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2003 Oscar Awards
Nominations were announced 27 January 2004; polls closed 24 February;
the 76th Academy Awards show was televised 29 February 2004

complete listings of 2004 Academy Awards for films of 2003
A.M.P.A.S. site  •   Internet Movie Database

And the winner is...

won Best Picture Oscar   Peter Jackson won Oscar for Best Director   won Oscar for Best Screenplay Adaptation   won Oscar for Best Editing   won Oscar for Best Sound   won Oscar for Best Art Direction   won Oscar for Best Costumes   won Oscar for Best Makeup   won Oscar for Best Original Music Score   won Oscar for Best Original Song   won Oscar for Best Visual Effects
Lord of The Rings III: "Return of The King"
[New Line Cinema/Wingnut Films Dec 2003]
RotK poster   Co-written & directed by Peter Jackson; starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Liv Tyler, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin & Cate Blanchett; won eleven Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Adaptation), Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Best Costumes, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Visual Effects; also won ACE Best Film, DGA, PGA, SAG (ensemble), 4 VES & 5 BAFTA awards; nominated for DGGB, WGA & USC Scripter awards

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

"Cold Mountain"
[Miramax/Lions Gate Oct 2002]
full credits from IMDb

"Destino" [Disney/Buena Vista Dec 2003]
Walt Disney and Salvador Dali surreal "Destino" [2003]
A collaboration between Walt Disney and Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali; begun but abandoned in 1946; completion executive produced
by Roy E. Disney; directed by Dominique Monfery; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short • full credits from IMDb

"Lost In Translation"
[Zoetrope/Focus Features Sept 2003]
Lost in Translation poster  Exec produced by Francis Ford Coppola; written & directed by Sofia Coppola; starring Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray & Giovanni Ribisi
Universal widescreen DVD [2/2004] for $18.89
Universal color DVD [2/2004] for $18.89
Universal color VHS [2/2004] for $49.99
Emperor Norton soundtrack CD [9/2003] for $13.49
full credits from IMDbofficial website

"Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World"
[Miramax/Lions Gate Oct 2002]
Blu-ray = /B000VDDWDS/ • full credits from IMDb

H.M.S. Surprise thru 12/2004

"Mystic River"
[Miramax/Lions Gate Oct 2002]
full credits from IMDb
official movie site

"Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl"
[Touchstone/Disney July 2003]
Directed by Gore Verbinski; starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport & Jonathan Pryce; Best Actor noms for Depp for Oscar & BAFTA & Golden Globe & SAG awards

more info (synopses, sequels, DVDs & videos, posters, books and more) on
Magic Lantern's 'Pirates of The Caribbean' Page

"Twilight Samurai" {aka 'Tasogare Seibei'}
[Japan 2002, USA April 2004]
Twilight Samurai poster   A quiet, slightly sentimental masterpiece, about a feudal village of 19th century Japan phasing into the new ethos & economics of the Meiji Restoration Co-Written & directed by Yoji Yamada; based on sections of 3 Shuhei Fujisawa novels; starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Min Tanaka, Nenji Kobayashi & Keiko Kishi; Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film; won 12 Japan Film Academy Awards, won 7 Kinema Junpo Awards
Empire Pictures color DVD [12/2004] for $19.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie website
see also the Samurai Films Page at Magic Lantern

"Winged Migration"
[Miramax/Lions Gate Oct 2002]
Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary Feature • full credits from IMDb


Screen World Volume 54 / Films of 2003 book edited by Barry Monush & John Willis  
"Screen World Volume 54: The Films of 2003" [2004]
Edited by Barry Monush & John Willis

Applause Books 9x7½ pb [2/2004] out of print/used
Applause Books 9x7½ hardcover [2/2004] out of print/used

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