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2004 Oscars

Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Jan 27th 2004, 4:14 pm

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Best Picture
* LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)
* LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)
* MASTER & COMMANDER (20th Century Fox)
* MYSTIC RIVER (Warner Bros.)
* SEABISCUIT (Universal Pictures)

Achievement in Directing
* Fernando Meirelles for CITY OF GOD (Miramax)
* Peter Jackson for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)
* Peter Weir for MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* Sofia Coppola for LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)
* Clint Eastwood for MYSTIC RIVER (Warner Bros.)

Best 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 Pictures)
* Jude Law in COLD MOUNTAIN (Miramax)
* Bill Murray in LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)
* Sean Penn in MYSTIC RIVER (Warner Bros.)

Best Supporting Actor
* Alec Baldwin in THE COOLER (Lions Gate Films)
* Benicio Del Toro in 21 GRAMS (Focus Features)
* Djimon Hounsou in IN AMERICA (Fox Searchlight)
* Tim Robbins in MYSTIC RIVER (Warner Bros.)
* Ken Watanabe in LAST SAMURAI (Warner Bros.)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
* Keisha Castle-Hughes in WHALE RIDER (Newmarket Films )
* Diane Keaton in SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE (Columbia Pictures )
* Samantha Morton in IN AMERICA (Fox Searchlight)
* Charlize Theron in MONSTER (Newmarket Films )
* Naomi Watts in 21 GRAMS (Focus Features)

Best Supporting Actress
* Shohreh Aghdashloo in HOUSE OF SAND & FOG (DreamWorks Pictures)
* Patricia Clarkson in PIECES OF APRIL (United Arists)
* Marcia Gay Harden in MYSTIC RIVER (Warner Bros.)
* Holly Hunter in THIRTEEN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
* Renee Zellwegger in COLD MOUNTAIN (Miramax)

Best Original Screenplay
* THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS (Miramax) by Denys Arcand
* DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (Miramax) by Steven Knight
* FINDING NEMO (Walt Disney Pixar) by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds
* IN AMERICA (Fox Searchlight) Written by Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan and Kirsten Sheridan
* LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features) by Sofia Coppola

Best Adapted Screenplay
* AMERICAN SPLENDOR by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman
* CITY OF GOD by Braulio Mantovani
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING by Philippa Boyens, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
* MYSTIC RIVER by Brian Helgeland
* SEABISCUIT by Gary Ross

Best Foreign-Language Film
* THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS - Canada
* EVIL - Sweden
* THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI - Japan
* TWIN SISTERS - The Netherlands
* ZELARY - The Czech Republic

Best Animated Feature Film
* BROTHER BEAR - Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker
* FINDING NEMO - Andrew Stanton
* THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE - Sylvain Chomet

Achievement in Art Direction
* GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (Lions Gate Films)
* LAST SAMURAI (Warner Bros.)
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)
* MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* SEABISCUIT (Universal Pictures)

Achievement in Cinematography
* CITY OF GOD (Miramax)
* COLD MOUNTAIN (Miramax)
* GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (Lions Gate Films)
* MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* SEABISCUIT (Universal Pictures)

Achievement in Costume Design
* GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (Lions Gate Films)
* LAST SAMURAI (Warner Bros.)
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)
* MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* SEABISCUIT (Universal Pictures)

Best Documentary Feature
* BALSEROS
* CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS
* THE FOG OF WAR
* MY ARCHITECT
* THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND

Best Film Editing
* CITY OF GOD (Miramax)
* COLD MOUNTAIN (Miramax)
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)
* MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* SEABISCUIT (Universal Pictures)

Achievement in Makeup
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)
* MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (Buena Vista)

Best Original Score
* BIG FISH
* COLD MOUNTAIN (Miramax)
* FINDING NEMO (Walt Disney Pixar)
* HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)

Original Song
* "Into the West" - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
* "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" - A MIGHTY WIND
* "Scarlet Tide" - COLD MOUNTAIN
* "The Triplets of Belleville"- THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
* "You Will Be My Ain True Love" - COLD MOUNTAIN

Achievement in Sound
* LAST SAMURAI (Warner Bros.)
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)
* MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (Buena Vista)
* SEABISCUIT (Universal Pictures)

Achievement in Sound Editing
* FINDING NEMO (Walt Disney Pixar)
* MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (Buena Vista)

Best Visual Effects
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)
* MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (20th Century Fox)
* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (Buena Vista)

Best Documentary Short
* ASYLUM
* CHERNOBYL HEART
* FERRY TALES

Best Animated Short Film
* BOUNDIN'
* DESTINO
* GONE NUTTY
* HARVIE KRUMPET
* NIBBLES

Best Live-Action Short Film
* DIE ROTE JACKE (The Red Jacket)
* MOST (The Bridge)
* SQUASH
* (A) TORZIJA ([A] Torsion)
* TWO SOLDIERS
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Re: 2004 Oscars

Post by Sascha (sab) » Jan 27th 2004, 5:35 pm

candygirl wrote:Comments, opinions, rants?
Just a few guesses with quick rants...


Best Picture
* LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)

This has to go to the LORD OF THE RINGS. Sorry Sofia Coppola, any other year she would be my #1 for "Lost in Translation", but LOTR just has to get his "best movie" award. It deserves it beyond belief (IMHO).


Achievement in Directing
* Peter Jackson for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)

Again, sorry Sofia. :-)


Best Actor in a Leading Role
* Bill Murray in LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features)

Yay for Bill! :-)


Best Supporting Actor
* Ken Watanabe in LAST SAMURAI (Warner Bros.)

Last Samurai = Ed Zwick = MSCL = good. :-)


Best Actress in a Leading Role
* Diane Keaton in SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE (Columbia Pictures )

I think she doesn't have an Oscar yet, does she?


Best Supporting Actress
* Renee Zellwegger in COLD MOUNTAIN (Miramax)

There has to be an award for Cold Mountain somewhere in here...


Best Original Screenplay
* LOST IN TRANSLATION (Focus Features) by Sofia Coppola

No doubt.


Best Adapted Screenplay
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING by Philippa Boyens, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson

Yeah, I'm going full speed for LOTR here... :)


Best Animated Feature Film
* FINDING NEMO - Andrew Stanton

Not really difficult.


Achievement in Art Direction
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)


Achievement in Cinematography
* COLD MOUNTAIN (Miramax)


Achievement in Costume Design
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)


Best Film Editing
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)


Achievement in Makeup
* PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (Buena Vista)


Best Original Score
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)

The LOTR score really is an amazing piece of work.


Best Visual Effects
* THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (New Line Cinema)

And again...


So how many awards did I give to the LOTR? Eight. Okay, that's enough. ;-)

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Jan 27th 2004, 5:56 pm

Best Actress in a Leading Role
* Diane Keaton in SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE (Columbia Pictures )

I think she doesn't have an Oscar yet, does she?
She won an Oscar (and a Golden Globe) for Annie Hall in 1978. She was also nominated for Reds and Marvin's Room, but lost to Katharine Hepburn for On Golden Pond (1982) and Frances McDormand in Fargo (1997).
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Post by TomSpeed » Jan 27th 2004, 7:22 pm

I have a feeling that the Academy will continue its tradition of snubbing science fiction/fantasy/horror films. LOTR:ROK will not win any or maybe just one major award. The only movie to really buck the trend was Silence of the Lambs, which swept the awards in 1991.

I haven't seen too many of this year's movies. I really liked Seabiscuit and Mystic River. I think Mystic River might have a chance to sweep this year.

I'm looking forward to see Lost in Translation when it comes out on DVD. I've heard nothing but good things about it.
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Post by Loz_179 » Jan 27th 2004, 7:27 pm

Damn that 'Best Animated Feature' Category, Finding Nemo should be nominated for Best Picture! Although I agree LotR should win.
But no Nicole Kidman? No Cate Blanchett? I just wanted to see Nicole get one more award to rub in Tom's face...

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Post by lance » Jan 27th 2004, 8:48 pm

Being the huge LOTR fan that I am, I mostly satisfied.

I am actually going to be watching this year's show with interest. I am hoping that the Academy will give the Best Picture and Director to ROK. On that score it would have been nice to see Sean Astin and Bernard Hill nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Beyond that I am pretty happy.

I was impressed by Johnny Depps nomination, Oscar usuallly doesn't favor comedies to the same extent as dramas. I think Depps performance was brillant. Also happy for Bill Murray's nomination.

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Post by Nostradamus » Jan 28th 2004, 2:35 am

Out of that long list, I've only caught two pics, (PotC & tLS) so I can't say much. Pirates and Samurai deserve at least the nominations, maybe one or two wins.
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Post by starbug » Jan 28th 2004, 5:54 am

I'm really torn between three films I want to do well this year...
LOTR ROTK definitely should win the adaptation, makeup, art direction and special effects awards.
LOST IN TRANSLATION should get the other awards it's nominated for...

but I'm torn because they are two such different films. I suppose this was bound to happen but the thing is it makes it really hard for me to be passionate about one over the other.

The only way I think I will be happy is if the Academy gives Peter Jackson a special award for making this magical story such a fim epid.

On a side note, CITY OF GOD is another favourite of mine and I'd like to see it win some awards.


Rant Mode: What on earth is Seabiscuit doing there? If there was ever a more contrived 'let's win an oscar' film, I can't think of it. Unbearably slow in the first third of the film, failing to properly develop characters, and not finishing up with a 'where are they now' segment, this film was bitterly disappointing to me. It was fodder (the more I have thought about this the more it annoys me) and while I could watch it if I really had nothing else I could think of to watch, it definitely doesn't deserve to be on the list. All that real life footage plopped in when they had to slow themselves down a bit.... it just didn't work.

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Post by fnordboy » Jan 28th 2004, 1:51 pm

Well I have thought since the first LOTR film that they wouldnt get the big oscar until the third one is out. They deserve something, but I don't know if it should be given to them this year. There are some other brilliant movies in the Best Picture category that probably should get it. Like Mystic River or Lost in Translation. I think LOTR will either win Best Pic or Best Director, well here are my projections and comments:

Best Picture- ROTK, if not then Mystic River
Achievement in Directing - Most likely Lost in Trans. otherwise ROTK
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Bill Murray if not Sean Penn
Best Supporting Actor - If Bill Murray wins Best Actor then Tim Robbins will take this. Otherwise I don't know. I have heard great things about Benicio and ALec Baldwin in their films. I am leaning towards Baldwin believe it or not.
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Charlize Theron, if not possibly Diane Keaton or Keisha Castle-Hughes
Best Supporting Actress - Probably Renee, but I am thinking Holly Hunter might get it.
Best Original Screenplay - Sofia Coppola
Best Adapted Screenplay - Seabiscuit or City of God, would prefer the latter. It is a tough call because I think they need to give an award to each of those films but it is questionable in which category they will.
Best Foreign-Language Film - It is a crap shoot, I have not seen any of these films.
Best Animated Feature Film - Nemo, though I think Triplets of Belleville should get it.
Achievement in Art Direction - Pearl Earring or maybe Samurai. Maybe ROTK depending on how many it gets in the other categories.
Achievement in Cinematography - Cold Mountain probably.
Achievement in Costume Design - M&C or PEarl Earring (of course there is the ROTK factor as above depending on how many wins in other categories)
Best Documentary Feature - Friedmans probably.
Best Film Editing - Dont know.
Achievement in Makeup - Pirates, or ROTK
Best Original Score - Should be A Mighty Wind, but might be Belleville.

eh I will ignore the rest for now ;)

*Rant*
I think it is absolutely ridiculous that they nommed Depp for POTC, not that he wasn't good, but it is only because of earlier snubs. I hate that the Academy always does this, they try to make up for their earlier mistakes by giving the person an award for a lesser performance. By putting him in this year for a fluff movie they have left out other performers who they will eventually add in for lesser work in the upcoming years and allow this cycle to continue.

Same with LOTR, they should have based it on each film in comparison with what is out each year, but more than likely LOTR is going sweep this year (i hope not) just on the basis that it hasn't gotten what it deserves over the last few years. We will have to see.

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Post by fnordboy » Jan 28th 2004, 1:53 pm

starbug wrote:Rant Mode: What on earth is Seabiscuit doing there? If there was ever a more contrived 'let's win an oscar' film, I can't think of it.
Yeah, it is called Cold Mountain. Glad it got snubbed ;)

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