The Felixes

Or, the Anti-Oscars.TM

Best Picture 2002


PRO: Women-in-prison flick with strong artistic ties to Cabaret; plus, song-and-dance numbers make Busby Berkeley look like My Dinner w/Andre

CON: "Razzle-Dazzle" evokes painful memories of Debbie Allen-choreographed awards night production numbers

Gangs of New York

PRO: Oscar win would make up for critics' appalling neglect of Bringing Out the Dead.

CON: Took 30 years to make, with Diaz and DiCaprio replacing original cast of Angie Dickinson and Elliot Gould.

The Hours

PRO: Girl-on-girl action in several timeframes; marquee women kick ass, take names

CON: Constant depression makes The Sorrow and the Pity look like an episode of Blue's Clues; our regret that Claire Danes didn't make out with anybody

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

PRO: All-powerful evil being's search for a golden object = subtle allegorical depiction of Harvey Weinstein

CON: Caving to pressure from 9/11 lobby, producers changed title from Tolkein's original "Two Towers and the Pentagon"

The Pianist

PRO: WWII + pretty concertos = Schindler's Liszt

CON: Opens up ghastly spectacle of Benigni-like acceptance speech

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Felixes 2002 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 Dramatic Score |

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


Everything Else


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