Were trying to get over our depression that Ghost Dog didnt get an Oscar nomination for anything. Heres what the campus crowd picked as winners.
Jennifer Landsidle, College 01
I thought Traffic was a very accurate portrayal of the drug world, and Im obsessed with Benicio Del Toro as the supporting actor.
Jesse Rubenfeld, College/Wharton 02
Hans Zimmers score for Gladiator should win. I think its got a skillful use of the human voice as an instrument. Its got a distinct theme they synchronize words in the movie with sounds. Its just very moving overall and captures the feel of the movie.
Mani Golzari, College 03
Ellen Burstyn, for Best Actress she stole every scene she was in [in Requiem for a Dream]. Her acting is very natural, not over the top like others.
Meg Sutula, Wharton 02
Traffic was really good because of the way they integrated three stories into one. The cinematography was great and the cast was incredible. I dont think they could have gotten a better lineup of people.
Ben Oren, Wharton 01
Gladiator was the best movie to see more than once. I saw it six times in one weekend.
Chris Moran, Wharton MBA 02
Gladiator had so much intensity. I liked the history in it and I thought Russell Crowe was awesome.
Elena Bojilova, College 01
Quills should have been nominated for Best Picture, and Geoffrey Rush should win for Best Actor. It offers a profound insight to the struggles of the human soul.
Paul Delnero, Fine Arts Ph.D.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was thought-provoking: I spent the whole time wondering how they could walk up the sides of the buildings.
Amy Cohen, College 03
I liked Erin Brockovich and thought it was inspiring. Julia Roberts character is really spunky. Her clothes were a little too spunky for me, though.
Zack Green, College 04
Tom Hanks is so versatile. He changed so much from the beginning of the movie [Castaway].
Lacy Barron, CGS 02
Bjork should have been nominated [as Best Actress] for Dancing in the Dark.
David Greene, College/Engineering 02
Jeff Bridges in The Contender should win. It was a really realistic movie and he seemed to portray the character very well.
Whitney Faust, College 03
Joan Allen should win for [Best Actress in] The Contender. Shes been in a lot of good movies and hasnt been recognized enough.
Originally published on March 22, 2001