Date: 18th December 2000
Director ANG LEE's romance set in western China, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, has been named the best film of 2000 by Los Angeles film critics.
THE LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION named WONDERBOYS runner- up and handed Wonderboys star MICHAEL DOUGLAS the title BEST ACTOR for his portrayal of a college professor dealing with a new prodigy on CAMPUS.
JULIA ROBERTS grabbed the BEST ACTRESS honour for her role as environmental activist ERIN BROCKOVICH in the movie of the same name, and director STEVEN SODERBERGH was named BEST DIRECTOR for his work on both ERIN BROCKOVICH and the upcoming TRAFFIC, about the drug wars in the United States.
BEST ACTOR runner-up was JAVIER BARDEM for BEFORE NIGHT FALLS which is based on the memoirs of Cuban novelist and poet REINALDO ARENAS. LAURA LINNEY, who portrays a single woman dealing with the return home of her estranged brother in YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, was named runner-up to Roberts for the title BEST ACTRESS. (PDD/WNWR)