Best Picture and Director 2000

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What are your picks for Best Picture and Director of 2000?

Chocolat
0
No votes
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
13
22%
Gladiator
2
3%
Erin Brockovich
3
5%
Traffic
12
20%
Ridley Scott - Gladiator
0
No votes
Stephen Daldry - Billy Elliot
4
7%
Ang Lee - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
13
22%
Steven Soderbergh - Erin Brockovich
2
3%
Steven Soderbergh - Traffic
11
18%
 
Total votes: 60

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby ksrymy » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:14 pm

OscarGuy wrote:There's no need. Everyone can change their votes whenever they like.

Is this only for certain members? Because I can never find where to do this.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:06 pm

nightwingnova wrote:I might be voting for Lee. Not ready yet. If so, I'll vote for Scott to correct the problem. Let me know otherwise.

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Big Magilla wrote:Now I have one Ang Lee and one Ridley Scott out of alphabetical order as someone voted for Lee in what should have been Scott's slot.


That's because you didn't have them in the right places. Alphabetically, Lee comes after Daldry, so I selected the second entry thinking it was in the right order and having forgotten (intentionally or not) that Scott was also a nominee.


Not a problem. At the time there was only one vote for Lee and none for Scott so I saved the vote for the second Lee as a vote for him and changed the Lee with no votes to Scott.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:49 pm

There's no need. Everyone can change their votes whenever they like.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby nightwingnova » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:18 pm

I might be voting for Lee. Not ready yet. If so, I'll vote for Scott to correct the problem. Let me know otherwise.

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Big Magilla wrote:Now I have one Ang Lee and one Ridley Scott out of alphabetical order as someone voted for Lee in what should have been Scott's slot.


That's because you didn't have them in the right places. Alphabetically, Lee comes after Daldry, so I selected the second entry thinking it was in the right order and having forgotten (intentionally or not) that Scott was also a nominee.

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:22 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Now I have one Ang Lee and one Ridley Scott out of alphabetical order as someone voted for Lee in what should have been Scott's slot.


That's because you didn't have them in the right places. Alphabetically, Lee comes after Daldry, so I selected the second entry thinking it was in the right order and having forgotten (intentionally or not) that Scott was also a nominee.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby Reza » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:06 pm

Voted for Crouchuing Tiger and Ang Lee.

My picks for 2000:

Best Picture
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2. Wonder Boys
3. Billy Elliot
4. Gladiator
5. Traffic

The 6th Spot: Memento

Best Director
1. Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2. Curtis Hanson, Wonder Boys
3. Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot
4. Steven Soderberg, Traffic
5. Christopher Nolan, Memento

The 6th Spot: Ridley Scott, Gladiator

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:23 am

Now I have one Ang Lee and one Ridley Scott out of alphabetical order as someone voted for Lee in what should have been Scott's slot.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:18 am

You have two Ang Lee's.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby mlrg » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:47 am

easy choice: Traffic and Soderbergh (for Traffic)

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Best Picture and Director 2000

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:37 am

Some people rank Oscar years. I've never done that, but I'm sure if I did Oscar year 2000 would come out near the bottom of the first 85 years.

The Best Picture race seemed to be strictly between Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Period. The other three nominees were jokes. Well, Erin Brockovich was at least entertaining. Gladiator was a throwback to the sword and sandal epics of the 1950s and early 1960s when no one dreamed of nominating Demetrius and the Gladiators; The Silver Chalice; Land of the Pharoahs; Solomon and Sheba or Sodom and Gomorrah for Best Picture. Chocolat was a bon-bon for some people, a toothache for others, including me. At least Stephen Daldry got a Best Director nod and Lee Hall a writing nod for Billy Elliot, which should have been among the Best Picture nominees, but Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys' highest achievement was a writing nod for Steve Kloves as was Almost Famous for Cameron Crowe who actually won. Edward Yang's Yi Yi, my pick as the year's best film, wasn't even eligible due to a technicality - something about papers not being filed.

So what won? Gladiator! Huh? At least it was a step up from Braveheart which pulled the same sort of upset five years earlier, and unlike Mel Gibson's blue paint special, did not take its director along with it. Soderbergh handily won that award, having been the first director nominated twice in his category in the same year since Michael Curtiz in 1938.

With Yi Yi and Billy Elliot out of the race for Best Picture, I have to go with my third choice, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Best Director is a conundrum for me. I think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Traffic were the best directed of the nominees, but this is my only chance to vote for Billy Elliot so my vote goes to Stephen Daldry for what is likely to be the only one he gets.
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