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Oscars 2004

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

I made my predictions in the heat of the moment on Tuesday morning, and some of them are subject to change in the coming week. The Oscars will be broadcast on February 29, 2004.

Read Jeffrey's past interviews with the nominees:

THE NOMINEES

Category Nominees Jeff's Prediction Jeff's Preference Overlooked
Best Picture
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Lost in Translation
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Mystic River
  • Seabiscuit
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lost in Translation Bad Santa
    Best Director
  • Fernando Meirelles, City of God
  • Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
  • Peter Weir, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Clint Eastwood, Mystic River
  • Peter Jackson Sofia Coppola Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill - Vol 1
    Best Actor
  • Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Ben Kingsley, House of Sand and Fog
  • Jude Law, Cold Mountain
  • Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
  • Sean Penn, Mystic River
  • Sean Penn Bill Murray Paul Giamatti, American Splendor
    Best Actress
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider
  • Diane Keaton, Something's Gotta Give
  • Samantha Morton, In America
  • Charlize Theron, Monster
  • Naomi Watts, 21 Grams
  • Charlize Theron Charlize Theron Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation
    Best Supporting Actor
  • Alec Baldwin, The Cooler
  • Benicio Del Toro, 21 Grams
  • Djimon Hounsou, In America
  • Tim Robbins, Mystic River
  • Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai
  • Tim Robbins Alec Baldwin Peter Sarsgaard, Shattered Glass
    Best Supporting Actress
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Sand and Fog
  • Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April
  • Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River
  • Holly Hunter, thirteen
  • Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain
  • Renee Zellweger Marcia Gay Harden Hope Davis, American Splendor
    Foreign Language Film
  • The Barbarian Invasions, Canada
  • Zelary, Czech Republic
  • The Twilight Samurai, Japan
  • Twin Sisters, The Netherlands
  • Evil, Sweden
  • The Barbarian Invasions n/a Friday Night (France, Claire Denis)
    Adapted Screenplay
  • Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, American Splendor
  • Braulio Mantovani, City of God
  • Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Brian Helgeland, Mystic River
  • Gary Ross, Seabiscuit
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Mystic River Peter Weir & John Collee, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    Original Screenplay
  • Denys Arcand, The Barbarian Invasions
  • Steven Knight, Dirty Pretty Things
  • Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds, Finding Nemo
  • Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan, In America
  • Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
  • Lost in Translation Lost in Translation Peter Mullan, The Magdalene Sisters and Larry Cohen, Phone Booth
    Animated Feature Film
  • Brother Bear
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • Finding Nemo The Triplets of Belleville Tokyo Godfathers
    Art Direction
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Seabiscuit
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring Girl with a Pearl Earring Lost in Translation
    Cinematography
  • City of God
  • Cold Mountain
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Seabiscuit
  • Seabiscuit Girl with a Pearl Earring Lost in Translation, Gerry or Kill Bill Vol. 1
    Sound Mixing
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Seabiscuit
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Kill Bill Vol. 1
    Sound Editing
  • Finding Nemo
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Master and Commander Master and Commander The Lord of the Rings
    Original Score
  • Big Fish, Danny Elfman
  • Cold Mountain, Gabriel Yared
  • Finding Nemo, Thomas Newman
  • House of Sand and Fog, James Horner
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Howard Shore
  • Finding Nemo Big Fish Girl with a Pearl Earring
    Original Song
  • "Into the West" from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Fran Walsh, Howard Shore and Annie Lennox
  • "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from A Mighty Wind, Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole
  • "Scarlet Tide" from Cold Mountain, T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello
  • "The Triplets of Belleville" from The Triplets of Belleville, Benoit Charest and Sylvain Chomet
  • "You Will Be My Ain True Love" from Cold Mountain, Sting
  • "Into the West" "The Triplets of Belleville" "Go to Sleep" from Cradle 2 the Grave, Eminem, DMX & Obie Trice
    Costume
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Seabiscuit
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring Girl with a Pearl Earring Kill Bill Vol. 1
    Documentary Feature
  • Balseros
  • Capturing the Friedmans
  • The Fog of War
  • My Architect
  • The Weather Underground
  • Capturing the Friedmans The Fog of War To Be and to Have
    Documentary Short
  • Asylum
  • Chernobyl Heart
  • Ferry Tales
  • n/a n/a n/a
    Film Editing
  • City of God
  • Cold Mountain
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Seabiscuit
  • Master and Commander Master and Commander Kill Bill Vol. 1
    Makeup
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Monster
    Animated Short
  • Boundin'
  • Destino
  • Gone Nutty
  • Harvie Krumpet
  • Nibbles
  • n/a Destino n/a
    Live Action Short
  • Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket)
  • Most (The Bridge)
  • Squash
  • (A) Torzija (A Torsion)
  • Two Soldiers
  • n/a n/a Fast Film
    Visual Effects
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • The Lord of the Rings The Lord of the Rings n/a

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