Sunday, February 06, 2011

Retro Muriels: 2000

Best Picture:
Beau Travail
Yi Yi
George Washington
Requiem For a Dream
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Before Night Falls
The House of Mirth
Jesus’ Son
Wonder Boys

Best Director:
Claire Denis, Beau Travail
Edward Yang, Yi Yi
David Gordon Green, George Washington
Darren Aronofsky, Requiem For a Dream
Julian Schnabel, Before Night Falls

Best Lead Performance, Female:
Ellen Burstyn, Requiem For a Dream
Björk, Dancer in the Dark
Juliette Binoche, Alice and Martin
Gillian Anderson, The House of Mirth
Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me

Best Lead Performance, Male:
Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls
Denis Lavant, Beau Travail
Billy Crudup, Jesus’ Son
Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Tom Hanks, Cast Away

Best Supporting Performance, Male:
Issei Ogata, Yi Yi
Tim Blake Nelson, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
David Morse, Dancer in the Dark
Jack Black, High Fidelity
Robert Downey Jr., Wonder Boys

Best Supporting Performance, Female:
Samantha Morton, Jesus’ Son
Jennifer Connelly, Requiem For a Dream
Catherine Deneuve, Dancer in the Dark
Jennifer Ehle, Sunshine
Frances McDormand, Wonder Boys

Best Screenplay:
Wonder Boys
You Can Count on Me
Yi Yi
State and Main

Best Ensemble Performance:
Yi Yi
Best in Show
Wonder Boys
George Washington
Jesus’ Son

Best Cinematography:
Beau Travail (Agnès Godard)
The House of Mirth (Remi Adefarasin)
George Washington (Tim Orr)
Before Night Falls (Xavier Perez Grobet and Guillermo Rosas)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Roger Deakins)

Best Music:
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (RZA et al)
Requiem For a Dream (Clint Mansell)
Dancer in the Dark (Björk)
POLA X (Scott Walker)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Various)

Best Cinematic Breakthrough:
David Gordon Green (director/writer- George Washington)
Björk (actor/composer- Dancer in the Dark)
Jack Black (actor- High Fidelity)
Clive Owen (actor- Croupier)
Kate Hudson (actor- Almost Famous)

Best Body of Work:
Catherine Deneuve (actor- Dancer in the Dark, POLA X, Place Vendome, East-West)
Billy Crudup (actor- Jesus’ Son, Almost Famous, Waking the Dead)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor- State and Main, Almost Famous)
Robby Müller (cinematographer- Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Dancer in the Dark)
Frances McDormand (actor- Wonder Boys, Almost Famous)

Best Cinematic Moment:
Beau Travail – silent funeral
Beau Travail – “Rhythm of the Night”
The House of Mirth – estate/Mediterranean transition
The Wind Will Carry Us – in the barn
Jesus’ Son – “patient complains of knife in head”
Erin Brockovich – car accident
The Way of the Gun – surprise in the fountain
Dancer in the Dark – “I’ve Seen It All”
O Brother, Where Art Thou? – sirens
You Can Count on Me – “it’s a sin”

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