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02-11-2003, 11:47 AM
I've started a new thread, as the other basically deals with discussions of last yeas Oscars and movies, so anyone new to the thread will leave if not jumping to the end. Here is this years list (actually 2002 not 2003 I guess). Let the discussion begin'

On February 11, 2003, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 75th Annual Academy Awards. And the nominees are...

Best Picture

CHICAGO (Miramax)


THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax)


THE PIANIST (Focus Features)

Achievement in Directing

CHICAGO (Miramax) Rob Marshall

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Martin Scorsese

THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax) Stephen Daldry

THE PIANIST (Focus Features) Roman Polanski

TALK TO HER (Sony Pictures Classics) Pedro Almodóvar

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Adrien Brody in THE PIANIST (Focus Features)

Nicolas Cage in ADAPTATION (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Michael Caine in THE QUIET AMERICAN (Miramax and Intermedia)

Daniel Day-Lewis in GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax)

Jack Nicholson in ABOUT SCHMIDT (New Line)

Best Supporting Actor

Chris Cooper in ADAPTATION (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Ed Harris in THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax)

Paul Newman in ROAD TO PERDITION (DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox)

John C. Reilly in CHICAGO (Miramax)

Christopher Walken in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (DreamWorks)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Salma Hayek in FRIDA (Miramax)

Nicole Kidman in THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax)

Diane Lane in UNFAITHFUL (20th Century Fox)

Julianne Moore in FAR FROM HEAVEN (Focus Features)

Renée Zellweger in CHICAGO (Miramax)

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates in ABOUT SCHMIDT (New Line)

Julianne Moore in THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax)

Queen Latifah in CHICAGO (Miramax)

Meryl Streep in ADAPTATION (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Catherine Zeta-Jones in CHICAGO (Miramax)

Best Animated Feature Film

ICE AGE (20th Century Fox) Chris Wedge

LILO & STITCH (Buena Vista) Chris Sanders

SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON (DreamWorks) Jeffrey Katzenberg

SPIRITED AWAY (Buena Vista) Hayao Miyazaki

TREASURE PLANET (Buena Vista) Ron Clements

Best Adapted Screenplay

ABOUT A BOY (Universal) Screenplay by Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz

ADAPTATION (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman

CHICAGO (Miramax) Screenplay by Bill Condon

THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax) Screenplay by David Hare

THE PIANIST (Focus Features) Screenplay by Ronald Harwood

Best Original Screenplay

FAR FROM HEAVEN (Focus Features) Written by Todd Haynes

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Screenplay by Jay Cocks and Steve Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan
Story by Jay Cocks

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (IFC/Gold Circle Films) Written by Nia Vardalos

TALK TO HER (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Pedro Almodóvar

Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN (IFC Films) Written by Carlos Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón

Best Foreign-Language Film


HERO - People's Republic of China



ZUS & ZO - The Netherlands

Achievement in Art Direction

CHICAGO (Miramax) Art Direction: John Myhre
Set Decoration: Gord Sim

FRIDA (Miramax) Art Direction: Felipe Fernandez del Paso
Set Decoration: Hannia Robledo

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Art Direction: Dante Ferretti
Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (New Line) Art Direction: Grant Major
Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee

ROAD TO PERDITION (DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox) Art Direction: Dennis Gassner
Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Achievement in Cinematography

CHICAGO (Miramax) Dion Beebe

FAR FROM HEAVEN (Focus Features) Edward Lachman

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Michael Ballhaus

THE PIANIST (Focus Features) Pawel Edelman

ROAD TO PERDITION (DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox) Conrad L. Hall

Achievement in Costume Design

CHICAGO (Miramax) Colleen Atwood

FRIDA (Miramax) Julie Weiss

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Sandy Powell

THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax) Ann Roth

THE PIANIST (Focus Features) Anna Sheppard

Best Documentary Feature

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (United Artists and Alliance Atlantis)

DAUGHTER FROM DANANG (Balcony Releasing in association with Cowboy Pictures)

PRISONER OF PARADISE (Alliance Atlantis)


WINGED MIGRATION (Sony Pictures Classics)

Documentary Short Subject

An Alice Elliott Production

A Tell the Truth Pictures Production

A Wolf Films/Shape Pictures/Universal/Mopo Entertainment Production

A Public Policy Production

Best Film Editing

CHICAGO (Miramax) Martin Walsh

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Thelma Schoonmaker

THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax) Peter Boyle


THE PIANIST (Focus Features) Hervé de Luze

Achievement in Makeup

FRIDA (Miramax) John Jackson and Beatrice De Alba

THE TIME MACHINE (DreamWorks and Warner Bros.) John M. Elliott, Jr. and Barbara Lorenz

Best Original Score

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (DreamWorks) John Williams

FAR FROM HEAVEN (Focus Features) Elmer Bernstein

FRIDA (Miramax) Elliot Goldenthal

THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax) Philip Glass

ROAD TO PERDITION (DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox) Thomas Newman

Original Song

"Burn It Blue" from FRIDA (Miramax) Music by Elliot Goldenthal, Lyrics by Julie Taymor

"Father and Daughter" from THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE (Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies) Music and Lyrics by Paul Simon

"The Hands That Built America" from GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Music and Lyrics by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen

"I Move On" from CHICAGO (Miramax) Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

"Lose Yourself" from 8 MILE (Universal) Music by Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto, Lyrics by Eminem

Best Animated Short Film

THE CATHEDRAL A Platige Image Production

THE CHUBBCHUBBS! (Columbia) A Sony Pictures Imageworks Production

DAS RAD A Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH Production

MIKE'S NEW CAR (Buena Vista) A Pixar Animation Studios Production

MT. HEAD A Yamamura Animation Production

Live-Action Short Film

FAIT D'HIVER An Another Dimension of an Idea Production


INJA (DOG) An Australian Film TV & Radio School (AFTRS) Production

JOHNNY FLYNTON A Red Corner Production

THIS CHARMING MAN (DER ER EN YNDIG MAND) An M&M Productions for Novellefilm Production

Achievement in Sound

CHICAGO (Miramax) Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella and David Lee

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Tom Fleischman, Eugene Gearty and Ivan Sharrock

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (New Line) Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek

ROAD TO PERDITION (DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox) Scott Millan, Bob Beemer and John Patrick Pritchett

SPIDER-MAN (Sony Pictures Releasing) Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Ed Novick

Achievement in Sound Editing

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (New Line) Ethan Van der Ryn and Michael Hopkins

MINORITY REPORT (20th Century Fox and DreamWorks) Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

ROAD TO PERDITION (DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox) Scott A. Hecker

Best Visual Effects

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (New Line) Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke

SPIDER-MAN (Sony Pictures Releasing) John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier

STAR WARS EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES (20th Century Fox) Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow


02-11-2003, 07:14 PM
Ugh, that just forced a phrase into my head that made me cringe...

"Oscar-nominated Eminem"

02-11-2003, 07:41 PM
If "Lose Yourself" wins... well that's it folks. No more Oscars for Adam.

Why in gods name is Catch Me if You Can only nominated twice? And for music? The intro music was great but nothing really stood out for me for the rest of the movie. AotC had better music...

If you cut Two Tower out of the best picture category and paste Catch Me if You Can I'd feel a lot better. TTT was a good movie but in now way deserving a best picture nomination..

02-12-2003, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
Ugh, that just forced a phrase into my head that made me cringe...

"Oscar-nominated Eminem"

I hope the Yellow Peanut M&M wins! :crazed:

But the Blue Plain would be a deserving winner too.

I'm honestly pulling for "Lose Yourself" to win, I like that song. I'm so glad "Hero" by Nickelback Guy was not nominated - that song is pure trash. :dead:

02-12-2003, 09:03 AM
I can not understand how two movies didn't get nominated for best picture. One is Spiderman. It was the biggest hit in the summer, drew the most money and was a darn good movie. The other is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The movie was in theatres for almost a year(10 months). I think that should say something about the movie. I saw it and thought it was pretty funny and good.

02-12-2003, 10:43 AM
I don't know that much about Oscars or Hollywood. I do know that just becasue a movie is popular or makes a lot of money it doesn't make it good. Therfor a good movie doesn't have to make a lot of money or be very popular.

I agree that it seems that Greek Wedding should have been nominated. Clearly a Titianic like run in the theaters desrves a little respect. Still, Scream was in the theaters for a long time too, plus it got released agin to theaters. I liked Scream, but didn't think it deserved an Oscar nod. Same is probally the case for Spiderman and Greek Wedding.

Catch me if you Can was an amazing movie. It probally was on the long list of possible contenders for Oscar, but as with every year someone/some movie gets snubbed. The music was amazing for Catch Me. A brilliant job by John Williams, and very much away from his "bread and Butter" (traditional classical music i.e Star Wars, Indy, JP).

I am disapointed with this years Oscar nods. It seems to me if you weren't in Chicago, The Hours, or The Pianist (heheheh) you didn't get nominated. Now I haven't sceen any of these movies, so I will not judge them. Still I hate it when the academy latches on to a couple of movies and nominates the hell out them.

The winner for best supporting actress.....the third dancer from the left in sceen 34 of Chicago!

02-12-2003, 10:47 AM
One glaring omission from Best Actor category is Matthew Lillard for his dead-on portrayal of Shaggy in the Scooby Doo movie. You know, because one should be able to assume that the "best actor" award goes to someone who is, you know, acting. Generally though, that award just goes to some stuffy "serious" actor who is just playing some rendition of themselves.

But as the Oscars are generally the time for Hollywood to show off just how much they support the artistic side of things as opposed to just churning out product (despite the fact that no big studio is very apt to actually finance the true indies), poor Matthew will have to watch from home just like the rest of us.

02-13-2003, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by icatch9
I don't know that much about Oscars or Hollywood. I do know that just becasue a movie is popular or makes a lot of money it doesn't make it good. Therfor a good movie doesn't have to make a lot of money or be very popular.

That's the thing about the Oscars. Sometimes they go for the Artistic and sometimes they go for Success. You never know who is going to win.