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Lord of the Rings Makes Clean Sweep at Oscars


By Robert Alstead - Posted on 27 January 2004

Actor in a leading role

Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Buena Vista)
Ben Kingsley in House of Sand and Fog (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group)
Jude Law in Cold Mountain (Miramax)
Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (Focus Features)
Sean Penn in Mystic River (Warner Bros.)

Actor in a supporting role
Alec Baldwin in The Cooler (Lions Gate)
Benicio Del Toro in 21 Grams (Focus Features)
Djimon Hounsou in In America (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
Tim Robbins in Mystic River (Warner Bros.)
Ken Watanabe in The Last Samurai (Warner Bros.)

Actress in a leading role
Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider (NewMarket Films)
Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Samantha Morton in In America (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
Charlize Theron in Monster (Newmarket Films)
Naomi Watts in 21 Grams (Focus Features)

Actress in a supporting role
Shohreh Aghdashloo in House of Sand and Fog (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group)
Patricia Clarkson in Pieces of April (MGM)
Marcia Gay Harden in Mystic River (Warner Bros.)
Holly Hunter in Thirteen (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
Renée Zellweger in Cold Mountain (Miramax)

Animated feature film
Brother Bear (Buena Vista)
Finding Nemo (Buena Vista)
The Triplets of Belleville (Sony Pictures Classics)

Art direction
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Lions Gate), Art Direction: Ben Van Os, Set Decoration: Cecile Heideman
The Last Samurai (Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Lilly Kilvert, Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line), Art Direction: Grant Major, Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox), Art Direction: William Sandell, Set Decoration: Robert Gould
Seabiscuit (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass), Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall, Set Decoration: Leslie Pope

Cinematography
City of God (Miramax) Cesar Charlone
Cold Mountain (Miramax) John Seale
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Lions Gate) Eduardo Serra
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox) Russell Boyd
Seabiscuit (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) John Schwartzman

Costume design
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Lions Gate) Dien van Straalen
The Last Samurai (Warner Bros.) Ngila Dickson
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line) Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox) Wendy Stites
Seabiscuit (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Judianna Makovsky

Directing
City of God (Miramax) Fernando Meirelles
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line) Peter Jackson
Lost in Translation (Focus Features) Sofia Coppola
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox) Peter Weir
Mystic River (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood

Documentary feature
Balseros (Seventh Art Releasing), A Bausan Films S.L. Production, Carlos Bosch and Marcos Loris Omedes
Capturing the Friedmans (Magnolia Pictures), A Hit The Ground Running Production, Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling
The Fog of War (Sony Pictures Classics), A Globe Department Store Production, Errol Morris and Michael Williams
My Architect (New Yorker), A Louis Kahn Project, Inc. Production, Nathaniel Kahn and Susan R. Behr
The Weather Underground (Shadow Distribution), A Free History Project Production, Sam Green and Bill Siegel

Documentary short subject
Asylum, A Constant Communication & Make-do Production, Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker.
Chernobyl Heart, A Downtown TV Documentaries Production, Maryann DeLeo.
Ferry Tales, A Penelope Pictures Production, Katja Esson.

Film editing
City of God (Miramax) Daniel Rezende
Cold Mountain (Miramax) Walter Murch
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line) Jamie Selkirk
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox) Lee Smith
Seabiscuit (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) William Goldenberg

Foreign language film
The Barbarian Invasions A Cinémaginaire Inc. Production, Canada
Evil, A Moviola Film & Television Production, Sweden
The Twilight Samurai, A Shochiku/Nippon Television Network/Sumitomo/Hakuhodo/Nippon Shuppan Hanbai/Eisei Gekijo Production, Japan
Twin Sisters, An IdtV Film Production, The Netherlands
Zelary, A Total HelpArt T.H.A./Barrandov Studio Production, Czech Republic

Makeup
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line), Richard Taylor and Peter King
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox), Edouard Henriques III and Yolanda Toussieng
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Buena Vista), Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

Music (original score)
Big Fish (Sony Pictures Releasing) Danny Elfman
Cold Mountain (Miramax) Gabriel Yared
Finding Nemo (Buena Vista) Thomas Newman
House of Sand and Fog (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group) James Horner
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line) Howard Shore

Music (original song)
Into the West from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line). Music and Lyric by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore and Annie Lennox
A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow from A Mighty Wind (Warner Bros.). Music and Lyric by Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole.
Scarlet Tide from Cold Mountain (Miramax). Music and Lyric by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello.
The Triplets of Belleville from The Triplets of Belleville (Sony Pictures Classics). Music by Benoit Charest. Lyric by Sylvain Chomet.
You Will Be My Ain True Love from Cold Mountain (Miramax). Music and Lyric by Sting.

Best picture
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line). A Wingnut Films Production, Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, Producers.
Lost in Translation (Focus Features). An American Zoetrope/Elemental Films Production, Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola, Producers.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox). A 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures and Miramax Films Production, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Peter Weir and Duncan Henderson, Producers.
Mystic River (Warner Bros.). A Warner Bros. Pictures Production, Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt and Clint Eastwood, Producers.
Seabiscuit (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) A Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures Production, Nominees to be determined.

Short film (animated)
Boundin', A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Bud Luckey.
Destino (Buena Vista), A Walt Disney Pictures Production, Dominique Monfery and Roy Edward Disney
Gone Nutty (20th Century Fox), A Blue Sky Studios Production, Carlos Saldanha and John C. Donkin.
Harvie Krumpet, A Melodrama Pictures Production, Adam Elliot
Nibbles, An Acme Filmworks Production, Chris Hinton

Short film (live action)
Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket), A Hamburger Filmwerkstatt Production, Florian Baxmeyer
Most (The Bridge), An Eastwind Films Production, Bobby Garabedian and William Zabka.
Squash, A Tetramedia Production, Lionel Bailliu
(A) Torzija [(A) Torsion], A Studio Arkadena Production, Stefan Arsenijevic
Two Soldiers, A Shoe Clerk Picture Company Production, Aaron Schneider and Andrew J. Sacks

Sound editing

Finding Nemo (Buena Vista) Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox) Richard King
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Buena Vista) Christopher Boyes and George Watters II

Sound mixing
The Last Samurai (Warner Bros.) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Jeff Wexler
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line) Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox) Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill and Arthur Rochester
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Buena Vista) Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David Campbell and Lee Orloff
Seabiscuit (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Tod A. Maitland

Visual effects
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line) Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (20th Century Fox) Dan Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness and Robert Stromberg
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Buena Vista) John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Terry Frazee

Adapted Screenplay
American Splendor (HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features) Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman
City of God (Miramax) Screenplay by Braulio Mantovani
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line) Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
Mystic River (Warner Bros.) Screenplay by Brian Helgeland
Seabiscuit (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Written for the Screen by Gary Ross

Original Screenplay
The Barbarian Invasions (Miramax) Written by Denys Arcand
Dirty Pretty Things (Miramax and BBC Films) Written by Steven Knight
Finding Nemo (Buena Vista) Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds Original Story by Andrew Stanton
In America (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox) Written by Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan
Lost in Translation (Focus Features) Written by Sofia Coppola

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