Alternate Oscars: Best Actor, 2002

Best Picture, 2002 films (2003 ceremony). The Academy's nominees were:

  • Adrien Brody – The Pianist
  • Jack Nicholson – About Schmidt
  • Nicolas Cage – Adaptation.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Gangs of New York
  • Michael Caine – The Quiet American

The nominees for Supporting Actor were:

  • Chris Cooper – Adaptation.
  • Christopher Walken – Catch Me If You Can
  • John C. Reilly – Chicago
  • Ed Harris – The Hours
  • Paul Newman – Road to Perdition

    The list of all movies eligible in 2002 can be found here. (Wikipedia insists on splitting wide-release and limited release from 2002 on, so I'm using a more complete list now.)

A quick reminder on the process. To vote for a person/film to be included as a nominee, just put it in the subject line of a comment. (If you want to make any arguments, do that in the body of the comment). If you agree with someone else's nominee, rec that comment. The five with the most recs (or four, if there are not five with enough) will be the nominees, which will be voted on to determine a winner the following week.

The EDSBS Oscars so far:


  • Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins - Silence of the Lambs
  • Best Actress: Jodie Foster - Silence of the Lambs
  • Best Director: Johnathon Demme - Silence of the Lambs
  • Best Picture: Silence of the Lambs


  • Best Actor: Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven
  • Best Actress: Marisa Tomei – My Cousin Vinny
  • Best Director: Quentin Tarantino – Reservoir Dogs
  • Best Picture: A Few Good Men


  • Best Actor: Val Kilmer - Tombstone
  • Best Actress: Angela Bassett – What’s Love Got to Do With It
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg – Schindler’s List
  • Best Picture: Tombstone


  • Best Actor: Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption
  • Best Actress: Natalie Portman – The Professional
  • Best Director: Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction
  • Best Picture: Pulp Fiction


  • Best Actor: Tom Hanks – Apollo 13
  • Best Actress: Annette Bening – The American President
  • Best Director: David Fincher – Se7en
  • Best Picture: The Usual Suspects


  • Best Actor: Billy Bob Thornton – Sling Blade
  • Best Actress: Frances McDormand – Fargo
  • Best Director: Joel Coen - Fargo
  • Best Picture: Fargo


  • Best Actor: Matt Damon – Good Will Hunting
  • Best Actress: Jodie Foster – Contact
  • Best Director: James Cameron – Titanic
  • Best Picture: L.A. Confidential


  • Best Actor: Jeff Bridges – The Big Lebowski
  • Best Actress: Julianne Moore – The Big Lebowski
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan
  • Best Picture: Saving Private Ryan


  • Best Actor: Kevin Spacey – American Beauty
  • Best Actress: Annette Bening - American Beauty
  • Best Director: Larry and Andy Wachowski - The Matrix
  • Best Picture: Fight Club

2001 Best Actor

  • Christian Bale – American Psycho
  • George Clooney – O Brother Where Art Thou
  • Tom Hanks – Cast Away
  • Guy Pearce – Memento
  • Marlon Wayans – Requiem for a Dream

2001 Best Actress

  • Joan Allen – The Contender
  • Ellen Burstyn – Requiem for a Dream
  • Kate Hudson – Almost Famous
  • Frances McDormand – Almost Famous
  • Michelle Yeoh – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2001 Best Director

  • Darren Aronofsky – Requiem for a Dream
  • Joel and Ethan Coen – O Brother Where Art Thou
  • Cameron Crowe – Almost Famous
  • Christopher Nolan – Memento
  • Steven Soderbergh – Traffic

2001 Best Picture

  • Almost Famous
  • Memento
  • O Brother Where Art Thou
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Traffic

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