2001 Oscars

This page covers the Academy Awards for films released in 2001, which were awarded on March 24, 2002. Each list is in the order I would rank them in, starting with the film or performance I thought was best.
-- Mike, Rankings and predictions as of 3/22/2002, updated with winners 3/24/2002

Best Picture

  1. In the Bedroom *
  2. A Beautiful Mind **
  3. Moulin Rouge!
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  5. Gosford Park
Who got robbed: Lantana
My prediction: A Beautiful Mind (second: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Actual winner: A Beautiful Mind

Best Director

  1. Ridley Scott for Black Hawk Down
  2. David Lynch for Mulholland Dr.
  3. Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind
  4. Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  5. Robert Altman for Gosford Park
Who got robbed: Todd Field for In the Bedroom, Ray Lawrence for Lantana
My prediction: Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind (second: Robert Altman for Gosford Park)
Actual winner: Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind

Best Actress

  1. Sissy Spacek for In the Bedroom
  2. Halle Berry for Monster's Ball *
  3. Judi Dench for Iris
  4. Renée Zellweger for Bridget Jones's Diary
  5. Nicole Kidman for Moulin Rouge! **
Who got robbed: Charlotte Rampling for Under the Sand
My prediction: Sissy Spacek for In the Bedroom (second: Halle Berry for Monster's Ball)
Actual winner: Halle Berry for Monster's Ball

Best Actor

  1. Tom Wilkinson for In the Bedroom
  2. Russell Crowe for A Beautiful Mind **
  3. Sean Penn for I Am Sam
  4. Denzel Washington for Training Day *
  5. Will Smith for Ali
Who got robbed: Guy Pearce for Memento, John Cameron Mitchell for Hedwig and the Angry Inch
My prediction: Denzel Washington for Training Day (second: Russell Crowe for A Beautiful Mind)
Actual winner: Denzel Washington for Training Day

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Ben Kingsley for Sexy Beast *, **
  2. Jim Broadbent for Iris
  3. Ian McKellen for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  4. Ethan Hawke for Training Day
  5. Jon Voight for Ali
Who got robbed: Steve Buscemi for Ghost World
My prediction: Ian McKellen for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (second: Ben Kingsley for Sexy Beast)
Actual winner: Jim Broadbent for Iris

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Marisa Tomei for In the Bedroom *, **
  2. Kate Winslet for Iris
  3. Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind
  4. Maggie Smith for Gosford Park
  5. Helen Mirren for Gosford Park
Who got robbed: No one I can think of so far
My prediction: Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind (second: Helen Mirren for Gosford Park)
Actual winner: Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Memento
  2. The Royal Tenenbaums
  3. Amélie
  4. Gosford Park
  5. Monster's Ball
Who got robbed: Monsters, Inc.
My prediction: Memento (second: Gosford Park)
Actual winner: Gosford Park

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. Ghost World
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  3. Shrek
  4. In the Bedroom
  5. A Beautiful Mind
Who got robbed: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
My prediction: A Beautiful Mind (second: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Actual winner: A Beautiful Mind

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Elling (Norway)
  2. No Man's Land (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
  3. Amélie (France)
  4. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (India) (have not seen, but I picked up the DVD)
  5. Son of the Bride (Argentina) (have not seen)
Who got robbed: Italian For Beginners (Denmark)
My prediction: No Man's Land (second: Amélie)
Actual winner: No Man's Land

Best Animated Feature Film

  1. Monsters, Inc.
  2. Shrek
  3. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Who got robbed: Some people would say Waking Life (I probably wouldn't be one of them)
My prediction: Shrek (second: Monsters, Inc.)
Actual winner: Shrek

Results and Ballot

My prediction results: 7 out of 10 (9 out of 10 including my second place predictions in each category)
Click here for the ballot we used at our Oscar party (PDF)

* Roger Ebert's pick (not prediction) on Ebert and Roeper and the Movies.
** Richard Roeper's pick on Ebert and Roeper and the Movies.

Filmography links courtesy of IMDb.

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