Web critics love Mulholland Drive

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 04 2002 12:00 AM ET

David Lynch's dreamlike (and lesbian-inclusive) thriller Mulholland Drive was the big winner with the Online Film Critics Society, winning six of the group's 17 awards, including a tie with Memento for best film. The movie was also honored for Lynch's direction, Naomi Watts's lead performance (she was named best actress and also best breakthrough performance), original screenplay (in a tie with The Others), and original score. Also honored by the group were actors Billy Bob Thornton (best actor, The Man Who Wasn't There), Jennifer Connolly (best supporting actress, A Beautiful Mind), Steve Buscemi (best supporting actor, Ghost World), and the cast of Gosford Park (best ensemble). Other winners include France's Amelie (foreign language film), Shrek (animated feature), Startup.com (documentary), Moulin Rouge (overall DVD), and cinematographer Roger Deakins (The Man Who Wasn't There).