Broadcast Film Critics honor ''Chicago.'' The musical picks up three awards, including Best Picture

By Gary Susman
January 21, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

In what looked like a dress rehearsal for the Golden Globes a couple days later, the Broadcast Film Critics Association gave top honors Friday night to ”Chicago.” The film won three prizes at the Critics’ Choice ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel, just as it would two nights later at the Globes show at the Beverly Hilton. Others who won prizes both nights included ”About Schmidt”’s Jack Nicholson (who tied for his BFCA Best Actor award with ”Gangs of New York”’s Daniel Day-Lewis) and ”Adaptation”’s Chris Cooper, for Best Supporting Actor.

The BFCA, now in its eighth year, has successfully picked the ultimate Best Picture Oscar winner each of the last three years. Its Critics’ Choice ceremony, where awards are determined by the group’s 168 members, was broadcast Saturday on E! The full list of winners is below.


Daniel Day-Lewis, ”Gangs of New York,” and Jack Nicholson, ”About Schmidt”

Julianne Moore, ”Far From Heaven”

Supporting Actor
Chris Cooper, ”Adaptation”

Supporting Actress
Catherine Zeta-Jones, ”Chicago”

Acting Ensemble

Young Actor/Actress
Kieran Culkin, ”Igby Goes Down”

Digital Acting Performance
Gollum, ”The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

Steven Spielberg, ”Catch Me If You Can” and ”Minority Report”

Charlie Kaufman, ”Adaptation” and ”Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”

John Williams, ”Catch Me If You Can,” ”Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” and ”Minority Report”

”Lose Yourself,” ”8 Mile”

Animated Feature
”Spirited Away”

Family Film (Live Action)
”Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

”Bowling for Columbine”

Foreign-Language Film
”Y Tu Mamá También”

TV Movie
”Door to Door” (TNT)