A Beautiful Mind: 2001 Best Picture

“A Beautiful Mind” won Best Picture at the 74th Academy Awards, beating “Gosford Park”, “In the Bedroom”, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “Moulin Rouge!”. It also won Best Director, or rather Ron Howard won that for his work.

In the acting categories, the Best Actor Oscar went to Denzel Washington for “Training Day”. Halle Berry won Best Actress for “Monster’s Ball”. The Best Supporting Actor was Jim Broadbent in “Iris” and Jennifer Connelly was the Best Supporting Actress in “A Beautiful Mind”.

“A Beautiful Mind” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” were the most nominated films, with an even 13 each and they each got 4 Oscars in total.

The Top 10 box office hits were: “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, “Monsters, Inc.”, “Shrek”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Pearl Harbor”, “The Mummy Returns”, “Jurassic Park III, “Planet of the Apes” and “Hannibal”

More notable titles: “Spirited Away”, “Zoolander”, “Blow”, “Monsters, Inc.”, “Spy Kids”, “Amélie”, “Donnie Darko”, “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, “Black Hawk Down” and “Jimmy Neutron – Boy Genius”.

Jeopardy! clues on “A Beautiful Mind”
WHEN THEY WERE IN COLLEGE $400: This director spent “Happy Days” studying cinema at USC long before he won an Oscar in 2002 — what “A Beautiful Mind”
RON HOWARD FILMS $800: He played math genius John Nash in “A Beautiful Mind”
NAME THE MOVIE $1000: 2001: A paranoid schizophrenic does some math; the CIA does or doesn’t get involved
PICK THE OSCAR WINNER $2000: “A Beautiful Mind”: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris

More 2001 film clues:
TURN OF THE CENTURY MOVIES $1200: A young cop works with rogue detective Denzel Washington on the narcotics beat in Los Angeles
FILM COMPOSERS $2,000 (Daily Double): In March 2002, on his 16th nomination, he finally won his first Oscar, for “Monsters, Inc.”
WILL SMITH $1000: In 2002 Will got an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of this sports icon
AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIRSTS $400: In 2002 she made movie history as the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Actress
MOB MOVIES $3,000 (Daily Double): These 2 men, Best Actor Oscar winners for 2000 & 2001, square off in “American Gangster”
FRENCH FILMS $1200: This 2001 film starring Audrey Tautou as a shy waitress working in a Paris cafe received 5 Oscar nominations
THAT MOVIE’S GENIUS $1600: Hugh Jackman is super-hacker Stanley Jobson in this 2001 film; give us the password
THE WEDDING PLANNER $800: Yes, she played “The Wedding Planner” in a 2001 film, but I don’t think I can get her to perform at your wedding
& OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE $800: Dwarves join Donkey to dance & sing “I’m A Believer” in this 2001 animated film
SHOWING YOU THE ANNE HATHAWAY $600: Anne finds out she’s Genovian royalty in this 2001 film
MOVIE SPOILERS $200: There’s a Washington, D.C. memorial to an ape general when Mark Wahlberg returns to Earth in this 2001 film
VEGAS FILMS $400: He directed the 2001 Vegas caper film “Ocean’s Eleven”
SHAKING UP SHAKESPEARE $600: A scheming couple plot to take over a burger joint in the 2001 film “Scotland, Pa.”, inspired by this tragedy
_____ AND _____ MOVIES $2000: (Hi, I’m Sean Hayes.) I was far from kittenish when I played the voice of Mr. Tinkles in this 2001 film that pitted felines against canines
COLLEGE MOVIES $600: In this 2001 film, a sorority queen proves she has what it takes to make it at Harvard Law School
ACTORS & ACTRESSES $2000: This “Training Day” co-star wrote the novels “The Hottest State” & “Ash Wednesday”
WAR MOVIES $1200: “Leave no man behind” was the tagline for this 2001 film about army choppers shot down in Somalia
WAR MOVIE LOCATIONS $1200: The 2001 film “Enemy at the Gates”
MOVIE-MOBILES $2000: This 2001 Vin Diesel street-racing film popularized Honda “Tuners”, personalized cars that are the new hot rods
SNOW BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS $1000: “Why can’t they call me the adorable snowman or the agreeable snowman… I’m a nice guy” is said in this 2001 Pixar film

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