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76th Academy Awards® Rundown - Winners & News

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2004 and updated on Monday, February 26, 2018 8:13 PM


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The winners of the 76th Annual Academy Awards were presented on Sunday, February 29th on live (OK, 5 sec. time-delayed) television. The following is a rundown of the events and related news items that we find.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sweeps the Awards!

Congratulations to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for winning all 11 categories in which it was nominated! The 11 wins ties it with Titanic (1997) and Ben-Hur (1959), although neither of the early films swept every category in which they were nominated.

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Winners & Nominees
The winner in each category is highlighted with a gold star.

Actor in a Leading Role
  Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
(Buena Vista)
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Sean Penn accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in "Mystic River." HO/AMPAS
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  Ben Kingsley in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group)
  Jude Law in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)
  Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)
 Winner  Sean Penn in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
 
Actor in a Supporting Role
  Alec Baldwin in "The Cooler" (Lions Gate) ©A.M.P.A.S.®
Tim Robbins, Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "Mystic River." HO/AMPAS
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  Benicio Del Toro in "21 Grams" (Focus Features)
  Djimon Hounsou in "In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
 Winner  Tim Robbins in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
  Ken Watanabe in "The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.)
 
Actress in a Leading Role
  Keisha Castle-Hughes in "Whale Rider" (Miramax) ©A.M.P.A.S.®
Charlize Theron, Academy Award winner for Best Actress for her work in "Monster." HO/AMPAS
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  Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give" (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  Samantha Morton in "In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
 Winner  Charlize Theron in "Monster" (Newmarket Films)
  Naomi Watts in "21 Grams" (Focus Features)
 
Actress in a Supporting Role
  Shohreh Aghdashloo in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group) ©A.M.P.A.S.®
Renee Zellweger, Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress for her work in "Cold Mountain." HO/AMPAS
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  Patricia Clarkson in "Pieces of April" (MGM)
  Marcia Gay Harden in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
  Holly Hunter in "Thirteen" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
 Winner  Renée Zellweger in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)
 
Animated Feature Film
  "Brother Bear" (Buena Vista)
 Winner  "Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista)
  "The Triplets of Belleville" (Sony Pictures Classics)
 
Art Direction
  "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Lions Gate)
Art Direction: Ben Van Os
Set Decoration: Cecile Heideman
  "The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.)
Art Direction: Lilly Kilvert
Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line)
Art Direction: Grant Major
Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox)
Art Direction: William Sandell
Set Decoration: Robert Gould
  "Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass)
Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall
Set Decoration: Leslie Pope
 
Cinematography
  "City of God" (Miramax) Cesar Charlone
  "Cold Mountain" (Miramax) John Seale
  "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Lions Gate) Eduardo Serra
 Winner  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Russell Boyd
  "Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) John Schwartzman
 
Costume Design
  "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Lions Gate) Dien van Straalen
  "The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.) Ngila Dickson
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Wendy Stites
  "Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Judianna Makovsky
 
Directing
  "City of God" (Miramax) Fernando Meirelles ©A.M.P.A.S.®
Peter Jackson, multiple Academy Award winner for his work on "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." HO/AMPAS
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 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Peter Jackson
  "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features) Sofia Coppola
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Peter Weir
  "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
 
Documentary Feature
  "Balseros" (Seventh Art Releasing)
A Bausan Films S.L. Production
Carlos Bosch and Marcos Loris Omedes
  "Capturing the Friedmans" (Magnolia Pictures)
A Hit The Ground Running Production
Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling
 Winner  "The Fog of War" (Sony Pictures Classics)
A Globe Department Store Production
Errol Morris and Michael Williams
  "My Architect" (New Yorker)
A Louis Kahn Project, Inc. Production
Nathaniel Kahn and Susan R. Behr
  "The Weather Underground" (Shadow Distribution)
A Free History Project Production
Sam Green and Bill Siegel
 
Documentary Short Subject
  "Asylum"
A Constant Communication & Make-do Production
Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker
 Winner  "Chernobyl Heart"
A Downtown TV Documentaries Production
Maryann DeLeo
  "Ferry Tales"
A Penelope Pictures Production
Katja Esson
 
Film Editing
  "City of God" (Miramax) Daniel Rezende
  "Cold Mountain" (Miramax) Walter Murch
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Jamie Selkirk
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Lee Smith
  "Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) William Goldenberg
 
Foreign Language Film
 Winner  "The Barbarian Invasions"
A Cinémaginaire Inc. Production
Canada
  "Evil"
A Moviola Film & Television Production
Sweden
  "The Twilight Samurai"
A Shochiku/Nippon Television Network/Sumitomo/Hakuhodo/Nippon Shuppan Hanbai/Eisei Gekijo Production
Japan
  "Twin Sisters"
An IdtV Film Production
The Netherlands
  "Zelary"
A Total HelpArt T.H.A./Barrandov Studio Production
Czech Republic
 
Makeup
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line)
Richard Taylor and Peter King
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Edouard Henriques III and Yolanda Toussieng
  "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista)
Ve Neill and Martin Samuel
 
Music (Original Score)
  "Big Fish" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Danny Elfman
  "Cold Mountain" (Miramax) Gabriel Yared
  "Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista) Thomas Newman
  "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group) James Horner
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Howard Shore
 
Music (Original Song)
 Winner  "Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line)
Music and Lyric by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore and Annie Lennox
  "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from "A Mighty Wind" (Warner Bros.)
Music and Lyric by Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole
  "Scarlet Tide" from "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)
Music and Lyric by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello
  "The Triplets of Belleville" from "The Triplets of Belleville" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Music by Benoit Charest
Lyric by Sylvain Chomet
  "You Will Be My Ain True Love" from "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)
Music and Lyric by Sting
 
Best Picture
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line)
A Wingnut Films Production
Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, Producers
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Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, Academy Award winners for Best Picture for their work on "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." HO/AMPAS
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  "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)
An American Zoetrope/Elemental Films Production
Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola, Producers
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox)
A 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures and Miramax Films Production
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Peter Weir and Duncan Henderson, Producers
  "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
A Warner Bros. Pictures Production
Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt and Clint Eastwood, Producers
  "Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass)
A Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures Production
Nominees to be determined
 
Short Film (Animated)
  "Boundin'"
A Pixar Animation Studios Production
Bud Luckey
  "Destino" (Buena Vista)
A Walt Disney Pictures Production
Dominique Monfery and Roy Edward Disney
  "Gone Nutty" (20th Century Fox)
A Blue Sky Studios Production
Carlos Saldanha and John C. Donkin
 Winner  "Harvie Krumpet"
A Melodrama Pictures Production
Adam Elliot
  "Nibbles"
An Acme Filmworks Production
Chris Hinton
 
Short Film (Live Action)
  "Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket)"
A Hamburger Filmwerkstatt Production
Florian Baxmeyer
  "Most (The Bridge)"
An Eastwind Films Production
Bobby Garabedian and William Zabka
  "Squash"
A Tetramedia Production
Lionel Bailliu
  "(A) Torzija [(A) Torsion]"
A Studio Arkadena Production
Stefan Arsenijevic
 Winner  "Two Soldiers"
A Shoe Clerk Picture Company Production
Aaron Schneider and Andrew J. Sacks
 
Sound Editing
  "Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista) Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers
 Winner  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Richard King
  "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista) Christopher Boyes and George Watters II
 
Sound Mixing
  "The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Jeff Wexler
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill and Arthur Rochester
  "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl " (Buena Vista) Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David Campbell and Lee Orloff
  "Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Tod A. Maitland
 
Visual Effects
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke
  "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Dan Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness and Robert Stromberg
  "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista) John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Terry Frazee
 
Adapted Screenplay
  "American Splendor" (HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features) Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman
  "City of God" (Miramax) Screenplay by Braulio Mantovani
 Winner  "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (New Line) Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
  "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.) Screenplay by Brian Helgeland
  "Seabiscuit" (Universal/DreamWorks/Spyglass) Written for the Screen by Gary Ross
 
Original Screenplay
  "The Barbarian Invasions" (Miramax) Written by Denys Arcand
  "Dirty Pretty Things" (Miramax and BBC Films) Written by Steven Knight
  "Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista) Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson
and David Reynolds Original Story by Andrew Stanton
  "In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox) Written by Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan
 Winner  "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features) Written by Sofia Coppola


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