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Almost Famous wins

The Southeastern Film Critics Association has named Almost Famous the best movie of 2000. Two of the film's creators also received recognition: Frances McDormand was named best actress in a supporting role and Cameron Crowe was recognized for best screenplay.

The organization's selection for the year's top 10 movies is as follows:

1. Almost Famous; 2. Traffic; 3. Chicken Run; 4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; 5. You Can Count on Me; 6. Requiem for a Dream; 7. TIE: Dancer in the Dark and Wonder Boys; 9. Erin Brockovich; 10.TIE: Croupier and Gladiator

The following recognitions were also announced: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, best foreign film; Steven Soderbergh, best director for Traffic; Javier Bardem for Before Night Falls and Michael Douglas for Wonder Boys, tied for best actor; Ellen Burstyn, best actress for Requiem for a Dream; Benicio Del Toro, best supporting actor for Traffic; Frances McDormand, best supporting actress for Almost Famous; Cameron Crowe, best original screenplay for Almost Famous; and Stephen Gaghan, best adapted screenplay for Traffic.

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