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Listed below are the Winners of the 2002 ACADEMY AWARDS along with our Picks, our Predictions, and our ever popular list of Egregious Omissions. 

There were some major surprises this year and we didnít do very well with our predictions. Of the eleven categories we predicted, Jan only got four right, and Rich got 5 right.

Our ďBest DressedĒ contenders are Laura Elena Harring, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, & Rene Zellweger. We will select our final choice after carefully scrutinizing the pages of this weekís PEOPLE magazine. 

And the Winner is:  Sharon Stone

If you have comments about our choices (or about anything else printed on this website), please e-mail us at films42@msn.com. Please remember to include your name & telephone number. We will contact you for permission before posting anything you write on our site. 

Enjoy! Jan & Rich 

 

MAJOR OSCAR CATEGORIES

Best Film Best Director Best Actor
Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay Best Original Screenplay

Best Musical Score

Best Song

Best Cinematographer

Best Costumes

Best Dressed

Art Direction

 

 

Best Film

Choices:
BEAUTIFUL MIND
GOSFORD PARK
IN THE BEDROOM
LORD OF THE RINGS
MOULIN ROUGE
Janís Pick:
Will Win:  LORD OF THE RINGS
Should Win:  BEAUTIFUL MIND

Egregious Omissions: 

BLACK HAWK DOWN
DINNER RUSH
LANTANA
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  BEAUTIFUL MIND
Should Win:  BEAUTIFUL MIND

Egregious Omissions: 

BLACK HAWK DOWN
LANTANA
MAN WHO WASNíT THERE
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  BEAUTIFUL MIND

Top

Best Director

Choices:
Ron Howard for BEAUTIFUL MIND
Ridley Scott for BLACK HAWK DOWN
Robert Altman for GOSFORD PARK
Peter Jackson for LORD OF THE RINGS
David Lynch for MULHOLLAND DRIVE
 Janís Pick:
Will Win:  Altman
Should Win:  Howard

Egregious Omissions: 

Bob Giraldi for DINNER RUSH
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  Howard
Should Win:  Howard

Egregious Omissions: 

Joel Coen for 
MAN WHO WASNíT THERE
Todd Field for IN THE BEDROOM

NOTE: See TRIBUTE TO ROBERT ALTMAN

& the OSCAR goes to:  Ron Howard for BEAUTIFUL MIND

 

Best Actor

Choices:
Will Smith for ALI
Russell Crowe for BEAUTIFUL MIND
Sean Penn for I AM SAM
Tom Wilkinson for IN THE BEDROOM
Denzel Washington for TRAINING DAY
 Janís Pick:
Will Win:  Washington
Should Win:  Crowe

Egregious Omissions: 

Kevin Kline for LIFE AS A HOUSE
Billy Bob Thornton for 
MAN WHO WASNíT THERE
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  Crowe
Should Win:  Crowe

Egregious Omissions: 

Anthony LaPaglia for LANTANA
Billy Bob Thornton for 
MAN WHO WASNíT THERE
Jack Nicholson for PLEDGE
 

& the OSCAR goes to: Denzel Washington for TRAINING DAY

 

Best Actress

Choices:
Renee Zellweger for BRIDGET JONESíS DIARY
Sissy Spacek for IN THE BEDROOM
Judi Dench for IRIS
Halle Berry for MONSTERíS BALL
Nicole Kidman for MOULIN ROUGE
 Janís Pick:
Will Win:  Spacek
Should Win:  Spacek

Egregious Omissions: 

Stockard Channing for 
BUSINESS OF STRANGERS
Emily Watson for 
LUZHIN DEFENSE
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  Spacek
Should Win:  Spacek

Egregious Omissions: 

Stockard Channing for 
BUSINESS OF STRANGERS
Charlotte Rampling for 
UNDER THE SAND
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Halle Berry for MONSTERíS BALL

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Best Supporting Actor

Choices:
Jon Voight for ALI
Jim Broadbent for IRIS
Ian McKellen for LORD OF THE RINGS
Ben Kingsley for SEXY BEAST
Ethan Hawke for TRAINING DAY
 Janís Pick:
Will Win:  Kingsley
Should Win:  Kingsley

Egregious Omissions: 

Mario Van Peebles for ALI
Steve Zahn for 
RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS
Eddie Murphy for SHREK
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  Kingsley
Should Win:  Kingsley

Egregious Omissions: 

Jude Law for AI
Steve Buscemi for GHOST WORLD
Eddie Murphy for SHREK
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Jim Broadbent for IRIS

 

Best Supporting Actress

Choices:
Jennifer Connelly for BEAUTIFUL MIND
Helen Mirren for GOSFORD PARK
Maggie Smith for GOSFORD PARK
Marisa Tomei for IN THE BEDROOM
Kate Winslet for IRIS
 Janís Pick:
Will Win:  Connelly
Should Win:  Connelly

Egregious Omissions: 

Frances OíConnor for AI
Brittany Murphy for 
SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  Connelly
Should Win:  Connelly

Egregious Omissions: 

Julia Stiles for 
BUSINESS OF STRANGERS
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Jennifer Connelly for BEAUTIFUL MIND

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Choices:
BEAUTIFUL MIND
GHOST WORLD
IN THE BEDROOM
LORD OF THE RINGS
SHREK
 Janís Pick:
Will Win:  BEAUTIFUL MIND
Should Win:  BEAUTIFUL MIND


Egregious Omissions: 

BLACK HAWK DOWN
LANTANA
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  BEAUTIFUL MIND
Should Win:  BEAUTIFUL MIND

Egregious Omissions: 

BLACK HAWK DOWN
LANTANA
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  BEAUTIFUL MIND

Top

Best Original Screenplay

Choices:
AMELIE
GOSFORD PARK
MEMENTO
MONSTERíS BALL
ROYAL TENNENBAUMS
 Janís Pick:
Will Win:  MEMENTO
Should Win:  MEMENTO

Egregious Omissions: 

CENTER OF THE WORLD
DISH
SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  MEMENTO
Should Win:  MEMENTO

Egregious Omissions: 

BUSINESS OF STRANGERS
FAT GIRL
HEIST
MAN WHO WASNíT THERE
SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK

& the OSCAR goes to:  GOSFORD PARK

 

Best Musical Score

Choices:
AI
BEAUTIFUL MIND
HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERERíS STONE
LORD OF THE RINGS
MONSTERS, INC.
      
& the OSCAR goes to:  LORD OF THE RINGS

 

Best Song

Choices:
Sting for KATE & LEOPOLD
Enya for LORD OF THE RINGS
Newman for MONSTERS, INC
Warren for PEARL HARBOR
McCartney for VANILLA SKY
  
& the OSCAR goes to:  Randy Newman for MONSTERS, INC

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Best Cinematographer

Choices:
AMELIE
BLACK HAWK DOWN
LORD OF THE RINGS
MAN WHO WASNíT THERE
MOULIN ROUGE
Janís & Richís Pick: 
 
Will & Should Win:  MAN WHO WASNíT THERE
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  LORD OF THE RINGS

 

Best Costumes

Choices:
AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE
GOSFORD PARK
HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERERíS STONE
LORD OF THE RINGS
MOULIN ROUGE
Janís & Richís Pick: 
 
Will & Should Win:  MOULIN ROUGE
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  MOULIN ROUGE

Top

 

Art Direction

Choices:
AMELIE
GOSFORD PARK
HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERERíS STONE
LORD OF THE RINGS
MOULIN ROUGE
Janís Pick:
Will Win:  GOSFORD PARK
Should Win:  GOSFORD PARK

Egregious Omissions: 

GHOST WORLD
Richís Pick:
Will Win:  LORD OF THE RINGS
Should Win:  LORD OF THE RINGS

Egregious Omissions: 

GHOST WORLD
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  MOULIN ROUGE

Top

 

Best Dressed

Choices:
Laura Elena Harring
Marcia Gay Harden
Jennifer Lopez
Sharon Stone
Rene Zellweger
 

& the Winner is:  Sharon Stone

to see a great photo of her from the Oscars click here.