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart and Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakim and Patrick Bachau

People I Know with Al Pacino

Phone Booth with Colin Farrell and Kiefer Sutherland

Possession with Gwyneth Paltrow

Public Enemy with Sol Kyung-gu

Pumpkin with Christina Ricci

Punch Drunk Love with Adam Sandler, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Quiet American with Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser and Do Tho Hai Yen

Raising Victor Vargas with Victor Rasuk, Attagracia Guzman and Judy Marte

Red Dragon with Ralph Fiennes and Anthony Hopkins

Ripley’s Game with John Malkovich and Dougray Scott

Roger Dodger with Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals and Jesse Eisenberg

The Salton Sea with Vincent D\Onofrio

The Scorpion King with Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock

Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal

S1mOne with Rachel Roberts (III)

Spun with Mickey Rourke

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones with Christopher Lee

Talk to Her with Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling and Rosario Flores

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing with Alan Arkin

The Transporter with Jason Statham

25th Hour with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Brian Cox and Rosario Dawson

24 Hour Party People with Steve Coogan, Paddy Cosidine, Sean Harris and Shirley Henderson

Unfaithful with Diane Lane, Richard Gere and Erik Per Sullivan

Van Wilder with Ryan Reynolds

 

I've seen a few.

 

I'll just mention Public Enemy, a South Korean thriller about a dirtbag slob of a cop played by Sol Kyung-gu who's after a slick, refined killer played by Lee Sung-jae. I thought Sol was hilarious as the cop who would be the villain in most other movies.

 

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I find Catch Me If You Can one of Spielberg's most appealing films. People who don't particularly care for Spielberg should be directed to this film.

 

The Bourne Identity is a solid thriller, with intrusive but gifted direction. Like a number of Matt Damon's projects, it has a distinctly left-wing attitude. The Ludlum novel and the TV movie starring Richard Chamberlain were about a CIA agent who wrongly believes that he may be the international terrorist known as Carlos. In the Damon version there are no international terrorists; the problems are within the CIA itself, and Jason Bourne is a CIA black ops killer. Damon has more chemistry with Franka Potente than with most of his other female co-stars, and this is a plus.

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I'm afraid that this may fill up the entire page!  It felt like I was typing out all of the films made in 2002.  I have lots to see - which is a good thing.  Again, I know the plots of these films but it would be nice to hear about everyone's acting choices.

Here are the films from 2002 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet. 

 

About a Boy with Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette

Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Amy Adams and Christopher Walken

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys with Jena Malone

Far From Heaven with Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis and Dennis Haysbert

Igby Goes Down with Kieran Culkin, Jeff Goldblum, Amanda Peet, Claire Danes and Susan Sarandon

Insomnia with Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank

 

 

Where to start. First of all Bogie, you are a superstar for trying to tackle so many films. My watch list is still way too long.

 

Here are six films I personally nominated performances from for the year 2002.

 

Over the last few years, I have begun to grow more of an affinity for the work of Hugh Grant. Although he has publicly admitted that he is not really a fan of film acting, I feel that he is very good at what he does. In About a Boy, he plays a similar character to those in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually, but he has made it a science. I like that Will, even though he starts out very unlikable, becomes close to Marcus as the movie progresses. I also admire the performance of Nicholas Hoult as Marcus and his ability to give an honest, heartfelt performance at such a young age. Marcus is unsure of himself but he wants to make his mother proud.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks are the key performances for Catch Me if You Can. The two actors try everything to get the best of the other, creating a fast-paced and sharp film. Like Grant, DiCaprio has carved a certain niche during his acting career; the confident and brash young man who wants to succeed no matter the cost. Hanks' Carl Hanratty on the other hand, goes from the typical hero to being a tightly wound authority figure bent on finishing the criminal activity of Abagnale. I also enjoy Walken as Abagnale Sr., particularly the scenes he shares with Hanks, while Adams, though not as good as Hanks or DiCaprio, shows what her career will eventually become in a small role as DiCaprio's love interest.

 

Although I nominated Malone, I should also mention that Altar Boys depends on the stars Emile Hirsch and Kieran Culkin. The two young stars are great as the comic book fans looking for a way out of their boring lives, and here they show that there is still a market for funny, moving teen films. Malone brings a charm to the mix which I also noticed in Contact and Stepmom. I'm glad these kind of performances are still there in a teen movie market saturated with offerings like Vampire Academy and The Last Airbender.

 

Far from Heaven, looking at my picks from that year, is my favorite of the lot. Julianne Moore, like Grant, is becoming one of my favorite actors, and its because of films like this one that prove this realization to be true. Moore delivers a truly heartbreaking performance as Cathy which, as much of a cliché as that has become, is in this case true. Dennis Haysbert is also good in his first real lead role. Haysbert's Raymond is sensual and the two have a wonderful chemistry that brings about a real tragedy to the film. I really admire this movie as a whole, but Moore and Haysbert are what makesv it come alive. Recommended for fans of Douglas Sirk.

 

Kieran Culkin made two films which featured on my list, and Igby Goes Down is equally as good, if not better, than Altar Boys. Culkin is deserving of the praise he received for his work in this film, giving a smart, yet eccentric performance that should have brought him more fame. He's a good lead for the movie, which also features strong performances from Susan Sarandon, who I had among my Top 5 for Best Supporting Actress and Jeff Goldblum. He's very much akin to a young Johnny Depp from What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Truly one of my favorite performances from this year.

 

Robin Williams is one of my favorite comedic actors, but holy jumpin'. I didn't know he could deliver goosebumps with a performance. Williams, as Walter Finch, nails down a stellar turn in a film that pits him against acting heavyweight Al Pacino. Williams uses his trademark voice to spin a dangerous web that Pacino and partner Hilary Swank must navigate, and I loved every minute of it. Truly a highlight of his long and varied career.

 

That's all for now. I'll cover six more films in the next post.

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I have not seen these listed by other posters (I'll add those from the foreign awards later, maybe):

 

All or Nothing

An Amazing Couple

Amen

Blissfully Yours

Blue Car

Blue Crush

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Demonlover

Divine Intervention

8 Women

The Emperor's Club

The Importance of Being Earnest

Interview with the Assassin

Le Fils

Lilya-4-Ever

The Magdalene Sisters

The Man on the Train

The Man Without a Past

Men With Brooms

Morvern Callar

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Mother Likes Women

Open Hearts

Orange County

Personal Velocity

The Rules of Attraction

The Slaughter Rule

The Son

Sunshine State

Sweet Home Alabama

Ten

Treasure Planet

Unknown Pleasures

Waiting for Happiness

White Oleander

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Quotes from 2001

 

Shrek:

 

Some of you may die, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.

 

Ghost World

 

 

Rebecca: [arriving at the graduation ball] Wow. This is so bad, it's almost good.  

Enid: This is so bad, it's gone past good and back to bad again.

 

The Royal Tenenbaums

 

 

Chas: Why'd you try to kill yourself?  

Etheline: Don't press him right now.  

Richie: I wrote a suicide note.  

Chas: You did?  

Richie: Yeah. Right after I regained consciousness. [Everyone looks slightly confused.]

Chas: Can we read it?  

Richie: No.  

Chas: Can you paraphrase it for us?  

Richie: I don't think so.  

Chas: Is it dark?  

Richie: Of course it's dark. It's a suicide note.

 

Gosford Park

 

Mary Maceachran: Nobody can stab a corpse and not know it.  

Robert Parks: Really? When was the last time you stabbed a corpse?

 

 

The Lord of the Rings:  the Fellowship of the Ring

 

Nobody tosses a dwarf!

 

Strider: Gentlemen, we do not stop till nightfall.  

Pippin: What about breakfast?  

Strider: You already had it.  

Pippin: We had one, yes. What about second breakfast? [strider walks away]

Merry: I don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.  

Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he? 

Merry: I wouldn't count on it.  

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I have not seen these listed by other posters (I'll add those from the foreign awards later, maybe):

 

An Amazing Couple

8 Women

The Magdalene Sisters

The Man Without a Past

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Open Hearts

Sunshine State

 

Lawrence, these are the films from your list that I have seen.

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An Amazing Couple is the second film in a trilogy by director, Lucas Belvaux.  It is the only one of the three that I have seen.  Reviewers have said that one should see all three to get the most out of the experience.  I believe that each film's main characters appear in all the films but then become supporting players which sounds very interesting.  This film is essentially about the distrust that occurs in a marriage and both Ornella Muti and Francois Morel made my lead actors top ten lists.  If you want to get an idea of how convoluted the plot is go to its page on wikipedia.

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The Magdelene Sisters by actor/director Peter Mullan is based on a true story of an asylum in Ireland for young girls who have become pregnant.  Geraldine McEwan is quite extraordinary as Sister Bridget, the Nurse Ratched of the establishment.

paprika-steen-open-hearts-elsker-dig-forThis is the second time I have chosen Paprika Steen as the Best Supporting Actress of the year.   She is the catalyst in Open Hearts when she hits a young married man with a car.  She ends up destroying her own marriage as well as a result by ways that are not really foreseen.  

bill_cobbs_02.jpgedie-falco-sunshine-state-2002-BPJ1WY.jpBill Cobbs and Edie Falco are two of the performers from John Sayles' ensemble film, Sunshine State that made my runner up lists.  Falco's character is a woman who was trapped into staying in the community to run the family business.  She resents this and when greedy real estate developers come a calling she is tempted to sell up.

It's not as easy as I thought just to speak of the actors.  Especially when it has been a while since viewing the films.

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Auto Focus with Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe

Bloody Sunday with James Nesbitt

Bubba Ho-Tep with Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind with Sam Rockwell

The Crime of Father Amaro with Gael Garcia Bernal

Dirty Pretty Things with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, Audrey Tatou and Benedict Wong

Narc with Ray Liotta

Punch Drunk Love with Adam Sandler, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Roger Dodger with Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals and Jesse Eisenberg

24 Hour Party People with Steve Coogan, Paddy Cosidine, Sean Harris and Shirley Henderson

 

Roger Dodger is a humorous drama about a nerdy young guy played by Jesse Eisenberg who follows around his uncle (Campbell Scott) for a day to try and learn how to pick up girls. Scott has never been more charismatic, and Eisenberg establishes the persona that he would often play afterward, the highly verbal nervous smart guy with poor social skills.

 

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24 Hour Party People is a biopic on Tony Wilson, the founder of Factory Records, and the Manchester music scene of the late 1970's-1980's. Steve Coogan stars as Wilson, and Coogan's skill at playing arch hustlers and sarcastic social climbers is put to expert use. The film also acts as a bio on the band Joy Division, particularly their doomed lead singer Ian Curtis, here essayed by Sean Harris.

 

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The Crime of Father Amaro is a Mexican film that the Catholic Church tried to have suppressed. They failed, and it became the biggest hit in Mexican history. Gael Garcia Bernal plays a young priest assigned to a small rural village, where he begins an affair with a 16 year old girl. Bernal is very good in a complicated role filled with moral complexity.

 

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Dirty Pretty Things is from Stephen Frears, and it concerns the immigrant workers at a fancy London hotel. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Okwe the front desk clerk who keeps things running smoothly and quietly. When a human heart is found in a toilet by the cleaning staff, Okwe tries to figure things out while not attracting the police, since many of the workers are illegal. Ejiofor excels as the quick-witted, classy Okwe.

 

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is based on the autobiography of game show producer and host Chuck Barris. Sam Rockwell stars as the decidedly eccentric Barris, who claims to have also been a CIA assassin. Rockwell has a unique, goofy charm, and very few people could have played the bizarre Barris believably.

 

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Narc is a gritty police drama starring Jason Patric as a cop partnered with Ray Liotta, whose character may or may not be dirty. He's certainly violent and mean, though. It's a bit like Training Day, but stands well on its own. Liotta gained weight for the role, and he's very intimidating.

 

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Bloody Sunday recounts the events in 1972 at Derry, Northern Ireland, when British troops opened fire on unarmed civilian protesters, killing 28 and injuring many more. James Nesbitt anchors the film as a local politician and event organizer, and we see the horror through his eyes.

 

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Punch-Drunk Love is a strange romantic comedy from Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Adam Sandler as an oddball with trouble connecting with people. When he meets Emily Watson's character, it's love at first sight. I can't stress enough that this is not an "Adam Sandler movie", and is well worth a watch.

 

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Auto Focus is the true story of the decline of TV star Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear) and his descent into porn and sex addiction, aided and abetted by creepy Willem Dafoe. Kinnear was never better, and it's one of director Paul Schrader's best efforts, too.

 

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Bubba Ho-Tep is a one-of-a-kind horror comedy about an Egyptian mummy killing off the residents of a retirement home. One of the residents (Bruce Campbell) claims to be Elvis Presley, saying that he swapped places with a lookalike in the 1970's, while another resident (Ossie Davis) claims to be John F. Kennedy after the CIA put his brain in a black body. These two unlikely heroes have to stop the mummy before more residents are killed. Campbell and Davis are both hilarious, and give the roles their all.

 

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Amen with Matthieu Kassovitz and Ulrich Tukur

Blissfuly Yours with Kanokporn Tongaram, Min Oo and Jenjira Jansuda

Ten with Mania Akbari, Amin Maher and Roya Akbari

 

Unknown Pleasures with Zhao Weiwei and Zhao Tao

 

Assuming that you know the plot of some of the English language movies that you haven't seen, here's my discussion of four foreign language movies.

 

Amen is a movie by Costa-Gavras based on the true story of Kurt Gerstein, a member of the SS who realized to his  horror that the concentration camp at Belzec was actually a death camp where 450,000 to 600,000 Jews were murdered.  He tried desperately to inform people, and the movie concentrates on the Catholic Church's refusal to speak out about the crimes.

 

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Blissfully yours is a Thai movie by 2010 Palme D'Or Apichatpoing. Weerasethakul, and it's about two couples who have a picnic in the country one day.   Two things that most viewers will remember is that the opening credits don't appear until 45 minutes into the movie.  Second, one of the couples actually has sex.  But it's not all fun and games.  One lover vanishes and the male protagonist develops a skin rash making touching painful.  You can find more about the movie and Weerasethakul's unique style here:  http://sensesofcinema.com/2006/cteq/blissfully_yours/

 

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Ten is an Iranian movie by Abbas Kiarostami with my runner-up for best actress of the year Mania Akhabi playing a woman in Tehran who has conversations with ten people she is driving around the city with.  Maher, her actual son, plays her young son angry that his mother has divorced his father.  Roya Akbari plays a prostitute.  You can find out more about the movie here:  https://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/2003/04/reinventing-the-present/

 

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Unknown Pleasures is directed by Jia Zhangke, and I nominated Zhao Tao for Best Actress.   Zhangke makes movies about the real present day China.  This movie is about three youths who live in an industrial city who live aimless lives saturated with mass culture, and which ends with two of them, having seen Pulp Fiction, deciding to rob a bank.  You can read more here:  http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/unknown-pleasures

 

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I'm afraid that this may fill up the entire page!  It felt like I was typing out all of the films made in 2002.  I have lots to see - which is a good thing.  Again, I know the plots of the American films but it would be nice to hear about everyone's acting choices.

Here are the films from 2002 that were mentioned that I have not seen as yet. 

 

 

 

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind with Sam Rockwell

The Good Girl with Jennifer Anniston, Zooey Deschanel and John C. Reilly

Lilo and Stitch with Tia Carrere

Panic Room with Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart and Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakim and Patrick Bachau

Phone Booth with Colin Farrell and Kiefer Sutherland

Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal

Treasure Planet with Brian Murray

24 Hour Party People with Steve Coogan, Paddy Cosidine, Sean Harris and Shirley Henderson

 

 

A few of these were already mentioned, but I'll put in my two cents worth about these films:

 

Sam Rockwell gives one of the best performances in Confessions portraying a manic individual so well that, as cliché as it is, he disappears into the role. Rockwell is perfect casting as Barris. I also enjoyed the brief cameos by Messers Pitt and Damon as Brad and Matt, two contestants on the Barris hosted The Dating Game.

 

I only nominated Jennifer Aniston for The Good Girl, but her performance makes the movie worthy viewing. Aniston gives one of her best performances as a woman looking to get more out of life than what she has in her hometown. Aniston is smart and funny in this often overlooked film, which is a shame because Its worth a watch if only for Aniston.

 

Lilo and Stitch is a colorful and charming film from Disney that was released at a time when Disney wasn't doing so well in the era of computer animation giants like Pixar and DreamWorks. The part of the film that I like most is the relationship between the little girl Lilo and her older sister Nani. Daveigh Chase and the aforementioned Tia Carerre are wonderful in their respective roles, with Chase having an impressive year in the wake of her performances in The Ring and the English dub of Spirited Away. I think the two female leads are well developed and there is a good sisterly bond between them. I also like the art style and the traditional Hawaiian music is pleasant to listen to.

 

The success of Panic Room, like Altar Boys and Lilo and Stitch, depends on the main two performers. In this case, Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart are both good in their respective roles, with Foster bringing a strong presence to the role of Meg. I didn't nominate Stewart, although seeing the more recent work she's done, her performance in this movie looks much better by comparison.

 

Phone Booth is very similar to Panic Room in that, despite the action taking place in the streets of New York, the main character is put in a situation where he is confined to one location. Colin Farrell is superb as the man forced to negotiate for the survival of his wife from a phone booth. Similarly to Insomnia, the most intense moments of the film involve the conversations between Farrell and Kiefer Sutherland's mysterious caller. This film is very realistic in tone and as a result, Farrell's performance is more believable.

 

Secretary is a hard film to talk about in great detail due to its subject matter. What I can tell you is that Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader make this film better than it could have been and prevent it from being downgraded to the level of Fifty Shades of Grey. It's smarter than it looks.

 

Maybe it's my inner Disney fan again. Maybe I'm a bit more lenient when it comes to criticism of their films. But I liked Treasure Planet more than most people did. It's not a great film by any means. But it is one of Disney's more imaginative efforts in recent years. The designs of the characters and the worlds they inhabit are great. Voice acting wise, my pick is Brian Murray. A veteran of the Broadway stage, Murray is perfect for the role of Long John Silver, combining a sense of menace with a charming wit the creates a compelling and multi dimensional character. The relationship that Silver has with Jim Hawkins (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is wonderful and gives an emotional depth to the film. Other than that, there nothing much else of note.

 

LawrenceA already talked about 24 Hour Party People, so I won't mention too much about it. But I will say that Steve Coogan really hits his role out of the park. The story of the Manchester music scene in the early 80's is rife with drama and intrigue, and this movie takes every advantage of that. Coogan adds his own brand of dry humor to the mix and gives his portrayal of the real-life Tony Wilson an added sense of cheekiness. Other performances from Considine, Henderson, and Harris (excellent as Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis) add to the film and give it a sense of community.

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Bogie has already mentioned Paprika Steen's performance in Susanne Bier's Open Hearts. The original title Elsker dig for evigt means I love you forever, but that sounds better in Danish. I nominated Nikolaj Lie Kaas for his performance as the victim of the accident. The funny thing is that he doesn't play the holy martyr, but an angry patient who blames everybody, becomes unbearable company and swears at the nurse. Bier (beer), Paprika and Kaas (cheese) are a tasteful combination. Sonja Richter and Mads Mikkelsen play the married partners of Kaas and Steen. In these Dogme 95 films the actors are followed by a hand-held camera, which gives them the freedom of not having to stay within the frame. 

 

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I learned to know The Importance of Being Earnest through this 2002 adaptation. Colin Firth and Rupert Everett have a perfect timing in their witty dialogues. Frances O'Connor is always good in these period pieces. Reese Witherspoon proves that she can handle a different kind of role than the kind that made her popular.

 

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White Oleander tells the story of a girl whose mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) is sent to prison. She moves from one foster family to the next. Alison Lohman plays the complex role of a girl who's confronted with problems too tough for someone of her age. She undergoes a transformation from the innocent blonde to the more gothic and troubled type. 

 

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In Almodóvar's Talk to Her (Hable con ella) Javier Cámara plays a man who takes care of his comateuse girlfriend. This active-passive relationship can be tender but can also have something creepy..

 

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8 Women (8 Femmes) is a film by François Ozon with some of the most famous French actresses. It has a weird, somewhat comical crime plot. The performance that stood out for me was Fanny Ardant, an aging nightclub singer who behaves as if she's still in her prime. 

 

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Quotes from 2002

 

The Pianist

 

Wldyslaw Szpilman:  What are you reading?

Henryk Szpilman: "If you prick us, do we not bleed? It you tickle us, we we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

Wladyslaw Szpilman: [seeing that it is Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice] Very appropriate.

Henryk:  Yes, that's why I brought it.

 

The Lord of the Rings:  the Two Towers

 

Gollum: Master broke his promise!

Sméagol: Don't ask Sméagol. Poor, poor Sméagol...

Gollum: Master betrayed us! Wicked, tricksy, false. We ought to wring his filthy little neck. Kill him! Kill him! Kill them both! And then we takes the precious... and we be the master!

Sméagol: The fat hobbit, he knows. Eyes always watching.

Gollum: Then we stabs them out! Put out his eyeses! Make him crawl!

Sméagol: Yes! Yes! Yes!

Gollum: Kill them both.

Sméagol: Yes! No, no! It's too risky, it's too risky.

Gollum: [sly] We could let her do it.

Sméagol: Yes... she could do it!

Gollum: Yes, precious, she could. And then we takes it once they're dead.

 

 

Adaptation

 

Donald Kaufman: Listen, I need a cool way to kill people. Don't worry, for my script.

Charlie Kaufman: I don't know that kind of stuff.

Donald Kaufman: Oh, come on, man, please? You're the genius.

Charlie Kaufman: Here you go. The killer's a literature professor. He cuts off little chunks from his victims' bodies until they die. He calls himself "the deconstructionist".    

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It’s now time for 2003.  We will be on 2003 for one week so plenty of time for everyone to respond.

 

Here are Oscar’s choices for 2003.  Winners in bold. 

 

Best Actor

 

Sean Penn, Mystic River*

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Ben Kingsley, House of Sand and Fog

Jude Law, Cold Mountain

Bill Murray, Lost In Translation

 

Best Actress

 

Charlize Theron, Monster*

Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider (02)

Diane Keaton, Something’s Gotta Give

Samantha Morton, In America (02)

Naomi Watts, 21 Grams

 

Best Supporting Actor

 

Tim Robbins, Mystic River*

Alec Baldwin, The Cooler

Benicio Del Toro, 21 Grams

Djimon Hounsou, In America (02)

Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai

 

Best Supporting Actress

 

Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain*

Shohreh Agdashioo, House of Sand and Fog

Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April

Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River

Holly Hunter, Thirteen

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Here are my choices of the 59 films I've seen from 2003 for…

 
BEST ACTOR

 

1.  BILL MURRAY (Bob Harris), Lost In Translation

2.  SEAN PENN (Paul Rivers), 21 Grams

3.  JACK NICHOLSON (Harry Sanborn), Something’s Gotta Give

4.  SEAN PENN (Jimmy Markum), Mystic River

5.  JACK BLACK (Dewey Finn/”Ned Schneebly”), The School of Rock

 

6.  RUSSELL CROWE (Captain Jack Aubrey), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

7.  PAUL GIAMATTI (Harvey Pekar), American Splendor

8.  GEORGE CLOONEY (Miles Massey), Intolerable Cruelty

9.  JEFF BRIDGES (Charles Howard), Seabiscuit

10. REMY GIRARD (Remy), The Barbarian Invasions

 

and ...

 

LINUS RAOCHE (John McCarthy), Blind Flight

PETER DINKLAGE (Finbar “Fin” McBride), The Station Agent

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

 

1.  CHARLIZE THERON (Aileen Wuornos), Monster

2.  NAOMI WATTS (Cristina Peck), 21 Grams

3.  DIANE KEATON (Erica Jane Barry), Something’s Gotta Give

4.  SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Charlotte), Lost In Translation  

5.  HOPE DAVIS (Joyce Brabner), American Splendor 

 

6.  CHARLOTTE RAMPLING (Sarah Morton), Swimming Pool

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

 

1.  BENICIO DEL TORO (Jack Jordan), 21 Grams

2.  TIM ROBBINS (Dave Boyle), Mystic River

3.  LAURENCE FISHBURNE (Sgt. Whitey Powers), Mystic River

4.  ALEC BALDWIN (Shelly Kaplow), The Cooler

5.  PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (Reverend Veasey), Cold Mountain

 

6.  PAUL SORVINO (Buddy Stafford), The Cooler

7.  BOBBY CANNAVALE (Joe Oramas), The Station Agent

8.  ANDY SERKIS (“Gollum”/Smeagol), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

1.  CHRISTINA RICCI (Selby), Monster

2.  MARCIA GAY HARDEN (Celeste Boyle), Mystic River

3.  PATRICIA CLARKSON (Olivia Harris), The Station Agent

4.  RENEE ZELLWEGER (Ruby Thewes), Cold Mountain

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2003

 

BEST ACTOR

Choi Min-sik  Oldboy****

Paul Giamatti  American Splendor

Johnny Depp  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Alessio Boni  The Best of Youth

Philip Seymour Hoffman  Owning Mahowny

Bill Murray  Lost in Translation

Billy Bob Thornton  Bad Santa

Ben Kingsley  House of Sand and Fog

Russell Crowe  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Sean Penn  21 Grams

Peter Dinklage  The Station Agent

Jude Law  Cold Mountain

Shin Ha-kyun  Save the Green Planet!

 

BEST ACTRESS

Charlize Theron  Monster****

Uma Thurman  Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Naomi Watts  21 Grams

Cecile de France  Haute Tension

Hope Davis  American Splendor

Im Soo-jung  A Tale of Two Sisters

Jennifer Connelly  House of Sand and Fog

Scarlett Johansson  Lost in Translation

Maria Bello  The Closer

Nicole Kidman  Cold Mountain

Samantha Morton  Code 46

Rachel Weisz  The Shape of Things

Cate Blanchett  Veronica Guerin

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Benicio Del Toro  21 Grams****

Bill Nighy  Love Actually

Ken Watanabe  The Last Samurai

Philip Seymour Hoffman  Cold Mountain

Sid Haig  House of 1000 Corpses

Hiroyuki Sanada  The Last Samurai

Geoffrey Rush  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Andrea Tidona  The Best of Youth

Rodrigo Santoro  Carandiru

Paul Bettany  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Alec Baldwin  The Closer

Tony Cox  Bad Santa

Colin Farrell  Intermission

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Christina Ricci  Monster****

Lucy Liu  Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Jasmine Trinca  The Best of Youth

Marcia Gay Harden  Mystic River

Holly Hunter  Thirteen

Emma Thompson  Love Actually

Kang Hye-jung  Oldboy

Emily Mortimer  Young Adam

Renee Zellweger  Cold Mountain

Patricia Clarkson  Pieces of April

 

BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE

Evan Rachel Wood  Thirteen****

Marina Golbahari  Osama

Shia LaBeouf  Holes

Thomas Sangster  Love Actually

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2003

 

Actor

Bill Murray/Lost in Translation

Ben Kingsley/House of Sand and Fog

Peter Dinklage/The Station Agent

Paul Schneider/All the Real Girls

Tim Robbins/Mystic River

Sean Penn/Mystic River

Jude Law/Cold Mountain

Ewan McGregor/Big Fish

Paul Giamatti/American Splendor

Jack Nicholson/Something's Gotta Give

Ewan McGregor/Down with Love

George Clooney/Intolerable Cruelty

 

Actress

Diane Keaton/Something's Gotta Give

Jennifer Connelly/House of Sand and Fog

Zooey Deschanel/All the Real Girls

Scarlett Johansson/Lost in Translation

Diane Lane/Under the Tuscan Sun

Helen Mirren/Calendar Girls

Julie Walters/Calendar Girls

Catherine Zeta-Jones/Intolerable Cruelty

Hope Davis/American Splendor

Neve Campbell/The Company

Scarlett Johansson/Girl with a Pearl Earring

Renee Zellweger/Down with Love

Nicole Kidman/Cold Mountain

Katie Holmes/Pieces of April

Jaime Lee Curtis/Freaky Friday

 

Supporting Actor

Albert Finney/Big Fish

Bobby Cannivale/The Station Agent

Jeff Bridges/Seabiscuit

Hugh Grant/Love Actually

Alan Rickman/Love Actually

Thomas Guery/Mystic River

Liam Neeson/Love Actually

Colin Firth/Love Actually

Thomas Sangster-Brodie/Love Actually

Chris Cooper/Seabiscuit

Kevin Bacon/Mystic River

Bill Nighy/Love Actually

Andrew Lincoln/Love Actually

Laurence Fishburne/Mystic River

Malcolm McDowell/The Company

David Hyde Pierce/Down with Love

 

Supporting Actress

Renee Zellweger/Cold Mountain

Shorseh Agdashloo/House of Sand and Fog

Emma Thompson/Love Actually

Marcia Gay Harden/Mystic River

Patricia Clarkson/The Station Agent

Lindsay Duncan/Under the Tuscan Sun

Annette Crosbie/Calendar Girls

Frances McDormand/Something's Gotta Give

Patricia Clarkson/All the Real Girls

Patricia Clarkson/Pieces of April

Marcia Gay Harden/Mona Lisa Smile

Penelope Wilton/Calendar Girls

Ginnifer Goodwin/Mona Lisa Smile

Martine McCrutchen/Love Actually

Julia Stiles/Mona Lisa Smile

Elizabeth Banks/Seabiscuit

Juliet Stevenson/Mona Lisa Smile

Sandra Oh/Under the Tuscan Sun

Geraldine James/Calendar Girls

Laura Linney/Love Actually

Keira Knightley/Love Actually

Celia Imrie/Calendar Girls

Linda Bassett/Calendar Girls

Sarah Paulson/Down with Love

 

Juvenile Performance

Thomas Sangster-Brodie/Love Actually

Hailey Joel Osment/Secondhand Lions

Rachel Hurd-Wood/Peter Pan

Jeremy Sumpter/Peter Pan

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Not enough favorites for me to make a 2003 list, although I did like Tim Robbins and Marcia Gay Harden in Mystic River, very much.

 

However, I do have a favorite musical sequence for 2003:

 

"Belleville Rendez-Vous" (The Triplets of Belleville)

 
 
 
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2003

Best Picture

American Splendour

Baadasssss!

Cold Mountain

House of Sand and Fog

Lost in Translation

Monster

Mystic River

Whale Rider

 

Best Director

Niki Caro, Whale Rider

Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation

Clint Eastwood, Mystic River

Vadim Perelman, House of Sand and Fog

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, American Splendour

 

Best Actor

Paul Giamatti (Harvey Pekar), American Splendour*

Jude Law (W.P. Inman), Cold Mountain*

Ewan MacGregor (young Edward Bloom), Big Fish*

Bill Murray (Bob Harris), Lost in Translation

Mario Van Peebles (Melvin Van Peebles), Baadasssss*

 

Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow), Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Peter Dinklage (Finbar McBride), The Station Agent

Robert Duvall (Bluebonnet “Boss” Spearman), Open Range

Albert Finney (older Edward Bloom), Big Fish

Colin Firth (Johannes Vermeer), Girl with a Pearl Earring

Ben Kingsley (Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani), House of Sand and Fog

Sean Penn (James “Jimmy” Markum), Mystic River

Denzel Washington (Matthias Lee Whitlock), Out of Time

Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

 

Best Actress

Jennifer Connelly (Kathy Nicolo), House of Sand and Fog*

Hope Davis (Joyce Brabner), American Splendour*

Scarlett Johansson (Charlotte), Lost in Translation*

Nicole Kidman (Ada Monroe), Cold Mountain*

Charlize Theron (Aileen Wuornos), Monster

 

Patricia Clarkson (Olivia Harris), The Station Agent

Scarlett Johansson (Griet), Girl with a Pearl Earring

Eva Mendes (Alex Diaz-Whitlock), Out of Time

Catherine O’Hara (Mickey Crabbe), A Mighty Wind

Chloe Sevigny (Caitlin Avey), Shattered Glass

Emma Thompson (Karen), Love Actually

 

Best Supporting Actor

Laurence Fishburne (Detective Sergeant Whitey Powers), Mystic River*

David Alan Grier (Clyde Houston), Baadasssss*

Michael Jeter (Percy), Open Range*

Alan Rickman (Harry), Love Actually​*

Tim Robbins (Dave Boyle), Mystic River

 

Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Kevin Bacon (Detective Sean Devine), Mystic River

Jeff Bridges (Charles S. Howard), Seabiscuit

Steve Buscemi (Norther Winslow), Big Fish

Judah Friedlander (Toby Radloff), American Splendour

Michael Gambon (Denton Baxter), Open Range

Hugh Grant (David), Love Actually

Fumihiro Hayashi (Charlie Brown), Lost in Translation

Jason Isaacs (Mr. George Darling/Captain James Hook), Peter Pan

Matthew McGrory (Karl), Big Fish

Ian McKellen (Gandalf the Grey), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Bill Nighy (Billy Mack), Love Actually

David Hyde Pierce (Peter “Mac” MacMannus), Down with Love

Giovanni Ribisi (John), Lost in Translation

Paul Rodriguez (Jose Garcia), Baadasssss

Geoffrey Rush (Captain Hector Barbossa), Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Peter Sarsgaard (Charles Lane), Shattered Glass

 

Best Supporting Actress

Shohreh Aghdashloo (Nadereh “Nadi” Behrani), House of Sand and Fog

Anna Faris (Kelly), Lost in Translation*

Holly Hunter (Melanie Freeland), Thirteen*

Laura Linney (Annabeth Markum), Mystic River*

Christina Ricci (Selby Wall), Monster*

 

Patricia Arquette (Katherine “Kissin’ Kate” Barlow), Holes

Joy Bryant (Priscilla), Baadasssss

Alison Lohman (young Sandra Bloom, nee Templeton), Big Fish

Jane Lynch (Terry Bohner), A Mighty Wind

Akiko Takeshita (Ms. Kawasaki), Lost in Translation

Sigourney Weaver (Warden Louise Walker), Holes

 

Best Juvenile Performance

Keisha Castle-Hughes (Paikea Apirana), Whale Rider

Shia LaBeouf (Stanley “Caveman” Yelnats IV), Holes

Thomas Sangster (Sam), Love Actually

Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan), Peter Pan

Evan Rachel Wood (Tracy Freeland), Thirteen

 

Best Vocal Performance

Albert Brooks as Marlin in Finding Nemo

Willem Dafoe as Gill in Finding Nemo

Ellen DeGeneres as Dory in Finding Nemo

 

​Best Original Song

​Into the West by Annie Lennox from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

 

​Best Adapted Song

Beyond the Sea by Robbie Williams (originally made famous by Bobby Darin) from Finding Nemo

Jump (For My Love) by The Pointer Sisters from Love Actually

(What's So Funny Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding by Bill Murray (originally made famous by Elvis Costello and the Attractions) from Lost in Translation

 

Best Sort of Original, but Really Adapted Song

Christmas version of Love is All Around Us by Bill Nighy (originally made famous by The Troggs) from Love Actually

 

Best Score, Comedy or Musical

Craig Armstrong, Love Actually

John Debney, Elf

Christopher Guest, A Mighty Wind

Thomas Newman, Finding Nemo

Marc Shaiman, Down with Love

 

Best Score, Drama

Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Clint Eastwood, Mystic River

Danny Elfman, Big Fish

James Newton Howard, Peter Pan

Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

 

​Best Ensemble, Comedy or Musical

​A Mighty Wind

​Baadasssss!

​Down with Love

Finding Nemo

Love Actually

 

​Best Ensemble, Drama

Big Fish

​Cold Mountain

House of Sand and Fog

Lost in Translation

​Mystic River

 

JamesStewartFan’s Takeaways from Big Fish

Before watching: Oh! It’s another Tim Burton movie featuring a wide eyed dreamer with a big imagination starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter and scored by Danny Elfman. What? They couldn’t even get Johnny Depp? Oh this ought to be rich!

 

After watching: That was such a good movie! (reaches for Kleenex) Dang you Tim Burton!

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Actor

 

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean:  the Curse of the Black Pearl

Sean Penn, Mystic River
Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
Viggo Mortensen, The Lord of the Rings:  the Return of the King
Paul Giamatti, American Splendor

Runner-ups:  Albert Brooks (Finding Nemo), Hossein Emadeddin (Crimson Gold), Choi Min-Sik (Oldboy), Jack Black (School of Rock), Ivan Dobronravov (The Return)*, Konstanti Lavronenko (The Return), Paul Bettany (Dogville), Song-Kang Ho (Memories of Murder), Joe Alaskey (Looney Tunes:  Back in Action), Alessio Boni (The Best of Youth), Luigi Lo Cascio (The Best of Youth), Russell Crowe (Master and Commander:  The Far Side of the World), Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan), Alexandre Rodrigues (City of God), Alex Frost (Elephant), John Cusack (Identity)

*Juvenile Performance of the Year

Actress

Nicole Kidman, Dogville
Charlize Theron, Monster
Ellen DeGeneres, Finding Nemo
Hope Davis, American Splendor
Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation

Runner-ups:  Yo Hitoto (Cafe Lumiere), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan), Uma Thurman (Kill Bill: Volume i), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Jamie Lee Curtis (Freaky Friday), Katrin Sass (Good Bye, Lenin!), Naomi Watts (21 Grams)

Supporting Actor

John Hurt, Dogville
Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings:  the Return of the King
Yoo Ji-Tae,  Oldboy
Tim Robbins, Mystic River
Johnny Depp, Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Runner-ups: Kim Sang-Hyung (Memories of Murder), Leandro Firmino da Hora (City of God), Douglas Silva (City of God), James Caan (Dogville), Alexander Gould (Finding Nemo), Laurence Fishburne (Mystic River), Steve Martin (Looney Tunes:  Back in Action), Paul Bettany (Master and Commander:  The Far Side of the World), Crispin Glover (Charlie's Angels:  Full Throttle), Yeong Su-Oh (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring), Kevin Bacon (Mystic River), Brendan Fraser (Looney Tunes:  Back in Action), Vladimir Garin (The Return), Stellan Skarsgard (Dogville), Zeljko Ivanek (Dogville), Geoffrey Rush (Finding Nemo), Bob Newhart (Elf), Pourang Nakhael (Crimson Gold), Philip Baker Hall (Dogville), Judah Friedlander (American Splendor)

Supporting Actress

Yeo Jin-Ha, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring
Kang Hye-jung, Oldboy
Christina Ricci, Monster
Yang Kuei Mei, Goodbye, Dragon Inn
Patricia Clarkson, Dogville

Runner-ups:  Joan Cusack (School of Rock), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Volume 1), Laura Linney (Mystic River), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River), Sonia Bergamasco (The Best of Youth), Jenna Elfman (Looney Tunes:  Back in Action), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill:  Volume 1), Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill: Volume 1), Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean:  the Curse of the Black Pearl), Chloe Sevigny (Dogville), Maya Sansa (The Best of Youth), Stockard Channing (Anything Else), Lauren Bacall (Dogville), Monica Belluci (The Matrix Reloaded)

Not seen:  House of Sand and Fog, Something's Gotta Give, The Cooler, Pieces of April, Thirteen

 

------Personally I prefer Samantha Morton in In America for best actress, but we're considering that a 2002 film.

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