2004/03 Oscar Season
76th Academy Awards

best actor in a leading role

👑 Sean Penn – Mystic River (Globes, Critics, SAG, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Globes, Critics, SAG, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Ben Kingsley – House of Sand and Fog (Globes, Critics, SAG, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Jude Law – Cold Mountain (Globes, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Bill Murray – Lost in Translation (Globes, Critics, SAG, BAFTA, Spirit, Oscars)

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Russell Crowe – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Globes, Critics)

Peter Dinklage — The Station Agent (SAG, Spirit)

Jack Black – School of Rock (Globes)

Tom Cruise – The Last Samurai (Globes)

Paul Giamatti – American Splendor (Spirit)

Jack Nicholson – Something's Gotta Give (Globes)

Lee Pace – Soldier's Girl (Spirit)

Sean Penn — 21 Grams (BAFTA)

Billy Bob Thornton – Bad Santa (Globes)

Benicio del Toro – 21 Grams (BAFTA)

best actress in a leading role

👑 Charlize Theron – Monster (Globes, Critics, SAG, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Keisha Castle-Hughes – Whale Rider (Oscars)

⭐︎ Diane Keaton – Something's Gotta Give (Globes, Critics, SAG, Oscars)

⭐︎ Samantha Morton – In America (Critics, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Naomi Watts — 21 Grams (Critics, SAG, BAFTA, Oscars)

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Scarlett Johansson – Girl with a Pearl Earring (Globes, BAFTA)

Scarlett Johansson – Lost in Translation (Globes, BAFTA)

Nicole Kidman – Cold Mountain (Globes, Critics)

Uma Thurman – Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Globes, BAFTA)

Evan Rachel Wood – Thirteen (Globes, SAG)

Cate Blanchett – Veronica Guerin (Globes)

Agnes Bruckner – Blue Car (Spirit)

Patricia Clarkson – The Station Agent (SAG)

Jennifer Connelly – House of Sand and Fog (Critics)

Jamie Lee Curtis – Freaky Friday (Globes)

Zooey Deschanel – All the Real Girls (Spirit)

Diane Lane – Under the Tuscan Sun (Globes)

Helen Mirren – Calendar Girls (Globes)

Elisabeth Moss – Virgin (Spirit)

Anne Reid – The Mother (BAFTA)

best actor in a supporting role

👑 Tim Robbins – Mystic River (Globes, Critics, SAG, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Alec Baldwin – The Cooler (Globes, Critics, SAG, Oscars)

⭐︎ Djimon Hounsou – In America (Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Benicio del Toro – 21 Grams (Critics, SAG, Oscars)

⭐︎ Ken Watanabe – The Last Samurai (Globes, Critics, SAG, Oscars)

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Paul Bettany – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Critics, BAFTA)

Albert Finney – Big Fish (Globes, BAFTA)

Peter Sarsgaard – Shattered Glass (Globes, Spirit)

Chris Cooper — Seabiscuit (SAG)

Judah Friedlander – American Splendor (Spirit)

Troy Garity – Soldier's Girl (Spirit)

William H. Macy – Seabiscuit (Globes)

Ian McKellen – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (BAFTA)

Bill Nighy – Love Actually (BAFTA)

Alessandro Nivola – Laurel Canyon (Spirit)

best actress in a supporting role

👑 Renée Zellweger – Cold Mountain (Globes, Critics, SAG, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Shohreh Aghdashloo – House of Sand and Fog (Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Patricia Clarkson – Pieces of April (Globes, Critics, SAG, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Marcia Gay Harden — Mystic River (Critics, Oscars)

⭐︎ Holly Hunter – Thirteen (Globes, Critics, SAG, BAFTA, Oscars)

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Maria Bello – The Cooler (Globes, SAG)

Sarah Bolger – In America (Spirit)

Keisha Castle-Hughes — Whale Rider (SAG)

Hope Davis – American Splendor (Globes)

Hope Davis – The Secret Lives of Dentists (Spirit)

Scarlett Johannson — Lost in Translation (Critics)

Laura Linney – Mystic River (BAFTA)

Frances McDormand – Laurel Canyon (Spirit)

Judy Parfitt – Girl with a Pearl Earring (BAFTA)

Emma Thompson — Love Actually (BAFTA)

best picture

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Globes, Critics, PGA, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Lost in Translation (Globes, Critics, BAFTA, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Globes, Critics, PGA, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Mystic River (Globes, Critics, PGA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Seabiscuit (Globes, Critics, PGA, Oscars)

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Cold Mountain (Globes, Critics, PGA, BAFTA)

Big Fish (Globes, Critics, BAFTA)

Finding Nemo (Globes, Critics)

In America (Critics, Spirit)

The Last Samurai (Critics, PGA)

American Splendor (Spirit)

Bend It Like Beckham (Globes)

Love Actually (Globes)

Raising Victor Vargas (Spirit)

Shattered Glass (Spirit)

best director

👑 Peter Jackson – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Globes, Critics, DGA, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Fernando Meirelles – City of God (Oscars)

⭐︎ Sofia Coppola – Lost in Translation (Globes, Critics, DGA, BAFTA, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Clint Eastwood – Mystic River (Globes, Critics, DGA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Peter Weir – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Globes, DGA, BAFTA, Oscars)

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Tim Burton — Big Fish (Critics, BAFTA)

Anthony Minghella – Cold Mountain (Globes, BAFTA)

Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini – American Splendor (Spirit)

Gary Ross — Seabiscuit (DGA)

Jim Sheridan — In America (Critics, Spirit)

Peter Sollett – Raising Victor Vargas (Spirit)

Gus Van Sant – Elephant (Spirit)

best original song

👑 "Into the West" – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Globes, Oscars)

⭐︎ "Belleville Rendez-vous" — The Triplets of Belleville (Oscars)

⭐︎ "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" — A Mighty Wind (Oscars)

⭐︎ "Scarlet Tide" — Cold Mountain (Oscars)

⭐︎ "You Will Be My Ain True Love” – Cold Mountain (Globes, Oscars)

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"The Heart of Every Girl" – Mona Lisa Smile (Globes, Critics)

"Man of the Hour" – Big Fish (Globes, Critics)

"Time Enough For Tears" – In America (Globes, Critics)

"A Mighty Wind" – A Mighty Wind (Critics)

"School of Rock" – School of Rock (Critics)

best original score

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Globes, Critics, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Big Fish (Globes, Critics, Oscars)

⭐︎ Cold Mountain (Globes, Critics, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Finding Nemo (Oscars)
⭐︎ House of Sand and Fog (Oscars)

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Girl with a Pearl Earring (Globes, BAFTA)

Kill Bill: Vol 1 (BAFTA)

The Last Samurai (Globes, Critics)

Lost in Translation (BAFTA)

Mystic River (Critics)

best film editing

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (BAFTA, ACE Eddie2, Oscars)

⭐︎ City of God (Oscars)

⭐︎ Cold Mountain (BAFTA, ACE Eddie2, Oscars)

⭐︎ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (ACE Eddie2, Oscars)

⭐︎ Seabiscuit (ACE Eddie2, Oscars)

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Lost in Translation (BAFTA, ACE Eddie1)

21 Grams (BAFTA)

Bend It Like Beckham (ACE Eddie1)

Finding Nemo (ACE Eddie1)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (BAFTA)

Mystic River (ACE Eddie2)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (ACE Eddie1)

School of Rock (ACE Eddie1)

 

American Cinema Editors Awards rewards Comedy or Musical1 and Dramatic2 Features

best cinematography

👑 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (BAFTA, ASC, Oscars)

⭐︎ City of God (Oscars)

⭐︎ Cold Mountain (BAFTA, ASC, Oscars)

⭐︎ Girl with a Pearl Earring (BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Seabiscuit (ASC, Oscars)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (BAFTA, ASC)

Elephant (Spirit)

In America (Spirit)

The Last Samurai (ASC)

Lost in Translation (BAFTA)

Northfork (Spirit)

Quattro Noza (Spirit)

Shattered Glass (Spirit)

best production design

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (ADG2, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Girl with a Pearl Earring (ADG2, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ The Last Samurai (ADG2, Oscars)

⭐︎ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Seabiscuit (ADG2, Oscars)

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Big Fish (BAFTA)

Cold Mountain (BAFTA)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (ADG1)

Lost in Translation (ADG1)

Mystic River (ADG1)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (ADG2)

Something’s Gotta Give (ADG1)

Under the Tuscan Sun (ADG1)

Art Directors Guild Awards rewards Contemporary1, Period/Fantasy2

best visual effects

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (VES, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (VES, BAFTA, Oscars)

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Big Fish (BAFTA)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (BAFTA)

The Matrix Revolutions (VES)

 

*Visual Effects Society Awards category here is Outstanding Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Motion Picture

best documentary feature

👑 The Fog of War (Critics, DGA, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ Balseros (Oscars)

⭐︎ Capturing the Friedmans (Critics, DGA, Oscars)

⭐︎ My Architect (DGA, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ The Weather Underground (DGA, Oscars)

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Ghosts of the Abyss (Critics)

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Spirit)

Ônibus 174 (DGA)

OT: Our Town (Spirit)

Power Trip (Spirit)

best animated feature

👑 Finding Nemo (Critics, Annie, Oscars)

⭐︎ Brother Bear (Critics, Annie, Oscars)

⭐︎ The Triplets of Belleville (Critics, Annie, Oscars)

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Annie)

Millennium Actress (Annie)

best sound

“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” - Editing

“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” - Mixing

👑 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (CAS, MPSE, BAFTA, Oscars1, Oscars2)

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (CAS, BAFTA, Oscars2)

⭐︎ Finding Nemo (Oscars1)

⭐︎ The Last Samurai (CAS, MPSE, Oscars2)

⭐︎ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (CAS, MPSE, BAFTA, Oscars1, Oscars2)

⭐︎ Seabiscuit (CAS, MPSE, Oscars2)

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (MPSE, BAFTA)

Cold Mountain (BAFTA)

The Italian Job (MPSE)

The Matrix Reloaded (MPSE)

Open Range (MPSE)

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (MPSE)

Cinema Audio Society rewards “sound mixing”

Motion Picture Sound Editors rewards “sound editing”

BAFTA rewards “sound”

Oscar rewards “sound editing1” and “sound mixing2”

best costume design

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (BAFTA, CDG2, Oscars)

⭐︎ Girl with a Pearl Earring (BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ The Last Samurai (CDG2, Oscars)

⭐︎ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Seabiscuit (CDG2, Oscars)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (BAFTA, CDG2)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (CDG1)

Cold Mountain (BAFTA)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (CDG1)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (CDG1)

A Mighty Wind (CDG1)

 

Costume Designers Guild Awards rewards Contemporary1, Period2 & Fantasy3 Design

best makeup + HAIrstyling

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Oscars)

⭐︎ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (BAFTA, Oscars)

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Big Fish (BAFTA)

Cold Mountain (BAFTA)

Girl with a Pearl Earring (BAFTA)

best international film

👑 The Barbarian Invasions, Canada (Globes, Critics, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Evil, Sweden (Oscars)

⭐︎ The Twilight Samurai, Japan (Oscars)

⭐︎ Twin Sisters, Netherlands (Oscars)

⭐︎ Želary, Czech Republic (Oscars)

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City of God, Brazil (Critics, Spirit)

Good Bye, Lenin!, Germany (Globes, Critics)

The Triplets of Belleville, France (BAFTA, Spirit)

In This World, United Kingdom (BAFTA)

Lilya 4-Ever, Denmark (Spirit)

The Magdalene Sisters, UK/Ireland (Spirit)

Monsieur Ibrahim, France (Globes)

Osama, Afghanistan (Globes)

The Return, Russia (Globes)

Spirited Away, Japan (BAFTA)

Swimming Pool, France (Critics)

To Be and to Have, France (BAFTA)

Whale Rider, New Zealand (Spirit)

best adapted screenplay

👑 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (WGA, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ American Splendor (WGA, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ City of God (Oscars)

⭐︎ Mystic River (Globes, Critics, WGA, BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Seabiscuit (Critics, WGA, Oscars)

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Cold Mountain (Globes, WGA, BAFTA)

Girl with a Pearl Earring (BAFTA)

Big Fish (Critics, BAFTA)

Shattered Glass (Spirit)

best original screenplay

👑 Lost in Translation (Globes, Critics, WGA, BAFTA, Spirit, Oscars)

⭐︎ The Barbarian Invasions (BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Dirty Pretty Things (WGA, Oscars)

⭐︎ Finding Nemo (BAFTA, Oscars)

⭐︎ In America (Globes, Critics, WGA, Oscars)

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The Station Agent (WGA, BAFTA)

21 Grams (BAFTA)

Bend It Like Beckham (WGA)

Love Actually (Globes)

A Mighty Wind (Spirit)

Pieces of April (Spirit)