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The 75th Academy Awards (2003) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland on Sunday, March 23, 2003,
honoring movies released in 2002.

Best Actress Nicole Kidman in a scene from "The Hours.";

Best Actress Nicole Kidman in a scene from "The Hours."

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Adrien Brody in "The Pianist"
  • Nicolas Cage in "Adaptation"
  • Michael Caine in "The Quiet American"
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in "Gangs of New York"
  • Jack Nicholson in "About Schmidt"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Chris Cooper in "Adaptation"
  • Ed Harris in "The Hours"
  • Paul Newman in "Road to Perdition"
  • John C. Reilly in "Chicago"
  • Christopher Walken in "Catch Me If You Can"

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Salma Hayek in "Frida"
  • Nicole Kidman in "The Hours"
  • Diane Lane in "Unfaithful"
  • Julianne Moore in "Far from Heaven"
  • Renée Zellweger in "Chicago"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Kathy Bates in "About Schmidt"
  • Julianne Moore in "The Hours"
  • Queen Latifah in "Chicago"
  • Meryl Streep in "Adaptation"
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones in "Chicago"

Animated Feature Film

  • "Ice Age" Chris Wedge
  • "Lilo & Stitch" Chris Sanders
  • "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • "Spirited Away" Hayao Miyazaki
  • "Treasure Planet" Ron Clements

Art Direction

  • "Chicago" Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
  • "Frida" Art Direction: Felipe Fernandez del Paso; Set Decoration: Hania Robledo
  • "Gangs of New York" Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" Art Direction: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee
  • "Road to Perdition" Art Direction: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh


  • "Chicago" Dion Beebe
  • "Far from Heaven" Edward Lachman
  • "Gangs of New York" Michael Ballhaus
  • "The Pianist" Pawel Edelman
  • "Road to Perdition" Conrad L. Hall

Costume Design

  • "Chicago" Colleen Atwood
  • "Frida" Julie Weiss
  • "Gangs of New York" Sandy Powell
  • "The Hours" Ann Roth
  • "The Pianist" Anna Sheppard


  • "Chicago" Rob Marshall
  • "Gangs of New York" Martin Scorsese
  • "The Hours" Stephen Daldry
  • "The Pianist" Roman Polanski
  • "Talk to Her" Pedro Almodóvar

Documentary (Feature)

  • "Bowling for Columbine" Michael Moore, Michael Donovan
  • "Daughter from Danang" Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco
  • "Prisoner of Paradise" Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender
  • "Spellbound" Jeffrey Blitz, Sean Welch
  • "Winged Migration" Jacques Perrin

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "The Collector of Bedford Street" Alice Elliott
  • "Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks" Robert Hudson, Bobby Houston
  • "Twin Towers" Bill Guttentag, Robert David Port
  • "Why Can’t We Be a Family Again?" Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel

Film Editing

  • "Chicago" Martin Walsh
  • "Gangs of New York" Thelma Schoonmaker
  • "The Hours" Peter Boyle
  • "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" Michael Horton
  • "The Pianist" Hervé de Luze

Foreign Language Film

  • "El Crimen del Padre Amaro" Mexico
  • "Hero" People’s Republic of China
  • "The Man without a Past" Finland
  • "Nowhere in Africa" Germany
  • "Zus & Zo" The Netherlands


  • "Frida" John Jackson, Beatrice De Alba
  • "The Time Machine" John M. Elliott, Jr., Barbara Lorenz

Music (Original Score)

  • "Catch Me If You Can" John Williams
  • "Far from Heaven" Elmer Bernstein
  • "Frida" Elliot Goldenthal
  • "The Hours" Philip Glass
  • "Road to Perdition" Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

  • "Burn It Blue" from "Frida" Music by Elliot Goldenthal; Lyric by Julie Taymor
  • "Father and Daughter" from "The Wild Thornberrys Movie" Music and Lyric by Paul Simon
  • "The Hands That Built America" from "Gangs of New York" Music and Lyric by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen
  • "I Move On" from "Chicago" Music by John Kander; Lyric by Fred Ebb
  • "Lose Yourself" from "8 Mile" Music by Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto; Lyric by Eminem

Best Picture

  • "Chicago" Martin Richards, Producer
  • "Gangs of New York" Alberto Grimaldi and Harvey Weinstein, Producers
  • "The Hours" Scott Rudin and Robert Fox, Producers
  • "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson, Producers
  • "The Pianist" Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • "The Cathedral" Tomek Baginski
  • "The ChubbChubbs!" Eric Armstrong
  • "Das Rad" Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger
  • "Mike’s New Car" Pete Docter, Roger Gould
  • "Mt. Head" Koji Yamamura

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "Fait D’Hiver" Dirk Beliën, Anja Daelemans
  • "I’ll Wait for the Next One... (J’Attendrai Le Suivant...)" Philippe Orreindy, Thomas Gaudin
  • "Inja (Dog)" Steven Pasvolsky, Joe Weatherstone
  • "Johnny Flynton" Lexi Alexander, Alexander Buono
  • "This Charming Man (Der Er En Yndig Mand)" Martin Strange-Hansen, Mie Andreasen


  • "Chicago" Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella, David Lee
  • "Gangs of New York" Tom Fleischman, Eugene Gearty, Ivan Sharrock
  • "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges, Hammond Peek
  • "Road to Perdition" Scott Millan, Bob Beemer, John Patrick Pritchett
  • "Spider-Man" Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Ed Novick

Sound Editing

Visual Effects

  • "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, Alex Funke
  • "Spider-Man" John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara, John Frazier
  • "Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones" Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll, Ben Snow

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • "About a Boy" Screenplay by Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz
  • "Adaptation" Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman
  • "Chicago" Screenplay by Bill Condon
  • "The Hours" Screenplay by David Hare
  • "The Pianist" Screenplay by Ronald Harwood

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • "Far from Heaven" Written by Todd Haynes
  • "Gangs of New York" Screenplay by Jay Cocks and Steve Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan; Story by Jay Cocks
  • "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" Written by Nia Vardalos
  • "Talk to Her" Written by Pedro Almodóvar
  • "Y Tu Mamá También" Written by Carlos Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón

  • Star indicates a win.
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