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Gay films, filmmakers go home empty-handed at Oscars

Gay films, filmmakers go home empty-handed at Oscars

With shutouts for Billy Elliot and Before Night Falls, plus a loss in the Documentary category for Deborah Hoffmann and Frances Reids Long Nights Journey Into Day, gay films and filmmakers were mostly ignored at the 73rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday, with the occasionally homoerotic Gladiator, the butch-femme warrior women of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the docudrama Trafficwhich included a gay hired killer among its many characterstaking home most of the prizes. Rock legend Bob Dylan scored his first Oscar for his song Things Have Changed, from the gay-inclusive Wonder Boys. A complete list of winners follows:

Best Picture:GladiatorBest Director: Steven Soderbergh, TrafficBest Actress: Julia Roberts, Erin BrockovichBest Actor: Russell Crowe, GladiatorBest Supporting Actress:Marcia Gay Harden, PollockBest Supporting Actor: Benicio Del Toro, TrafficBest Adapted Screenplay: Stephen Gaghan, TrafficBest Original Screenplay: Cameron Crowe, Almost FamousBest Foreign-Language Film:Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Taiwan) Best Art Direction: Tim Yip, Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonBest Cinematography: Peter Pau, Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonBest Costume Design: Janty Yates, GladiatorBest Documentary Feature:Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the KindertransportBest Documentary Short Subject:Big MamaBest Editing: Stephen Mirrione, TrafficBest Makeup: Rick Baker and Gail Ryan, Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole ChristmasBest Original Score: Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonBest Original Song: Things Have Changed, Bob Dylan, Wonder BoysBest Animated Short:Father and DaughterBest Live-Action Short:Quiero Ser (I Want to Be...)Best Sound:GladiatorBest Sound Editing:U-571Best Visual Effects:Gladiator

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