THE 2003 ACADEMY AWARDS


    ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS 2003    


Special NicksFlickPicks Feature:
    THE 2003 POST-OSCAR RENTAL ADVENTURES    
In this annual feature, I check out and write capsule reviews for past movies that recall this year's Best Picture and Director nominees, as well as underappreciated or off-the-map performances by all of this year's acting nominees. From The Wizard of Oz to Tank Girl to Tampopo, there's something for everyone in the Rental Adventures.



The Race: Predictions By Category
Click below for the illustrated ballots in each of the highest-profile races, as well as odds and predictions,
links to reviews, personal favorites, and petulant gripes about who's missing!

BEST PICTURE
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingLost in TranslationMaster and CommanderMystic RiverSeabiscuit

BEST DIRECTOR
Sofia Coppola — Clint Eastwood — Peter Jackson — Fernando Meirelles — Peter Weir

BEST ACTRESS
Keisha Castle-Hughes — Diane Keaton — Samantha Morton — Charlize Theron — Naomi Watts

BEST ACTOR
Johnny Depp — Ben Kingsley — Jude Law — Bill Murray — Sean Penn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Shohreh Aghdashloo — Patricia Clarkson — Marcia Gay Harden — Holly Hunter — Renée Zellweger

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alec Baldwin — Benicio Del Toro — Djimon Hounsou — Tim Robbins — Ken Watanabe

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Barbarian InvasionsDirty Pretty ThingsFinding NemoIn AmericaLost in Translation

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
American SplendorCity of GodThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingMystic RiverSeabiscuit

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
City of GodCold MountainGirl with a Pearl EarringMaster and CommanderSeabiscuit

PREDICTIONS & PREFERENCES IN ALL CATEGORIES
Winner predictions and personal "should-win" favorites in all Oscar categories
(Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Short Film categories excluded)


Fun Stuff and Special Features

THE 2003 NICKSFLICKPICKS HONOREES, aka MY PERSONAL OSCAR BALLOT
Isn't Oscar nominating—like health-care regulation, greeting-card composition, and, well, Hollywood project development—one of those tasks we all think we're better at than the folks who actually do them? Here are my two cents about how this year's Oscar ballot could have been improved.



The Nominations

NOMINATION PREDICTIONS
Check out my initial predictions in the 21 major categories—sorry, no guesses about the short film categories!


Remember Last Year?...: 2002 Academy Award Nominees and Winners

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