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The 73rd Oscar Nominations, GLADIATOR Dominates...

The 73rd annual Academy Awards will be presented on March 25 in Los Angeles.

Well, the Oscar nods came down and frankly, what the hell were they thinking not nominating Almost Famous for Best Picture? Makes yeah wonder. Lets first take a look at the Best Screenplay and Adapted nominations. IF you recall, back in November, I did my picks for what screenplays will be nominated (you can find that here.)

Adapted Screenplay

Chocolate - Haven't read the script or seen the movie, anyone???

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - This one really puzzled me. A pretty good movie, good story, but so were a lot of other screenplays/movies. I'm not as big a fan of this movie as most I guess.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Another "I don't know," seems more a vote for the Coen Brothers than any kind of logic.

Traffic - Stephen Gaghan's script is excellent, this HAS TO be the winner in this group. God I hope so.

Wonder Boys - I could accept Steven Kloves's script as a winner as well.

Original Screenplay

Almost Famous - Cameron Crowe's script should win in this group.

Billy Elliot - This was a great script, and a well-told story.

Erin Brockovich - No, nah, no way.

Gladiator - A great movie, another good story, but not an Oscar script.

You Can Count On Me - Could be the sleeper in the group.

And now the rest of the nominations. Gladiator dominated the pack on Tuesday with 12 nominations, including best picture, actor and director.

Best Motion Picture


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Erin Brockovich



Best Actor In A Leading Role

Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls

Russell Crowe, Gladiator

Tom Hanks, Cast Away

Ed Harris, Pollock

Geoffrey Rush, Quills

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Joan Allen, The Contender

Juliette Binoche, Chocolat

Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream

Laura Linney, You Can Count On Me

Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Jeff Bridges, The Contender

Willem Dafoe, Shadow of the Vampire

Benicio Del Toro, Traffic

Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich

Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Judi Dench, Chocolat

Marcia Gay Harden, Pollock

Kate Hudson, Almost Famous

Frances McDormand, Almost Famous

Julie Walters, Billy Elliot

Achievement In Art Direction

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas




Achievement In Cinematography

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Mal Gena

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Patriot

Achievement In Costume Design

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas


102 Dalmatians


Achievement In Directing

Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot

Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Steven Soderbergh, Erin Brockovich

Ridley Scott, Gladiator

Steven Soderbergh, Traffic

Best Documentary Feature

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the



Long Night's Journey Into Day

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Sound and Fury

Best Documentary Short Subject

Big Mama

Curtain Call


The Man on Lincoln's Nose

On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom

Achievement In Film Editing

Almost Famous

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon



Wonder Boys

Best Foreign Language Film

Amores Perros Mexico

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Taiwan

Divided We Fall Czech Republic

Everybody Famous Belgium

The Taste of Others France

Achievement In Makeup

The Cell

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Shadow of the Vampire



Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Mal Gena

The Patriot


A Fool In Love from Meet the Parents

Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

I've Seen It All from Dancer in the Dark

Music by Bjrk

Lyric by Lars von Trier and Sjon Sigurdsson

A Love Before Time from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Music by Jorge Calandrelli and Tan Dun

Lyric by James Schamus

My Funny Friend and Me from The Emperor's New Groove

Music by Sting and David Hartley

Lyric by Sting

Things Have Changed from Wonder Boys

Music and Lyric by Bob Dylan

Best Animated Short Film

Father and Daughter

The Periwig-Maker


Best Live Action Short Film

By Courier

One Day Crossing

Quiero Ser (I want to be)


A Soccer Story (Una Historia de Futebol)

Achievement In Sound

Cast Away


The Patriot

The Perfect Storm


Achievement In Sound Editing

Space Cowboys


Achievement In Visual Effects


Hollow Man

The Perfect Storm

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