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Web crix laud ‘Mulholland,’ ‘Memento’

The OFCS also tap Lynch while Watts goes for two

“Memento” and “Mulholland Drive” may have tied as the Online Film Critics Society’s top pick for best film of 2001, but “Mulholland” was the big winner of the org’s kudos, grabbing nods in six of 17 categories.

The OFCS, comprising 96 Internet film critics, announced its winners Wednesday.

In addition to pic, “Mulholland” director David Lynch was tapped top helmer, while pic’s star Naomi Watts nabbed two honors, for actress and breakthrough performance. The film also won for original score (Angelo Badalamenti) and tied with “The Others” for original screenplay.

“Memento” nabbed three nods. In addition to top pic, helmer Christopher Nolan was feted as breakthrough filmmaker and won for adapted screenplay.

In the acting arena, the org also favored “The Man Who Wasn’t There” star Billy Bob Thornton (actor) and “A Beautiful Mind’s” Jennifer Connelly (supporting actress); the supporting actor nod went to Steve Buscemi (“Ghost World”). “Gosford Park” was voted best ensemble cast.

Other winners include France’s “Amelie” (foreign-language film), “Shrek” (animated feature), “Startup.com” (docu), “Moulin Rouge” (overall DVD) and cinematographer Roger Deakins (“The Man Who Wasn’t There”).

Founded in 1997, the OFCS is an international org of film critics whose movie reviews are published exclusively or primarily online.

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