Sixth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards

Trivia

 

Every year, the Cosmo Awards are filled with statistical fascination. (No, really!) Some trends become easier to spot; others are broken with a surprising twist.

Here, then, are some of the "firsts" set by our winners and nominees, as well as some interesting patterns that become increasingly obvious as the years roll along...

 

 

 

Trends and Patterns

  • Best Directors tend to direct Best Films

At the Sixth Annual Awards, Ang Lee won Best Director for Brokeback Mountain, which went on to win Best Film of 2005. Only once has this trend been bucked: at the Fifth Annual Awards, Martin Scorsese won Best Director for The Aviator but the Best Film went to Million Dollar Baby.

  • Best Dramas tend to win Best Film

It happened in 2001 (Gosford Park), 2003 (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), 2004 (Million Dollar Baby), and 2005 (Brokeback Mountain). The only films to break the trends were musicals that won Best Musical. The first was the Wizard of Oz in an all-Hall of Fame year that shouldn't be looked to for trends. The only other one was a rather dramatic musical, Chicago.

  • Best Film winners are among the top nominees

The Best Film winner doesn't always have the most nominations -- the "fun" categories tend to help out action/adventure and sci-fi/fantasy films here -- but they almost invariably are in the top three for most nominations. And with 15 nominations, the second-most behind Serenity, Brokeback Mountain helped reinforce that trend.

In 2001, Gosford Park received 12 nominations, the second-most of the year (behind Moulin Rouge), but the most positive nominations (since two of Moulin Rouge's 13 nominations were in negative categories). The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the third-most nominated film, tied with Moulin Rouge for the second most positive nominations, and ended up tying with Gosford Park for Best Film. In 2002, Chicago received 16 nominations, coming in second behind The Two Towers' 21 nominations, but ended up taking home the top prize. In 2003, The Return of the King dominated with a record 26 nominations and took home Best Film among its 12 trophies.

Only once has this trend been broken: Million Dollar Baby won in 2004 with only four nominations, even though 13 other films received more nominations, but won Best Film.

 

Firsts, Bests, and Mosts

Uma Thurman almost achieved it first with Kill Bill, Volume 1, but few votes shy of scoring a Best Female Villain nomination.

  • Jennifer Lopez has the most Worst Performance nominations of any actor.

She has three: for Angel Eyes, Gigli, and Monster-in-Law. She has never won.