THE 2002 ACADEMY AWARDS


    ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS 2002    


Special NicksFlickPicks Feature:
    2002 POST-OSCAR RENTAL GUIDE    
Collecting interesting and overlooked work by each of this year's 20 acting nominees, as well as films with strong generic or thematic ties to this year's Best Picture and Best Director contenders. So, if you liked Chicago or The Pianist, or you're a fan of Salma Hayek, Adrien Brody, or Catherine Zeta-Jones, what should you be looking for at Blockbuster?...


The Race: Predictions By Category
Click below for the illustrated ballots in each of the highest-profile races, as well as odds and predictions, links to reviews, personal favorites, and petulant gripes about who's missing!

BEST PICTURE
ChicagoGangs of New YorkThe HoursThe Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersThe Pianist

BEST DIRECTOR
Pedro Almodóvar — Stephen Daldry — Rob Marshall — Roman Polanski — Martin Scorsese

BEST ACTRESS
Salma Hayek — Nicole Kidman — Diane Lane — Julianne Moore — Renée Zellweger

BEST ACTOR
Adrien Brody — Nicolas Cage — Michael Caine — Daniel Day-Lewis — Jack Nicholson

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates — Queen Latifah — Julianne Moore — Meryl Streep — Catherine Zeta-Jones

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chris Cooper — Ed Harris — Paul Newman — John C. Reilly — Christopher Walken

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Far from HeavenGangs of New YorkMy Big Fat Greek WeddingTalk to HerY tu mamá también

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
About a BoyAdaptationChicagoThe HoursThe Pianist

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
ChicagoFar from HeavenGangs of New YorkThe PianistRoad to Perdition

PREDICTIONS & PREFERENCES IN ALL CATEGORIES
Winner predictions and personal "should-win" favorites in all Oscar categories
(Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Short Film categories excluded)


Fun Stuff and Special Features

    HAVING MY SAY: MY IDEAL 2002 OSCAR BALLOT    
Isn't Oscar nominating—like health-care regulation, greeting-card composition, and, well, Hollywood project development—one of those tasks we all think we're better at than the folks who actually do them? Here are my two cents about how this year's Oscar ballot could have been improved.



The Nominations

NOMINATION PREDICTIONS
Check out my predictions in the 20 major categories—sorry, no guesses about documentaries or short films!—
as well as the highly debatable logic behind each pick.

LIST OF ELIGIBLE FILMS
Check out the full list of 278 movies eligible for Oscar in 2002: everything from Chicago to Sorority Boys.


Remember Last Year?...: Academy Award Winners 2001

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