Sunday, February 27, 2011

2003 FILM BALLOT

Honoring the best in several categories from the 2003 film year.
(all titles received wide or limited release for '03)
Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014

Also, if you wish to view my favorite 30 films of 2003, go here




Note: "Animated Short" and "Animated Feature" categories have been merged into one Animation category, regardless of runtime length. Also "Sound Editing" and "Sound Mixing" have been combined into one "Sound Design" category. Focusing on both overall mix and sound creation.










*IN AMERICA
LOST IN TRANSLATION
GERRY
THE COMPANY
ALL THE REAL GIRLS
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING
LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
28 DAYS LATER
BIG FISH

actual oscar nominees:
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
LOST IN TRANSLATION
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
MYSTIC RIVER
SEABISCUIT










*THE SON
MILLENNIUM ACTRESS
LA COMMUNE: PARIS, 1871
FRIDAY NIGHT
TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
UNKNOWN PLEASURES
WAITING FOR HAPPINESS
BLISSFULLY YOURS
TEN
CITY OF GOD

actual oscar nominees:
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS  (won)
EVIL
THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI
TWIN SISTERS
ZELARY










*Jim Sheridan for IN AMERICA
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne for THE SON
Sofia Coppola for LOST IN TRANSLATION
Satoshi Kon for MILLENIUM ACTRESS
Peter Weir for MASTER & COMMANDER: FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

actual oscar nominees:
Fernando Merielles for CITY OF GOD
Peter Jackson for LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
Sofia Coppola for LOST IN TRANSLATION
Peter Weir for MASTER & COMMANDER: FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
Clint Eastwood for MYSTIC RIVER









*Catherine Samie in THE LAST LETTER
Naomi Watts in 21 GRAMS
Samantha Morton in IN AMERICA
Charlize Theron in MONSTER
Scarlett Johansson in LOST IN TRANSLATION

actual oscar nominees:
Keisha Castle-Hughes in WHALE RIDER
Diane Keaton in SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE
Samantha Morton in IN AMERICA
Charlize Theron in MONSTER  (won)
Naomi Watts in 21 GRAMS








*Paul Giamatti in AMERICAN SPLENDOR
Sean Penn in MYSTIC RIVER
Bill Murray in LOST IN TRANSLATION
Robert Downey Jr. in THE SINGING DETECTIVE
Jack Black in SCHOOL OF ROCK

actual oscar nominees:
Johnny Depp in PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
Ben Kingsley in HOUSE OF SAND & FOG
Jude Law in COLD MOUNTAIN
Bill Murray in LOST IN TRANSLATION
Sean Penn in MYSTIC RIVER  (won)









*Patricia Clarkson  in  PIECES OF APRIL
Marcia Gay Harden in MYSTIC RIVER
Hope Davis in AMERICAN SPLENDOR
Meryl Streep in ANGELS IN AMERICA
Zooey Deschanel in ALL THE REAL GIRLS

actual oscar nominees:
Shohreh Aghdashloo in HOUSE OF SAND & FOG
Patricia Clarkson in PIECES OF APRIL
Marcia Gay Harden in MYSTIC RIVER
Holly Hunter in THIRTEEN
Renée Zellweger in COLD MOUNTAIN  (won)










*Benicio del Toro in 21 GRAMS
Al Pacino in ANGELS IN AMERICA
Johnny Depp in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: BLACK PEARL
Jeffrey Wright in ANGELS IN AMERICA
Djimon Hounsou in IN AMERICA

actual oscar nominees:
Alec Baldwin in THE COOLER
Benicio Del Toro in 21 GRAMS
Djimon Hounsou in IN AMERICA
Tim Robbins in MYSTIC RIVER  (won)
Ken Watanabe in THE LAST SAMURAI








*IN AMERICA - Naomi, Kristen & Jim Sheridan
LOST IN TRANSLATION - Sofia Coppola
THE STATION AGENT Tom McCarthy
KILL BILL: VOL.1 - Quentin Tarantino
FINDING NEMO Andrew Stanton

actual oscar nominees:
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS
DIRTY PRETTY 
FINDING NEMO
IN AMERICA
LOST IN TRANSLATION  (won)








*AMERICAN SPLENDOR - Robert Pulcini & Shari Berman
THE GOOD THIEF - Neil Jordan
MYSTIC RIVER Brian Helgeland
MASTER & COMMANDER Peter Weir, John Collee
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING - Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson

actual oscar nominees:
AMERICAN SPLENDOR
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
CITY OF GOD
MYSTIC RIVER
SEABISCUIT









*TO BE AND TO HAVE
THE FOG OF WAR
BALSEROS
LOVE AND DIANE
MY ARCHITECT

actual oscar nominees:
BALSEROS
CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS
THE FOG OF WAR  (won)
MY ARCHITECT
THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND








*MILLENIUM ACTRESS
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION
FINDING NEMO
TORNEHEKKEN [HEDGE OF THORNS]
CAT SOUP
DESTINO
WARD 13
"THE SECOND RENAISSANCE" segment - THE ANIMATRIX
CHEMICAL BROTHERS: STAR GUITAR
HARVIE KRUMPET
INTERSTELLA 5555: THE 5TORY OF THE 5ECRET 5TAR 5YSTEM

actual oscar nominees feature:
BROTHER BEAR
TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
FINDING NEMO  (won)

actual oscar nominees short:
BOUNDIN'
DESTINO
GONE NUTTY
HARVIE KRUMPET  (won)
NIBBLES










*CITY OF GODCésar Charlone, ABC
GERRY - Harris Savides, ASC
MASTER & COMMANDER - Russell Boyd, ASC, ACS
SEABISCUIT - John Schwartzman, ASC
28 DAYS LATER - Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC, ASC, DFF

actual oscar nominees:
CITY OF GOD
COLD MOUNTAIN
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD  (won)
SEABISCUIT








*THE FOG OF WAR - King; Schmeer; Abel
KILL BILL: VOL.1 - Sally Menke
CITY OF GOD - Daniel Rezende
COLD MOUNTAIN - Walter Murch
HULK - Tim Squyres

actual oscar nominees:
CITY OF GOD
COLD MOUNTAIN
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
SEABISCUIT









*FINDING NEMO - Thomas Newman >
ALL THE REAL GIRLS - David Wingo >
BIG FISH - Danny Elfman >
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING - Howard Shore >
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: BLACK PEARL - Hans Zimmer >
MYSTIC RIVER - Clint Eastwood >

actual oscar nominees:
BIG FISH
COLD MOUNTAIN
FINDING NEMO
HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING  (won)










*MASTER & COMMANDER - Bill Sandell
DOWN WITH LOVE - Andrew Laws, Martin Whist, Don Diers
COLD MOUNTAIN Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
THE LAST SAMURAI - Lilly Kilvert; Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau
LOTR: RETURN OF THE KING - Grant Major, Dan Hennah, Alan Lee

actual oscar nominees:

GIRL WITH A PEAR EARRING
THE LAST SAMURAI
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
SEABISCUIT











*THE LAST SAMURAI - Ngila Dickson
DOWN WITH LOVE - Daniel Orlandi
LOTR: RETURN OF THE KING Ngila Dickson, Richard Taylor
MASTER & COMMANDERWendy Stites
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN: BLACK PEARL Penny Rose

actual oscar nominees:
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
THE LAST SAMURAI
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
SEABISCUIT










*RETURN OF THE KING -
Peter King, Richard Taylor

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - Ve Neill, Martin Samuel
X2 - Rita Ciccozzi, Monica Huppert, Toby Lindala
MASTER & COMMANDER - Edouard Henriques III, Yolanda Toussieng
TERMINATOR 3 - Stan Winston

actual oscar nominees:
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
MASTER & COMMANDER: FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL











*ELEPHANT
MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
GERRY
THE MATRIX: RELOADED & REVOLUTIONS

actual oscar nominees sound editing: 
MASTER & COMMANDER: FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD  (won)
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
FINDING NEMO

actual oscar nominees sound mix: 
THE LAST SAMURAI
LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
MASTER AND COMMANDER
PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
SEABISCUIT







*PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING
THE MATRIX: RELOADED & REVOLUTIONS
MASTER & COMMANDER: FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
HULK

actual oscar nominees:

LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING  (won)
PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD










*SIGUR ROS: UNTITLED #1 AKA "VAKA"
TERMINAL BAR
CHERNOBYL HEART
JOHNNY CASH: HURT
MOST (THE BRIDGE)
MORGAN FISHER'S "( )"

actual oscar nominees live-action short:
THE RED JACKET
MOST (THE BRIDGE)
SQUASH
(A) TORZIJA
TWO SOLDIERS  (won)

actual oscar nominees documentary short:
ASYLUM
FERRY TALES
CHERNOBYL HEART  (won)










The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards





*1) Saying goodbye to E.T. and little brother Frankie in moonlight - IN AMERICA
2) Cannon battle in fog - MASTER & COMMANDER
3) Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd run through Dali, Seurat and Munch paintings - LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION
4) Swing set confession. "Mogwai Fear Satan." - ALL THE REAL GIRLS
5) Francis returns to lumber yard after violence. Ending of  THE SON
6) Demonic scarab beetle attacks Elvis in rest home - BUBBA HO-TEP
7) Retracing their steps in sand map. Arvo Pärt dread. - GERRY
8) Wandering abandoned London streets. - 28 DAYS LATER
9) The Bride VS GoGo & the Crazy 88s - KILL BILL VOL.1
10) Hulk's desert  rampage against military hardware - HULK
11) Final embrace. Inaudible whisper - close of LOST IN TRANSLATION
12) Nightcrawler's acrobatic White House blitz - X2 
-tie- Jungle fight against several muay thai tumblers - THE RUNDOWN
13) Final 15mins, starting with Willie's last safe hack - BAD SANTA
14) Dog's train ride day dream - TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
15) Freeway chase sequence - THE MATRIX RELOADED

also, the pancakes:










*MYSTIC RIVER
IN AMERICA
ANGELS IN AMERICA
SEABISCUIT
LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING









*1) Gus Van Sant  for GERRY and  ELEPHANT
2) Sean Penn in MYSTIC RIVER, 21 GRAMS & IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE
3) Patricia Clarkson in PIECES OF APRIL and THE STATION AGENT
4) Ngila Dickson for the costumes of LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING and THE LAST SAMURAI
5) Matt Damon in STUCK ON YOU and GERRY












*1) Shion Sono for SUICIDE CLUB
2) Carlos Reygadas for JAPON
3) Eli Roth for CABIN FEVER
4) Rob Zombie for HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES
5) György Pálfi for HUKKLE
6) Celina Murga for ANA AND THE OTHERS
7) Azazel Jacobs for NOBODY NEEDS TO KNOW
8) Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini for AMERICAN SPLENDOR
9) Peter Sollett for RAISING VICTOR VARGAS
10) Peter Berg for THE RUNDOWN
-tie- Fernando Meirelles for CITY OF GOD













*1) Peter Dinklage in THE STATION AGENT
2) Cillian Murphy in 28 DAYS LATER
3) John Hawkes in BUTTLEMAN
4) Seu Jorge in CITY OF GOD
5) Naomie Harris in 28 DAYS LATER
6) Irrfan Khan in MAQBOOL [MACBETH]
7) Chiwetel Ejiofor in DIRTY PRETTY THINGS
8) Cécile De France in L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE 
9) Keira Knightley in BEND IT LIKE BEKHAM
10) Eddie Marsan in 21 GRAMS
11) Sarah Bolger in IN AMERICA
12) John Cho in BETTER LUCK TOMORROW
13) Melonie Diaz in RAISING VICTOR VARGAS









Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014

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