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Monday, 10 February 2003


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B E S T   F I L M   o f   2 0 0 2 :
CITY OF GOD (Fernando Meirelles)
2 The Hours (Stephen Daldry)
3 Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron)
4 Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
5 The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
6 Monster's Ball (Marc Forster)
7 Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore)
8 Adaptation (Spike Jonze)
9 Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
10 Lost in La Mancha (Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe)
11 Ivansxtc (Bernard Rose)
12 L.I.E. (Michael Cuesta)
13 The Quiet American (Phillip Noyce)
14 One Hour Photo (Mark Romanek)
15 About Schmidt (Alexander Payne)
16 All or Nothing (Mike Leigh)
17 Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg)
18 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney)
19 Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce)
20 Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese)
Cidade de Deus
CIDADE DE DEUS
• Fernando Meirelles gives us a profoundly inventive, kinetic cinematic experience, redefining the barrio drama in the process. The sprawling story is told in the intimate faces of a vast number of characters, all of whom we are allowed to identify with in both their good and very bad decisions. Violent and gruelling, it's also profoundly emotional and relevant. Essential!
21 Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner (Zacharias Kunuk)
22 The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
23 Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar)
24 Chicago (Rob Marshall)
25 Insomnia (Christopher Nolan)
26 Sex and Lucia (Julio Medem)
27 The Good Girl (Miguel Arteta)
28 Full Frontal (Steven Soderbergh)
29 Sweet Sixteen (Ken Loach)
30 8 Mile (Curtis Hanson)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   B E S T   F I L M
T H E   T W O   T O W E R S
2 Y Tu Mama Tambien
3 Bowling for Columbine
4 Far From Heaven
5 Adaptation
6 Minority Report
7 About Schmidt
8 The Hours
9 Talk to Her
10 Spirited Away
11 City of God
12 Time Out
13 Chicago
14 Gangs of New York
15 Road to Perdition
D I R E C T O R :
ALFONSO CUARON
(Y Tu Mama Tambien)
W R I T E R :
CHARLIE KAUFMAN
(Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)
y tu mama tambien 2 Fernando Meirelles (City of God)
3 Peter Jackson (The Two Towers)
4 Stephen Daldry (The Hours)
5 George Clooney (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)
6 Steven Spielberg (Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can)
7 Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven)
8 Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo)
9 Phillip Noyce (Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence)
10 Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York)
adaptation 2 Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven)
3 David Hare (The Hours)
4 Mike White (The Good Girl)
5 Stephen Ryder, Michael & Gerald Cuesta (L.I.E.)
6 Carlos Cuaron, Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien)
7 Milo Addica, Will Rokos (Monster's Ball)
8 Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (About Schmidt)
9 Bernard Rose, Lisa Enos (Ivansxtc)
10 Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson (The Two Towers)
R E A D E R  C H O I C E :   D I R E C T O R
PETER JACKSON (The Two Towers)
2 Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven)
3 Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York)
4 Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien)
5 Steven Spielberg (Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   W R I T E R
CHARLIE KAUFMAN (Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)
2 Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven)
3 Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (About Schmidt)
4 Carlos & Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien)
5 Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson (The Two Towers)
A C T R E S S :
JULIANNE MOORE
(Far From Heaven, The Hours)
A C T O R :
DANNY HUSTON
(Ivansxtc)
moore 2 Halle Berry (Monster's Ball, Die Another Day)
3 Catherine Keener (Lovely & Amazing, Full Frontal, Simone, Death to Smoochy)
4 Maribel Verdu (Y Tu Mama Tambien)
5 Jennifer Aniston (The Good Girl)
6 Cate Blanchett (Heaven, The Two Towers)
7 Paz Vega (Sex and Lucia, The Other Side of the Bed, Talk to Her)
8 Nicole Kidman (The Hours)
9 Naomi Watts (The Ring)
10 Renee Zellweger (Chicago)
huston 2 Robin Williams (One Hour Photo, Insomnia, Death to Smoochy)
3 Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York)
4 Jake Gyllenhaal (The Good Girl, Moonlight Mile, Lovely and Amazing)
5 Billy Bob Thornton (Monster's Ball)
6 Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)
7 Michael Caine (The Quiet American)
8 Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt)
9 Richard Harris (My Kingdom, Harry Potter 2)
10 Al Pacino (Insomnia, Simone)
R E A D E R  C H O I C E :   A C T R E S S
JULIANNE MOORE (Far From Heaven, The Hours)
2 Nicole Kidman (The Hours)
3 Renee Zellweger (Chicago)
4 Catherine Keener (Lovely & Amazing, Simone)
5 Maribel Verdu (Y Tu Mama Tambien)

R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   A C T O R
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (Gangs of New York)
2 Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt)
3 Nicolas Cage (Adaptation)
4 Robin Williams (One Hour Photo, Insomnia)
5 Michael Caine (The Quiet American)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S :
TONI COLLETTE
(The Hours, About a Boy, Changing Lanes)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R :
PETER BOYLE
(Monster's Ball)
collette 2 Meryl Streep (The Hours, Adaptation)
3 Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock)
4 Ruth Sheen (All or Nothing)
5 Kathy Bates (About Schmidt, Love Liza, Dragonfly)
6 Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven)
7 Kim Basinger (8 Mile)
8 Allison Janney (The Hours)
9 Catherine Zeta Jones (Chicago)
10 Rosario Dawson (25th Hour)
boyle 2 Dennis Quaid (Far From Heaven)
3 Brian Cox (L.I.E., Adaptation, The Bourne Identity, The Ring, Super Troopers)
4 Andy Serkis (The Two Towers)
5 John C Reilly (The Hours, The Good Girl, Chicago, Gangs of New York)
6 Alfred Molina (Frida)
7 Dennis Haysbert (Far From Heaven)
8 Kenneth Branagh (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Chamber of Secrets)
9 Philip Seymour Hoffman (25th Hour, Red Dragon, Love Liza, Punch-Drunk Love)
10 Daniel Craig (Road to Perdition)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S
MERYL STREEP(The Hours, Adaptation)
2 Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)
3 Toni Collette (The Hours, About a Boy, Changing Lanes)
4 Samantha Morton (Minority Report, Morvern Callar)
5 Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R
DENNIS QUAID(Far From Heaven)
2 Chris Cooper (Adaptation)
3 Andy Serkis (The Two Towers)
4 Dennis Haysbert (Far From Heaven)
5 Brian Cox (L.I.E., Adaptation, The Bourne Identity)
W O R S T   F I L M :
MASTER OF DISGUISE
(Perry Andelin Blake)
S I N G L E :
BY THE WAY
(Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
master of disguise 2 Eight Crazy Nights (Seth Kearsley)
3 Unfaithful (Adrian Lyne)
4 Hard Ball (Brian Robbins)
5 Enough (Michael Apted)
6 Boat Trip (Mort Nathan)
7 D-Tox [Eye See You] (Jim Gillespie)
8 Death to Smoochy (Danny DeVito)
9 Resident Evil (Paul WS Anderson)
10 The Majestic (Frank Darabont)
11 Hotel (Mike Figgis)
12 Snow Dogs (Brian Levant)
13 The Pornographer (Bertrand Bonello)
14 Not Another Teen Movie (Joel Gallen)
15 Rollerball (John McTiernan)
R E A D E R   C H O I C E :   W O R S T   F I L M
EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS
2 Rollerball
3 The Master of Disguise
4 Scooby-Doo
5 Unfaithful
6 Vanilla Sky
7 Enough
8 Swept Away
9 Feardotcom
10 XXX
WORST CAREER DECISIONS: Eddie Murphy (Pluto Nash, I Spy)
WORST DIALOG: Attack of the Clones
WORST REASON TO SEE NUDITY: Femme Fatale
WORST THING TO HAPPEN TO MOVIES SINCE JERRY BRUCKHEIMER: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
red hot chilli peppers 2 Lose Yourself (Eminem)
3 We Are All Made of Stars (Fatboy Slim)
4 Stronger (Sugababes)
5 The Zephyr Song (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
6 The Scientist (Coldplay)
7 Round Round (Sugababes)
8 Love at First Sight (Kylie Minogue)
9 Feel (Robbie Williams)
10 Something to Talk About (Badly Drawn Boy)
11 In My Place (Coldplay)
12 Hot in Herre (Nelly)
13 Electrical Storm (U2)
14 Freak Like Me (Sugababes)
15 Come Into My World (Kylie Minogue)
16 Dirrty (Christina Aguilera)
17 I'm on My Own (Liberty X)
18 Cleaning Out My Closet (Eminem)
19 A Little Less Conversation (Elvis Presley)
20 Bad Babysitter (Princess Superstar)
T V  S E R I E S :
SIX FEET UNDER (C4)
six feet under 2 ER (C4)
3 The Sopranos (C4)
4 Sex and the City (C4)
5 The West Wing (C4)
6 The Simpsons (Sky)
7 Friends (C4)
8 Oz (C4)
9 The Book Club (C4)
10 Queer as Folk US (BBC)
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MUSIC: HOWARD SHORE (The Two Towers/Gangs of New York)
2 Elmer Bernstein (Far From Heaven)
3 John Williams (Catch Me If You Can/Minority Report)
4 Peter Gabriel (Rabbit-Proof Fence)
eminem: lose yourself 5 Danny Elfman (Chicago/Spider-Man)
SONG: LOSE YOURSELF (8 Mile)
2 The Hands That Built America (Gangs of New York)
3 Gollum's Song (The Two Towers)
4 I Move On (Chicago)
5 Father and Daughter (Wild Thornberrys)
CINEMATOGRAPHY: ANDREW LESNIE (The Two Towers)
2 Ed Lachman (Far From Heaven)
3 Christopher Doyle (Quiet American/Rabbit Proof Fence)
4 Conrad L Hall (Road to Perdition)
5 Janusz Kaminski (Minority Report/Catch Me if You Can)
EDITING: THE TWO TOWERS
also: Chicago, Adaptation, The Hours, Far From Heaven
cool fx: the two towers SPECIAL EFFECTS: THE TWO TOWERS
2 Minority Report
3 Attack of the Clones
4 Gangs of New York
5 Spider-Man
BEST SPECIAL EFFECT: Nicolas Cage's hair (Adaptation)
WORST EFFECTS: Star Trek Nemesis
PRODUCTION DESIGN: THE TWO TOWERS
also: Gangs of New York, Far From Heaven, Minority Report, Road to Perdition
COSTUMES: FAR FROM HEAVEN
also: Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Two Towers, Frida
ENSEMBLE: THE HOURS
2 The Two Towers
3 Eight Women
4 Adaptation
5 Chicago
BREAKTHROUGH: DEREK LUKE (Antwone Fisher)
2 Rob Marshall (Chicago)
3 Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
4 Eminem (8 Mile)
5 Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition)
BEST HERO: Aragorn (The Two Towers)
also: Yoda (Attack of the Clones)
BEST VILLAIN: Bill the Butcher (Gangs of New York)
also: The Reporter (Road to Perdition)
lane: sexpot BIGGEST SEXPOT: Diane Lane (Unfaithful)
also: Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien), Bebe Neuwirth (Tadpole)
BEST NEW PORN STAR: Matthew Rush
BEST CAMEOS: Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Danny De Vito, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Steven Spielberg, Britney Spears (Austin Powers in Goldmember)
BEST TYPE-BREAKING: Spielberg, DiCaprio and Hanks (Catch Me if You Can)
BEST CASTING COUP: Crispin Glover (Like Mike)
also: Christopher Walken (The Country Bears)
WORST CASTING: 50-year-old Roberto Benigni as Pinocchio
also: Jeremy Irons (The Time Machine)
WORST BUDDY PAIRING: Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins (Bad Company)
underrated: one hour photo MOST UNDERRATED: ONE HOUR PHOTO
2 Auto Focus
3 Frailty
4 Human Nature
5 8 Mile
MOST OVERRATED: ROAD TO PERDITION
2 Spider
3 Chicago
4 Gangs of New York
5 The Hours
GUILTY PLEASURE: UNDERCOVER BROTHER
2 Attack of the Clones
3 My Big Fat Greek Wedding
4 Tadpole
5 (tie) The Banger Sisters / Crocodile Hunter
ryder: retire SHOULD RETIRE: WINONA RYDER
2 Al Pacino
3 Sylvester Stallone
also: Adam Sandler, Cuba Gooding Jr, Guy Ritchie, The James Bond Franchise
BEST COMBACK: Dennis Quaid (The Rookie, Far From Heaven)
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO: Mira Sorvino
BEST FILM NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AN OSCAR: Y Tu Mama Tambien
also: Bloody Sunday, The Warrior, Talk to Her
MOST INTELLIGENT AND UNEXPECTED ACTION MOVIE: The Bourne Identity
BEST & WORST COMIC BOOK MOVIE: Spider-Man
BEST ARGUMENTS FOR STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE: Femme Fatale
also: The Rules of Attraction
BEST MOVIE WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL: Lovely and Amazing
SCARIEST FILM: The Ring
LEAST SCARY HORROR FILM: Fear Dot Com
BEST DEBATE: Gollum and Smeagol (The Two Towers)
SCARIEST SCENE: the spyders (Minority Report)
yoda rules SEXIEST SCENE: The threesome (Y Tu Mama Tambien)
BEST FIGHT SCENE: Count Dooku vs Yoda (Attack of the Clones)
also: sword fight (Die Another Day)
BEST GRATUITOUS FIGHT SCENE: White She Devil vs Sistah Girl (Undercover Brother)
WOULD'VE MADE THE MOVIE INTERESTING: A little horsey loving in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
MOST DEPRESSING CINEMA TREND: cheap sequels to animated Disney classics
MOST MISLEADING TITLE: Happy Times
LEAST AWAITED SEQUEL: Austin Powers IV: Austin in Starbucks World, partnered by Starbucks, buy Starbucks Coffee, Starbucks
MOST LIKELY TO BE TURNED INTO A MUSICAL FILM AFTER THE SUCCESS OF CHICAGO: Golden Boy
BEST DVD: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition)
PRODUCT PLACEMENT AWARD: Minority Report
BEST MOVIE-RELATED MERCHANDISE: vibrating broomstick toy (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
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the final standings as of 25.Mar.03 with 187 awards tabulated...
F I L M
846 Far From Heaven
791 Y Tu Mama Tambien
744 Chicago+
697 The Two Towers*
635 Adaptation
623 Talk to Her
613 Spirited Away+
613 Bowling for Columbine+
570 Gangs of New York*
560 About Schmidt
D I R E C T O R
383 Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York*)
293 Peter Jackson (The Two Towers)
287 Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven)
286 Roman Polanski (The Pianist+)
255 Rob Marshall (Chicago*)
S C R E E N P L A Y
572 Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation*, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Human Nature)
289 Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven*)
258 David Hare (The Hours*)
237 Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her+)
224 Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (About Schmidt)
A C T R E S S
838 Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven*, The Hours*)
425 Nicole Kidman (The Hours+)
352 Renee Zellweger (Chicago*, White Oleander)
300 Diane Lane (Unfaithful*)
187 Salma Hayek (Frida*)
A C T O R
611 Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York*)
433 Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt*)
337 Adrien Brody (The Pianist+)
301 Nicolas Cage (Adaptation*)
252 Michael Caine (The Quiet American*)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S
557 Meryl Streep (The Hours, Adaptation*)
435 Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago+)
364 Kathy Bates (About Schmidt*)
142 Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven)
134 Toni Collette (About A Boy, The Hours, Changing Lanes)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R
557 Chris Cooper (Adaptation+)
383 Dennis Quaid (Far From Heaven, The Rookie)
280 Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can*)
267 Paul Newman (Road to Perdition*)
172 Ed Harris (The Hours*)
E N S E M B L E
104 Chicago
83 The Two Towers
65 The Hours
B R E A K T H R O U G H
79 Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher)
69 Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary, Adaptation)
67 Dylan Kidd (Roger Dodger)
S C O R E
198 Elmer Bernstein (Far From Heaven*)
170 John Williams (Catch Me if You Can*, Harry Potter, Minority Report, Attack of the Clones)
140 Howard Shore (Two Towers, Gangs of New York, Red Dragon)
S O N G
179 Lose Yourself (8 Mile+)
131 The Hands That Built America (Gangs of New York*)
112 Father & Daughter (Wild Thornberrys*)
C I N E M A T O G R A P H E R
329 Edward Lachman (Far From Heaven*)
256 Conrad L Hall (Road To Perdition+)
134 Michael Ballhaus (Gangs of New York*)
P R O D U C T I O N   D E S I G N
174 Dante Ferretti (Gangs of New York*)
160 Grant Major (The Two Towers*)
125 John Myhre (Chicago+)
E F F E C T S
319 The Two Towers+
158 Attack of the Clones*
117 Minority Report*
E D I T I N G
167 Martin Walsh (Chicago+)
158 D Michael Horton, Jabez Olssen (The Two Towers*)
120 Thelma Schoonmaker (Gangs of New York*)
C O S T U M E S
201 Sandy Powell (Far From Heaven, Gangs of New York*)
191 Colleen Atwood (Chicago+)
126 Julie Weiss (Frida*)
W O R S T   F I L M
102 Swept Away
59 Pinocchio
56 Attack of the Clones
50 The Master of Disguise
50 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
50 Crossroads
Numbers are cumulative points based on Shadows' complex, highly secret scoring system.
* Oscar nominees       + Oscar winners
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