Best Picture : A Beautiful Mind - Ron Howard directs this engaging drama about a brilliant man who is suffering from Schizophrenia. Excellent work from Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany really hep sell the film.
Biggest Box Office : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Christopher Columbus was able to bring J.K. Rowling's delightful first Harry Potter novel to life with a vibrancy and genuine love for the source material. They creative team were able to hit the tone of whimsy and magic perfectly. The adult cast plays into their parts well and the kids...well, they are trying and by movie three many of them will get there. It is funny to go back to this film because, as perfect as it is in managing the tone, feel and look from the books, boy those special effects do not hold up. It looks like a BBC original movie by today's standards, but the film is so magical and imbued with such kindness that it is really hard not to fall for. Last thing of note, John Williams provides an incredible score here. If fact, you are probably hearing it in your head just now.