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Best Director 2000

Stephen Daldry for Billy Elliot

PRO: Okay, so everyone wants to get out of the coal mines. Daldry still made a nice, heartwarming, Flashdance-style movie.

CON: The annoying Mr. Bojangles moments when the lead character, who has suffered for ballet, turns into a tap-dancing genius.

Ang Lee for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

PRO: The crouching tiger.

CON:The hidden dragon.

Steven Soderbergh for Erin Brockovich

PRO: We hate feisty lawyers, people who are too poor to order Panna in fancy restaurants, and Julia Roberts. And we still thought this was a good movie.

CON: Likely to split vote with himself (can we call them "good" Steven and "evil" Steven?) Also, like it's tough to point a camera at Julia Roberts' tits and turn it on.

Ridley Scott for Gladiator

PRO: He is Spartacus. Scott has a nice sense of pomp, and he's good at shooting people dying.
CON: Too cartoony. The story's too slow; the editing's too fast. The voice of James Earl Jones would have made a more realistic villain than Joaquin Phoenix.

Steven Soderbergh for Traffic

PRO: Gritty, long, epic, wonderful. Academy voters who want to reward him for the year may gravitate to this, the heavier of his two movies.
CON: Ignored Catherine Zeta-Jones' figure. At least the "good" Steven who directed Erin Brockovich knows where the hooters are.

Best Foreign Language Film 2000

Amores Perros (Mexico)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Taiwan)

Divided We Fall (Czech Republic)

Everybody Famous! (Belgium)

The Taste of Others (France)

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Felixes 2000 Table of Contents

Best Picture | Best Actor | Best Actress | Best Supporting Actor | Best Supporting Actress

Best Director | Best Foreign Film | Original Screenplay | Adapted Screenplay

Original Song | Original Score |

Cinematography | Art Direction/Set Decoration | Editing | Documentary Feature

Everything Else


Links | Credits | 2002 Results
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