Davis Awards 2001

Best Motion Picture

  • Ghost World – Lianne Halfon; John Malkovich; Russell Smith
  • In the Bedroom – Graham Leader; Ross Katz; Todd Field
  • Memento – Jennifer Todd; Suzanne Todd
  • Monster’s Inc. – Darla K. Anderson
  • Moulin Rouge! – Fred Baron; Martin Brown; Baz Luhrmann

Best Achievement in Directing

  • Todd Field – In the Bedroom
  • Marc Foster – Monster’s Ball
  • Ron Howard – A Beautiful Mind
  • Christopher Nolan – Memento
  • Baz Luhrmann – Moulin Rouge!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Russell Crowe – A Beautiful Mind
  • Ewan McGregor – Moulin Rouge!
  • Will Smith – Ali
  • Denzel Washington – Training Day
  • Tom Wilkinson – In the Bedroom

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Halle Berry – Monster’s Ball
  • Thora Birch – Ghost World
  • Nicole Kidman – Moulin Rouge!
  • Nicole Kidman – The Others
  • Sissy Spacek – In the Bedroom

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Steve Buscemi – Ghost World
  • Hayden Christiansen – Life as a House
  • Ethan Hawke – Training Day
  • Heath Ledger – Monster’s Ball
  • Tony Shalhoub – The Man Who Wasn’t There

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Jennifer Connelly – A Beautiful Mind
  • Cameron Diaz – Vanilla Sky
  • Dakota Fanning – I Am Sam
  • Frances O’Connor – A.I: Artificial Intelligence
  • Marisa Tomei – In the Bedroom

Best Original Screenplay

  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • Milo Addica & Will Rokos – Monster’s Ball
  • Andrew Stanton & Dan Gerson – Monster’s Inc.
  • Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce – Moulin Rouge!
  • Alejandro Amenabar – The Others

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Akiva Goldsman – A Beautiful Mind
  • Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff – Ghost World
  • Todd Field & Robert Festinger – In the Bedroom
  • Christopher Nolan – Memento
  • Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joel Stillman, Robert S.H. Schulman – Shrek

Best Performance by a Cast Ensemble

  • 15 Minutes
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Ghost World
  • In the Bedroom
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Achievement in Art Direction

  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • The Others

Best Achievement in Cinematography

  • Roger Deakins – A Beautiful Mind
  • Andrew Lesnie – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Roger Deakins – The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • Roberto Schaefer – Monster’s Ball
  • Donald McAlpine – Moulin Rouge!

Best Achievement in Costume Design

  • Bob Ringwood – A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
  • Rita Ryack – A Beautiful Mind
  • N. Dickson, R. Taylor – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Mary Zophres – The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • Catherine Martin & Angus Strathie – Moulin Rouge!

Best Achievement in Film Editing

  • Mike Hill, Daniel P. Hanley – A Beautiful Mind
  • William Goldenberg, Lynzee Glingman, Stephen Rivkin, Stuart Waks – Ali
  • Dody Dorn – Memento
  • Matt Chesse – Monster’s Ball
  • Jill Billcock – Moulin Rouge!

Best Original Score

  • James Horner – A Beautiful Mind
  • Howard Shore – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Randy Newman – Monster’s Inc.
  • Craig Armstrong – Moulin Rouge!
  • Hans Zimmer – Pearl Harbor

Best Achievement in Sound

  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Monster’s Inc.
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Shrek

Best Song From/Used in a Motion Picture

  • “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monster’s Inc.
  • “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge!
  • “Roxanne” from Moulin Rouge!
  • “There You’ll Be” from Pearl Harbor
  • “In Your Dreams” from Save the Last Dance
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  • Will

    I know this is kind of obscure and you probably won’t get this Clayton, but I happen to agree with the majority of your picks. I share your love of Return of the King (and LOTR in general, I love those movies/books), but I love your decisions here for 2001.

    I am also a huge fan of Moulin Rouge! and call it one of the best of the decade. I don’t really know why I have such a visceral response to it, it’s just a perfect, beautiful, and tense movie. It never ceases to amaze me every time I view it. It’s also my Best Picture of 2001 and I just wanted to say thanks (I guess) for agreeing with a movie that is surprisingly personal to me. Keep up the good work around here too, love this place.