Awards for 2003

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

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Best Actor in a Leading Role

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Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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Best Director

WINNER

The Pianist: Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski was not present at the awards ceremony, being a fugitive from U.S. justice since fleeing the country in 1978. Presenter Harrison Ford accepted the award on his behalf.

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Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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Gangs of New York: Jay Cocks (screenplay/story), Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Kenneth Lonergan (screenplay)


Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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Best Cinematography

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Road to Perdition: Conrad L. Hall
Nomination and award were posthumous. His son Conrad W. Hall accepted the award on his behalf.

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Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

WINNER

Chicago: John Myhre (art director), Gordon Sim (set decorator)

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Frida: Felipe Fernández del Paso (art director), Hania Robledo (set decorator)

Gangs of New York: Dante Ferretti (art director), Francesca Lo Schiavo (set decorator)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Grant Major (art director), Dan Hennah (set decorator), Alan Lee (set decorator)

Road to Perdition: Dennis Gassner (art director), Nancy Haigh (set decorator)

Best Costume Design

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Best Sound

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Best Film Editing

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Best Sound Editing

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Best Visual Effects

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Best Makeup

WINNER

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Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

8 Mile: Eminem (music/lyrics), Jeff Bass (music), Luis Resto (music)
For the song "Lose Yourself".
Eminem and Jeff Bass were not present at the awards ceremony.

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Chicago: John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics)
For the song "I Move On".

Frida: Elliot Goldenthal (music), Julie Taymor (lyrics)
For the song "Burn It Blue".

Gangs of New York: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
For the song "The Hands That Built America".

The Wild Thornberrys Movie: Paul Simon
For the song "Father and Daughter".

Best Music, Original Score

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Best Short Film, Animated

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Best Short Film, Live Action

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Best Documentary, Short Subjects

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Best Documentary, Features

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Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

Nowhere in Africa
Germany.
Caroline Link was not present at the awards ceremony due to a family emergency.

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Hero
China.

Zus & zo
Netherlands.

Best Animated Feature

WINNER

Spirited Away: Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki was not present at the awards ceremony. Presenter Cameron Diaz accepted the award on his behalf.

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Honorary Award

WINNER

Peter O'Toole
Whose remarkable talents have provided cinema history with some of its most memorable characters. (Oscar statuette)

Medal of Commendation

WINNERS

Curt Behlmer
For longstanding support of and service to the Academy and the motion picture industry.

Richard B. Glickman
For longstanding support of and service to the Academy and the motion picture industry.

Academy Award of Merit

WINNERS

(Alias/Wavefront)
For the development of a 3D animation, dynamics, modeling and rendering production tool known as Maya.

(Arnold & Richter Cine Technik)
For their continuing development and innovation in the design and manufacturing of advanced camera systems specifically designed for the motion picture entertainment industry.

(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.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

Glenn Sanders (Zaxcom), Howard Stark (Zaxcom)
For the concept, design and engineering of the portable Deva Digital Audio Disk Recorder.

Mark Elendt, Paul H. Breslin, Greg Hermanovic, 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.

Leslie Gutierrez, Diane E. Kestner, James Merrill, 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.

Dedo Weigert, Depu Jin, Franz Petters
For for the concept (Weigert), for the optical calculations (Jin) and for the mechanical construction (Petters) 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.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

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.

Thomas Driemeyer (Mental Images) (Mental Images (team))
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.

Eric Daniels, George Katanics, Tasso Lappas, Chris Springfield
For the development of the Deep Canvas rendering software. The Deep Canvas software program captures the original brush strokes of the traditional background artist to render elements in three dimensions for animated films.

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.

Pierre Chabert (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.

Rawdon Hayne (Leelium Tubelite), Robert W. Jeffs (Leelium Tubelite)
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.

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