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55th British Academy Film Awards

55th British Academy Film Awards
Date 24 February 2002
Site Odeon Leicester Square
Hosted by Stephen Fry
Highlights
Best Film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Best British Film Gosford Park
Best Actor Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Best Actress Judi Dench
Iris
Most awards The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (4)
Most nominations The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Moulin Rouge! (12)

The 55th British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 24 February 2002 and honoured the best films of 2001.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring won Best Film, Best Director for Peter Jackson, Best Makeup and Hair, and Best Visual Effects. Russell Crowe won Best Actor for A Beautiful Mind, which also won Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Connelly. Judi Dench won Best Actress for Iris and Jim Broadbent won Best Supporting Actor for Moulin Rouge!. Gosford Park, directed by Robert Altman, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2001.

Winners and nominees

Peter Jackson, Best Director winner
Russell Crowe, Best Actor winner
Judi Dench, Best Actress winner
Jim Broadbent, Best Supporting Actor winner
Jennifer Connelly, Best Supporting Actress winner
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Best Original Screenplay co-winner
Ted Elliott, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner

Best Actor

Russell CroweA Beautiful Mind

Best Actress

Judi DenchIris

Best Adapted Screenplay

ShrekTed Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, and Roger S. H. Schulman

Best Cinematography

The Man Who Wasn't ThereRoger Deakins

Best Costume Design

Gosford Park

Best Director

Peter JacksonThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Editing

Mulholland DriveMary Sweeney

Best Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Film – British (Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film)

Gosford Park

Best Foreign Language Film

Amores perros

Best Makeup and Hair

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Music (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music)

Moulin Rouge!Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries

Best Original Screenplay

Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant

Best Production Design

Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)

Best Short Film

About a Girl

  • Inferno
  • The Red Peppers
  • Skin Deep
  • Tattoo

Best Short Film – Animation

Dog

  • Camouflage
  • Home Road Movies
  • Tuesday
  • The World of Interiors

Best Sound

Moulin Rouge!

Best Supporting Actor

Jim BroadbentMoulin Rouge!

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer ConnellyA Beautiful Mind

Best Visual Effects

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Awards breakdown

Most wins
Most nominations

Russell Crowe controversy

After winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Russell Crowe gave a speech in which he quoted a poem by Patrick Kavanagh. When the ceremony was broadcast, Crowe was upset that the poem was cut. He blamed the producer, Malcolm Gerrie, and confronted him about it. It was reported that the confrontation got physical and there was speculation that it would cost him the Academy Award for Best Actor.[1][2][3][4][5]

The poem that was cut is a four line poem:

"To be a poet and not know the trade,
To be a lover and repel all women;
Twin ironies by which great saints are made,
The agonising pincer-jaws of heaven."

References

  1. ^ Susman, Gary (2002-03-05). "Scary Crowe". Entertainment Weekly. 
  2. ^ [www.eonline.com]
  3. ^ Deans, Jason (2002-03-04). "Crowe is Gerrie sorry". The Guardian. London. 
  4. ^ "ARTS | The poet behind Russell Crowe's rage". BBC News. 2002-03-05. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Crowe 'clarifies' BAFTA outburst | Film | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. 2002-02-28. Retrieved 2009-11-12.