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'Chicago' Tops Broadcast Critics Awards
Film Wins Best Picture, Ensemble, Supporting Actress

POSTED: 12:40 a.m. EST January 20, 2003
UPDATED: 8:13 a.m. EST January 20, 2003

The star-studded musical "Chicago" topped the Broadcast Film Critics Critics' Choice Awards Friday night in Los Angeles, grabbing honors for Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Chicago'Even though it led the winners, "Chicago" hardly dominated any one film. The quirky comedy "Adaptation" -- which finds screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Nicholas Cage) literally becoming a part of his own screenplay -- won Best Writer honors for the real Kaufman and Best Supporting Actor for Chris Cooper.

Julianne Moore won Best Actress honors for the '50s melodrama "Far From Heaven."

The highlight of the evening -- if not the awards season -- came with the tie for the Best Actor award by Daniel Day-Lewis ("Gangs of New York") and Jack Nicholson ("About Schmidt").

That's because a hoarse Nicholson brought the award's other nominee, Robin Williams ("One Hour Photo") onstage for comic help with his acceptance speech.

"I'd like to thank the Broadcast Critics for honoring Robin," Nicholson cracked.

"Yeah, thanks for nothing," a raucous Williams comically chimed in. "I just want to thank you. It's so nice to not have nothing leaving here -- I don't have to thank anybody. You pretty much said '(expletive) you, Robin!'"

The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing 186 television, radio and online critics, including critics from this site.

Complete List Of Winners
  • Best Picture --"Chicago"
  • Best Actor -- Daniel Day-Lewis, "Gangs"; Jack Nicholson, "About Schmidt" (tie)
  • Best Actress -- Julianne Moore, "Far From Heaven"
  • Best Supporting Actress -- Catherine Zeta-Jones, "Chicago"
  • Best Supporting Actor -- Chris Cooper, "Adaptation"
  • Best Acting Ensemble -- "Chicago"
  • Best Young Actor/Actress -- Kieran Culkin, "Igby Goes Down"
  • Best Director -- Steven Spielberg, "Catch Me if You Can" and "Minority Report"
  • Best Writer -- Charlie Kaufman, "Adaptation," "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
  • Best Foreign Film -- "Y Tu Mama Tambien"
  • Best Documentary Film -- "Bowling for Columbine"
  • Best Animated Film -- "Spirited Away"
  • Best Family Film -- "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
  • Best Television Film -- "Door to Door"
  • Best Original Song -- Eminem, "Lose Yourself," -- "8 Mile"
  • Best Original Score -- John Williams, "Catch Me if You Can," "Minority Report" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
  • Prudential Freedom Award -- Denzel Washington and Antwone Fisher, "Antwone Fisher"

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