Friday, February 02, 2007

The Front Row Awards: A History

This may be my first year for the Front Row Awards, but this is not the first year I have been awarding my own honors for film achievement.

Here is a look back on the films I have honored in the past:


2005
Picture: MUNICH
Director: Steven Spielberg, MUNICH
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, CAPOTE
Actress: Felicity Huffman, TRANSAMERICA
Supp. Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Supp. Actress: Tilda Swinton, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
Ensemble Cast: CRASH
Orig. Screenplay: THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
Adap. Screenplay: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

2004
Picture:
DOGVILLE
Director: Lars Von Trier, DOGVILLE
Actor: Jamie Foxx, RAY
Actress: Imelda Staunton, VERA DRAKE
Supp. Actor: Thomas Haden Church, SIDEWAYS
Supp. Actress: Cate Blanchett, THE AVIATOR
Ensemble Cast: SIDEWAYS
Orig. Screenplay: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Adap. Screenplay: SIDEWAYS

2003
Picture: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
Director: Peter Jackson, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
Actor: Ben Kingsley, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
Actress: Charlize Theron, MONSTER
Supp. Actor: Sean Astin, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
Supp. Actress: Marcia Gay Harden, MYSTIC RIVER
Ensemble Cast: MYSTIC RIVER
Orig. Screenplay: THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS
Adap. Screenplay: MYSTIC RIVER

2002
Picture: THE HOURS
Director: Roman Polanski, THE PIANIST
Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, GANGS OF NEW YORK
Actress: Nicole Kidman, THE HOURS
Supp. Actor: Ed Harris, THE HOURS
Supp. Actress: Julianne Moore, THE HOURS
Ensemble Cast: THE HOURS
Orig. Screenplay: FAR FROM HEAVEN
Adap. Screenplay: THE HOURS

2001
Picture: GOSFORD PARK
Director: Baz Luhrmann, MOULIN ROUGE
Actor: Russell Crowe, A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Actress: Judi Dench, IRIS
Supp. Actor: Steve Buscemi, GHOST WORLD
Supp. Actress: Maggie Smith, GOSFORD PARK
Ensemble Cast: GOSFORD PARK
Orig. Screenplay: GOSFORD PARK
Adap. Screenplay: IN THE BEDROOM

2000
Picture:
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Director: Ang Lee, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Actor: Mel Gibson, THE PATRIOT
Actress: Bjork, DANCER IN THE DARK
Supp. Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, GLADIATOR
Supp. Actress: Erika Christensen, TRAFFIC
Ensemble Cast: TRAFFIC
Orig. Screenplay: ALMOST FAMOUS
Adap. Screenplay: TRAFFIC

1999
Picture:
AMERICAN BEAUTY
Director: Sam Mendes, AMERICAN BEAUTY
Actor: Kevin Spacey, AMERICAN BEAUTY
Actress: Hilary Swank, BOYS DON’T CRY
Supp. Actor: Chris Cooper, AMERICAN BEAUTY
Supp. Actress: Thora Birch, AMERICAN BEAUTY
Ensemble Cast: AMERICAN BEAUTY
Orig. Screenplay: AMERICAN BEAUTY
Adap. Screenplay: ANGELA’S ASHES


The new crop of Front Row Award winners will be announced next week. Check back to see who will join these films!

Click here to see this year's nominees.

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