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Annual Academy Awards


Format: DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: March 23, 2003

Total Time: 2 h 45 m

Venue: Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland

Host: Steve Martin

John Williams
Nomination for Best Score:
Catch Me If You Can

Best Picture: Chicago

Steve Martin

Harrison Ford

Nominated for Best Visual Effects: STAR WARS Episode II

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Chris Cooper

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah: "I Move On" from Chicago

Paul Simon: "Father and Daughter" from The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Sean Connery

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Nominated for Best Original Score: John Williams

Julia Roberts

U2: "The Hands That Built America" from Gangs of New York

Halle Berry

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Adrien Brody

Meryl Streep presents an Honorary Award to...

...Peter O'Toole.

Olivia de Havilland

59 Recipients of the Best Actor/Actress Award

Harrison Ford presents the Best Director Award to Roman Polanski
and accepts on his behalf.

Kirk and Michael Douglas present the award for 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

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

Salma Hayek -- Frida {"Frida Kahlo"}
* Nicole Kidman -- The Hours {"Virginia Woolf"}
Diane Lane -- Unfaithful {"Connie Sumner"}
Julianne Moore -- Far from Heaven {"Cathy Whitaker"}
Renée Zellweger -- Chicago {"Roxie Hart"}

Kathy Bates -- About Schmidt {"Roberta Hertzel"}
Julianne Moore -- The Hours {"Laura Brown"}
Queen Latifah -- Chicago {"Matron Mama Morton"}
Meryl Streep -- Adaptation {"Susan Orlean"}
* Catherine Zeta-Jones -- Chicago {"Velma Kelly"}

* Adrien Brody -- The Pianist {"Wladyslaw Szpilman"}
Nicolas Cage -- Adaptation {"Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman"}
Michael Caine -- The Quiet American {"Thomas Fowler"}
Daniel Day-Lewis -- Gangs of New York {"Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting"}
Jack Nicholson -- About Schmidt {"Warren Schmidt"}

* Chris Cooper -- Adaptation {"John Laroche"}
Ed Harris -- The Hours {"Richard Brown"}
Paul Newman -- Road to Perdition {"John Rooney"}
John C. Reilly -- Chicago {"Amos Hart"}
Christopher Walken -- Catch Me If You Can {"Frank Abagnale"}

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

* 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

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

* 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

* 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

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

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

* The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers -- Ethan Van der Ryn, Michael Hopkins
Minority Report -- Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom
Road to Perdition -- Scott A. Hecker

* 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 and Chris Weitz & 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

* To Peter O'Toole, whose remarkable talents have provided cinema history with some of its most memorable characters.

* To ALIAS/WAVEFRONT for the development of a 3D animation, dynamics, modeling and rendering production tool known as Maya. With its significant and dominant impact on the motion picture industry, the Maya software package offers a robust and widely used commercial visual effects tool with a rich infrastructure for extension and customization. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To ARNOLD & RICHTER CINE TECHNIK and PANAVISION INC., for their continuing development and innovation in the design and manufacturing of advanced camera systems specifically designed for the motion picture entertainment industry. With a commitment that lies beyond the usual commercial considerations, these two manufacturers continue to lead the industry in developing and introducing products that have defined the state of the art in motion picture camera technology. [Camera]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)
* To GLENN SANDERS and HOWARD STARK of Zaxcom for the concept, design and engineering of the portable Deva Digital Audio Disk Recorder. This innovative design employs advanced hard disk recording technology and digital audio techniques for use in both production and post-production recording applications. [Sound]
* To MARK ELENDT, PAUL H. BRESLIN, GREG HERMANOVIC and KIM DAVIDSON for their continued development of the procedural modeling and animation components of their Prisms program, as exemplified in the Houdini software package. Through a procedural building-block process, the Houdini software is used to simulate natural phenomena using particle effects and complex three-dimensional models. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To DR. LESLIE GUTIERREZ, DIANE E. KESTNER, JAMES MERRILL and DAVID NIKLEWICZ for the design and development of the Kodak Vision Premier Color Print Film, 2393. This film stock provides filmmakers with enhanced color saturation, higher contrast and darker blacks, producing a bold, colorful 'look' on the theater screen. [Film]
* To DEDO WEIGERT for the concept, DR. DEPU JIN for the optical calculations, and FRANZ PETTERS for the mechanical construction of the Dedolight 400D. This uniquely designed set light provides superior performance, reliability and ease of use. Combined with its excellent array of accessories, the Dedolight 400D is an outstanding engineering achievement. [Lighting]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award)
* To DICK WALSH for the development of the PDI/DreamWorks Facial Animation System. This effective software simulation system is used to create and control natural, expressive, highly-nuanced facial animation on a wide range of computer-generated characters. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To THOMAS DRIEMEYER and to the TEAM OF MATHEMATICIANS, PHYSICISTS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERS OF MENTAL IMAGES for their contributions to the Mental Ray rendering software for motion pictures. Mental Ray is a highly programmable computer-graphics renderer incorporating ray tracing and global illumination to realistically simulate the behavior of light in computer-generated imagery. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To ERIC DANIELS, GEORGE KATANICS, TASSO LAPPAS and CHRIS SPRINGFIELD for the development of the Deep Canvas rendering software. The Deep Canvas software program captures the orginal brush strokes of the traditional background artist to render elements in three dimensions for animated films. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To JIM SONGER for his contributions to the technical development of video-assist in the motion picture industry. The work of Jim Songer from 1968 through 1973 led directly to the more widespread acceptance of video-assist in the motion picture industry. [Systems]
* To PIERRE CHABERT of Airstar for the introduction of balloons with internal light sources to provide set lighting for the motion picture industry. These helium-filled balloons with internal arrangements for tungsten halogen and HMI light sources, are usable indoors or out, quick to set up, require essentially no rigging and provide a soft light that can cover a very large area. [Lighting]
* To RAWDON HAYNE and ROBERT W. JEFFS of Leelium Tubelites for their contributions to the development of internally lit balloons for motion picture lighting. These helium-filled balloons with internal arrangements for tungsten halogen and HMI light sources, are usable indoors or out, quick to set up, require essentially no rigging and provide a soft light that can cover a very large area. [Lighting]

* To Curt R. Behlmer in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
* To Richard B. Glickman in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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