Robert Bloom picks the best in cinema

The Bloomies for 2002

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English Language Films
Foreign Films
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Jackson)
The Pianist (Polanski)
The Hours (Daldry)
About Schmidt (Payne)
Gangs of New York (Scorsese)
Chicago (Marshall)
Far From Heaven (Haynes)
Wit* (Nichols)
25th Hour (Lee)
Bloody Sunday (Greengrass)
Secretary (Shainberg)
Tully (Birmingham)
Adaptation (Jonze)
Rabbit Proof Fence (Noyce)
The Road to Perdition (Mendes)
Roger Dodger (Kidd)
Minority Report (Spielberg)
13 Conversations About One Thing (Sprecher)
The Good Girl (Arteta)
Frida (Taymor)
Real Women Have Curves (Cardoso)
The Catís Meow (Bogdanovich)
Heaven (Tykwer)
One Hour Photo (Romanek)
The Emperorís Club (Hoffman)
Monsoon Wedding (Nair)
Lagaan (Gowariker)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Cuaron)
Late Marriage (Kosashvili)
The Last Kiss (Muccino)
Mostly Martha (Nettelbeck)
Talk to Her (Almodovar)
The Crime of Father Amaro (Carrera)
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Kunuk)
Dark Blue World (Sverak)

Best

English Language Film - (1) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(2) The Pianist (Polanski)

Foreign Film - Monsoon Wedding

Director - Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings)

Original** screenplay - Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation)

Screenplay Adaptation - David Hare (The Hours)

Cinematography - (1) Andrew Lesnie (The Lord of the Rings)
(2) Conrad Hall (The Road to Perdition)

Film Editing - The Lord of the Rings

Original Music Score - (1) Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings)†
(2) A.R. Rahman (Lagaan)

Actress - Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven)

Others - Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary); Nicole Kidman (The Hours); Emma Thompson (Wit); Diane Lane (Unfaithful); America Ferrera (Real Women Have Curves); Meryl Streep (The Hours); Renee Zellweger (Chicago); Salma Hayek (Frida); Julianne Moore (The Hours); Andie MacDowell (Crush); Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher)

Actor - Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt)

Others - Daniel Day Lewis (Gangs of New York); Robin Williams (One Hour Photo); Edward Norton (25th Hours); Alfred Molina (Frida); Campbell Scott (Roger Dodger); Adrien Brody (The Pianist); Kieran Culkin (Igby Goes Down); Chris Cooper (Adaptation); Al Pacino (Insomnia); Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher); Alan Arkin (13 Conversations About One Thing).

* 2001 film.

** Nominally based on book but screenplay almost completely original.

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