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Listed below are the nominees and winners for the 2003 ACADEMY AWARDS along with our Picks and our ever popular list of Egregious Omissions.

Here are the rules: Life is all about choice & this case is no different. According to AMPAS, there can only be five nominees in each category. Therefore, that means that we also have five candidates for each category. If we list two ďEgregious OmissionsĒ in a particular category, that means we think there are two candidates on AMPASís list who should be replaced.

The Academy Awards were presented on Sunday, March 23rd. 

It is our tradition to nominate our ďBest DressedĒ contenders on the night of our annual OscarBowl, and to select our final choice after carefully scrutinizing the pages of PEOPLE magazine.

If you have comments about our choices (or about anything else printed on this website), please e-mail us at films42@msn.com. Please remember to include your name & telephone number. We will contact you for permission before posting anything you write on our site.

Enjoy! Jan & Rich

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MAJOR OSCAR CATEGORIES

Peter OíToole will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Click here for Film For Two's Tribute to Peter O'Toole.
  
Best Film Best Actress Best Actor
Best Director Best Supporting Actress Best Supporting Actor
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay Best Art Direction

Best Cinematographer

Best Costume Design

Best Editing

Best Original Musical Score

Best Original Song

Best Documentary
  Best Foreign Language Film  

 

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Best Film

Choices:
CHICAGO
GANGS OF NEW YORK
THE HOURS
LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS
THE PIANIST

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

CHICAGO

Richís Pick:

CHICAGO

 

Egregious Omissions?

FAST RUNNER
FRIDA
SUNSHINE STATE
TALK TO HER
25th HOUR
FAST RUNNER
TALK TO HER
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  CHICAGO

 

Best Actress

Choices:
Rene Zellweger in CHICAGO
Julianne Moore in FAR FROM HEAVEN
Salma Hayek in FRIDA
Nicole Kidman in THE HOURS
Diane Lane in UNFAITHFUL

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Rene Zellweger

Richís Pick:

Nicole Kidman

 

Egregious Omissions?

None! All 5 are terrific performances, 
but watch this space in future for 
Maggie Gyllenhaal (SECRETARY).

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Nicole Kidman in THE HOURS

 

Best Actor

Choices:
Jack Nicholson in ABOUT SCHMIDT
Nicolas Cage in ADAPTATION
Daniel Day-Lewis in GANGS OF NEW YORK
Adrien Brody in THE PIANIST
Michael Caine in QUIET AMERICAN

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Adrien Brody

Richís Pick:

Daniel Day-Lewis

 

Egregious Omissions?

Ed Norton in 25th HOUR
Richard Gere in CHICAGO
James Spader in SECRETARY
Dario Grandinetti in TALK TO HER
Ed Norton in 25th HOUR
Leonardo Di Caprio in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Richard Gere in CHICAGO
Gael Garcia Bernal in CRIME OF PADRE AMARO
James Spader in SECRETARY
 

& the OSCAR goes to: Adrien Brody in THE PIANIST

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Best Director

Choices:
Rob Marshall for CHICAGO
Martin Scorsese for GANGS OF NEW YORK
Stephen Daldry for THE HOURS
Roman Polanski for THE PIANIST
Pedro Almodovar for TALK TO HER

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Rob Marshall

Richís Pick:

Pedro Almodovar

 

Egregious Omissions?

Spike Lee for 25th HOUR
Z. Kunuk for FAST RUNNER
Julie Taymor for FRIDA
Spike Lee for 25th HOUR
Z. Kunuk for FAST RUNNER
Julie Taymor for FRIDA

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Roman Polanski for THE PIANIST

 

Best Supporting Actress

Choices:
Kathy Bates in ABOUT SCHMIDT
Meryl Streep in ADAPTATION
Queen Latifah in CHICAGO
Catherine Zeta-Jones in CHICAGO
Julianne Moore in THE HOURS

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Meryl Streep

Richís Pick:

Meryl Streep

 

Egregious Omissions?

None. All 5 are terrific performances!

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Catherine Zeta-Jones in CHICAGO

 

Best Supporting Actor

Choices:
Chris Cooper in ADAPTATION
Christopher Walken in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
John C. Reilly in CHICAGO
Ed Harris in THE HOURS
Paul Newman in ROAD TO PERDITION

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Ed Harris

Richís Pick:

Ed Harris

 

Egregious Omissions?

None. All 5 are terrific performances!

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Chris Cooper in ADAPTATION

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Best Original Screenplay

Choices:
FAR FROM HEAVEN
GANGS OF NEW YORK
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
TALK TO HER
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Pedro Almodovar for 
TALK TO HER

Richís Pick:

Pedro Almodovar for
TALK TO HER

 

Egregious Omissions?

SUNSHINE STATE
13 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING

& the OSCAR goes to:  TALK TO HER

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Choices:
ABOUT A BOY
ADAPTATION
CHICAGO
THE HOURS
THE PIANIST

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Bill Condon for 
CHICAGO

Richís Pick:

Bill Condon for
CHICAGO

 

Egregious Omissions?

25th HOUR
BLUE CRUSH
FRIDA
SECRETARY
25th HOUR
FRIDA
MINORITY REPORT
SECRETARY
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  THE PIANIST

 

Best Art Direction

Choices:
CHICAGO
FRIDA
GANGS OF NEW YORK
LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS
ROAD TO PERDITION

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Felipe Fernandez 
del Paso & 
Hannia Robledo 
for FRIDA

Richís Pick:

Felipe Fernandez 
del Paso & 
Hannia Robledo 
for FRIDA

 

Egregious Omissions?

SECRETARY
& the OSCAR goes to:  CHICAGO

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Best Cinematographer

Choices:
CHICAGO
FAR FROM HEAVEN
GANGS OF NEW YORK
THE PIANIST
ROAD TO PERDITION

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Pawel Edelman for 
THE PIANIST

Richís Pick:

Edward Lachman for
FAR FROM HEAVEN

 

Egregious Omissions?

FRIDA
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  ROAD TO PERDITION

 

Best Costume Design

Choices:
CHICAGO
FRIDA
GANGS OF NEW YORK
THE HOURS
THE PIANIST

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Julie Weiss for FRIDA

Richís Pick:

Julie Weiss for FRIDA

 

Egregious Omissions?

TALK TO HER
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  CHICAGO

Top

 

Best Editing

Choices:
CHICAGO
GANGS OF NEW YORK
THE HOURS
LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS
THE PIANIST

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

CHICAGO

Richís Pick:

CHICAGO

 

Egregious Omissions?

FRIDA
TALK TO HER
  
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  CHICAGO

 

Best Original Musical Score

Choices:
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
FAR FROM HEAVEN
FRIDA
THE HOURS
ROAD TO PERDITION

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:

Elliott Goldenthal 
for FRIDA

Richís Pick:

Elliott Goldenthal
for FRIDA

 

Egregious Omissions?

Angelo Badalamenti for SECRETARY
Angelo Badalamenti for SECRETARY
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  FRIDA

 

Click here to get details on National Public Radioís 
Annual ďOriginal Musical ScoreĒ Analyses

Best Original Song

Choices:
8 MILE
CHICAGO
FRIDA
GANGS OF NEW YORK
THE WILD THORNBERRYS

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick: 

ďI Move OnĒ by John Kander (music) & Fred Ebb (Lyrics) 
from CHICAGO

Richís Pick:

ďI Move OnĒ by John Kander (music) & Fred Ebb (Lyrics) 
from CHICAGO

 

EGREGIOUS OMISSIONS?

Pass ( for Insufficient Data Points)

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  8 MILE

 

 

Best Documentary

Choices:
BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
DAUGHTER FROM DANANG
PRISONER OF PARADISE
SPELLBOUND
WINGED MIGRATION

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick: 

Pass 
(for Insufficient Data Points)

Richís Pick:

Pass
(for Insufficient Data Points)

 

EGREGIOUS OMISSIONS?

Pass ( for Insufficient Data Points)

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Choices:
CRIME OF PADRE AMARO
HERO
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
NOWHERE IN AFRICA
ZUS & ZO

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick: 

Pass
( for Insufficient Data Points)

Richís Pick:

Pass
( for Insufficient Data Points)

 

EGREGIOUS OMISSIONS?

MONSOON WEDDING
TALK TO HER
TALK TO HER
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN
 

& the OSCAR goes to:  NOWHERE IN AFRICA

 

Click here for Film For Two's Tribute to Peter O'Toole