February 2, 2004

Oscar Picks

Disclaimer: These picks reflect the people and films I would like to see win (not those that I think will win) from the films I saw (which is a very small percentage of the films that were nominated). If I didn’t make a pick for a particular category it’s because I didn’t see any of the films nominated in that category. Yes, I really enjoyed The Lord of the Rings.

Best Picture (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Animated Feature Film (Winner)
Finding Nemo

Best Director
Peter Jackson (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Actor
Bill Murray (Lost to Sean Penn)
Lost in Translation

Best Original Screenplay
Sofia Coppola (Winner)
Lost in Translation

Best Adapted Screenplay
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Visual Effects
Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randal William Cook, and Alex Funke (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Sound
Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges, and Hammond Peek (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Sound Editing
Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers (Lost to Master and Commander)
Finding Nemo

Best Editing
Jamie Selkirk (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Musical Score
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (Winner)

Best Song
“Into the West” (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Art Direction
Grant Major, Dan Hennah, and Alan Lee (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Costume Design
Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor (Winner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Makeup
Ve Neill and Martin Samuel (Lost to Return of the King)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
(I just gave them this so not all of my picks went to Return of the King.) Whoops. =-)

Best Sequels That Everyone Except Me Hates
The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions

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Comments

Scott Yager

“Yes, I really enjoyed The Lord of the Rings.”

I’ll say :)

Rachelle Bowden

this was pretty much right on, wasnt it? i didnt see the show and i’ve been out of touch but i did hear that lotr rotk won everything

Walt Dickinson

Yup. My favorites did pretty well. LotR cleaned up, Finding Nemo got best animated feature, and Lost in Translation got the screenplay award.