New Line's The LordOf The Rings: The Two Towers tookbest picture and director honours in the 2002 Online Film Critics SocietyAwards, voted on by 132 internet journalists from around the world. The secondpart of Peter Jackson's fantasy adaptation added best ensemble acting,editing, visual effects and sound to its haul but Focus Features' homageto 1950s melodrama, Far From Heaven,emerged as the most garlanded picture with seven awards, including best actressfor Julianne Moore and supporting actor for Dennis Quaid.
Daniel Day-Lewis won bestactor for his role as Bill the Butcher in Miramax's Gangs Of New York while Samantha Morton took supporting actresshonours for DreamWorks SKG's Minority Report. Far From Heaven also won best original screenplay, cinematography,original score, art direction and costume design. Elsewhere, AlfonsoCuaron's Mexican picture Y Tu Mama Tambien took best foreign language film honours, BowlingFor Columbine won best documentaryand Spirited Away took theanimated film prize.
Maggie Gyllenhaal wonbreakthrough performance for her role in the black comedy Secretary while Mark Romanek took breakthrough film-makerhonours for the thriller One Hour Photo.
The Online Film CriticsSociety comprises members from North America, Latin America, Europe, Australiaand Africa. And represents film critics from Salon, Premiere.com,Filmcritics.com and IMdb, among others.
ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETYAWARDS
Picture: The Lord Of TheRings: The Two Towers
Director: Peter Jackson TheLord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Actor: Daniel-Day Lewis GangsOf New York
Actress: Julianne Moore FarFrom Heaven
Supporting Actor: DennisQuaid Far From Heaven
Supporting Actress: SamanthaMorton Minority Report
Ensemble: The Lord Of TheRings: The Two Towers
Original Screenplay: ToddHaynes Far From Heaven
Adapted Screenplay: CharlieKaufman & Donald Kaufman Adaptation
Foreign Language Film: YTu Mama Tambien
Cinematography: Ed Lachman FarFrom Heaven
Original Score: ElmerBernstein Far From Heaven
Visual Effects: Jim Rygiel TheLord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Art Direction: Far FromHeaven
Costume Design: Sandy PowellFar From Heaven
Editing: D Michael Horton& Jabez Olssen The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Sound: Ethan Van der Ryn& Mike Hopkins The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Documentary: Bowling ForColumbine
Animated Film: SpiritedAway
Breakthrough Performance:Maggie Gyllenhaal Secretary
BreakthroughFilmmaker: Mark Romanek One Hour Photo