2002 Broadcast Film Critics Awards

The Oscar race was kicked up a notch last week with the announcement of the 2001 Broadcast Film Critics’ Association Awards, held Jan. 11 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

A Beautiful Mind walked away with the top honors, receiving awards for best movie, best actor (Russell Crowe), best supporting actress (Jennifer Connelly) and best director (Ron Howard, who tied with Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann).

In other categories, Sissy Spacek received the best actress award for In the Bedroom and Ben Kingsley won best supporting actor for Sexy Beast.

Established in 1995, the Broadcast Film Critics Association represents 163 television, radio and online critics in the United States and Canada. The organization presents its Critics’ Choice Awards each year to honor the finest achievements in filmmaking.

For those of you keeping track, here’s the final tally:

BFCA winners for 2001

Best Picture: A Beautiful Mind

Best Actor: Russell CroweA Beautiful Mind

Best Actress: Sissy SpacekIn the Bedroom

Best Supporting Actor: Ben KingsleySexy Beast

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer ConnellyA Beautiful Mind

Best Acting Ensemble: Gosford Park

Best Director: (TIE) Ron HowardA Beautiful Mind; Baz LuhrmannMoulin Rouge

Best Screenplay: MementoChristopher Nolan

Best Young Actor/Actress: Dakota Fanning – I Am Sam

Best Animated Feature: Shrek

Best Family Film (live action): Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Best Picture Made for Television: Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

Best Actor in a Picture Made for Television: James FrancoJames Dean

Best Actress in a Picture Made for Television: Judy DavisLife With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

Best Foreign Language Film: Amelie

Best Song: (TIE) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – “May It Be” – Enya; Vanilla Sky – “Vanilla Sky” – Paul McCartney

Best Composer: Howard ShoreLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring