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The 73rd Academy Awards (2001) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center on Sunday, March 25, 2001,
honoring movies released in 2000.

Best Actress Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich").

Best Actress Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich").

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem in "Before Night Falls"
  • Russell Crowe in "Gladiator"
  • Tom Hanks in "Cast Away"
  • Ed Harris in "Pollock"
  • Geoffrey Rush in "Quills"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Jeff Bridges in "The Contender"
  • Willem Dafoe in "Shadow of the Vampire"
  • Benicio Del Toro in "Traffic"
  • Albert Finney in "Erin Brockovich"
  • Joaquin Phoenix in "Gladiator"

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Joan Allen in "The Contender"
  • Juliette Binoche in "Chocolat"
  • Ellen Burstyn in "Requiem for a Dream"
  • Laura Linney in "You Can Count on Me"
  • Julia Roberts in "Erin Brockovich"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Judi Dench in "Chocolat"
  • Marcia Gay Harden in "Pollock"
  • Kate Hudson in "Almost Famous"
  • Frances McDormand in "Almost Famous"
  • Julie Walters in "Billy Elliot"

Art Direction

  • "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Tim Yip
  • "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Art Direction: Michael Corenblith; Set Decoration: Merideth Boswell
  • "Gladiator" Art Direction: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Crispian Sallis
  • "Quills" Art Direction: Martin Childs; Set Decoration: Jill Quertier
  • "Vatel" Art Direction: Jean Rabasse; Set Decoration: Françoise Benoît-Fresco


  • "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Peter Pau
  • "Gladiator" John Mathieson
  • "Malèna" Lajos Koltai
  • "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Roger Deakins
  • "The Patriot" Caleb Deschanel

Costume Design

  • "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Tim Yip
  • "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Rita Ryack
  • "Gladiator" Janty Yates
  • "102 Dalmatians" Anthony Powell
  • "Quills" Jacqueline West


  • "Billy Elliot" Stephen Daldry
  • "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Ang Lee
  • "Erin Brockovich" Steven Soderbergh
  • "Gladiator" Ridley Scott
  • "Traffic" Steven Soderbergh

Documentary (Feature)

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Big Mama" Tracy Seretean
  • "Curtain Call" Chuck Braverman, Steve Kalafer
  • "Dolphins" Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore
  • "The Man on Lincoln’s Nose" Daniel Raim
  • "On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom" Eric Simonson, Leelai Demoz

Film Editing

  • "Almost Famous" Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein
  • "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Tim Squyres
  • "Gladiator" Pietro Scalia
  • "Traffic" Stephen Mirrione
  • "Wonder Boys" Dede Allen

Foreign Language Film


Music (Original Score)

Music (Original Song)

  • "A Fool In Love" from "Meet the Parents" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
  • "I’ve Seen It All" from "Dancer in the Dark" Music by Björk; Lyric by Lars von Trier and Sjon Sigurdsson
  • "A Love Before Time" from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Music by Jorge Calandrelli and Tan Dun; Lyric by James Schamus
  • "My Funny Friend and Me" from "The Emperor’s New Groove" Music by Sting and David Hartley; Lyric by Sting
  • "Things Have Changed" from "Wonder Boys" Music and Lyric by Bob Dylan

Best Picture

  • "Chocolat" David Brown, Kit Golden and Leslie Holleran, Producers
  • "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Bill Kong, Hsu Li Kong and Ang Lee, Producers
  • "Erin Brockovich" Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Producers
  • "Gladiator" Douglas Wick, David Franzoni and Branko Lustig, Producers
  • "Traffic" Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and Laura Bickford, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • "Father and Daughter" Michael Dudok de Wit
  • "The Periwig-Maker" Steffen Schäffler, Annette Schäffler
  • "Rejected" Don Hertzfeldt

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "By Courier" Peter Riegert, Ericka Frederick
  • "One Day Crossing" Joan Stein, Christina Lazaridi
  • "Quiero Ser (I want to be...)" Florian Gallenberger
  • "Seraglio" Gail Lerner, Colin Campbell
  • "A Soccer Story (Uma Historia de Futebol)" Paulo Machline


  • "Cast Away" Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands, William B. Kaplan
  • "Gladiator" Scott Millan, Bob Beemer, Ken Weston
  • "The Patriot" Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Lee Orloff
  • "The Perfect Storm" John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David Campbell, Keith A. Wester
  • "U-571" Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Rick Kline, Ivan Sharrock

Sound Editing

  • "Space Cowboys" Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
  • "U-571" Jon Johnson

Visual Effects

  • "Gladiator" John Nelson, Neil Corbould, Tim Burke, Rob Harvey
  • "Hollow Man" Scott E. Anderson, Craig Hayes, Scott Stokdyk, Stan Parks
  • "The Perfect Storm" Stefen Fangmeier, Habib Zargarpour, John Frazier, Walt Conti

Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)

  • "Chocolat" Screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs
  • "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Written by Wang Hui Ling and James Schamus and Tsai Kuo Jung
  • "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
  • "Traffic" Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan
  • "Wonder Boys" Screenplay by Steve Kloves

Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)

  • "Almost Famous" Written by Cameron Crowe
  • "Billy Elliot" Written by Lee Hall
  • "Erin Brockovich" Written by Susannah Grant
  • "Gladiator" Screenplay by David Franzoni and John Logan and William Nicholson; Story by David Franzoni
  • "You Can Count on Me" Written by Kenneth Lonergan

  • Star indicates a win.
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