- December 2, 2002: Deadline for receipt of official screen
credit forms to qualify feature films for award consideration.
- December 31, 2002: Awards year ends at midnight.
- January 10, 2003: Nominations ballots mailed.
- January 29, 2003: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PST.
- February 11, 2003: All nominations announced at 5:30 a.m.
PST, Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
- February 25, 2003: Final ballots mailed.
- March 1, 2003: Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation,
6 p.m. PST, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
- March 10, 2003: Nominees Luncheon, Beverly Hilton Hotel.
March 18, 2003: Final polls close 5 p.m. PST.
- March 23, 2003: 75th Annual Academy Awards Presentation
from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland televised
live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5:30 p.m.
(PST), with a half-hour arrivals program preceding the presentation
Nominations for the 75th Annual Academy Awards were unveiled
on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences President Frank Pierson and Oscar® winner Marisa
Pierson and Tomei announced ten of the 24 categories at a 5:30
a.m. news conference attended by over 400 international media.
Nominations in all categories were distributed simultaneously
to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official
Academy Awards Web site - www.oscar.com.
In 1993, Tomei received an Oscar for "My Cousin Vinny"
at the 65th Academy Awards Presentation. She received her second
Oscar nomination last year for her "In the Bedroom"
Academy members selected the nominees in their respective branches,
with the exception of the Animated Feature and Foreign Language
Film categories, where nominations were selected by vote of
screening committees. All members select the Best Picture nominees.
The secret ballots were mailed to 5,816 members in early January
and were returned directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international
accounting firm, for tabulation.
Official screenings of all pictures with a nomination began
Feb. 14th for members at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Screenings in special categories also were held in London, New
York and San Francisco.
The Academy's entire active and life membership is eligible
to select the winners in all categories, although in five of
them - the two short film, the two documentary and the foreign
language film categories - members can vote only after attesting
they have seen all of the nominated films in those categories.