You know you’ve been waiting for them, so here they are, the nominations for the 75th Annual Academy Awards. The Awards show will be held on March 23rd and let’s just hope that it’s more exciting than last year’s. What a snoozer. In fact, perhaps this is a call for a Film Threat reader to streak the Awards this year. What do you say?
Best motion picture of the year ^ Chicago ^ Gangs of New York ^ The Hours ^ The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ^ The Pianist
Performance by an actor in a leading role ^ Adrien Brody in The Pianist ^ Nicolas Cage in Adaptation ^
Michael Caine in The Quiet American ^ Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York ^ Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt
Performance by an actor in a supporting role ^ Chris Cooper in Adaptation ^ Ed Harris in The Hours ^ Paul Newman in Road to Perdition ^ John C. Reilly in Chicago ^ Christopher Walken in Catch Me If You Can
Performance by an actress in a leading role ^ Salma Hayek in Frida ^ Nicole Kidman in The Hours ^ Diane Lane in Unfaithful ^ Julianne Moore in Far from Heaven ^ Renée Zellweger in Chicago
Performance by an actress in a supporting role ^ Kathy Bates in About Schmidt ^ Julianne Moore in The Hours ^ Queen Latifah in Chicago ^ Meryl Streep in Adaptation ^ Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago
Best animated feature film of the year ^ Ice Age ^ Lilo & Stitch ^ “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” ^ Treasure Planet ^ “Spirited Away”
Achievement in directing ^ Chicago Rob Marshall ^ Gangs of New York Martin Scorsese ^ The Hours Stephen Daldry ^ The Pianist Roman Polanski ^ Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar
Best documentary feature ^ Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore and Michael Donovan ^ “Daughter from Danang”
Gail Dolgin and Vincente Franco ^ “Prisoner of Paradise” Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender ^ Spellbound Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch ^ “Winged Migration” Jacques Perrin
Best foreign language film of the year ^ “El Crimen del Padre Amaro” ^ “Hero” ^ The Man without a Past ^ “Nowhere in Africa” ^ “Zus & Zo”
For a full list of nominations, visit the Academy website.

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