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2001 Reel Awards

[Best Picture (overall)]  [Voter's perspective]  [Children's Movie]  [Drama]  [Action]  [Comedy]  [Actor]  [Actress]  [Supporting Actor]  [Supporting Actress]  [Director]  [Chick]  [Screenplay]  [Musical Score]  [Special Effects]  [Costumes and Scenery] 

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Reel Movie of the Year (Best Picture Overall):
Monsters, Inc. - simply the best movie of the year, and one which can be enjoyed by all

Monsters, Inc.

Honorable Mention:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - technically, this movie belongs with the year 2000, but I did not see it until January of 2001 - anyway, it is an awesome movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - this movie of fantasy is grandiose, adventuresome, and memorable

Worst Picture (overall):
Pearl Harbor - the special effects were nice, and the patriotic theme was a worthy goal, but the idiotic love story which dominated the film literally almost made me puke

Pearl Harbor
Dishonorable Mention:
Ali - not even a heroic performance by Will Smith could save this movie about a champion from defeat
Double Take - this movie was definitely missing a couple of key elements
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles - a good idea, but that was about it
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - great visual and special effects! Terrible everything else!
Best Picture from the Voter's perspective:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Honorable Mention:
The Fast and the Furious

Worst Picture from the Voter's perspective:
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Dishonorable Mention:
Rush Hour 2

Best Children's Movie:
Monsters, Inc. - the best movie overall this year is also the best movie for children

Honorable Mention:
Spy Kids - I was pleasantly surprised by this one
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - great for the older kids and the young ones at heart, but bad for Christian fundamentalists
Shrek - I did not review it, but I saw it and enjoyed it very much, as do most children I know

Worst Children's Movie:
Nothing was really that terrible, but...

Dishonorable Mention:
Atlantis: The Lost Empire - just wasn't all that interesting

Best Drama:
K-PAX - Kevin Spacey makes us wonder if he really is from outer space or not, and we also wonder the same thing about his character, Prot.

K-PAX

Worst Drama:
Pearl Harbor - yeah, it sucked
Best Action:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - you could watch this movie in slow motion and still not catch all of the action

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Honorable Mention:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - quite exciting
The Fast and the Furious - tough and fast-paced
Rush Hour 2 - Jackie Chan is in this movie, so it's gotta be good

Worst Action:
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - actually, the "action" part wasn't all that bad, but man the story stunk!

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Dishonorable Mention:
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - laughable
The Mummy Returns - major disappointment

Best Comedy:
Nothing really to speak of this year. What a tragedy! And after last year's
Meet the Parents, I was thinking that Hollywood might start putting out more decent comedies. Guess I was wrong. No pure comedies were really out there.

Monsters, Inc. was primarily a children's movie, but was also the funniest of the year (not to take anything away from it).

Worst Comedy:
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles - I am embarrassed for everyone involved

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

Dishonorable Mention:
Double Take - worth about 2 laughs (certainly not the price of admission nowadays)

Best Actor:
Will Smith as Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali in
Ali - Smith, though limited by a horrible script and terrible moviemaking, makes us all believe that we are watching the real Muhammad Ali on the big screen

Kevin Spacey as Prot in K-PAX

Honorable Mention:
Kevin Spacey as Prot in K-PAX - was he an alien or was he crazy? Spacey left us all wondering with this magnificent performance.

Worst Actor:
It's a tie! Josh Hartnett and Ben Affleck both proved that they are equally capable of ruining a movie in Pearl Harbor

Affleck and Hartnett
Best Actress:
Dr. Aki Moss in
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. OK, so her character wasn't technically portrayed by an actress (except for the voice by Ming-Na, but nevertheless, I was totally impressed by these movie-makers' ability to create a believable human character.

Dr. Aki Moss in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Honorable Mention:
Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - a beautiful girl who can kick butt. She also shows us her struggle between good and evil as well as her coming to grips with her immense talent.
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - another beautiful girl who can kick butt.

Best Supporting Actor:
Ian McKellen as Gandalf in
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - he captivated us and left us spellbound, as any good wizard should do

Ian McKellen as Gandalf

Honorable Mention:
Richard Harris as Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - speaking of wizards, Harris' Dumbledore was perfect!
Jeff Bridges as Dr. Mark Powell in K-PAX - Bridges provides the pedestal for Spacey to stand on
Jon Voight as Howard Cosell in Ali - you'd think it's Cosell and would never even guess that it is Voight
Paul Bettany as Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale - Bettany's Chaucer is shocking, but memorable

Worst Supporting Actor:
Alec Baldwin as Colonel James H. Doolittle in Pearl Harbor - if I were the real James Doolittle (or his family) I would sue Baldwin's ass for such a horrible rendition of this American hero

Alec Baldwin as Colonel James H. Doolittle
Best Supporting Actress:
Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Yeoh was superb. She was strong, beautiful, wise, and loving. She also kicked some butt, too!

Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien

Honorable Mention:
Emma Watson (II) as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - she was a wonderful little know-it-all to contrast Harry Potter's lack of exposure to wizardry

Director:
Chris Columbus -
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - he stayed true to the book, something that has never been done before Honorable Mention:
Peter Jackson - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - a film as grand in scope such as this surely has a masterful director at the helm
Ang Lee - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - with this movie, Lee finally achieved the recognition that he deserves
Rob Cohen - The Fast and the Furious - its pretty obvious from looking at his no-name cast that he didn't have much to work with, yet he still achieved making a fun and intense movie
Worst Director:
Michael Bay - Pearl Harbor - was he even there? Why not try a second take once in a while?

Hottest Chick:
Shannyn Sossamon as Lady Jocelyn -
A Knight's Tale - she was a stuck-up, snobbish princess, but she is really hot

Shannyn Sossamon

Honorable Mention:
Kate Beckinsale - Pearl Harbor - she is really hot, but she is such a whore in the film

Kate Beckinsale

Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - a beautiful girl who can kick butt

Zhang Ziyi

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - this chick is messed up in real life, but as Lara Croft she is a babe

Angelina Jolie

Nastiest Chick:
This would have to be a tie between Roz and Celia from Monsters, Inc.

Roz and Celia

Best Screenplay:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - this epic story of mythical warriors and forbidden love is one which can be appreciated by all languages

Honorable Mention:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - staying true to the book might not score you many points in originality, but rewards are reaped in fan appreciation

Worst Screenplay:
Pearl Harbor - spare me from this sickening love triangle!

Dishonorable Mention:
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles - sorry, Mick, but you just weren't that funny with your stupid lines from this script

Best Musical Score:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Enya and Howard Shore teamed up to provide a musical feast for all to enjoy

Honorable Mention:
The Mummy Returns - Alan Silvestri's score repeats many of the themes from the original while blending in some new ideas as well
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Jorge Calandrelli, Tan Dun, and Yong King joined forces to create a mystical and haunting feel

Worst Musical Score:
Atlantis: The Lost Empire - James Newton Howard's score failed miserably in providing the type of music needed for a Disney animated film
Best Special Effects:
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - the landscapes, aliens, and warships were all very impressive, but what absolutely blew me away were the people

Dinosaur

Honorable Mention:
Monsters, Inc. - two things to note here were the hair/fur and the blizzard
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - shrinking down the hobbits, as well as bringing wizardry and all sorts of creatures to life was quite an achievement
The Mummy Returns - they had some pretty wild stuff going on here which was just pure eye candy
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - the fight scenes and the flying were one of a kind

Worst Effects:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - these weren't really all that bad, but I had two major problems with the effects in this movie. First of all, the castles were quite obviously just paintings. And secondly, the quidditch match was so jittery that I am surprised that the entire audience did not get sick.
Best Costumes and Scenery:
It's a tie!
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
and
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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