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2000 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):
Meet the Parents - I haven't laughed this hard in a theater in a long time

scene from Meet the Parents

Honorable Mention:
Gladiator - I almost picked this for Best Picture
Frequency - quite touching and very entertaining
The Hurricane - powerful
What Lies Beneath - this movie scared the crap out of me
The Family Man - funny, meaningful, and inspiring

Worst Picture (overall):
The Perfect Storm - it makes me seasick just thinking about it

The Perfect Storm
Best Picture from the Voter's perspective:
Meet the Parents

Honorable Mention:
The Hurricane

Worst Picture from the Voter's perspective:
The Perfect Storm

Dishonorable Mention:
Remember the Titans

Best Children's Movie:
Nothing - no children's movie this year deserves a Reel Award

Honorable Mention:
The Road to El Dorado

Best Drama:
The Hurricane - Denzel does an amazing job in this one

The Hurricane

Honorable Mention:
Remember the Titans

Worst Drama:
The Perfect Storm - words cannot express how much this movie sucked
Best Action:
Gladiator - this movie kicks butt!


Honorable Mention:
The Legend of Drunken Master - Jackie Chan - nuff said
Mission Impossible II - a very entertaining sequel
The 6th Day - an intriguing and action-packed glimpse of our possible future

Best Comedy:
Meet the Parents - simply the best comedy to come along in a long time

Honorable Mention:
The Legend of Drunken Master - completely dubbed, a great example of Hong Kong humor

Best Actor
Denzel Washington as Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter -
The Hurricane - he brought Rubin Carter to life on the big screen and showed us every emotion known to man

Denzel Washington as Rubin 'The Hurricane' Carter

Honorable Mention:
Robert De Niro as Jack Byrnes (the dad) - Meet the Parents - never has there been a more perfect match for character and actor. This movie would have been nothing without him.
Russel Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius (a.k.a. The Spaniard, a.k.a. Gladiator) - Gladiator - "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius. Commander of the armies of the north. Loyal servant to the true emporer, Marcus Aerelius. Father to a murdered son! Husband to a murdered wife! And I will have my vengeance...in this life or the next."
Dennis Quaid as Frank Sullivan - Frequency - he was instrumental in making this great film what it is

Worst Actor:
George Clooney as Billy Tyne, captain of the Andrea Gail - The Perfect Storm - groan

Clooney and Walhberg

Dishonorable Mention:
Mark Walhberg as Bobby Shatford - The Perfect Storm - he could not have been more corny and annoying, especially at the movie's end

Best Actress:
Michelle Pfeiffer as Claire Spencer -
What Lies Beneath - she did it all perfectly: the curiosity, the paranoia, and the screaming

Michelle Pfeiffer as Claire Spencer

Honorable Mention:
Téa Leoni as Kate Reynolds - The Family Man - she makes you fall in love with her

Best Supporting Actor:
Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus -
Gladiator - you can't have a hero without a villain...Phoenix nearly steals the show in Gladiator
"Am I not merciful!!!"

Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus (left)

Honorable Mention:
Harrison Ford as Dr. Norman Spencer - What Lies Beneath - a very different role for him, but played brilliantly
Owen Wilson - as Kevin Rawley - Meet the Parents - the perfect ex-boyfriend

Worst Supporting Actor:
Tony Goldwyn as Drucker - The 6th Day - I could have picked anyone from The Perfect Storm, but I also wanted to point out what a horrible job Goldwyn did as a bad guy in The 6th Day. It was quite unlike his praiseworthy performance in the now classic film, Ghost.

Tony Goldwyn as Drucker in The 6th Day
Best Supporting Actress:
Anita Mui as Mrs. Wong (Wong's Mother) -
The Legend of Drunken Master - she was really funny

Anita Mui as Mrs. Wong (Wong's Mother)

Honorable Mention:
Connie Nielsen as Lucilla - Gladiator - regal, elegant, independent, and vulnerable, Nielsen gave Lucilla much to remember her by

Robert Zemeckis -
What Lies Beneath - he created the quintessential haunting mood Honorable Mention:
Boaz Yakin - Remember the Titans - excellent football scenes, very good interracial tension
Worst Director:
Wolfgang Petersen - The Perfect Storm - he should have realized while he was making this that it sucked so bad and tried to make some adjustments

Best Looking Chick:
Téa Leoni -
The Family Man - this is the girl that I would marry

Téa Leoni

Honorable Mention:
Connie Nielsen - Gladiator - this is the girl that I would flirt around with
Thandie Newton - Mission Impossible II - this is the girl that I would pay to give me a lap dance

Best Screenplay (it's a tie):
Frequency - this script created its own rules and tested their limits. It also created some very endearing characters.
Meet the Parents - how did they come up with all of those great jokes and situations?

Honorable Mention:
Unbreakable - another great surprise ending from M. Night Shyamalan

Worst Screenplay:
The Perfect Storm - corny lines galore

Dishonorable Mention:
U-571 - the most predictable movie I've seen in a long time. This movie's only saving grace was its great special effects.

Musical Score:
Dinosaur - James Newton Howard's music is heroic, foreboding, and inspiring

Honorable Mention:
Gladiator - Hans Zimmer does it again

Best Special Effects:
Dinosaur - these dinosaurs are even more realistic and amazing to watch as those of Jurassic Park


Honorable Mention:
Gladiator - you don't realize how much of the movie is special effects, which makes the extensive work done on this film all that much more amazing
The 6th Day - some really great stuff to look at in this one. What makes this one great is that none of this has been seen before.
U-571 - visually, it was just OK. But audibly these sound effects are the best I've ever heard
Mission Impossible II - some really cool action sequences

Worst Effects:
The Perfect Storm - laughable, once again
Best Costumes and Scenery:
Gladiator - no contest here

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