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Oscar-winner Denzel Washington walked away with the American Film Institute’s Best Actor’s Award Jan. 5, 2002 squelching any remaining doubts of those who thought he shouldn’t play against his traditional screen persona.

Washington took a risk playing a corrupt narcotics detective in "Training Day," a role that surprised many fans and critics, but was hailed by both as compelling. The AFI judges agreed.

Actor Jeffrey Wright won top honors as Best Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-series for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the HBO movie "Boycott."

The trilogy fantasy epic "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" took best-picture honors zapping the popular Harry Potter, and Sissy Spacek won the best-actress award as a depressed, and malicious mother in "In the Bedroom."

Here is the complete list of winners for the 2001 season broken down into awards for Movies and awards for Television:

AFI Awards - Motion Pictures

AFI Movie of the Year:
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Producers: Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders
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AFI Actor of the Year – Male – Movies:
Denzel Washington... as Alonzo Harris in TRAINING DAY

AFI Actor of the Year – Female – Movies:
Sissy Spacek... as Ruth Fowler in IN THE BEDROOM

AFI Featured Actor of the Year – Male – Movies:
Gene Hackman... as Royal Tenenbaum in THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

AFI Featured Actor of the Year – Female – Movies:
Jennifer Connelly... as Alicia Nash in A BEAUTIFUL MIND

AFI Director of the Year:
Robert Altman – GOSFORD PARK

AFI Screenwriter of the Year:
Christopher Nolan -- MEMENTO

AFI Cinematographer of the Year:
Roger Deakins – THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE

AFI Editor of the Year:
Jill Bilcock – MOULIN ROUGE

AFI Production Designer of the Year:
Grant Major – THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

AFI Digital Effects Artist of the Year:
Jim Rygiel – THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

AFI Composer of the Year:
Craig Armstrong – MOULIN ROUGE

AFI Awards - Television

AFI Drama Series of the Year:
THE SOPRANOS (HBO)

AFI Comedy Series of the Year:
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)

AFI Movie or Mini-Series of the Year:
BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)

AFI Actor of the Year – Male – TV Series:
JAMES GANDOLFINI... as Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos" (HBO)

AFI Actor of the Year – Female – TV Series:
EDIE FALCO... as Carmela Soprano in "The Sopranos" (HBO)

AFI Actor of the Year – Male – TV Movie or Mini-Series:
JEFFREY WRIGHT... as Martin Luther King, Jr. in "Boycott" (HBO)

AFI Actor of the Year – Female – TV Movie or Mini-Series:
JUDY DAVIS... as Judy Garland in "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows" (ABC)

Visit the AFI’s official site for related information: www.AFI.com/tv/afi2001.asp.

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