Thursday, January 3, 2002
New York "Mulholland Drive," David Lynch's mind-bending Hollywood mystery, tied with "Memento," Christopher Nolan's revenge tale told in reverse, as the Online Film Critics Society's best movie of 2001.
"Mulholland Drive" won five other awards from the online group on Wednesday: best director and best original screenplay for Lynch, best actress and breakthrough performance for Naomi Watts, and best score for Angelo Badalamenti.
Alejandro Amenabar's original script for "The Others" tied with "Mulholland Drive," and Nolan won for his adapted screenplay of "Memento" and for breakthrough filmmaker.
Billy Bob Thornton won the best actor award for his portrayal of a stoic barber in the Coen brothers' "The Man Who Wasn't There." Roger Deakins also won for the film's black-and-white cinematography.
Steve Buscemi was named best supporting actor for his role as a reclusive record collector in "Ghost World," and Jennifer Connelly's performance as the wife of mathematician John Nash in "A Beautiful Mind" earned her the supporting-actress honor.
The group named "Gosford Park" as the best ensemble film, "Shrek" the best animated film, "Startup.com" the best documentary and the French "Amelie" as the best foreign language film. "Moulin Rouge" was their favorite DVD.
The Online Film Critics Society is composed of 98 critics and scholars worldwide who write for Web sites and online services.