Fixing the Oscars – 2003

BLOCK 1

Best Picture (foreign-language)

(Winner!) The Triplets of Belleville a.k.a. Belleville Rendez-Vous (Les triplettes de Belleville)

– Oldboy
– The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventù)
– The Barbarian Invasions (Les invasions barbares)
– A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon)

Best Picture (English-language)

(Winner!) Finding Nemo

– Mystic River
– Capturing the Friedmans
– Lost in Translation
– Elephant
– Kill Bill: Vol. 1
– Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Best Actor

(Winner!) Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)

– Sean Penn (Mystic River)
– Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
– Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent)
– Min-Sik Choi (Oldboy)

Best Actress

(Winner!) Charlize Theron (Monster)

– Naomi Watts (21 Grams)
– Nicole Kidman (Dogville)
– Eva Green (The Dreamers)
– Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool)

Best Supporting Actor

(Winner!) Benicio del Toro (21 Grams)

– Tim Robbins (Mystic River)
– Paul Bettany (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
– Alec Baldwin (The Cooler)
– Bobby Cannavale (The Station Agent)
– Bill Nighy (Love Actually)

Best Supporting Actress

(Winner!) Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog)
(Winner!) Maria Bello (The Cooler)
(Winner!) Ludivine Sagnier (Swimming Pool)

– Christina Ricci (Monster)
– Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April)
– Alison Lohman (Matchstick Men)

Best Director

(Winner!) Peter Weir (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)

– Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
– Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
– Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World)
– Denys Arcand (The Barbarian Invasions)
– Gus Van Sant (Elephant)
– Chan-wook Park (Oldboy)

Best Cinematography

(Winner!) Eduardo Serra (Girl with a Pearl Earring)

– Baek Dong-hyeon (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring)
– Russell Boyd (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
– Robert Richardson (Kill Bill: Vol. 1)
– Harris Savides (Elephant)
– Dion Beebe (In the Cut)

Best Original Screenplay

(Winner!) Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)

– Wolfgang Becker & Bernd Lichtenberg (Good Bye Lenin!)
– Jörgen Bergmark & Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories)
– Denys Arcand (The Barbarian Invasions)
– Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson & David Reynolds (Finding Nemo)

Best Adapted Screenplay

(Winner!) Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, from the novel by Dennis Lehane)

– John August (Big Fish, from the novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace)
– Garon Tsuchiya, Jo-yun Hwang, Chun-hyeong Lim, Joon-hyung Lim & Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, from the comic book series by Nobuaki Minegishi & Garon Tsuchiya)
– Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini (American Splendor, from the comic book series by Harvey Pekar and the memoir Our Cancer Year by Pekar, Joyce Brabner & Frank Stack)
– Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, from the article by H. G. Bissinger originally published in Vanity Fair)

Best Original Music Score

(Winner!) Benoît Charest (The Triplets of Belleville a.k.a. Belleville Rendez-Vous)

– Thomas Newman (Finding Nemo)
– Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Lost Pearl)
– Danny Elfman (Big Fish)
– Andrea Morricone (Capturing the Friedmans)
– Gabriel Yared (Cold Mountain)

Best Adapted / Song / Musical Score

(Winner!) Michelle Kuznetsky & Mary Ramos (Kill Bill: Vol. 1)

– Craig Armstrong & Nick Angel (Love Actually)
– Brian Reitzell (Lost in Translation)
– Janice Ginsberg (The Dreamers)
– Jeffrey C.J. Vanston et al (A Mighty Wind)

Best Original Song

(Winner!) “Belleville Rendez-Vous”, Benoît Charest & Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville a.k.a. Belleville Rendez-Vous)

– “Here’s to Love”, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Down with Love)
– “Into the West”, Fran Walsh, Howard Shore & Annie Lennox (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
– “Scarlet Tide”, T-Bone Burnett & Elvis Costello (Cold Mountain)
– “School of Rock”, Mike White & Sammy James, Jr. (The School of Rock)
– “Sexo con amor”, Alvaro Henriquez, Gonzalo Henríquez, Boris Quercia & Camilo Salinas (Sexo con amor)

Best Sound

(Winner!) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

– The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
– Finding Nemo
– Seabiscuit
– A Tale of Two Sisters

Best Film Editing

(Winner!) Richard Hankin (Capturing the Friedmans)
(Winner!) Gus Van Sant (Elephant)
(Winner!) Sarah Flack (Lost in Translation)
(Winner!) Stephen Mirrione (21 Grams)

– Sang-Beom Kim (Oldboy)

Best Art Direction

(Winner!) Joe Bleakley & Simon Bright & Phil Ivey & Mark Robins (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
(Winner!) Bruce Crone & Mark W. Mansbridge & Marco Niro & Héctor Romero (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)

– Christina Schaffer & Ben Van Os & Cecile Heideman (Girl with a Pearl Earring)
– Roy Barnes & Jean-Michel Ducourty & Robert Fechtman & Jack Johnson & Richard L. Johnson (Big Fish)
– Maria-Teresa Barbasso & Pier Luigi Basile & Christian Niculescu & Luca Tranchino (Cold Mountain)
– Christopher Burian-Mohr & Jess Gonchor & Kim Sinclair (The Last Samurai)
– Derek R. Hill & James E. Tocci & Donald B. Woodruff (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

Best Costume Design

(Winner!) Dien van Straalen (Girl with a Pearl Earring)
(Winner!) Ngila Dickson & Richard Taylor (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
(Winner!) Wendy Stites (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)

– Meg McMillan (The Saddest Music in the World)
– Kumiko Ogawa & Catherine Marie Thomas (Kill Bill: Vol. 1)
– Ngila Dickson(The Last Samurai)
– Penny Rose (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

Best Special Effects

(Winner!) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

– Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
– Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
– A Tale of Two Sisters
– Kill Bill: Vol. 1
– X2: X-Men United

Best Short Film

(Winner!) Das Rad

– Harvie Krumpet
– Chernobyl Heart
– Second Renaissance, Part 1

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