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Performance by an 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)

Performance by an 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)

Performance by an 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 FAT FROM HEAVEN (Focus Features)
Rene Zellweger in CHICAGO (Miramax)

Performance by an 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)

Best animated feature film of the year
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

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

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 Almodvar

Best documentary feature
BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (United Artists and Alliance Atlantis)
A Salter Street Films/VIF 2/Dog Eat Dog Films Production
Michael Moore and Michael Donovan
DAUGHTER FROM DANANG (Balcony Releasing in association with Cowboy Pictures)
An Interfaze Educational Production
Gail Dolgin and Vincente Franco
PRISONER OF PARADISE (Alliance Atlantis)
A Mdia Vrit/Caf Production
Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender
A Blitz/Welch Production
Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch
WINGED MIGRATION (Sony Pictures Classics)
A Galate Films/France 2 Cinma/France 3 Cinma/Les Productions de la Guville/Bac Films/Pandora Film/Les Productions JMH/Wanda Vision/Eyescreen Production
Jacques Perrin

Best documentary short subject
An Alice Elliott Production
Alice Elliott
A Tell the Truth Pictures Production
Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston
A Wolf Films/Shape Pictures/Universal/Mopo Entertainment Production
Bill Guttentag and Robert David Port
A Public Policy Production
Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel

Achievement in film editing
CHICAGO (Miramax) Martin Walsh
GANGS OF NEW YORK (Miramax) Thelma Schoonmaker
THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax) Peter Boyle
THE PIANIST (Focus Features) Herv de Luze

Best foreign language film of the year
EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMARO An Alameda Films/BluFilms/Foprocine/Gob. del Estado de Veracruz-Llave Production
A Beijing New Picture Film Company/Elite Group Enterprises Production
People's Republic of China
A Sputnik Oy/Pandora Film/Pyramide Prods. Production
An MTM Medien & Television Mnchen Production
A Filmprodukties de Luwte Production
The Netherlands

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

Achievement in music written for 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

Achievement in music written for 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

Best motion picture of the year
CHICAGO (Miramax)
A Producer Circle Co., Zadan/Meron Production
Martin Richards, Producer
An Alberto Grimaldi Production
Alberto Grimaldi and Harvey Weinstein, Producers
THE HOURS (Paramount and Miramax)
A Scott Rudin/Robert Fox Production
Scott Rudin and Robert Fox, Producers
A New Line Cinema and Wingnut Films Production
Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson, Producers
THE PIANIST (Focus Features)
An R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runtime LTD. Production
Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde, Producers

Best animated short film
A Platige Image Production
Tomek Baginski
A Sony Pictures Imageworks Production
Eric Armstrong
A Filmakademie Baden-Wrttemberg GmbH Production
Chris Stenner and Heidi Wittlinger
MIKE'S NEW CAR (Buena Vista)
A Pixar Animation Studios Production
Pete Docter and Roger Gould
A Yamamura Animation Production
Koji Yamamura

Best live action short film
An Another Dimension of an Idea Production
Dirk Belin and Anja Daelemans
A La Bote Production
Philippe Orreindy and Thomas Gaudin
An Australian Film TV & Radio School (AFTRS) Production
Steven Pasvolsky and Joe Weatherstone
A Red Corner Production
Lexi Alexander and Alexander Buono
An M&M Productions for Novellefilm Production
Martin Strange-Hansen and Mie Andreasen

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

Achievement in 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

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

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 Almodvar
Y TU MAM TAMBIN (IFC Films) Written by Carlos Cuaró and Alfonso Cuaró

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#2 Posted on
Pretty much as expected. My only major objections are Richard Gere's absence for Chicago (especially when Renee "Plucked Chicken" Zellwegger got nominated) and the frankly appalling fact that Peter Jackson was snubbed in the Best Director category.

"Here's the thing: I don't give a tupenny f*ck about your moral conundrum, you meatheaded shit-sack. That's pretty much the thing." Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting, Gangs Of New York. You'd be surprised at how many statements this can be used as a response to.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.25

The nomination for Diane Lane rules. Hahahaha to all the E! commentators who said she wouldn't be nominated because she wasn't in an "Oscar-level" movie. Adrian Lyne is a fine director. Oh man, I need to watch "Foxes" again.

I haven't seen "Man Without a Past" but it's by Aki Kaurismaki so obviously it is awesome.

Todd Haynes can bite me and um what exactly makes "Far From Heaven" an Original Screenplay nominee? "Hey, I know, I'll rewrite 'All That Heaven Allows' with a black dude, what a smashing idea!" AHHHHH he is the worst.


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
My take:

Salma Hayek got her nomination for lots of nudity and a strong lesbian scene. Other than that it was the worst performance by an actress I have seen in years. It would have been nice if she learned how to walk with a limp.

The lack of About Schmidt in the Best Picture leads me to believe that Nicholson will get the nod for Best Actor and Gangs will win Best Picture. Renee Zellweger will win Best Actress. Gangs and Chicago will also pick up a lot of lesser wins. Best Supporting Actress is hard to figure with 3 strong candidates in Kathy Bates, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, but it should come down to either Bates or Zeta-Jones. Best Supporting Actor will go to Paul Newman. Best Documentary will go to Bowling for Columbine unless one of the other nominees is about World War 2 (that's the way it goes.) The rest of the show will be a fight between Chicago and Gangs to see who can grab the most Oscars. Scorsese wins Best Director.

My final take:

Gangs - 5 Oscars
Chicago - 4 Oscars

Edit: To explain my Hayek bitterness, I walked out of the theater with a bitter feeling after Frida. On one hand, I was very interested in her artwork; which was shown throughout the movie. An exhibition of her artwork would be interesting and I might be interested in purchasing one of her paintings. On the other hand, the lack of a limp just killed any sympathy I may have had for her character. To miss such a simple and small, yet important point is inexcusable.

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#5 Posted on
Not much love for LOTR.

Andy Serkis should've been nominated.

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Judging from today's nominations I guess giant $100 million dollar epic movies just kind of direct themselves to Best Picture nominations. Oh well, if PJ had to get bumped I'm glad it was for Pedro.

Oh, and if Spirited Away does not win for Best Animated Film, I am going to hunt down the AMPAS members one by one and rain vengeance and wrath upon them.

So what are the odds on Julianne Moore pulling the Daily Double this year?

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

Two Towers here I think really suffered from Jan Brady syndrome. I assume it will get the big hardware next year.

I really wanted Sam Rockwell to get nominated for the Chuck Barris movie.

Can Miyazaki beat Disney? God, I hope so.

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I would have put Rockwell in there, too. There's a part about midway through the movie, when he's in Germany, when he makes some bizarre transformation from a guy doing a great job playing Chuck Barris to fading into him on some whole other level. He deserved at least a nomination.

How is Gangs of New York up for best original screenplay if it was taken (on at least some level) from the book Scorcese read in one day? And was Adaptation really an adaptation and not just about an adaptation? I think they got those two backwards.

I'd be shocked if they actually gave Polanski the best director award. Would he have to do a satellite link acceptance? I bet Daldry ends up getting it, somehow.

Road To Perdition should get Best Cinematography, there was some really great stuff in there. Star Wars got robbed for the effects Oscar last time, but I thought the effects weren't as good in Episode II, whereas except for one really cruddy shot, the effects got much better in Two Towers from the first Rings movie (the cave troll thing was goofy looking) and Spider-man wasn't quite as good as either Clones or Two Towers, effects-wise.

Gangs should win for costume design for those kick-ass giant stilt pants things that Bill wears on the docks.

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Nothing really suprising in the lead acting categories. I don't think anyone was still expecting an nod for Adam Sandler or Eminem, but it would've made a great story if there was. Robin Williams was *robbed* in "One Hour Photo", a movie that would've been completely unwatchable without his performance.

Personally, I was expecting to see Maggie Gyllenhaal get a nomination for "Secretary", even if no one else on the planet was.

"Adaptation" *was* an adaptation of "The Orchard Thief", and every one of the Meryl Streep/Chris Cooper sequences came right out of the book. (Well, except the last few, of course.)

I would've liked to have seen a nomination for Andy Serkis as well, but I can understand why they didn't want to open up that can of worms, especially considering, as great as the voice acting was, most of that (admittedly) incredible performance came from the facial expressions. The people who really deserve that award will get it when they pick up Best Visual Effects. (A few of the sequences in "Spiderman" looked fake, and "Star Wars", while having truly awe-inspiring effects, still can't compare to the incredibly subtlety of Gollum.)

As far as the film itself goes, I agree, barring a 3 1/2 hour epic about World War II, "The Return of the King" already has next year's Best Picture (and probably Best Director) all wrapped up.

Man, all you have to do is make an animated movie and you get an Oscar nom, huh? I mean, I guess "Ice Age" wasn't *bad*, persay...

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
I think Chicago is pretty much a lock for Best Picture.

Director is between Marshell and Scorsese, and probably since GONY got a Best Picture nom, Scorsese will get his long overdue honour. Good to see Almovodar get nominated, but I would've rather voted for Spike Jonze or Peter Jackson over the cradle-robber.

Best Actor is between Jack and Day-Lewis. Richard Gere got jobbed by his own studio, who promoted him as a lead when he was really a supporting actor.

Best Actress is probably going to Julianne Moore, since voters are going to want to give her something out of her two nominations.

Best Supporting Actor will probably be Chris Cooper, though Newman could get in there. Surprised to see Dennis Quaid get snubbed.

Best Supporting Actress is the toughest category of them all. I'd probably lean towards Streep, but Zeta-Jones was just so good.

Best Adapted Screenplay will be, no surprise, Adaptation

Best Original Screenplay may well go to Almodovar, since with the directing nomination, it seems like the Academy is taking a shine to him. If not him, then Nia Vardalos.

Speaking of Almodovar, how the hell did Talk to Her NOT get nominated for Best Foreign Film??

Best Animated Film SHOULD be Spirited Away. What actually will win is anyone's guess.

U2 have Best Song pretty much in the bag. Should be fun to see their performance.

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I too was surprised to see no nomination for Richard Gere (not that I was wanting one...but there was just soooooo much buzz). The acting race is between Day-Lewis and Nicholson with Nicholson getting the sentimentality vote. Supporting Actor will go to Cooper, he has won every single pre oscar award and from what I hear there are a lot of people in Hollywood who want to see him awarded out of a sign of respect. I think in a different year Newman would get the sentimentality vote. I would love to see John C. Reilly win for Chicago, but he is an actor that Hollywood is just now really starting to warm up to and he will get many chances to win down the road. Actress is all about Moore and Kidman. Tough call to make, Moore won't win two oscars, but I think she will take home one award. So...I think it depends more on who hollywood wants to honor more: Kidman as lead or Zeta-Jones as Supporting Actress, because supporting actress is between Zeta-Jones and Moore (although my personal favorite performance was Kathy Bates). Director is a toss up between Rob Marshall and Scorsese. I think Scorsese is the sentimental choice, but damn was Chicago such a busy (in a good way) film that Hollywood may want to honor the man who orchestrated it all.

Best picture will be Chicago, it's got the buzz. Not enough people in Hollywood actually like The Hours, but it looks and smells like an Oscar worthy its in the race. And Gangs only really shot is for director or lead actor and a few of design awards.

Was anyone really expecting Andy Serkis to get a nomination? Yes I know that all the physicality of the character came from Serkis himself, but at the end of the day it really is just a voice-over. And besides, Hollywood is not about to give out an award for something that frightens them: flesh and blood actors being replaced with cgi.

So Eminem gets a nomination for best song, does that mean we will see him perform at the Kodak Theater on March 23rd?

Another thought, no one I know likes Renee Zellwegger. Yet, this is her second straight year as a lead actress contender. Huh.

Oh, and THANK GOD that voters weren't fooled by the big steaming pile of crap that was "My Big Fat Greek Wedding!" was deserving of a best picture nomination (I can handle the screenplay nom...)

One last prediction, Spirited Away will lose to the dark horse Lilo and Stitch. Its all politics, last year Disney lost out on the animation award so this year they get the consolation prize.

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
I believe that this is actually Renee's third consecutive nomination (Nurse Betty and Bridget Jones).

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36

    Originally posted by Big Bad[quotemid.

    Speaking of Almodovar, how the hell did Talk to Her NOT get nominated for Best Foreign Film??

Simple, Spain didn't submit it as their official selection.

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#14 Posted on
I was really hoping for a nomination for Dennis Quaid in "The Rookie", but I guess no one remembers it from last spring. Alas.

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Renee Zelwegger wasn't up for an Oscar for "Nurse Betty". A Golden Globe, but not an Oscar... (What about "Jerry Maguire"? Did she get anything for that?)

Oh, and Martin Scorcese will win Best Director. It's not even a contest. Do you know why? Because he's never won it. He won't only be getting the award for "Gangs of New York", but retroactively for "Raging Bull" and "Taxi Driver".

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36
Nope, her only noms have been for Bridget Jones and now for Chciago...

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#17 Posted on
"Can Miyazaki beat Disney? God, I hope so."

Considering Buena Vista distributed this movie, a Disney owned company, even if one of their two movies don't win (Lilo and Stitch and Treasure Planet) they'd still "win" if Spirited Away gets the nod. As long as Spirit and Ice Age don't win I'll be a happy Mouseketeer.

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No love for the fanboys. Besides Two Towers get the motion picture nod, they got hosed. While they did the visual and sound nominations, no nods to the actors or for costume. Which means Daniel Day Lewis hat is more of an achievement than the Urki-hai? Spidey gets 2 noms, didn't get it for best song either, Episdoe II and Minority get 1, Harry Potter, Nemesis and Signs strike out. I am baffled on why Signs didn't at least get something. I am sensing a level of hate from the Academy coming towards M. Night.

Speaking of Academy hating anyone want to put odds on Bowling for Columbine not winning the oscar, I say its 1 to 1, because the movie was really good and people saw it. Remember succesful documentaries never win, because art kids have to suffer for their art while Jim Carry gets $20 million a picture.

All in all, this looked like such a chick line-up for oscars, Two Towers nod was to keep the fanboys at bay while the chick films rolled in. Its going to be a Scourse night which is fine, but it should have done when Raging Bull or Godfellas was out. I am just shocked Insomina and One Hour Photo got nothing, these were quality films and probably the best acting Robin Williams and Pacino did. The Academy has to stop allowing limited releases films to squeeze in. The small films get all the hype due to how hard they are to find, but if they were put out in the first week, they would tank and they would never ever be considered. I think its a cheap way to do it plus I know a ton of people who go see About Schmidt and other hard to find movies, I have not might one person who has seen the Hours or Chicago, has anyone actually seen these films??

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#19 Posted on

Ick. I think I've seen and enjoyed a grand total of 6 movies that were nominated in ANY category this year. Guess I won't be interested at all this year.

For what it's worth: Two Towers got robbed, but I can only hope that they're waiting until next year to "give the awards to the whole series".

I'm guessing Ice Age will take "Best Animated" picture, because given the choices, it really sticks out as a film the Academy would latch onto (good enough and popular enough that they will recieve no backlash).

I'd like to have seen a "suprise" nomination, or something. But down the line it's "Drama, Drama, Drama, Musical Drama, Drama". Note to The Academy: Dramas Aren't the Only Good Movie. Thank you.

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Perhaps the reason limited release films are nominated often yet not seen by many is because the taste of most filmgoers sucks big honking ass? The Oscars are (ostensibly) to recognize quality, not what movie people wanted to see the most. The fact that most people would rather go see "Kangaroo Jack" than "The Pianist" does not make DF a better film. It just makes me sad for the movie going public.

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