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75th Annual Academy Awards - 2003

Broadcast live by ABC TV on March 23, 2003, 5:30 pm (PST)
from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles
Hosted by Steve Martin

Winners are in red text. The 24 major categories are:

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)
Actor in a Supporting Role
  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)
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)
Actress in a Supporting Role
  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)
Animated Feature Film
  "Ice Age" (20th Century Fox)
  "Lilo & Stitch" (Buena Vista)
  "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" (DreamWorks)
  "Spirited Away" (Buena Vista) Hayao Miyazaki
  "Treasure Planet" (Buena Vista)
Art Direction
  "Chicago" (Miramax) Art Direction: John Myhre, Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
  "Frida" (Miramax) Art Direction: Felipe Fernandez del Paso, Set Decoration: Hania 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
  "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
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
  "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
Documentary Feature
  "Bowling for Columbine" (United Artists and Alliance Atlantis) Michael Moore and Michael Donovan
  "Daughter from Danang" (Balcony Releasing in association with Cowboy Pictures) Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco
  "Prisoner of Paradise" (Alliance Atlantis) Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender
  "Spellbound" (THINKFilm) Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch
  "Winged Migration" (Sony Pictures Classics) Jacques Perrin
Documentary Short Subject
  "The Collector of Bedford Street" An Alice Elliott Production, Alice Elliott
  "Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks" A Tell the Truth Pictures Production, Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston
  "Twin Towers" A Wolf Films/Shape Pictures/Universal/Mopo Entertainment Production, Bill Guttentag and Robert David Port
  "Why Can't We Be a Family Again?" A Public Policy Production, Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel
Film Editing
  "Chicago" (Miramax) Martin Walsh
"Gangs of New York" (Miramax) Thelma Schoonmaker
  "The Hours" (Paramount and Miramax) Peter Boyle
  "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (New Line) Michael Horton
  "The Pianist" (Focus Features) Hervé de Luze
Foreign Language Film
  "El Crimen del Padre Amaro" An Alameda Films/BluFilms/Foprocine/Gob. del Estado de Veracruz-Llave Production, Mexico
  "Hero" A Beijing New Picture Film Company/Elite Group Enterprises Production, People's Republic of China
  "The Man without a Past" A Sputnik Oy/Pandora Film/Pyramide Prods. Production, Finland
  "Nowhere in Africa" An MTM Medien & Television München Production, Directed by Caroline Link, Germany
  "Zus & Zo" A Filmprodukties de Luwte Production, The Netherlands
  "Frida" (Miramax) John Jackson and Beatrice De Alba
"The Time Machine" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros.) John M. Elliott, Jr. and Barbara Lorenz
Music in connection with Motion Pictures - 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
Music in connection with Motion Pictures - Original Song
  "Burn It Blue" from "Frida" (Miramax) Music by Elliot Goldenthal, Lyric by Julie Taymor
  "Father and Daughter" from "The Wild Thornberrys Movie" (Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies) Music and Lyric by Paul Simon
  "The Hands That Built America" from "Gangs of New York" (Miramax) Music and Lyric by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen
  "I Move On" from "Chicago" (Miramax) Music by John Kander Lyric by Fred Ebb
  "Lose Yourself" from "8 Mile" (Universal) Music by Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto, Lyric by Eminem
Motion Picture
  "Chicago" (Miramax) Martin Richards
  "Gangs of New York" (Miramax)
  "The Hours" (Paramount and Miramax)
  "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (New Line)
  "The Pianist" (Focus Features)
Short Film - Animated
  "The Cathedral" A Platige Image Production, Tomek Baginski
"The ChubbChubbs!" (Columbia) A Sony Pictures Imageworks Production, Eric Armstrong
  "Das Rad" A Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH Production, Chris Stenner and Heidi Wittlinger
  "Mike's New Car" (Buena Vista) A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Pete Docter and Roger Gould
  "Mt. Head" A Yamamura Animation Production, Koji Yamamura
Short Film - Live Action
  "Fait D'Hiver" An Another Dimension of an Idea Production, Dirk Beliën and Anja Daelemans
  "I'll Wait for the Next One… (J'Attendrai Le Suivant…)" A La Boîte Production, Philippe Orreindy and Thomas Gaudin
  "Inja (Dog)" An Australian Film TV & Radio School (AFTRS) Production, Steven Pasvolsky and Joe Weatherstone
  "Johnny Flynton" A Red Corner Production, Lexi Alexander and Alexander Buono
  "This Charming Man (Der Er En Yndig Mand)" An M&M Productions for Novellefilm Production, Martin Strange-Hansen and Mie Andreasen
  "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 Pritchet
  "Spider-Man" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Ed Novick
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
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
Screenplay based on material previously produced or published
  "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
Screenplay written directly for the screen
  "Far from Heaven" (Focus Features) Written by Todd Haynes
"Gangs of New York" (Miramax) Screenplay by Jay Cocks and Steve Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan
  "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
Honorary Award
  Peter O'Toole
Acceptance Speech: "Meryl Streep, members of the Academy, distinguished guests, viewers, ladies and gentlemen — always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot. I have my very own Oscar now to be with me till death do us part. I wish the Academy to know that I am as delighted as I am honored, and I am honored. The magic of the movies enraptured me when I was a child. As I totter into antiquity, movie magic enraptures me still. Having already bagged this baby, as it were, and so spared uncertainties prior to the opening of an envelope, I'm able to think. I think of our colleagues, our old friends now gone, who played their parts in this ceremony. I think of the sumptuous talents alive and well and with us now. I think of the astonishing young, the gifted and able young men and women who I meet practically every time I go to work, and from whom I grab energy in handfuls. I think of the United States and of the loves and friendships I've known here for more than half a century, and of how much the nation has given to me both personally, privately and professionally. And I am deeply thankful. And now, at this last, you have given me this delightful shock. You're very good. Good night and God bless you."

Nominated Films:

About A Boy
About Schmidt
Bowling For Columbine
Catch Me If You Can
The Cathedral
The Chubbchubbs!
The Collector Of Bedford Street
Das Rad
Daughter From Danang
8 Mile
El Crimen Del Padre Amaro
Fait D'hiver
Far From Heaven
Gangs Of New York
The Hours
Ice Age
I'll Wait For The Next One... (J'attendrai Le Suivant...)
Inja (Dog)
Johnny Flynton
Lilo & Stitch
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
The Man Without A Past
Mighty Times: The Legacy Of Rosa Parks
Mike's New Car
Minority Report
Mt. Head
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Nowhere In Africa
The Pianist
Prisoner Of Paradise
The Quiet American
Road To Perdition
Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron
Spirited Away
Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones
Talk To Her
This Charming Man (Der Er En Yndig Mand)
The Time Machine
Treasure Planet
Twin Towers
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Why Can't We Be A Family Again?
Winged Migration
Y Tu Mamá También
Zus & Zo


Steve Martin made his second appearance as host of the Oscar® telecast, the actor and comedian returned after a year's absence as host of the 75th Academy Awards. "I'm very pleased to be hosting the Oscars again," said Martin, "because fear and nausea always make me lose weight." Awards show producer Gil Cates knows the presentation is in good hands, no matter what Martin says. "It is wonderful to work with a host who's done it before," Cates said. "A host who's witty, clever, sharp, intelligent, quick on his feet and always on top of the unfolding action. Wait, I've forgotten something. Oh yeah, and outrageously funny." Martin has served as a presenter on six shows and introduced a Best Picture clip on the 69th telecast in 1997. He also participated in a gag film sequence for the 67th show in 1995. Martin's latest film, the Disney comedy BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE with costars Queen Latifah and Eugene Levy, was released March 7, 2003. He's just begun filming SHOPGIRL, which he adapted for the screen from his own best-selling novella. His next novel, THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY, will be published next fall by Hyperion.


Ben Affleck
Julie Andrews
Gael García Bernal
Halle Berry
Jennifer Connelly
Sean Connery
Geena Davis
Olivia de Havilland
Cameron Diaz
Kirk Douglas
Michael Douglas
Colin Farrell
Harrison Ford
Brendan Fraser
Jennifer Garner
Richard Gere
Salma Hayek
Dustin Hoffman
Kate Hudson (Sci-tech Awards)
Diane Lane
Jennifer Lopez
Matthew McConaughey
Julianne Moore
Keanu Reeves
Julia Roberts
Meg Ryan
Susan Sarandon
Meryl Streep
Barbra Streisand
John Travolta
Jack Valenti
Nia Vardalos
Denzel Washington
Renée Zellweger


Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Paul Simon
Lila Downs and Caetano Veloso

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