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Oscars 2001: Winners and Nominees of the 73rd Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 2001 on 03/25/2001.

The 73rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best of 2000 in film and took place on March 25, 2001, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Gil Cates and was directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actor Steve Martin hosted the show for the first time. Three weeks earlier in a ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California held on March 3, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Renée Zellweger. Gladiator won five awards including Best Picture. Other winners included Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Traffic with four awards, and Almost Famous, Big Mama, Erin Brockovich, Father and Daughter, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, Pollock, Quiero ser (I want to be...), U-571, and Wonder Boys with one. The telecast garnered almost 43 million viewers in the United States. ()

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas(2000)

PG
| 1h 44min | Kids & Family, Comedy, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 2,349 votes)

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos, whom he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriending the Grinch.

Gladiator(2000)

R
| 2h 35min | Action, Drama, Adventure
4.1/5 (with 6,350 votes)

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

The Emperor's New Groove(2000)

3.8/5 (with 2,283 votes)

Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a llama, who accidentally ends up in Pacha's village. Pacha offers to help Kuzco if he doesn't destroy his house, and so they form an unlikely partnership.

Directed by Mark Dindal

Cast Away(2000)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Adventure, Drama
3.8/5 (with 3,962 votes)

Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.

Malena(2000)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 521 votes)

On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her?

Amores Perros(2000)

R
| 2h 34min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 733 votes)

A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the seemingly inconsequential destiny of a dog.

Hollow Man(2000)

3.0/5 (with 805 votes)

Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can determine how to make him visible again. Caine's predicament eventually drives him mad, with terrifying results.

Meet the Parents(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 2,103 votes)

Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to the Byrnes home turns into a hilarious series of disasters, and everything that can go wrong does, all under Jack's critical, hawklike gaze.

The Patriot(2000)

R
| 2h 45min | Drama, History, War, Action
3.6/5 (with 1,280 votes)

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
3.7/5 (with 1,279 votes)

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.

102 Dalmatians(2000)

G
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Kids & Family
2.8/5 (with 473 votes)

Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with Oddball... an un-marked Dalmation puppy eager to earn her spots! Together they embark on a laugh-packed quest to outwit the ever-scheming Cruella De Vil.

Almost Famous(2000)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama, Music
3.8/5 (with 865 votes)

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon(2000)

3.7/5 (with 1,027 votes)

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

The Cell(2000)

3.1/5 (with 465 votes)

A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.

Traffic(2000)

R
| 2h 27min | Thriller, Drama, Crime
3.6/5 (with 640 votes)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

U-571(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Action, Drama, Thriller, War
3.2/5 (with 354 votes)

In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'.

Erin Brockovich(2000)

2h 11min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 991 votes)

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.

Space Cowboys(2000)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 431 votes)

Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail their way into orbit when Russia's mysterious ‘Ikon’ communications satellite's orbit begins to degrade and threatens to crash to Earth.

Dancer in the Dark(2000)

R
| 2h 21min | Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 538 votes)

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

Billy Elliot(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Drama, Comedy, Music
3.8/5 (with 1,330 votes)

Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.

The Perfect Storm(2000)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 725 votes)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.

Before Night Falls(2000)

R
| 2h 14min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 84 votes)

Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.

Pollock(2000)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 98 votes)

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.

Requiem for a Dream(2000)

R
| 1h 42min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 3,342 votes)

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.

Chocolat(2000)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 1,167 votes)

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.

Shadow of the Vampire(2000)

R
| 1h 32min | Drama, Horror
3.4/5 (with 165 votes)

Director F.W. Murnau makes a Faustian pact with a vampire to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu.".

You Can Count on Me(2000)

1h 51min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 89 votes)

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.

Wonder Boys(2000)

R
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 177 votes)

Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years—not since he wrote his award winning 'Great American Novel' 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

Quills(2000)

2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 193 votes)

A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor tries to put an end to the fun.

The Contender(2000)

R
| 2h 6min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 70 votes)

The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into a battle for power.

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