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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2002 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2002, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


Punch-Drunk Love, The Best Film of 2003

BEST PICTURE
About Schmidt
Chicago
Gangs of New York
Punch-Drunk Love
Unfaithful

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York
Nicolas Cage in Adaptation.
Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt
Al Pacino in Insomnia
Robin Williams in One Hour Photo

BEST ACTRESS
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary
Diane Lane in Unfaithful
Nicole Kidman in The Hours
Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven
Susan Sarandon in Moonlight Mile

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe in Auto-Focus
Paul Newman in Road to Perdition
Christopher Walken in Catch Me If You Can
Chris Cooper in Adaptation.
John C. Reilly in Chicago

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates in About Schmidt
Samanta Morton in Minority Report
Ellen Pompeo in Moonlight Mile
Meryl Streep in Adaptation.
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago

BEST DIRECTOR
Todd Haynes for Far From Heaven
Rob Marshall for Chicago
Martin Scorsese for Gangs of New York
Stephen Daldry for The Hours
Paul Thomas Anderson for Punch-Drunk Love

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Gangs of New York
Changing Lanes
Punch-Drunk Love
Unfaithful
Far From Heaven

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Adaptation.
The Quiet American
About Schmidt
The Hours
Minority Report

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Thomas Newman for Road to Perdition
John Williams for Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
Elmer Bernstein for Far From Heaven
Danny Elfman for Spider-Man
Peter Gabriel for Rabbit-Proof Fence

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Hero" from Spider-Man -- performed by Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott
"Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile -- performed by Eminem
"Die Another Day" from Die Another Day -- performed by Madonna
"Father and Daughter" from The Wild Thornberrys Movie -- performed by Paul Simon
"Here I Am" from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron -- performed by Bryan Adams

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Auto-Focus
Gangs of New York
Road to Perdition
Far From Heaven
Punch-Drunk Love

BEST FILM EDITING
Gangs of New York
Chicago
Spider-Man
Minority Report
Road to Perdition

BEST ART DIRECTION
Gangs of New York
Catch Me If You Can
Minority Report
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Far From Heaven

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Catch Me If You Can
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Chicago
Far From Heaven
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

BEST MAKEUP
Chicago
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

BEST SOUND
Signs
Gangs of New York
Minority Report
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
Spider-Man

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Minority Report
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
Spider-Man
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
25th Hour
Far From Heaven
Adaptation.
Gangs of New York
Chicago

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Ice Age
Lilo & Stitch
Spirited Away

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2002 MOTION PICTURE
Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) gunning down mob members and ultimately Paul Newman on a rainy street in Road to Perdition
Diane Lane remembering the first sexual encounter of her affair on her subway ride home, expressing the range of emotions from nervousness to excitement to laughter to guilt, as well as her trembling during sex, in Unfaithful
Adam Sandler and Emily Watson running to embrace each other and kiss when they reunite in Hawaii, with their silhouette amongst people walking by in Punch-Drunk Love
Closeup of Tom Cruise embracing PreCog Samantha Morton where we can see both their faces as they talk during the chase in Minority Report
"And now ... A Tap Dance" Sequence of Richard Gere tap-dancing interspersed with the fiery courtroom testimony in Chicago

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Punch-Drunk Love
8 Mile
Gangs of New York
Chicago
Spider-Man

BEST MOVIE POSTER
Chicago
Minority Report
Adaptation.
Talk To Her
Catch Me If You Can

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM
Chance
Master of the Game
One Hour Photo
The Good Girl
Standing on Fishes

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM
The Book and the Rose (directed by Jeff Bemiss)
Rocks and Chocolate (directed by Teddy Sharkova)
Johnny Flynton (directed by Lexi Alexander)
Hannah Can't Swim (directed by Randall Good)
Up (directed by Chad S. Park)