Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Top Ten List: #8 of 2003 (U.S. releases)
Top Ten List: #6 of 2003 (world premieres)
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A 2003 NicksFlickPicks Honoree in One Category!
Director: Peter Weir. Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Max Pirkis, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd, Robert Pugh, Edward Woodall, Thierry Segal. Screenplay: Peter Weir and John Collee (based on the novels Master and Commander and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brian).

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Not yet reviewed in full. A–

(in November 2003: B)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Peter Weir
Best Cinematography: Russell Boyd
Best Art Direction: William Sandell; Robert Gould
Best Costume Design: Wendy Stites
Best Film Editing: Lee Smith
Best Sound: Paul Massey, Doug Hemphill, and Art Rochester
Best Sound Effects: Richard King
Best Visual Effects: Daniel Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness, and Robert Stromberg
Best Makeup: Edouard F. Henriques & Yolanda Toussieng

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Peter Weir
Best Actor (Drama): Russell Crowe

Other Awards:
National Society of Film Critics: Best Cinematography
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Director; Best Production Design; Best Costume Design; Best Sound
Satellite Awards: Best Sound; Best Visual Effects

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