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76th Annual Academy Awards - 2004

Broadcast live by ABC TV on Sunday February 29, 2004, 5:00 pm (PST)
with a half-hour arrival segment preceding the presentation ceremony
from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Los Angeles.
Hosted by Billy Crystal

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

Actor in a Leading Role
  Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
(Buena Vista)
Ben Kingsley in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group)
Jude Law in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)

Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)


Sean Penn in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)


Actor in a Supporting Role
Alec Baldwin in "The Cooler" (Lions Gate)
  Benicio Del Toro in "21 Grams" (Focus Features)
Djimon Hounsou in "In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)


Tim Robbins in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
Ken Watanabe in "The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.)

Actress in a Leading Role
Keisha Castle-Hughes in "Whale Rider" (NewMarket Films)
Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give" (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Samantha Morton in "In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)


Charlize Theron in "Monster" (Newmarket Films)
Naomi Watts in "21 Grams" (Focus Features)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Shohreh Aghdashloo in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group)
Patricia Clarkson in "Pieces of April" (MGM)
Marcia Gay Harden in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
Holly Hunter in "Thirteen" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)


Renée Zellweger in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)

Animated Feature Film

"Brother Bear" (Buena Vista)


"Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista)
"The Triplets of Belleville" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Art Direction

"Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Lions Gate)
Art Direction: Ben Van Os; Set Decoration: Cecile Heideman
"The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.)
Art Direction: Lilly Kilvert; Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line)
Art Direction: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox)
Art Direction: William Sandell ; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
"Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass)
Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall ; Set Decoration: Leslie Pope


"City of God" (Miramax) Cesar Charlone
"Cold Mountain" (Miramax) John Seale
"Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Lions Gate) Eduardo Serra


"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Russell Boyd
"Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) John Schwartzman

Costume Design

"Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Lions Gate) Dien van Straalen
"The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.) Ngila Dickson


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Wendy Stites
"Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Judianna Makovsky


"City of God" (Miramax) Fernando Meirelles


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Peter Jackson
"Lost in Translation" (Focus Features) Sofia Coppola
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Peter Weir
"Mystic River" (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood

Documentary - Feature

"Balseros" (Seventh Art Releasing)
A Bausan Films S.L. Production, Carlos Bosch and Josep Maria Domenech
"Capturing the Friedmans" (Magnolia Pictures)
A Hit The Ground Running Production, Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling


"The Fog of War" (Sony Pictures Classics)
A Globe Department Store Production , Errol Morris and Michael Williams
"My Architect" (New Yorker)
A Louis Kahn Project, Inc. Production, Nathaniel Kahn and Susan R. Behr
"The Weather Underground" (Shadow Distribution)
A Free History Project Production, Sam Green and Bill Siegel

Documentary - Short Subject
A Constant Communication & Make-do Production, Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker


"Chernobyl Heart"
A Downtown TV Documentaries Production, Maryann DeLeo
"Ferry Tales"
A Penelope Pictures Production, Katja Esson

Film Editing
"City of God" (Miramax) Daniel Rezende

"Cold Mountain" (Miramax) Walter Murch
  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Jamie Selkirk
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Lee Smith
"Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) William Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film


"The Barbarian Invasions"
A Cinémaginaire Inc. Production, Canada
A Moviola Film & Television Production, Sweden
"The Twilight Samurai"
A Shochiku/Nippon Television Network/Sumitomo/Hakuhodo/Nippon Shuppan Hanbai/Eisei Gekijo Production, Japan
"Twin Sisters"
An IdtV Film Production, The Netherlands
A Total HelpArt T.H.A./Barrandov Studio Production, Czech Republic



"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line)
Richard Taylor and Peter King
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Edouard Henriques III and Yolanda Toussieng

"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista)
Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

Music - Original Score
"Big Fish" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Danny Elfman
"Cold Mountain" (Miramax) Gabriel Yared
"Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista) Thomas Newman
"House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group) James Horner


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Howard Shore

Music - Original Song


"Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line)
Music and Lyric by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore and Annie Lennox
"A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from "A Mighty Wind" (Warner Bros.)
Music and Lyric by Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole
"Scarlet Tide" from "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)
Music and Lyric by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello
"Belleville Rendez-vous" from "The Triplets of Belleville" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Music by Benoit Charest
Lyric by Sylvain Chomet
"You Will Be My Ain True Love" from "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)
Music and Lyric by Sting

Motion Picture


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line)
A Wingnut Films Production
Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, Producers
"Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)
An American Zoetrope/Elemental Films Production
Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola, Producers
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox)
A 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures and Miramax Films Production
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Peter Weir and Duncan Henderson, Producers
"Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
A Warner Bros. Pictures Production
Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt and Clint Eastwood, Producers
"Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass)
A Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment Production
Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Gary Ross, Producers

Short Film - Animated
A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Bud Luckey

"Destino" (Buena Vista)
A Walt Disney Pictures Production, Dominique Monfery and Roy Edward Disney
"Gone Nutty" (20th Century Fox)
A Blue Sky Studios Production, Carlos Saldanha and John C. Donkin


"Harvie Krumpet"
A Melodrama Pictures Production, Adam Elliot
An Acme Filmworks Production, Chris Hinton

Short Film - Live Action
"Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket)"
A Hamburger Filmwerkstatt Production, Florian Baxmeyer
"Most (The Bridge)"
An Eastwind Films Production, Bobby Garabedian and William Zabka
A Tetramedia Production, Lionel Bailliu
"(A) Torzija [(A) Torsion]"
A Studio Arkadena Production, Stefan Arsenijevic


"Two Soldiers"
A Shoe Clerk Picture Company Production, Aaron Schneider and Andrew J. Sacks

Sound Editing
"Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista) Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers


"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Richard King
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista) Christopher Boyes and George Watters II

Sound Mixing
"The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Jeff Wexler


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill and Arthur Rochester
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl " (Buena Vista) Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David Campbell and Lee Orloff

"Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Tod A. Maitland

Visual Effects


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke

"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Dan Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness and Robert Stromberg
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista) John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Terry Frazee

Screenplay - Adapted
"American Splendor" (HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features) Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman
"City of God" (Miramax) Screenplay by Braulio Mantovani


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
"Mystic River" (Warner Bros.) Screenplay by Brian Helgeland
"Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Written for the Screen by Gary Ross

Screenplay - Original
"The Barbarian Invasions" (Miramax) Written by Denys Arcand

"Dirty Pretty Things" (Miramax and BBC Films) Written by Steven Knight
"Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista) Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson
and David Reynolds Original Story by Andrew Stanton
"In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox) Written by Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan
  "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features) Written by Sofia Coppola
Honorary Award
  Filmmaker Blake Edwards was selected to receive an Honorary Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It was given to Edwards to honor his "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement." The citation read: "In recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen."

"For more than 50 years, Edwards has had an extraordinary career writing, directing and producing mainly his own material," said Academy President Frank Pierson. "And that puts him in a select and very small group of outstanding film makers."

The son of a production manager and the grandson of a silent screen director, Edwards began his career in films as an actor, with "Ten Gentlemen from West Point" in 1942. He wrote his first film, "Panhandle" (which he also produced) in 1948, and debuted as a director with the television series "Four Star Playhouse" in 1952.

Edwards has been a prolific writer, director and producer and his films have run the gamut from the high drama of "Days of Wine and Roses" to the urban sophistication of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and "Victor/Victoria" to the imperishable slapstick comedy of the series of Pink Panther movies, "A Shot in the Dark," "The Party," "10" and the satirical Hollywood black comedy "S.O.B." His nearly 50 films also include such memorable titles as "The Great Race," "Operation Petticoat," "Darling Lili," "Experiment in Terror," "Wild Rovers," "Mr. Cory" and "What Did You do in the War Daddy?"

Edwards received his only Academy Award nomination in 1982 for his screenplay of "Victor/Victoria," which starred his wife, Julie Andrews.

Previous recipients of Honorary Awards over the Academy's 75-year history include Louis B. Mayer, Gene Kelly, Harold Lloyd, Greta Garbo, Jerome Robbins, Satyajit Ray and Chuck Jones. The award went last year to Peter O'Toole.
Scientific and Technical Awards


Actress Jennifer Garner presented the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at the Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.

Two Oscar® statuettes were among the 11 awards presented at the gala black tie dinner. Digidesign, a leading manufacturer of computer-based digital audio production systems, received an Oscar for the creation and development of the Pro Tools® digital audio workstation. Bill Tondreau of Kuper Controls also received an Oscar for his significant advancements with robotic camera systems, which resulted in motion control becoming an integral part of the field of visual effects.

The Gordon E. Sawyer Award, also an Oscar statuette, was presented during the ceremony to Peter D. Parks for his lifetime of technological contributions to the industry.

Portions of the Oscar presentations were taped for inclusion in the February 29 Academy Awards® broadcast. Scientific and Technical Awards are presented by the Academy for devices, methods, formulas, discoveries or inventions of special and outstanding value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures.

Nominated Films:

American Splendor
The Barbarian Invasions
Big Fish
Brother Bear
Capturing The Friedmans
Chernobyl Heart
City Of God
Cold Mountain
The Cooler
Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket)
Dirty Pretty Things
Ferry Tales
Finding Nemo
The Fog Of War
Girl With A Pearl Earring
Gone Nutty
Harvie Krumpet
House Of Sand And Fog
In America
The Last Samurai
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
Lost In Translation
Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World
A Mighty Wind
Most (The Bridge)
My Architect
Mystic River
Pieces Of April
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Something's Gotta Give
(A) Torzija ([A] Torsion)
The Triplets Of Belleville
21 Grams
The Twilight Samurai
Twin Sisters
Two Soldiers
The Weather Underground
Whale Rider


Billy Crystal has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry, finding success in front of the camera, as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer. His family owned and operated the legendary Commodore label and record store, so Crystal grew up in New York surrounded by music and musicians. His father, Jack, produced concerts by the era's great jazz performers, including the legendary Billie Holliday. It was his exposure to these great stars that helped Crystal develop a knack for stand-up comedy, incorporating his gifts for mimicry and satire, as well as his ability to create enduring characters who are funny, human, and touching.

After touring with such stars as Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka and Sha Na Na, he became a regular on the popular series Soap playing the first openly gay character on a network television series. During the 1984-85 television season, Billy met with phenomenal national success on Saturday Night Live. Along with fellow performers like Christopher Guest and Martin Short, he created many memorable characters and catch lines, including his classic imitation of Sammy Davis, Jr., Fernando ("You look mahvelous!") or Willie the Masochist, who would hurt himself and then claim, "I hate when that happens." In recent years, he has moved between successes on television and film. He created, wrote and produced the critically acclaimed HBO series Sessions and became the first comedian to perform in the then Soviet Union with his special Midnight Train to Moscow, one of four one man specials he has done for HBO. He has hosted the Grammy Awards three times and, of course the Oscars seven times.

He has starred in Running Scared, Throw Momma from the Train, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers I and II, Mr. Saturday Night, Forget Paris, Hamlet, Deconstructing Harry, Father's Day, My Giant, Analyze This, and America's Sweethearts. Crystal's film 61* for HBO films, showcased Billy as both director and executive producer. Based on the true story of the pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record by New York Yankees stars Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, the film garnered 12 Emmy nominations including nods for "Best Director" and "Best Made for Television Movie". Crystal was most recently seen in his second on-screen collaboration with Robert DeNiro in Analyze That, the sequel to their 1999 hit comedy Analyze This. Prior to that, Billy lent his voice to the character Mike Wazowski in Disney's record-breaking, blockbuster animated hit, Monsters,Inc..

A dedicated human rights advocate, he has co-hosted with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg, all eight "Comic Relief" telethons on HBO which have brought the plight of the nation's homeless to the public and raised over forty million dollars for housing and medical care for these needy people. Billy has won six Emmy Awards, six American Comedy Awards and seven Cable Ace Awards.

His professional accomplishments abound but Billy considers his greatest achievements are his 32-year marriage to Janice, and his two daughters, Jennifer and Lindsay.

This will be the eighth year that Billy has served as host of the presentation. He hosted four consecutive shows beginning in 1990, then returned following a three-year hiatus to host the 69th, 70th and 72nd telecasts. Billy has carved a niche as the viewing audiences' favorite Oscar® show host of recent years, and his performances have been consistent critical successes. He's won four Emmys for his writing and hosting of the Oscar® show, and has received six other Emmy nominations for his contributions. Billy's hosting of the Academy Awards® has earned him more Emmy nominations than any other host in history.


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