Fourth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


     

X2: X-Men United

The time has come for those who are different to stand united.

 

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Written by: Zak Penn, David Hayter, and Brian Singer

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Alan Cumming, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Kelly Hu, Bruce Davison

Primary Genres:
Science Fiction/Fantasy; Action/Adventure

2003 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  15
  • Awards:  1

Ratings

  • Viewers: 67% of raters (3rd place)
  • Average Rating: 7.88 (13th place)
  • Weighted Rank: 525 (4th place)

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While the X-Men are seeking a teleporting mutant who has attempted to assassinate the President, the students at Professor Xavier's (Patrick Stewart) school suddenly find themselves under military attack.

The X-Men have always been popular among Cosmo voters, perhaps because so many of the voters are gay and can relate to the motif of outsiders who are feared and shunned - a theme that openly-gay director Bryan Singer successfully emphasized in the second installment of the franchise. So its not surprising that X2: X-Men United fared well, particularly in the technical awards...but it is surprising that it picked up an astonishing 15 nominations, the second-most nominated film of 2003. Enough nominations, in fact, to give Bryan Singer a Best Director nod even though he was completely overlooked by the other major film awards.

Ian McKellen has always been much-admired among Cosmo voters, and his portrayal of Magneto earned him a double nomination for Supporting Actor (along with his third Supporting Actor nod for Gandalf) as well as a nomination for Best Villain. Hugh Jackman's Wolverine is a fan favorite, so it's not surprising that he was honored with nominations for Favorite Male Heroic Character and Actor's Character You Would Most Like to be Intimate With. But the most inspired Intimate Actress nomination is for Rebecca Romijn-Stamos' portrayal of Mystique, since her character can morph into the form of anyone, male or female.

But as popular as X2 proved to be during the nominations, it could not withstand the Return of the King juggernaut, and ended up going home with only a single award.

 

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