gARTh's 2000 Movie Awards


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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Steven Soderbergh - Traffic

Geoffrey Rush - Quills

Joan Allen - The Contender

Supporting Actor:
Willem Dafoe - Shadow of the Vampire

Supporting Actress:
Frances McDormand - Almost Famous

Adapted Screenplay:
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Original Screenplay:
Cameron Crowe - Almost Famous

Requiem for a Dream


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Art Direction:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Costume Design:

The Cell

Visual Effects:

Sound Mixing:

Music - Original Score:
Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet - Requiem for a Dream

Music - Original Song:
Bob Dylan - "Things Have Changed" - Wonder Boys

Music - Use of Previously Recorded Song; Feature:
Elton John - "Tiny Dancer" - Almost Famous

Music - Use of Previously Recorded Song; Trailer:
Control Machete & Ely Guerra - "Amores Perros" - Amores Perros

Animated Feature Film:
Chicken Run

Documentary Feature Film:
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

Foreign Language Film:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) - Taiwan

Animated Performance:
Patrick Warburton - The Emperor's New Groove

Villainous Performance:
Michael Caine - Quills

Comedic Performance:
Jim Carrey - Me, Myself & Irene

Cameo / Bit-Part Performance:
Bruce Springsteen - High Fidelity

Breakthrough Performance:
Jamie Bell - Billy Elliot

Breakthrough Filmmaker:
Alejandro González Iñárritu - Amores Perros


Almost Famous - The band Stillwater and their traveling entourage are brought closer together by the power of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer."

High Fidelity - "What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"

Traffic - "No one gets away clean."

Poster Art:
U-571 (One Sheet 2)

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Most Underrated Film:

Films that did not receive a wide release, were unsuccessful at the box office, were not nominated for any major awards or receive acclaim at any major film festivals, and were generally unknown to most audiences at the time of their release... but were well-liked by most critics and audiences that did happen to see them.

Animal Factory - Directed by Steve Buscemi. Written by Edward Bunker and John Steppling. Based on the novel by Edward Bunker.

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Special Achievement Award:

Bryan Singer's X-Men (Shared with Hugh Jackman)

Prior to 2008, I didn't write long-winded reasons why the film or person(s) won, but briefly:

Bryan Singer, with the help of the screen presence of the previously unknown actor Hugh Jackman, helped save Marvel Films from themselves by finally delivering a previously established Marvel comics property as a film that was actually a hit. Technically, "Blade" came out 2 years before this, but the success of that film wasn't based on it's comic fanbase, it was also a Wesley Snipes action vehicle, and a vampire horror film, and many other things that would make for a successful film besides its comic book roots. "X-Men" was the first Marvel Comics film that the public recognized as a comic film, that was a box office smash, and paved the way for the comic book adaptation phenomenon that would come in 2002 with "Spider-Man." It's also helpful to note that the last few comic book related films that were 'superhero' films, were the DC Comics films "Batman & Robin" and "Steel" which were box office poison, so it also helped revitalize the superhero film genre for other studios, as well.


  1. Oh Brother, Almost Famous, High Fidelity, American Psycho, Shadow Of the Vampire and Crouching Tiger all in the same year???? Those were good times!!!!

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  3. 2000 rocked! I feel bad that I didn't give "Gladiator" much though, cuz I love that movie, too. I have just always felt "Crouching Tiger" should've won and didn't just because it's foreign. Going back and looking through what came out in the last decade, there have been a lot of good years. I mean, 1999 still takes the cake, but I hate when I read/hear people say "They don't make good movies anymore." I mean, are you crazy?!!! There are some awesome movies still coming out. There are just way more movies in general coming out, so yeah there's more crap than there used to be... but the percentage of good to bad is still the exact same.