76TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS Image

Here they are. The Oscar nominations have been served up. Now it’s time to dig in.
Actor in a leading role
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ^ Ben Kingsley in House of Sand and Fog ^ Jude Law in Cold Mountain ^Bill Murray in Lost in Translation ^ Sean Penn in Mystic River
 
Actor in a supporting role
Alec Baldwin in The Cooler ^ Benicio Del Toro in 21 Grams ^ Djimon Hounsou in In America ^ Tim Robbins in Mystic River ^
Ken Watanabe in The Last Samurai
 
Actress in a leading role
Keisha Castle-Hughes in Whale Rider ^ Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give ^ Samantha Morton in In America ^ Charlize Theron in Monster ^ Naomi Watts in 21 Grams
 
Actress in a supporting role
Shohreh Aghdashloo in House of Sand and Fog ^ Patricia Clarkson in Pieces of April ^ Marcia Gay Harden in Mystic River ^ Holly Hunter in Thirteen ^ Renée Zellweger in Cold Mountain
 
Animated feature film
Brother Bear ^ Finding Nemo ^ The Triplets of Belleville
 
Art direction
  Girl with a Pearl Earring ^ Art Direction: Ben Van Os ^ Set Decoration: Cecile Heideman ^ The Last Samurai ^ Art Direction: Lilly Kilvert ^ Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau ^ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ^ Art Direction: Grant Major ^ Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ^ Art Direction: William Sandell ^ Set Decoration: Robert Gould ^ Seabiscuit ^ Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall ^ Set Decoration: Leslie Pope
 
Cinematography
City of God Cesar Charlone ^ Cold Mountain John Seale ^ Girl with a Pearl Earring Eduardo Serra ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Boyd ^ Seabiscuit John Schwartzman
 
Costume design
Girl with a Pearl Earring Dien van Straalen ^ The Last Samurai Ngila Dickson ^ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Wendy Stites ^ Seabiscuit Judianna Makovsky
 
Directing
City of God Fernando Meirelles ^ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peter Jackson ^ Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Peter Weir ^ Mystic River Clint Eastwood
 
Documentary feature
“Balseros” Carlos Bosch and Marcos Loris Omedes ^ “Capturing the Friedmans” Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling ^ The Fog of War Errol Morris and Michael Williams “My Architect” Nathaniel Kahn and Susan R. Behr ^ The Weather Underground Sam Green and Bill Siegel
 
Documentary short subject
“Asylum” Sandy McLeod and Gini Reticker ^”Chernobyl Heart” Maryann DeLeo ^ “Ferry Tales” Katja Esson
 
Film editing
City of God Daniel Rezende ^ Cold Mountain Walter Murch ^ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Jamie Selkirk ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Lee Smith ^
Seabiscuit William Goldenberg
 
Foreign language film
The Barbarian Invasions ^ “Evil” ^ “The Twilight Samurai” ^
“Twin Sisters” ^ “Zelary”

Makeup
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Richard Taylor and Peter King ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Edouard Henriques III and Yolanda Toussieng ^ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Ve Neill and Martin Samuel
 
Music (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

Music (original song) ^ “Into the West” from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Music and Lyric by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore and Annie Lennox ^ “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” from A Mighty Wind Music and Lyric by Michael McKean and Annette O’Toole ^ “Scarlet Tide” from Cold Mountain Music and Lyric by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello ^ “The Triplets of Belleville” from The Triplets of Belleville Music by Benoit CharestLyric by Sylvain Chomet ^ “You Will Be My Ain True Love” from Cold Mountain Music and Lyric by Sting
 
Best picture
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh ^ Lost in Translation Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola ^
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Peter Weir and Duncan Henderson ^ Mystic River Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt and Clint Eastwood ^ Seabiscuit
 
Short film (animated)
“Boundin” Bud Luckey ^ “Destino” Dominique Monfery and Roy Edward Disney ^ “Gone Nutty” Carlos Saldanha and John C. Donkin ^ “Harvie Krumpet” Adam Elliot ^ “Nibbles” Chris Hinton
 
Short film (live action) ^ “Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket)” Florian Baxmeyer ^ “Most (The Bridge)” Bobby Garabedian and William Zabka ^ “Squash” Lionel Bailliu ^ “(A) Torzija [(A) Torsion]” Stefan Arsenijevic ^ “Two Soldiers” Aaron Schneider and Andrew J. Sacks
 
Sound editing
Finding Nemo Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Richard King ^ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Christopher Boyes and George Watters II
 
Sound mixing
The Last Samurai Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Jeff Wexler ^ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill and Arthur Rochester ^ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David Campbell and Lee Orloff ^ Seabiscuit Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Tod A. Maitland
 
Visual effects
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke ^ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Dan Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness and Robert Stromberg ^ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Terry Frazee
 
Adapted Screenplay
American Splendor Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman ^ City of God ^ Screenplay by Braulio Mantovani ^ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ^ Mystic River Screenplay by Brian Helgeland ^ Seabiscuit Written for the Screen by Gary Ross
 
Original Screenplay
The Barbarian Invasions Written by Denys Arcand ^ Dirty Pretty Things Written by Steven Knight ^ Finding Nemo Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds Original Story by Andrew Stanton ^ In America Written by Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan ^ Lost in Translation Written by Sofia Coppola
Who deserves to win? Who derserves to lose? Who got snubbed? Let’s hear about it!

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