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2002 Oscar Awards
Nominations were announced 11 February 2003; polls closed 18 March;
the 75th Academy Awards show was televised 23 March 2003

complete listings of 2003 Academy Awards for films of 2002
A.M.P.A.S. site  •   Internet Movie Database

And the winner is...

Best Picture Oscar   Catherine Zeta-Jones won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar  Best Art Direction Oscar   Best Costumes Oscar   Best Editing Oscar   Best Sound Oscar
"Chicago" [Miramax Dec 2002]
Chicago video  Directed by Rob Marshall; based on the musical by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb, based on the play by Maurine Watkins; starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah & John C. Reilly; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (CZJ), Best Art Direction, Best Costumes, Best Editing, Best Sound; Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Actress (RZ), Best Actor (JCR), second Best Supporting Actress (QL), Best Cinematography, Best Original Song – for a total of 13 nominations!; also won DGA, won 3 of 5 SAG noms & won 2 of 12 BAFTA noms; WGA nom
Buena Vista color VHS [8/2003] for $20.99
Buena Vista color DVD [8/2003] for $19.45
Buena Vista widescreen DVD [8/2003] for $19.45
Sony soundtrack CD [1/2003] for $13.49
full credits from IMDbofficial website

"About Schmidt" [2002]
full credits from IMDb

"Adaptation" [Propaganda Films Dec 2002]
Adaptation poster  An oddity: a movie about the outrageous events occurring while adapting a non-fiction book, "The Orchid Thief", as a feature film, with Cage playing the dual role of twin writer-brothers with polar-opposite personalities. Directed by Spike Jonze; starring Nicolas Cage (dual role), Meryl Streep (dual role), Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour & Rheagan Wallace; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (CC); nominations for Best Script/Adaptation {predicted here}, Best Actress (Streep), Best Actor (Cage); also won 1 of 4 BAFTA noms; noms for SAG (3), USC Scripter & WGA awards; listed A.F.I. Best 10 Films of 2002; PEN Center West Award for 'Best Screenplay' 2002
Sony widescreen color DVD [5/2003] for $13.99
Sony color VHS [8/2003] out of prodn/many used
Astralwerks/EMD soundtrack CD [11/2002] for $18.98
full credits from IMDb
"Adaptation: The Shooting Script" by Charlie Kaufman
Newmarket Press 9¼x7 pb [1/2003] for $13.27
Newmarket Press hardcover [11/2002] for $28.94

Orchid Thief book by Susan Orlean  "The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty & Obsession" [1999]
by Susan Orlean

Ballantine 8.2x5½ pb [10/2002] for $11.20
EconoClad hardcover [9/2000] for $16.14
Random House hardcover [1/99] out of stock/used
Random House UNABR audio CD [9/2002] for $27.97
Penguin ABR audio [9/2002] for $18.87

won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature  "Bowling for Columbine" [2002 documentary]
Directed by Michael Moorefull credits from IMDbofficial movie website

"Frida" [Miramax/Lions Gate Oct 2002]
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo   Directed by Julie Taymor; Oscar nominations for Best Actress (Salma Hayek), 5 others {won 2}, won 1 of 4 BAFTA noms

DVDs & videos, posters, books and more on
Frida Kahlo Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Gangs of New York"  [Miramax Dec 2002]
Gangs of New York poster  Directed by Martin Scorsese; starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas & Liam Neeson; listed AFI Best 10 Films of 2002; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director {predicted here}, Best Original Script, Best Actor (DDL), Best Cinematography, 5 more; also DGA, SAG (DDL), WGA & 12 BAFTA noms
Buena Vista color VHS [7/2003] for $20.99
Miramax widescreen DVD [7/2003] for $19.49
Interscope soundtrack CD [12/2002] for $14.99
full credits from IMDb
official website
Making Gangs of New York  
"Gangs of New York: Making the Movie" [2003]
by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, photographs by Mario Tursi & Brigitte Lacombe

Talk/Miramax 10.3x9 pb [1/2003] for $17.47

"The Hours" [Miramax Dec 2002]
The Hours poster  Directed by Stephen Daldry; from the novel (below); starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Miranda Richardson, John C. Reilly & Ed Harris; won Oscar for Best Actress (NK), Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Supporting Actor (Harris), Best Supporting Actress (Moore), Best Editing, Best Costumes & Best Original Score; won 2 of 10 BAFTA noms
Paramount widescreen DVD [6/2003] for $9.98
Paramount color DVD [6/2003] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [10/2003] out of prodn/used
Paramount color VHS [6/2003] out of prod/used
Nonesuch soundtrack CD by Philip Glass [12/2002] for $13.49
full credits from IMDb
Screenplay by David Hare
Miramax 9¼x6 pb [12/2002] for $8.76
Faber & Faber hardcover [1/2003] out of print/used

The Hours novel  based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel [1998] by Michael Cunningham
Kindle Edition from FS&G/Macmillan [1998 edition] for $9.99
Picador 8¼x5½ pb [1/2000] for $11.20
Picador 8¼x5½ pb [11/2002] out of print/1400+ used
FS&G hardcover [11/98] out of print/400+ used
BooksOnTape UNABR audio [9/2000] out of prodn/used
Audio Renaissance UNABR audio CD [10/2003] out of prodn/used

"Lord of The Rings II: The Two Towers"
[New Line Cinema/Wingnut Films Dec 2002]
Two Towers poster  Co-written & directed by Peter Jackson; starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Morten-sen, Christopher Lee,& Ian Holm, Liv Tyler, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin & Cate Blanchett; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Visual Effetcs, Best Sound Affects, Best Art Direction; nominated for DGA, USC Scripter, & 9 BAFTA awards
credits from IMDb

DVDs & videos, posters, books and more on
Magic Lantern's 'Lord of The Rings' & 'The Hobbit' Page

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" [2002]
nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar; top-grossing romantic comedy film of all time
full credits from IMDb

"The  Pianist"  [2002]
Directed by Roman Polanski • full credits from IMDb

"The Quiet American" [Mirage Nov 2002]
Quiet American video  Directed by Phillip Noyce; based on the novel by Grahame Green; starring Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser & Do Thi Hai Yen; listed AFI Best 10 Films of 2002; Oscar nomination for Best Actor (Caine) {predicted here}
Miramax widescreen DVD [9/2004] for $17.39
Buena Vista color VHS [2/2004] for $14.99
Varese soundtrack CD [11/2002] for $17.98
full credits from IMDb
Quiet American novel by Grahame Green   based on the novel by Grahame Green [1955]
Penguin Classics 8.4x5½ pb [9/2004] for $11.20
Penguin Classics pb [11/2002] for $10.40
Modern Library hardcover [10/92] for $10.47
Blackstone UNABR audio CD [2/2003] for $32.95
Blackstone UNABR audio [2/2003] for $19.77
M.B.A.P. ABR audio [10/2003] for $10.39
Blackstone audio [8/97] for $41.94

"Road To Perdition"
[DreamWorks/Fox July 2002]
Road To Perdition movie   A professional hitman for the Irish mob is forced to flee with his son after the boy witnesses a killing. Directed by Sam Mendes; based on the graphic novel {below}; starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Craig & Tyler Hoechlin; won Oscar for Best Cinematography, noms for Best Supporting Actor (Newman), 4 more; won 2 of 3 BAFTA noms
Dreamworks Video widescreen color Blu-ray [8/2010] for $21.99
DreamWorks widescreen DVD [2/2003] for $8.49
DreamWorks widescreen DVD [2/2003] for $13.99
DreamWorks color DVD [2/2003] for $13.99
DreamWorks color VHS [8/2003] for $9.49
Universal soundtrack CD [11/2002] for $17.98
full credits from IMDb
DreamWorks official website
Road To Perdition graphic novel  
"Road To Perdition" [graphic novel; 1998]
written by Max Allan Collins, art by Richard Rayner

Onyx pb [6/2002] for $6.99
Pocket 8x5½ pb [7/2002] for $11.20
Monarch / DC pb [5/98] out of print/used

"Spirited  Away" [USA release Sept 2002]
Directed by Hayao Myazaki; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature,
won 4 Annie Awards, won 4 of 5 Mainichi Film Concours noms

DVDs & videos, posters, books and more on
Magic Lantern's Hayao Miyazaki Page

"Talk To Her" aka 'Hable con ella' [2002]
Written & directed by Pedro Almodóvar • full credits from IMDb

"Unfaithful" [2002]
full credits from IMDb


Screen World Volume 53 / Films of 2002 book edited by John Willis & Tom Lynch  
"Screen World Volume 53: The Films of 2002" [2002]
Edited by John Willis & Tom Lynch

Applause Books 9¼x7½ pb [11/2002] out of print/used
Applause Books 9½x7¾ hardcover [11/2002] for $50.00
Applause Books 9¼x7½ hardcover [11/2002] out of print/used

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