New York critics salute Mulholland Drive

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com December 14 2001 12:00 AM ET

The New York Film Critics Circle chose David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, a labyrinthine thriller with some passionate lesbian love scenes, as the best film of 2001. Robert Altman's comic whodunit Gosford Park, which includes a handful of gay characters, received three awards--for screenplay, direction, and Helen Mirren's supporting performance. Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Picture: Mulholland Drive
Best Actor: Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom
Best Supporting Actor: Steve Buscemi, Ghost World
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Mirren, Gosford Park
Best Director: Robert Altman, Gosford Park
Best Screenplay: Gosford Park, written by Julian Fellowes, from an idea by Robert Altman and Bob Balaban
Best Cinematographer: Christopher Doyle and Pin Bing Lee, In the Mood for Love
Best Foreign Film: In the Mood for Love, directed by Wong Kar-Wai
Best Nonfiction Film: The Gleaners and I (Les Glaneuses et Moi), directed by Agn├Ęs Varda
Best Animated Film: Waking Life, directed by Richard Linklater
Best First Film: In the Bedroom, directed by Todd Field