March 24, 2001    





What are your Oscar picks?

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon should win in every category it was nominated for. I haven't seen any of the films that the nominees for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress were in so I'm not sure.

Shanna, 15
Cardiff  ENGLAND

I am usually off target but here it goes: Julia Roberts (best actress), Russell Crowe (best actor), Albert Finney (best supporting actor), Marcia Gay Harden (best supporting actress), Gladiator (best film), Steven Sodenberg (best director).  My personal picks would replace Gladiator with Traffic and Finney with del Toro.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

Best Actor - Tom Hanks, Best Supporting Actor - Jeff Bridges, Best Actress - Julia Roberts, Costume Design & Makeup & Art Direction - Dr Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", Directing & Best Picture - Erin Brockovich, Original Writing - Erin Brockovich

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

Kate Hudson, Benicio, Julia, Ed Harris, Steven and Traffic. Oh, and Almost Famous for best orig. screen play

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Well Felicia, I'm glad you asked. . .  Let's just talk the major five categories. .   I think that Frances McDormand should win for Best Supporting Actress. .I think Frances McDormand will win. ..

(Gay Harden actually won for Pollock, the night's biggest surpise. .)

I think Joacquin Phoenix should win for Best Supporting Actor. . I think, almost surely, that Benicio del Toro will win. . . (del Toro won. . .)

I think Julia Roberts should win for Best Actress. .I think Julia Roberts, the biggest shoo-in of the night, will win. . (Roberts won. . )

I think Russell Crowe should win for Best Actor. I think Russell Crowe will win. . (Even I was a little surprised that Tom Hanks didn't take it, and Crowe actually won. )

I think Gladiator should win for Best Picture. I think Gladiator will win for Best Picture. (And the favorite actually won, although Soderbugh's win for Traffic,  a big surprise for me (I thought if Ridley Scott wasn't going to win as Best Director, which was my choice. . it would, almost certainly be the main favorite, Ang Lee). . .made me pause for a couple seconds, especially with Michael Douglas presenting the Best Picture award. . .Could Traffic actually pull it out?. .I was pretty glad it didn't, as it was my least favorite of the five nominated. . .My fave picture of last year was Requium for a Dream. . .my rankings of these five nominated were 5) Traffic 4)Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 3)Erin Brockovich 2)Chocolat and 1) Gladiator. . .But I did actually like all of the pictures this year quite a lot. . .

What were your choices, Felicia? I bet you picked Traffic. ...

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

I have NO IDEA.

Karen, 21
, IA   USA

I don't think I've seen a single one of the films in any category...I'll say Gladiator gets three but best actor will go to Tom Hanks causing even him to scream out 'Bullshit! Again?'  Should be a decent show though with Steve Martin.

Alias Irrelevante

Julia Roberts for best actress
Russell Crowe for best actor
Gladiator for best picture

Jennifer, 19

I don't go to enough movies to make informed choices.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR    USA

I like Gladiator for best picture
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for Foreign Film
Russell Crowe for Best Actor
Joan Allen for Best Actress

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

I don't watch the Oscars and don't really care who wins. The only movie I've seen is "Erin Brockavitch" which was excellent. So I guess I hope Julia Roberts wins. Everyone says she's a shoo-in so...

Reba, 51
, MD    USA

My oscar picks is that a bunch of rich actors and actresses will make a lot of long winded, boring, stupefying speeches, and they will set a new record for the longest awards show ever.

Mick, 30
, IL   USA

Best Picture: Traffic I don't know what else

Katie2, 18
, MI    USA

I didn't see most of the movies, however Benicio Del Toro did an outstanding job in Traffic.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

The Oscar Hoopla is an area in which I have no expertise and no opinion.

Jill, 60

I have no Oscar Picks. I am boycotting the Oscars this year because the most deserving movies did not get nominated for anything. I.E. Remember the Titans. Denzel should have definately got a nomination for Best Actor and the movie for Best Picture. I am not saying Denzel should have won for this movie, because I do think that Russell Crowe or Tom Hanks deserve the Oscar, but Denzel should have gotten nominated. and just to mention it. Denzel was jipped last year at the awards. He should have won for his portrayal of Reuben Hurricane Carter in the movie Hurricane, but instead the award went to stupid Kevin Spacey. American Beauty was a dumb movie. I understand its values, but it should never have won/or been nominated for as many awards as it was last year.

Anjel, 19

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