Main Entries for 2002

This page provides links to all of our entries in all categories for 2002.

Happy Holidays

Dec 24, 2002 – Season’s Greetings from Digital Hit. (more)

Two Towers crosses $100 million in 5 days

Dec 24, 2002 – Hobbits take in $62 million over the weekend. (more)

Friends Xmas present

Dec 21, 2002NBC unwraps another season. (more)

Chicago leads Golden Globe nods

Dec 19, 2002 – Eight Golden Globe nominations for adapted musical. (more)

Does Russell need a toaster?

Dec 16, 2002 – Crowe gets engaged to Danielle Spencer. (more)

Seventeen films vie for Animated Oscar® nomination

Dec 11, 2002 – Up to five of the flicks can be nominated. (more)

Academy to screen The Apartment

Dec 10, 2002 – Screening part of anniversary celebration (more)

Academy dedicates Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study

Dec 06, 2002 – New center part of AMPAS’s film research and preservation mandate. (more)

Academy’s Diamond Anniversary Screening Series to feature Ben-Hur

Dec 06, 2002 – Film is part of Academy’s birthday celebrations. (more)

People’s Choice nominees announced

Dec 04, 2002 – Top vote-getters announced for January kudocast. (more)

One weekend, two winners

Dec 03, 2002 – Depending how you slice it, two films were winners. (more)

54 countries vie for Foreign Language Oscar®

Dec 02, 2002 – A record-breaking year includes an entry from Afghanistan. (more)

Cage and Presley split

Nov 27, 2002 – And you thought it would last forever. (more)

Academy’s Facets of the Diamond series to screen Gigi

Nov 25, 2002 – Screening will also feature a Bugs Bunny short. (more)

Final tally even better for Harry

Nov 20, 2002 – Chamber of Secrets third highest opening. (more)

AMA nominees announced

Nov 20, 2002 – Let’s start the ball rolling on awards season. (more)

James Coburn dead at 74

Nov 19, 2002 – Veteran actor’s career spanned over 40 years. (more)

Golden Globe Awards to honor Hackman

Nov 14, 2002 – Veteran actor to receive the 2003 Cecil B. DeMille Award. (more)

Final figures still put 8 Mile over $50 million

Nov 12, 2002 – Monday tally about $3 million less than Sunday estimates. (more)

J. Lo confirms engagement

Nov 10, 2002 – Lopez breaks the news in TV interview (more)

Martin to host Oscars®

Nov 08, 2002 – Second stint for talented comedian. (more)

Santa’s arrival a mixed bag

Nov 04, 2002 – Jolly St. Nick #1 at box office, but overall B.O. down. (more)

Two professors named Academy Scholars

Nov 02, 2002 – Will receive $25,000 towards their scholarly works. (more)

Parker and Broderick welcome child

Oct 29, 2002 – Baby boy born on Monday. (more)

Richard Harris dead at 72

Oct 26, 2002 – Irish actor had fans young and old. (more)

Sniper attacks delay Phone Booth release

Oct 17, 2002 – Fox holds back Schumacher-helmed sniper flick. (more)

Madonna gets Swept Away

Oct 13, 2002 – Film makes cinematic pocket change. (more)

Academy to screen An American in Paris

Oct 07, 2002 – 75th anniversary screening series continues. (more)

18 U.S. Film Festivals to receive $250,000 from Academy

Oct 04, 2002 – Academy programs that make festival events more accessible to the general public. (more)

Bruce Paltrow dies in Rome

Oct 03, 2002 – Director/producer in Italy to celebrate Gwyneth’s birthday (more)

Witherspoon tops the weekend

Sep 30, 2002 – The girl’s got drawing power. (more)

Emmy makes new friends

Sep 23, 2002 – Friends takes home Outstanding Comedy Series while Aniston also gets nod. (more)

Barbershop takes $21 million off the top

Sep 17, 2002 – Comedy tops weekend box office (more)

18 achievements to be considered for Scientific and Technical Awards.

Sep 12, 2002 – The wizards behind the screen gear up for the 75th Annual Academy Awards®. (more)

TIFF coverage continues

Sep 11, 2002 – If you’re wondering why the news is slow… (more)

Signs number one again…

Sep 04, 2002 – But it’s a Greek wedding that’s the big winner. (more)

Buffy the Bachelor Slayer

Sep 04, 2002 – Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. tie the knot. (more)

Pitt drains The Fountain

Aug 30, 2002 – Decision to leave may halt flick. (more)

Signs beats triple XXX

Aug 27, 2002 – Shyamalan thriller creeps back to top spot. (more)

Surprise upset on American Idol

Aug 21, 2002 – Is this an example of Fox’s bad vote gathering? (more)

Toronto Fest announces full line-up

Aug 20, 2002 – A world of films and a galaxy of stars. (more)

Toronto Festival to observe September 11th

Aug 16, 2002 – Delayed start and special screenings to be held on first anniversary of terrorist attacks. (more)

A double dose of Banderas at the Toronto fest

Aug 13, 2002 – Femme Fatale and Frida to bow at September festival. (more)

Cage and Presley tie the knot

Aug 12, 2002 – Weekend wedding for power couple in Hawaii. (more)

Jason Priestley hurt in racing accident

Aug 11, 2002 – Actor suffers fractured spine and head injuries after 180mph crash. (more)

Heston goes public with his health

Aug 09, 2002 – Wanted to make a public statement while he still could. (more)

Signs tops the weekend

Aug 06, 2002 – New records for Shyamalan and Gibson. (more)

Denzel’s directorial debut to bow at Toronto

Aug 03, 2002 – Antwone Fisher will have gala screening. (more)

Austin Powers takes #1

Jul 29, 2002 – Beats comedy opening record. (more)

Lopez files for divorce

Jul 25, 2002 – Irreconcilable differences was the lucky reason picked out of the hat. (more)

Entwistle’s death due to cocaine

Jul 25, 2002 – Drug and a bad heart made a lethal combination. (more)

Pitt and Blanchett to play in The Fountain

Jul 25, 2002 – Darren Aronofsky will direct sc-fi epic. (more)

Lowe to leave fictional White House

Jul 24, 2002 – Actor will exit The West Wing in March. (more)

Perdition tops weekend after all

Jul 23, 2002 – It always pays to wait a day. (more)

Jolie files for divorce

Jul 18, 2002 – So much for uncertainty. (more)

Six Feet Under tops Emmy noms

Jul 18, 2002 – Beats The West Wing by two nominations. (more)

Jolie confirms split

Jul 17, 2002 – Actress not sure if divorce is certain. (more)

More flicks added to Toronto fest

Jul 17, 2002 – Sophia and son to make appearance. (more)

Carrey and Shandling to voice Over the Hedge

Jul 16, 2002 – Animated project due in 2005. (more)

Tommy Lee Jones beats Tom Hanks

Jul 14, 2002 – But Road to Perdition is a close second and made more per screen. (more)

Batman battles Superman

Jul 13, 2002 – Warner Bros. ready to roll on new super-hero flick. (more)

Hamill to replace Steiger

Jul 13, 2002 – Replaces late actor in indie flick. (more)

Rod Steiger dead at 77

Jul 09, 2002 – Actor won Oscar® for In the Heat of the Night. (more)

MIB2 blasts away opponents

Jul 08, 2002 – Break July 4th record held by first Men in Black. (more)

Director John Frankenheimer dead at 72

Jul 06, 2002 – Director of The Manchurian Candidate dies of stroke. (more)

Julia Roberts’ midnight marriage

Jul 04, 2002 – Marries cameraman boyfriend in July 4th ceremony. (more)

Jennifer Aniston settles topless photo suit

Jul 02, 2002 – Details of settlement remain confidential. (more)

Oscars® changing month?

Jul 02, 2002 – Academy boards wants a February show in 2004. (more)

Ararat to open Toronto Festival

Jul 02, 2002 – Egoyan’s film just one of several annoucements made today. (more)

Rosemary Clooney dies at 74

Jun 30, 2002 – Singer/actress dies from complications of lung cancer. (more)

John Entwistle found dead in hotel

Jun 27, 2002 – Bassist dies day before The Who were to start tour. (more)

Minority gets the majority

Jun 26, 2002 – Final numbers show it beat Lilo & Stitch by a hair. (more)

Weekend estimates too close to call

Jun 24, 2002 – Who won? Minority Report or Lilo & Stitch? (more)

Bing’s boy

Jun 20, 2002DNA test answers the question. (more)

Scooby Doo! Where are you?

Jun 17, 2002 – Where? At number one. (more)

Sir Jumping Jack Flash

Jun 14, 2002 – Mick gets his knighthood. (more)

Winners announced for Student Academy Awards®

Jun 10, 2002 – Eleven film students from eight U.S. universities honored. (more)

Sum adds up again

Jun 09, 2002 – Ben Affleck flick is number one for week two. (more)

Denise Richards wants a quiet wedding

Jun 05, 2002 – Former Bond Girl doesn’t need the hoopla. (more)

Ben bumps Obi-Wan

Jun 04, 2002 – Sum of All Fears takes number one spot. (more)

Ford to dust off fedora?

Jun 01, 2002 – Is a fourth Indy flick getting closer? (more)

Yoda takes Memorial weekend

May 28, 2002 – Insomnia beats other new openers but not the little Jedi. (more)

Polanksi gets Palme d’Or

May 26, 2002 – Wins Cannes award for The Pianist (more)

30 hurt at Eminem concert

May 26, 2002 – Crushed against stage at RFK Stadium show. (more)

Clones doesn’t beat Spidey

May 21, 2002 – Opening tally also slightly lower than estimate. (more)

Schwarzenegger: The Idleness Terminator

May 19, 2002 – Actor wants money spent to keep kids off the street. (more)

Getting ready for Episode II

May 15, 2002 – Screenings start at midnight and many companies brace for the Star Wars “flu”. (more)

ABC and WB announce their fall look

May 15, 2002 – Will audiences buy what the networks are wearing? (more)

NBC announces fall season

May 13, 2002 – Few changes to a solid lineup. (more)

Spidey takes a second weekend

May 12, 2002 – Crosses the $200 million mark in record time. (more)

Spider-Man smashes records

May 05, 2002 – Hauls in over $100 million in three days. (more)

Scorpion King holds steady

Apr 29, 2002 – Number one for second week (more)

Amanda loses: Chosen by bachelor jerk

Apr 26, 2002 – Millions watch as ABC takes on new role: pimp. (more)

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes dead at 30

Apr 26, 2002TLC member killed in Honduras car crash (more)

Ally McBeal sentenced to reruns

Apr 19, 2002 – Fox cancels show after 5 years. (more)

TV or not TV: The Robert Blake Trial

Apr 19, 2002 – Should CNN and friends be spending this much time on the case? (more)

Robert Blake arrested for wife’s murder

Apr 18, 2002 – Longtime bodyguard picked up too. (more)

Robert Urich dead at 55

Apr 16, 2002 – Popular TV actor loses battle with cancer (more)

Pam and Kid Rock engaged

Apr 13, 2002 – At least she’s known him for a while. (more)

Panic not a crime

Apr 08, 2002 – Panic Room holds on to the top spot (more)

Broderick and Parker expecting first child

Apr 06, 2002HBO suspends production on Sex and the City to evaluate options. (more)

Baby boy for Hurley

Apr 04, 2002 – Multi-millionaire still disputes paternity. (more)

No panic with these numbers

Apr 02, 2002 – Panic Room has record Easter. (more)

Too many goodbyes on Wednesday

Mar 30, 2002 – After returning from our LA trek, we say goodbye to three greats. (more)

Oscar®’s over for another year

Mar 25, 2002 – Just 365 days to go until the next one… (more)

Join us for live coverage of the Academy Awards®

Mar 24, 2002 – Results and commentary starting at 8:30pm ET. (more)

A plethora of presenters

Mar 22, 2002 – More names get added to the list. (more)

Hollywood gets ready

Mar 21, 2002 – More Oscar news on our first day in LA. (more)

Even more Oscar® news

Mar 16, 2002 – Slow down, AMPAS, we need to pack for our trip… (more)

Digital Hit heads to the Oscars®

Mar 13, 2002 – Fourth year that Digital Hit has been awarded press credentials. (more)

More Oscar® news

Mar 13, 2002 – The news keeps coming as the big night gets closer. (more)

Fellow actors choose Crowe and Berry.

Mar 11, 2002SAG holds their eighth annual kudofest. (more)

Gibson attacks box office

Mar 04, 2002 – We Were Soldiers takes control of the top spot. (more)

Latest Oscar® info

Feb 27, 2002 – A flurry of info about your favorite golden guy. (more)

Chuck Jones dead at 89

Feb 23, 2002 – Creator of Bugs Bunny passes away. (more)


Feb 20, 2002 – More folks added to Oscar® appearance list. (more)

Oscar® nominees announced

Feb 12, 2002 – The hobbits lead with 13 nominations. (more)

Schwarzenegger does some box office damage.

Feb 11, 2002 – Olympic viewers stay away from cinemas. (more)

More Oscar® presenters

Feb 07, 2002 – More folks who’ll grace the stage… (more)

Getting a seat in the bleachers

Feb 04, 2002 – Oscars® add background checks to the process. (more)

Crowe and Roberts to present

Feb 01, 2002 – Stars kick off confirmed presenters. (more)

Robert Redford to receive honorary Academy Award®

Jan 25, 2002 – Actor/Sundance founder to be honored as an inspiration to independent filmmakers. (more)

Arthur Hiller to Receive Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Jan 25, 2002 – Canadian-born director to get honored at 74th Oscars®. (more)

Sidney Poitier voted honorary Academy Award®

Jan 23, 2002 – Legendary actor to get special Oscar® (more)

Academy Announces Films in Competition for Best Achievement in Makeup

Jan 22, 2002 – Next step: committee will decide nominees. (more)

Black Hawk Down takes MLK weekend

Jan 22, 2002 – Strong numbers in first week of wide release. (more)

Digital Hit Globe survey results

Jan 20, 2002 – How did you do picking the winners? (more)

A Beautiful Globe

Jan 20, 2002 – A Beautiful Mind takes home four awards. (more)

Golden Globe winners announced tonight

Jan 20, 2002 – Glitz, glamour…and fingerprints. (more)

Academy Presents Bonner Medal to Ray Feeney

Jan 16, 2002 – Feeney to be honored for his pioneering efforts to improve visual effects in the motion picture industry. (more)

Aniston in minor fender-bender.

Jan 15, 2002 – Actress declines treatment at scene. (more)

Ted Demme dies suddenly

Jan 14, 2002 – 38-yr old director dies after basketball game. (more)

People’s Choice Awards

Jan 13, 2002 – Survey winners take home the prize. (more)

They’re all lookers

Jan 11, 2002 – Academy announces eight films in competition for Visual Effects Oscar® (more)

Did you hear that?

Jan 10, 2002 – Seven films to be considered by the Academy for sound editing nods. (more)

American Music Award winners

Jan 09, 2002 – And you thought the AFI’s were boring… (more)

21 Scientific and Technical Achievements Receive Academy Awards®

Jan 07, 2002 – Academy tips their hat to the people who make the magic possible. (more)

Whoopi Goldberg to host Oscars®

Jan 07, 2002 – She’ll be the first host in new home. (more)

248 feature films eligible for 2002 Oscar® consideration

Jan 06, 2002 – Nominations ballots will be mailed Tuesday. (more)

AFI Awards

Jan 05, 2002 – Lots of awards, few acceptance speeches. (more)

44th Grammy Award nominations announced Friday

Jan 03, 2002 – Music industry gears up February kudofest. (more)

Hobbits top last weekend

Jan 01, 2002 – Lord of the Rings tops the box office. (more)