Oscar contenders


Best Picture

Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist.

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

Salma Hayek: Frida; Nicole Kidman: The Hours; Diane Lane: Unfaithful; Julianne Moore: Far from Heaven; Renee Zellweger: Chicago

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates: About Schmidt; Julianne Moore: The Hours; Queen Latifah: Chicago; Meryl Streep: Adaptation; Catherine Zeta-Jones: Chicago.

Best Director

Rob Marshall: Chicago; Martin Scorsese: Gangs of New York; Stephen Daldry: The Hours; Roman Polanski: The Pianist; Pedro Almodovar: Talk to Her

Best Foreign 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.

Adapted Screenplay

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

Original Screenplay

Todd Haynes, Far From Heaven; Jay Cocks Steve Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan, Gangs of New York; Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding; Pedro Almodovar, Talk to Her; Carlos Cuaron and Alfonso Cuaron, Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Animated feature film

Ice Age; Lilo & Stitch; Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron; Spirited Away; Treasure Planet.

Art Direction

Chicago, Frida, Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Road to Perdition.


Chicago, Far From Heaven, Gangs of New York, The Pianist, Road to Perdition.


Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Road to Perdition, Spider-Man.

Sound Editing

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Minority Report, Road to Perdition.

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.

Original Song

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


Chicago, Frida, Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Pianist.

Documentary Feature

Bowling for Columbine, Daughter from Danang, Prisoner of Paradise, Spellbound, Winged Migration.

Documentary (short subject)

The Collector of Bedford Street, Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks, Twin Towers, Why Can't We Be a Family Again?

Film Editing

Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist.


Frida, The Time Machine.

Animated Short Film

The Cathedral, The Chubb- Chubbs!, Das Rad, Mike's New Car, Mt. Head.

Live Action Short Film

Fait D'Hiver, I'll Wait for the Next One (J'Attendrai Le Suivant), Inja (Dog), Johnny Flynton, This Charming Man (Der Er En Yndig Mand).

Visual Effects

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Spider-Man, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.

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