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2002 National Society of Film Critics Awards

37th NSFC Awards

January 4, 2003

Best Film:
The Pianist

The 37th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 4 January 2003, honored the best in film for 2002.[1][2][3]



Roman Polanski, Best Director winner
Adrien Brody, Best Actor winner
Diane Lane, Best Actress winner
Christopher Walken, Best Supporting Actor winner
Patricia Clarkson, Best Supporting Actress winner

Best PictureEdit

1. The Pianist
2. Y Tu Mamá También
3. Talk to Her (Hable con ella)

Best DirectorEdit

1. Roman PolanskiThe Pianist
2. Pedro AlmodóvarTalk to Her (Hable con ella)
3. Alfonso CuarónY Tu Mamá También

Best ActorEdit

1. Adrien BrodyThe Pianist
2. Michael CaineThe Quiet American
3. Aurélien RecoingTime Out (L'emploi du temps)

Best ActressEdit

1. Diane LaneUnfaithful
2. Maggie GyllenhaalSecretary
2. Isabelle HuppertThe Piano Teacher (La pianiste)

Best Supporting ActorEdit

1. Christopher WalkenCatch Me If You Can
2. Chris CooperAdaptation.
3. Alan ArkinThirteen Conversations About One Thing

Best Supporting ActressEdit

1. Patricia ClarksonFar from Heaven
2. Fiona ShawThe Triumph of Love
3. Kathy BatesAbout Schmidt

Best ScreenplayEdit

1. Ronald HarwoodThe Pianist
2. Alexander Payne and Jim TaylorAbout Schmidt
3. Carlos Cuarón and Alfonso CuarónY Tu Mamá También

Best CinematographyEdit

1. Edward LachmanFar from Heaven
2. Pawel EdelmanThe Pianist
3. Robert ElswitPunch-Drunk Love

Best Foreign Language FilmEdit

1. Y Tu Mamá También
2. Talk to Her (Hable con ella)
3. Time Out (L'emploi du temps)

Best Non-Fiction FilmEdit

1. Standing in the Shadows of Motown
2. The Cockettes
3. Domestic Violence [1]
3. The Kid Stays in the Picture

Film Heritage AwardEdit

Special CitationEdit

  • UCLA's film and television archives


  1. ^ Taylor, Charles (7 January 2003). "National critics pick "The Pianist"". Salon. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ Wilmington, Michael (6 January 2003). "`Pianist' sweeps National Film Critics awards". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ King, Susan (5 January 2003). "Critics Name Polanski's 'The Pianist' Best Picture". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 January 2018.

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