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Critics' Choice Winners Announced

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Jan 19, 2003 | 1:45pm EST

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out its eighth annual Critics' Choice Awards Friday, and Chicago was the night's big winner.

The musical was honored for best picture and best ensemble acting, while Catherine Zeta-Jones took home the best supporting actress award.

Chicago's star, however, Renee Zellweger, was passed over for best actress. The BFCA instead honored Julianne Moore for her role in the 1950s melodrama Far From Heaven.

On the men's side, Gangs of New York star Daniel Day-Lewis and About Schmidt's Jack Nicholson tied in the best actor category. Chris Cooper won best supporting actor for Adaptation.

Veteran Steven Spielberg received the best director award for Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can.

The 187-member BFCA is made up of television, radio and online critics from the U.S. and Canada. In the past two years, 78 percent of the BFCA's nominees also become Academy Award contenders.

The BFCA traditionally nominates 10 films for best picture, creating a National Critics' 10 Best List. There are three nominees--or four in the case of a tie--in each of the 16 other categories.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Best Picture About Schmidt Adaptation Catch Me If You Can Chicago Winner! Far From Heaven Gangs of New York The Hours The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Pianist Road to Perdition

Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York Winner! (TIE) Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt Winner! (TIE) Robin Williams, One Hour Photo

Best Actress Salma Hayek, Frida Nicole Kidman, The Hours Diane Lane, Unfaithful Julianne Moore, Far From Heaven Winner!

Best Supporting Actor Chris Cooper, Adaptation Winner! Alfred Molina, Frida Paul Newman, Road to Perdition

Best Supporting Actress Kathy Bates, About Schmidt Meryl Streep, Adaptation Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago Winner!

Best Acting Ensemble Chicago Winner! The Hours My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Best Director Roman Polanski, The Pianist Martin Scorsese, Gangs of New York Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can/Minority Report Winner!

Best Writer Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation/Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Winner! Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, About Schmidt Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Best Young Actor/Actress Kieran Culkin, Igby Goes Down Winner! Tyler Hoechlin, Road to Perdition Nicholas Hoult, About a Boy

Best Digital Acting Performance Dobby, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Gollum, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Winner! Yoda, Star Wars: Episode II--Attack of the Clones

Best Animated Feature Ice Age Lilo and Stitch Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Spirited Away Winner!

Best Family Film (Live Action) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Winner! The Rookie Tuck Everlasting

Best Picture Made for Television Door to Door Winner! Live From Baghdad Martin and Lewis

Best Foreign Language Film Monsoon Wedding Talk to Her Y Tu Mama Tambien Winner!

Best Documentary Bowling for Columbine Winner! The Kid Stays in the Picture Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Best Song "Father and Daughter" from The Wild Thornberrys Movie, Paul Simon "Hero" from Spider-Man, Chad Kroeger "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile, Eminem Winner!

Best Composer Philip Glass, The Hours Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers John Williams, Catch Me If You Can/Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets/Minority Report Winner!

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