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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2000 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2000, 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...


TRAFFIC -- The Best Film of 2000

BEST PICTURE
Almost Famous
Cast Away
The Contender
Traffic
You Can Count On Me

BEST ACTOR
Tom Hanks in Cast Away
Geoffrey Rush in Quills
Ed Harris in Pollock
Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys
Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count On Me

BEST ACTRESS
Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream
Laura Linney in You Can Count On Me
Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich
Renee Zellweger in Nurse Betty
Joan Allen in The Contender

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire
Bruce Greenwood in Thirteen Days
Jason Isaac in The Patriot
Billy Crudup in Almost Famous
Joaquin Phoenix in Quills

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream
Frances McDormand in Almost Famous
Marcia Gay Harden in Pollock
Kate Hudson in Almost Famous
Zhang Ziyi in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

BEST DIRECTOR
Cameron Crowe for Almost Famous
Steven Soderbergh for Traffic
Darren Aronofsky for Requiem for a Dream
Philip Kaufman for Quills
Ang Lee for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Almost Famous
Chicken Run
The Contender
State and Main
You Can Count On Me

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Traffic
Quills
Wonder Boys
Requiem for a Dream

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
James Horner for The Perfect Storm
John Williams for The Patriot
James Horner for How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard for Gladiator
Tan Dun for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys -- performed by Bob Dylan
"Time Stood Still" from The Next Best Thing -- performed by Madonna
"Yours Forever" from The Perfect Storm -- performed by John Mellencamp
"When You Come Back To Me Again" from Frequency -- performed by Garth Brooks
"This Could Be Heaven" from The Family Man -- performed by Seal

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Patriot
Traffic
Gladiator

BEST FILM EDITING
Requiem for a Dream
Traffic
The Perfect Storm
Mission: Impossible 2
Quills

BEST ART DIRECTION
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Quills
Gladiator
Shadow of the Vampire
Almost Famous

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Almost Famous
Quills
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Gladiator
The Cell

BEST MAKEUP
Shadow of the Vampire
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Quills
X-Men

BEST SOUND
Gladiator
The Perfect Storm
Cast Away
Mission: Impossible 2
Dinosaur

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
The Perfect Storm
Mission: Impossible 2
The Patriot

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gladiator
Hollow Man
Dinosaur
The Cell
The Perfect Storm

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Almost Famous
The Contender
Traffic
Quills
State and Main

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2000 MOTION PICTURE
The realistic and harrowing plane crash, and Chuck Noland alone on the sea in Cast Away
The final try to make it by the Andrea Gail, the huge wave, and the crew's final moments in The Perfect Storm
The ending with Jennifer Lopez in the killer's mind, and the search for the final victim in The Cell
Jeff Bridges' speech as the President fighting for his Vice President choice at the end of The Contender
The Marquis de Sade writing on his clothes with his own blood and escaping from his cell to show the inmates in Quills

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Almost Famous
Mission: Impossible 2
Gladiator
Traffic
The Perfect Storm

BEST MOVIE POSTER
Almost Famous
Thirteen Days
The Perfect Storm
What Lies Beneath
The Family Man

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM
Dropping Out

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM
The Electric Heartbreaker