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The Bloomies for 2000

English Language Films
Foreign Films

Sunshine (Szabo)
Almost Famous (Crowe)
Croupier (Hodges)
You Can Count on Me (Lonergan)
Traffic (Soderbergh)
All the Pretty Horses (Thornton)
Gladiator (Scott)
Cast Away (Zemeckis)
The House of Mirth (Davies)
Quills (Kaufman)
Erin Brockovich (Soderbergh)
O Brother Where Art Thou (Coen)
Chocolat (Hallstrom)
Best in Show (Guest)
State and Main (Mamet)
Dancer in the Dark (von Trier)
Billy Elliot (Daldry)
Thirteen Days (Donaldson)
Boiler Room (Younger)

Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr)
The Decalogue (Kieslowski)*
Not One Less (Yimou)
Butterfly (Cuerda)
Human Resources (Cantet)
The Color of Paradise (Majidi)
Yi Yi (Yang)
Aimée & Jaguar (Färberböck)
East-West (Wargnier)
Kippur (Gitai)
Solomon and Gaenor (Morrison)
Kadosh (Gitai)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee)
East is East (O'Donnell)


English Language Film - Sunshine
Foreign Film - (1) Werckmeister Harmonies (2) The Decalogue
Director - (1) Bela Tarr (Werckmeister Harmonies) (2) Istvan Szabo (Sunshine) (3) Krzysztof Kieslowski (The Decalogue) (4) Ridley Scott (Gladiator)
Original Screenplay - Paul Mayersberg (Croupier)
Istvan Szabo and Israel Horovitz (Sunshine)
Screenplay Adaptation - Bela Tarr and Laszlo Krasznahorkai (Werckmeister Harmonies)
Cinematography - John Mathieson (Gladiator)
Film Editing - Traffic
Original Music Score - Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator)

Actor - Ralph Fiennes (Sunshine)
Others - Russell Crowe (Gladiator); Tom Hanks (Cast Away); Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls); Michael Douglas (Wonder Boys); Fernando Fernán Gomez (Butterfly); Geoffrey Rush (Quills); Ian Holm (Joe Gould's Secret); Kevin Spacey (Pay It Forward); John Cusack (High Fidelity); Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire); Giovanni Ribisi (Boiler Room); Om Puri (East is East)

Actress - Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich)
Others - Cate Blanchett (The Gift); Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me); Helen Hunt (Pay It Forward); Jennifer Ehle (Sunshine); Gillian Anderson (The House of Mirth); Kate Hudson (Almost Famous); Joan Allen (The Contender); Michelle Rodriguez (Girlfight); Sandrine Bonnaire (East-West); Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream); Björk (Dancer in the Dark); Nia Roberts (Solomon and Gaenor); Juliane Köhler (Aimée & Jaguar)

(*) Filmed in Poland in 1988; U.S. release in 2000.
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