OUR TOP 10’s of 2002: Time To Throw Down and... The 1st Annual HOME THEATER FORUM 2002 Film Awards Congratulations to... The Winner of Best Motion Picture Of 2002. Other Winners! Best Director: Roman Polanski (The Pianist) Runners-up: Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York), Pedro Almodovar (Talk To Her), Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch-Drunk Love) Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis (Gangs Of New York) Runners-up: Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Nicolas Cage (Adaptation), Michael Caine (The Quiet American), Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt) Best Actress: Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven) Runners-up: Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Diane Lane (Unfaithful), Meryl Streep (The Hours), Cate Blanchett (Heaven) Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper (Adaptation) Runners-up: Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Ed Harris (The Hours), John C. Reilley (Chicago), Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can), Dennis Quaid (Far From Heaven), Alfred Molina (Frida) Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep (Adaptation) Runners-up: Samantha Morton (Minority Report), Kathy Bates (About Schmidt), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Julianne Moore (The Hours) Breakthrough Performance: Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary) Runners-up: Adam Sandler (Punch-Drunk Love), Ryan Gosling (The Believer), Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Evelyn Sampi (Rabbit-Proof Fence), Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher) Best Animated Feature: Spirited Away Runners-up: Metropolis, Lilo and Stitch Best Foreign-Language Film: Spirited Away Runners-up: Y Tu Mama Tambien, Talk To Her, City Of God, Sex And Lucia Best Documentary: Standing in the Shadows of Motown Runner-up: Bowling For Columbine Best Art Direction: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Runners-up: Gangs Of New York, Far From Heaven, Road To Perdition, Frida Best Costume Design: Gangs Of New York Runners-up: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Chicago, Frida, Road To Perdition, Far From Heaven, The Cat's Meow Best Cinematography: Road To Perdition Runners-up: Far From Heaven, Gangs Of New York, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Minority Report Best Editing: The Hours Runners-up: Chicago, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gangs Of New York, Adaptation Best Make-up: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Runners-up: Frida, The Hours, Gangs Of New York, Chicago Best Music Score: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Runners-up: Punch-Drunk Love, Catch Me If You Can, The Hours, Far From Heaven Best Song: "The Hands that Built America" (Gangs of New York) Runners-up: "Lose Yourself" (8 Mile), "Gollum's Song" (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), "I Move On" (Chicago), "8 Mile" (8 Mile), "Always With Me" (Spirited Away) Best Screenplay, Adapted: Adaptation Runners-up: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Hours, Chicago, The Pianist Best Screenplay, Original: Punch-Drunk Love Runners-up: Adaptation, Talk To Her, Far From Heaven, Spirited Away Best Sound: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Runners-up: Minority Report, Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, Punch-Drunk Love, Gangs Of New York Best Sound Effects Editing: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Runners-up: Minority Report, Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, Punch-Drunk Love Best Visual Effects: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Runners-up: Minority Report, Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones Voting is now closed. My thanks to all of those who have nominated films this year, and I hope to have an even bigger participation next year! --------- Top 10 Stuff: And “So it begins…” Here are our most beloved choices to represent the year of film that was 2002. It was another blockbuster year of Hobbits, Jedis and Spiders, as well of a great selection of foreign and independent product that featured flallegants, plunger salesman obsessed with pudding and humans trapped in a Douglas Sirk movie. If you looked really hard, there was a LOT of great stuff to see. And at the end of every year, we at the Home Theater Forum come back to remember a year of films with its ups, its downs and Britney Spears. Our lists represent our choices for what made it and what didn’t this year. And although many of us still have plenty to see over the next few months leading up to the Academy Awards, our lists are always a work in progress. And for this 2002 edition, it will be the strongest and most controlled we’ve ever had. The following MUST be in all posted Top 10 lists, or will be removed: -You must have seen at least 35 official 2002 films to post a list. If you have not seen 35 films this year, do NOT post a list until you have done so. -Your list must contain a complete top 10. No exceptions. It is recommended that you post a link back to your 2002 Film List if you have one up there. -A “Worst Films of 2002” list will be permitted, it must be done under the Top 10, and must have at least 5 entries, none of which that are on the top 10. -Please, no discussion or responses to any of these lists, although update posts are welcomed (I will go back and prune out old update posts after a week or so). This thread will be stickied for a few weeks to allow everyone to get their lists up and further update them with any new additions. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with me through email or private message. Good luck! Jason Whyte Home Theater Forum Additions and updates: -Placeholders are welcome, but I must see a posted list within a week of your posting, otherwise it will be deleted. -All films must be strictly 2002 film releases ONLY. No platform pushover films permitted (ie. Black Hawk Down, A Beautiful Mind, etc. Those are 2001 films). --Thanks to John for the reminder Special thanks to Bill Harris, Steve Russell, Dana Fillhart, Jason Seaver and John Steffens for their assistance on this thread. As well, I'd also like to thank all participating members on this list!