‘Gladiator’ slays the competition with twelve Oscar nominations

Kristen Daley

The nominations are in, and some of today’s film favorites are up for an Oscar.
At the announcement of the Academy Awards last week, the film, “Gladiator,” starring Russel Crowe, garnered 12 Oscar nominations. These awards include those for Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Costume Design, and Best Picture.
If “Gladiator’s” success at this year’s Golden Globes, with their win of the category of Best Motion Picture Drama tells a story, they might just walk away the Oscar for Best Picture. While Russell Crowe has some formidable competition in the category of Leading Actor, he may just walk away with a golden statue.
Next in line with the second highest number of nominations is “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” They received 10 nominations, including those for Foreign Language Film and Best Picture.
Some of today’s hottest actors and actresses are also in the running for an Oscar. Julia Roberts has been nominated for Leading Actress for her role in “Erin Brokovich.” Tom Hanks may also walk away with an Oscar for Leading Actor, for his incredible performance in “Cast Away”. One might wonder why Hanks’ volleyball friend didn’t get a nomination for Supporting Actor.
Be sure to watch the 73rd Annual Academy Awards on Mar. 25, 2001, on ABC.
Here are all of the nominees:
Actor-Leading: Javier Bardem – “Before Night Falls”; Russell Crowe – “Gladiator”; Tom Hanks – “Cast Away”; Ed Harris – “Pollock”; Geoffrey Rush – “Quills”.
Actor-Supporting: Jeff Bridges -“The Contender”; William Dafoe – “Shadow of the Vampire”; Benicio Del Toro – “Traffic”; Albert Finney – “Erin Brockovich”; Joaquin Phoenix- “Gladiator”.
Actress-Leading: Joan Allen – “The Contender”; Juliette Binoche – “Chocolat”; Ellen Burstyn – “Requiem for a Dream,” Laura Linney- “You Can Count On Me”; Julia Roberts – “Erin Brockovich”.
Actress-Supporting: Judi Dench – “Chocolat”; Marcia Gay Harden -“Pollock”; Kate Hudson – “Almost Famous”; Frances McDormand – “Almost Famous”; Julie Walters – “Billy Elliot”.
Art Direction: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”; “Gladiator”; “Quills”; “Vatel”.
Cinematography: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “Gladiator”; “Malena”; “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”; “The Patriot”.
Costume Design: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”; “Gladiator”; “102 Dalmations”; “Quills”.
Directing: “Billy Elliot”- Stephen Daldry; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “Erin Brockovich”- Steven Soderbergh; “Gladiator”- Ridley Scott; “Traffic”- Steven Soderbergh.
Documentary Feature: “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport”; “Legacy”; “Long Night’s Journey Into Day”; “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy”; “Sound and Fury”.
Documentary Short: “Big Mama”; “Curtain Call”; “Dolphins”; “The Man on Lincoln’s Nose”; “On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom”.
Film Editing: “Almost Famous”; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “Gladiator”; “Traffic”; “Wonder Boys”.
Foreign Language Film: “Amores Perros”; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “Divided We Fall”; “Everybody Famous!”; “The Taste of Others”.
Makeup: “The Cell”; “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”; Shadow of the Vampire”.
Music (Score): “Chocolat”; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “Gladiator”; “Malena”; “The Patriot”.
Music (Song): “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “Dancer in the Dark”; “The Emperor’s New Groove”; “Meet the Parents”; “Wonder Boys”.
Best Picture: “Chocolat”; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “Erin Brockovich”; “Gladiator”; “Traffic”.
Short- Animated: “Father and Daughter”; “The Periwig-Maker”; “Rejected”.
Short – Live Action: “By Courier”; One Day Crossing”; “Quiero Ser (I Want to Be….)”; “Seraglio”; “A Soccer Story (Una Historia De Futebol)”.
Sound: “Cast Away”; “Gladiator”; “The Patriot”; “The Perfect Storm”; “U-571”.
Sound Editing: “Space Cowboys”; “U-571”.
Visual Effects: “Gladiator”; “Hollow Man”; “The Perfect Storm”.
Writing (Adapted): “Chocolat”; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”; “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”; “Traffic”; “Wonder Boys”.
Writing (Original): “Almost Famous”; “Billy Elliot”; “Erin Brockovich”; “Gladiator”; “You Can Count On Me.”