74th Annual Academy Award Winners Announced

Posted on March 26, 2002

The winners of the 74th annual Academy Awards were announced Sunday night in a lengthy awards presentation at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California that lasted over four hours. A Beautiful Mind took home several of the most coveted awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. Two black actors received major awards: Denzel Washington (Training Day) took home the Oscar for Best Actor and Halle Barry became the first black actress to win the Best Actress award for her performance in Monster's Ball.

The Lord of the Rings was nominated for the most awards and left with four Oscars. However, the film missed out on nine possible other awards including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Ian McKellen for his role as Gandalf). A Beautiful Mind also won four awards.

In the screenplay writing awards Julian Fellowes won the Best Original Screenplay award for Gosford Park. Other nominees in this category included Amélie (Miramax Zoë) screenplay by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dialogue by Guillaume Laurant; Memento (Newmarket Films) screenplay by Christopher Nolan, story by Jonathan Nolan; Monster's Ball (Lions Gate) written by Milo Addica & Will Rokos; and The Royal Tenenbaums (Buena Vista) written by Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson.

Akiva Goldsman won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for A Beautiful Mind. Other nominees for this award included Ghost World (United Artists through MGM) written by Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff; In the Bedroom (Miramax) screenplay by Rob Festinger and Todd Field; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, (New Line) Peter Jackson; and Shrek (DreamWorks) written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Joe Stillman and Roger S.H. Schulman.

Some of the other winners included:

Best Picture: A Beautiful Mind.

Best Director: Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind.

Best Actor: Denzel Washington, Training Day.

Best Actress: Halle Berry, Monster's Ball.

Supporting Actor: Jim Broadbent, Iris.

Supporting Actress: Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind.

Adapted Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman, A Beautiful Mind.

Best Animated Feature: Shrek.

Art Direction: Moulin Rouge.

Cinematography: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Costume: Moulin Rouge.

Makeup: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Original Score: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Original Screenplay: Julian Fellowes, Gosford Park.

Original Song: "If I Didn't Have You," by Randy Newman, from Monsters, Inc.

Sound: Black Hawk Down.

Sound Editing: Pearl Harbor.

Visual Effects: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Honorary Awards: director Arthur Hiller; actors Sidney Poitier and Robert Redford