ACCA 2000 - - By Clayton Davis

ACCA 2000

RequiemforaDream_quad-1Best Motion Picture

  • Almost Famous
    Ian Bryce; Cameron Crowe
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – (Runner-Up)
    Li-Kong Hau; William Hong; Ang Lee
  • Gladiator
    David Franzoni; Branko Lustig; Douglas Wick
  • Requiem for a Dream
    Eric Watson; Palmer West
  • Traffic
    Laura Bickford; Marshall Herskovitz; Edward Zwick
Best Achievement in Directing
  • Darren Aronofsky – Requiem for a Dream
  • Cameron Crowe – Almost Famous
  • Ang Lee – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – (Runner-Up)
  • Ridley Scott – Gladiator
  • Steven Soderbergh – Traffic

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem – Before Night Falls
  • Christian Bale – American Psycho
  • Russell Crowe – Gladiator
  • Tom Hanks – Cast Away – (Runner-Up)
  • Ed Harris – Pollock

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Joan Allen – The Contender
  • Björk – Dancer in the Dark
  • Ellen Burstyn – Requiem for a Dream
  • Laura Linney – You Can Count on Me
  • Julia Roberts – Erin Brockovich – (Runner-Up)
  • Michelle Yeoh – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe – Shadow of the Vampire
  • Benicio del Toro – Traffic
  • Albert Finney – Erin Brockovich
  • Joaquin Phoenix – Gladiator (Runner-Up)
  • Brad Pitt – Snatch. (Runner-Up)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Jennifer Connelly – Requiem for a Dream (Runner-Up)
  • Marcia Gay Harden – Pollock
  • Kate Hudson – Almost Famous
  • Frances McDormand  – Almost Famous
  • Ziyi Zhang – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Original Screenplay

  • Cameron Crowe – Almost Famous
  • Lee Hall – Billy Elliot (Runner-Up)
  • William Broyles, Jr – Cast Away
  • David H. Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson – Gladiator
  • Kenneth Lonergan – You Can Count on Me

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Mary Herron & Guinevere Turner – American Psycho
  • James Schamus, Wang Hui Ling, Kuo-Rong Tsai – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Darren Aronofsky & Hubert Selby, Jr – Requiem for a Dream – (Runner-Up)
  • Stephen Gaghan – Traffic

Best Cast Ensemble

  • Almost Famous: Billy Crudup; Kate Hudson; Frances McDormand; Patrick Fugit; Philip Seymour Hoffman; Anna Paquin; Zooey Deschanel; Noah Taylor; Fairuza Balk; Jason Lee
  • Best in Show: Fred Willard; Eugene Levy; Catherine O’Hara; Christopher Guest; Linda Kash; Parker Posey; Bob Balaban; Michael Hitchcock; Michael McKean; Jane Lynch; Larry Miller; Jennifer Coolidge; John Michael Higgins
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?: George Clooney; John Turturro; Tim Blake Nelson; John Goodman; Holly Hunter; Chris Thomas King; Charles Durning; Del Pentecost
  • Requiem for a Dream: Ellen Burstyn; Jared Leto; Marlon Wayans; Jennifer Connelly – (Runner-Up)
  • Traffic: Michael Douglas, Benicio del Toro; Catherine Zeta-Jones; Steven Bauer; Benjamin Bratt; James Brolin, Don Cheadle; Erika Christiansen; Clifton Collins, Jr.; Miguel Ferrer; Albert Finney; Topher Grace; Amy Irving; Luis Guzman; Dennis Quaid

Best Art Direction

  • Tim Foden – The Cell – (Runner-Up)
  • Timmy Yip – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Crispian Sallis & Arthur Max – Gladiator
  • Meredith Bosell & Michael Corenblith – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Dennis Gasner – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Best Cinematography

  • Peter Pau – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • John Matheison – Gladiator
  • Roger Deakins – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Matthew Libatique – Requiem for a Dream – (Runner-Up)
  • Steven Soderbergh – Traffic

Best Costume Design

  • Betsy Heimann – Almost Famous – (Runner-Up)
  • Eiko Ishioka & April Napier – The Cell
  • Timmy Yip – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Janty Yates – Gladiator
  • Mary Zophires – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Best Film Editing

  • Joe Hutsihng & Saar Klein – Almost Famous
  • Tim Squyres – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Pietro Scallia – Gladiator
  • Jay Rabinowitz – Requiem for a Dream
  • Stephen Mirrione – Traffic – (Runner-Up)

Best Sound Mixing

  • Almost Famous
  • Cast Away
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Gladiator
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Requiem for a Dream (Runner-Up)
Best Sound Editing
  • Cast Away
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Gladiator
  • Requiem for a Dream – (Runner-Up)
  • U-571
Best Visual Effects
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – (Runner-Up)
  • Gladiator
  • X-Men
Best Makeup
  • The Cell
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • X-Men (Runner-Up)
Best Original Score
  • Rachel Portman – Chocolat
  • Tan Dun – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – (Runner-Up)
  • Hans Zimmer – Gladiator
  • John Williams – The Patriot
  • Clint Mansell – Requiem for a Dream
Best Foreign Language Film
  • Amores Perros – Mexico (Runner-Up)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Taiwan
  • In the Mood for Love – Hong Kong
  • The Taste of Others – France
  • Yi Yi – Taiwan

Best Documentary Feature

  • Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey
  • Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (Runner-Up)
  • Legacy
  • Long Night’s Journey Into Day (Runner-Up)
  • Sound and Fury


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Clayton Davis

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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Movie Awards. He's also an active member of New York Film Critics Online, the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. He has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include the New York Times,, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.