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Oscar Nominees for 2003

Some real surprises this year:

BEST PICTURE
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
LOST IN TRANSLATION
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
MYSTIC RIVER
SEABISCUIT

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Johnny Depp - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
Ben Kingsley - HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
Jude Law - COLD MOUNTAIN
Bill Murray - LOST IN TRANSLATION
Sean Penn - MYSTIC RIVER

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alec Baldwin - THE COOLER
Benicio Del Toro - 21 GRAMS
Djimon Hounsou - IN AMERICA
Tim Robbins - MYSTIC RIVER
Ken Watanabe - THE LAST SAMURAI

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Keisha Castle-Hughes - WHALE RIDER
Diane Keaton - SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE
Samantha Morton - IN AMERICA
Charlize Theron - MONSTER
Naomi Watts - 21 GRAMS

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Shohreh Aghdashloo - HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
Patricia Clarkson - PIECES OF APRIL
Marcia Gay Harden - MYSTIC RIVER
Holly Hunter - THIRTEEN
Renée Zellweger - COLD MOUNTAIN

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BROTHER BEAR
FINDING NEMO
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

ART DIRECTION
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
THE LAST SAMURAI
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
SEABISCUIT

CINEMATOGRAPHY
CITY OF GOD
COLD MOUNTAIN
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
SEABISCUIT

COSTUME DESIGN
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
THE LAST SAMURAI
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
SEABISCUIT

DIRECTING
CITY OF GOD
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
LOST IN TRANSLATION
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
MYSTIC RIVER

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BALSEROS
CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS
THE FOG OF WAR
MY ARCHITECT
THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
ASYLUM
CHERNOBYL HEART
FERRY TALES

FILM EDITING
CITY OF GOD
COLD MOUNTAIN
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
SEABISCUIT

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS
EVIL
THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI
TWIN SISTERS
ŽELARY

MAKEUP
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

MUSIC (SCORE)
BIG FISH
COLD MOUNTAIN
FINDING NEMO
HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

MUSIC (SONG)
"Into the West" - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
"A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" - A MIGHTY WIND
"Scarlet Tide" - COLD MOUNTAIN
"The Triplets of Belleville" - THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
"You Will Be My Ain True Love" - COLD MOUNTAIN

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
BOUNDIN'
DESTINO
GONE NUTTY
HARVIE KRUMPET
NIBBLES

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
DIE ROTE JACKE (The Red Jacket)
MOST (The Bridge)
SQUASH
(A) TORZIJA ([A] Torsion)
TWO SOLDIERS

SOUND
THE LAST SAMURAI
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
SEABISCUIT

SOUND EDITING
FINDING NEMO
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

VISUAL EFFECTS
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
AMERICAN SPLENDOR
CITY OF GOD
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MYSTIC RIVER
SEABISCUIT

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS
FINDING NEMO
IN AMERICA
LOST IN TRANSLATION

Cold Mountain was shut out of Best Picture. Wow. I'm shocked.
Old 01-27-04, 08:46 AM
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Immediate suprises:

- Cold Mountain getting virtually shut out of the big nominations.

- ALL of the surprise acting nominations (Djimon Hounsou, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Samantha Morton, and Holly Hunter were barely mentioned while everyone talked about Nicole and Russell and even Cruise).

- I was a little surprise to see Depp getting nominated. I love the guy, but after all the great performances he has been overlooked in, I was just used to seeing him get snubbed...and wouldn't have picked this as his performance to be finally "discovered" by the Academy.
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I was shocked at the three big nominations for City of God. I think they are well deserved, but I don't recall any one mentioning this as having a chance for any nominations. I didn't even realise it was eligible.

Was also glad that American Splendar got nominated for adapted screenplay.

Man... these people really love nominating Holly Hunter.
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"A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" - A MIGHTY WIND
Wow! Pleasant Surprise.
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Re: Oscar Nominees for 2003

I was shocked by these noms:

BEST PICTURE
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
- Suddenly Miramax's Oscar shoe-in has become this picture. Wow. Good film, but I bet Harvey's screaming at everyone in the Miramax offices right now.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alec Baldwin - THE COOLER
Djimon Hounsou - IN AMERICA

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Keisha Castle-Hughes - WHALE RIDER
Samantha Morton - IN AMERICA

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Marcia Gay Harden - MYSTIC RIVER
Holly Hunter - THIRTEEN

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BROTHER BEAR - Was this really that good? I never heard any good buzz around it.

CINEMATOGRAPHY
LOTR: ROTK was shut out of this? Oh well, I guess they had to give Cold Mountain something in place of a Best Picture nom.


DIRECTING
CITY OF GOD - Didn't see that coming either.

MAKEUP + VISUAL EFFECTS
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
- Just find it funny that every picture in this category has a sub-title.


MUSIC (SONG)
"A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" - A MIGHTY WIND
- Should be fun to watch at the awards.



WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
AMERICAN SPLENDOR
CITY OF GOD
- Again, didn't see these two coming. American Splendor earned it.

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS
-Two foreign films on the list this year.
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For those counting...

Return of the King = 11
Master and Commander = 10
Seabiscuit = 7
Cold Mountain = 6
Mystic River = 6
Pirates of the Caribbean = 5
City of God = 4
The Last Samurai = 4
Lost in Translation = 4
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Would LOVE to see Patricia Clarkson win for "Pieces of April" !!
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Nothing for Matrix?

I know lots of people were disappointed, but come on.
Special effects at least deserve a nomination.
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LOTR.......go go go
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Originally posted by josuff247
Nothing for Matrix?

I know lots of people were disappointed, but come on.
Special effects at least deserve a nomination.
This has already been discussed. The films didn't even qualify for nomination.
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Originally posted by TREX1993
I was a little surprise to see Depp getting nominated. I love the guy, but after all the great performances he has been overlooked in, I was just used to seeing him get snubbed...and wouldn't have picked this as his performance to be finally "discovered" by the Academy.
Perhaps the Academy is making up for all his excellent performances they ignored.
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I was hoping to see Sean Astin nominated for something. Oh well.

Also, Alec Baldwin?? Yuck.
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A few comments about the nominations!

Looking at the list of nominations, here's what I think.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has the most nominations--and is now the leading contender to win both Best Picture and Best Director. The reason is simple: AMPAS members want to award this movie both Oscars as a culmulative award for the work on all three Lord of the Rings movies.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World surprised me with so many nominations (I enjoyed that movie). Strange that Russell Crowe didn't get a Best Actor nomination, though.

I'm not surprised that Mystic River got many nominations. Tim Robbins is a leading contender for Best Supporting Actor Oscar, and Sean Penn is a leading contender for Best Actor Oscar.

Lost in Translation doesn't surprise me with so many nominations--this is the type of "little" movie AMPAS voters like. I think Sofia Coppola will the Best Original Screenplay Oscar, and Bill Murray will be in a tight race with Sean Penn for Best Actor Oscar.

The backlash against Harvey Weinstein continues: Cold Mountain missed out on many nominations. However, Renée Zellwegger is almost a mortal lock to win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. (This is mostly because her performance was by far the best part of the movie.)

Finding Nemo will likely win Best Animated Feature; I was pleasantly surprised that it got a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination.

Right now, Charlize Theron is by far the leading contender for Best Actress Oscar for her amazing role in Monster, though AMPAS voters might have some sympathies for Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give.
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Originally posted by Toad
I was hoping to see Sean Astin nominated for something. Oh well.

Also, Alec Baldwin?? Yuck.
Yeah, switch out Alec Baldwin for Sean Astin in that category and I would be much happier.
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Originally posted by Toad
Also, Alec Baldwin?? Yuck.
Have you seen The Cooler?
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First of all.... Master and Commander.......???????? i mean it was good but not great.


What is the problem with Harvey anyways?
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I am pleasantly surprised by many of the nominations, and I was only disappointed that Paul Giamatti didn't get nominated for American Splendor. Otherwise it should be an interesting awards show come February.
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I was happy LOTR got the nom for best picture and best director.
-Dissapointed Sean Astin got no nom...
-Dissapointed Scarlett Johannson got no nom, she definitely deserved it.
-Dissapointed Russell Crowe got no nom for Master and Commander, he was great in that movie.
-Happy Cold Mountain got basically shut out of the big categories...it was such Oscar ham-type stuff...like one of those movies that sets out to win Oscars and is overacted. I felt the same way about the Hours and didn't think Nicole Kidman deserved it for that...she more deserved it for "To Die For".
- Really happy Bill Murray got the nomination for Best Actor.

Will be really happy if LOTR wins everything in its categories and if Bill Murray wins best actor and Lost in translation wins best original screenplay.
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One thing that I always wonder about is the selection process for Best Short Film/Animated Shorts. Are their nominations garnered from Festivals, or do they play on TV? Do they have a special selection comitte?
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It is kind of amazing to me that I've actually seen all of the best picture nominees this year ... usually there are two or three that I've never heard of or only play in NY and LA until deemed to have suitable name recognition for the "flyover country."
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Yeah, with the exception of LOTR, all these movies opened before December, didn't they?
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Originally posted by raven56706
What is the problem with Harvey anyways?
It's been argued that every year Miramax puts out a film that's Oscar-bait, something that will win awards. Cold Mountain was this year's bet for them. It was a shoe-in for a nom, but oops!
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This morning also convinced me (I was sitting on the fence): Time to pick up Whale Rider on DVD!

And I agree: In the category that (in many years past) the ingenue of the year is recognized, I was surprised to see Scarlett Johannson get overlook for Best Supporting Actress, especially considering the momentum from Lost in Translation.
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I was surprised by Boudin' for animated short film. I assume that isn't going to come out until November when it will be attached before The Incredibles.
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Originally posted by Crocker Jarmen
I was shocked at the three big nominations for City of God. I think they are well deserved, but I don't recall any one mentioning this as having a chance for any nominations. I didn't even realise it was eligible.

Was also glad that American Splendar got nominated for adapted screenplay.

Man... these people really love nominating Holly Hunter.
Yeah the City of God thing suprised me too. So did the Holly Hunter nod, but I just finished watching "thirteen" like 5 minutes ago and thought her performance was really good.

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