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2003 Academy Awards

The 2003 Academy Awards were presented Feb. 29, 2004 at the Kodak Theatre.

Best PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh, producers
Lost in Translation, Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola, producer
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill, and Arthur Rochester, producers
Mystic River, Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt, and Clint Eastwood, producers
Seabiscuit, Gary Ross, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Jane Sindell, producers
Best Animated PictureBrother Bear (Walt Disney Pictures)
Finding Nemo (Pixar/Walt Disney)
The Triplets of Belleville (Sony Pictures)
Actor in a Leading RoleJohnny 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
Actress in a Leading RoleKeisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider
Diane Keaton, Something's Gotta Give
Samantha Morton, In America
Charlize Theron, Monster
Naomi Watts, 21 Grams
Actor in a Supporting RoleAlec Baldwin, The Cooler
Benicio Del Toro, 21 Grams
Djimon Hounsou, In America
Tim Robbins, Mystic River
Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai
Actress in a Supporting RoleShohreh Aghdashloo, House of Sand and Fog
Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April
Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River
Holly Hunter, Thirteen
Renée Zellweger, Cold Mountain
DirectingFernando Meirelles, City of God
Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
Peter Weir, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Clint Eastwood, Mystic River
Writing
Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenDenys Arcand, The Barbarian Invasions
Steven Knight, Dirty Pretty Things
Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, and David Reynolds, Finding Nemo
Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, In America
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedRobert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, American Splendor
Braulio Mantovani, City of God
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Brian Helgeland, Mystic River
Gary Ross, Seabiscuit
CinematographyCesar Charlone, City of God
John Seale, Cold Mountain
Eduardo Serra, Girl with a Pearl Earring
Russell Boyd, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
John Schwartzman, Seabiscuit
Art DirectionGirl with a Pearl Earring, Ben Van Os, art direction; Cecile Heideman, set decoration
The Last Samurai, Lilly Kilvert, art direction; Gretchen Rau, set decoration
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Grant Major, art direction; Dan Hennah and Alan Lee, set decoration
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, William Sandell, art direction; Robert Gould, set decoration
Seabiscuit, Jeannine Oppewall, art direction; Leslie Pope, set decoration
SoundAndy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, and Jeff Wexler, The Last Samurai
Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges, and Hammond Peek, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill, and Arthur Rochester, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David Campbell, and Lee Orloff, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl
Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, and Tod A. Maitland, Seabiscuit
Music
SongInto the West, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Fran Walsh, Howard Shore, and Annie Lennox
“A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow, ” A Mighty Wind, Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole
“Scarlet Tide, ” Cold Mountain, T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello
“The Triplets of Belleville, ” The Triplets of Belleville, Benoit Charest and Sylvain Chomet
“You Will Be My Ain True Love,” Cold Mountain, Sting
Original ScoreDanny Elfman, Big Fish
Gabriel Yared, Cold Mountain
Thomas Newman, Finding Nemo
James Horner, House of Sand and Fog
Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Film EditingDaniel Rezende, City of God
Walter Murch, Cold Mountain
Jamie Selkirk, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lee Smith, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
William Goldenberg, Seabiscuit
Costume DesignDien van Straalen, Girl with a Pearl Earring
Ngila Dickson, The Last Samurai
Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Wendy Stites, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Judianna Makovsky, Seabiscuit
MakeupRichard Taylor and Peter King, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Edouard Henriques III and Yolanda Toussieng, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Ve Neill and Martin Samuel, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl
Visual EffectsJim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, and Alex Funke, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Daniel Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness, and Robert Stromberg, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson, and Terry Frazee, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl
Sound EditingGary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers, Finding Nemo
Richard King, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Christopher Boyes and George Watters II, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl
Short Films
AnimationBoundin' (Bud Luckey)
Destino (Dominique Monfery and Roy Edward Disney)
Gone Nutty (Carlos Saldanha and John C. Donkin)
Harvie Krumpet (Adam Elliot)
Nibbles (Chris Hinton)
Live ActionDie Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket) (Florian Baxmeyer)
Most (The Bridge) (Bobby Garabedian and William Zabka)
Squash (Lionel Bailliu)
(A) Torzija ([A] Torsion) (Stefan Arsenijevic)
Two Soldiers (Aaron Schneider and Andrew J. Sacks)
Documentary
Short SubjectAsylum (Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker)
Chernobyl Heart (Maryann DeLeo)
Ferry Tales (Katja Esson)
FeatureBalseros (Carlos Bosch and Marcos Loris Omedes)
Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling)
The Fog of War (Errol Morris and Michael Williams)
My Architect (Nathaniel Kahn and Susan R. Behr)
The Weather Underground (Sam Green and Bill Siegel)
Foreign Language FilmThe Barbarian Invasions, Canada
Evil, Sweden
The Twilight Samurai, Japan
Twin Sisters, The Netherlands
Zelary, Czech Republic
Honorary AwardBlake Edwards

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