And the Oscar went to. . .

Hobbits, a "Monster" and the man who was Spicoli. A list of the big winners -- and Salon's reader picks.


Salon Staff
March 2, 2004 8:57AM (UTC)

A list of the winners of the night's big awards, and the results of a poll taken last week by 3,238 Salon readers.

Best picture: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Salon reader picks:
71.19%"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"(New Line)
16.37%"Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)
8.96% Mystic River (Warner Bros.)
2.25%"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"(20th Century Fox)
1.23%"Seabiscuit" (Universal Pictures/DreamWorks/Spyglass)

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Actor in a leading role: Sean Penn in "Mystic River"
Salon reader picks:
46.20% Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)
27.58% Sean Penn in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
21.46% Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista)
3.64% Ben Kingsley in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks/Cobalt)
1.11% Jude Law in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)

Actress in a leading role: Charlize Theron in "Monster"
Salon reader picks:
59.96% Charlize Theron in "Monster" (Newmarket Films)
15.76% Keisha Castle-Hughes in "Whale Rider" (NewMarket Films)
8.50% Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give" (Sony)
8.25% Naomi Watts in "21 Grams" (Focus Features)
7.54% Samantha Morton in "In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)

Actor in a supporting role: Tim Robbins in "Mystic River"
Salon reader picks:
53.13% Tim Robbins in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)
16.25% Alec Baldwin in "The Cooler" (Lions Gate)
12.33% Benicio Del Toro in "21 Grams" (Focus Features)
10.96% Djimon Hounsou in "In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
7.33% Ken Watanabe in "The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.)

Actress in a supporting role: Renie Zellweger in "Cold Mountain"
Salon reader picks:
38.10% Renie Zellweger in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)
20.65% Shohreh Aghdashloo in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks/Cobalt)
14.60% Holly Hunter in "Thirteen" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox)
14.17% Patricia Clarkson in "Pieces of April" (MGM)
12.47% Marcia Gay Harden in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)

Animated feature film: "Finding Nemo"
Salon reader picks:
73.38% "Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista)
25.68% "The Triplets of Belleville" (Sony Pictures Classics)
0.95% "Brother Bear" (Buena Vista)

Art direction: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Salon reader picks:
73.70%"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"(New Line) Art Direction: Grant Major Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee
6.35%"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"(20th Century Fox) Art Direction: William Sandell Set Decoration: Robert Gould
13.56% "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Lions Gate) Set Decoration: Cecile Heideman
4.19% "The Last Samurai" (Warner Bros.) Art Direction: Lilly Kilvert Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau
2.20%"Seabiscuit" (Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment) Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall Set Decoration: Leslie Pope

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Cinematography:"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
Salon reader picks:
39.22%"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"(20th Century Fox) Russell Boyd
20.86% City of God (Miramax) Cesar Charlone
14.65%"Cold Mountain"(Miramax) John Seale
13.04% "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (Lions Gate) Eduardo Serra
12.23%"Seabiscuit" (Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment) John Schwartzman

Directing: Peter Jackson, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Salon reader picks:
68.50%"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"(New Line) Peter Jackson
19.02%"Lost in Translation" (Focus Features) Sofia Coppola
6.82% Mystic River (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
3.45% "City of God" (Miramax) Fernando Meirelles
2.22%"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (20th Century Fox) Peter Weir

Documentary feature: "The Fog of War"
Salon reader picks:
42.52% "The Fog of War" (Sony Pictures Classics) A Globe Department Store Production Errol Morris and Michael Williams
41.20% "Capturing the Friedmans" (Magnolia Pictures) A Hit The Ground Running Production Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling
7.61% "My Architect" (New Yorker) A Louis Kahn Project Nathaniel Kahn and Susan R. Behr
6.94% "The Weather Underground" (Shadow Distribution) A Free History Project Production Sam Green and Bill Siegel
1.73% "Balseros" (Seventh Art Releasing) A Bausan Films S.L. Production Carlos Bosch and Josep Maria Domenech

Foreign language film: "The Barbarian Invasions"
Salon reader picks:
54.92% "The Barbarian Invasions" (Cinimaginaire Inc. Production, Canada)
14.97% "The Twilight Samurai" (Shochiku/Nippon Television Network/Sumitomo/Hakuhodo/Nippon Shuppan Hanbai/Eisei Gekijo Production, Japan)
11.48% "Twin Sisters" (IdtV Film Production, The Netherlands)
9.94% "Evil" (Moviola Film & Television Production, Sweden)
8.69% "Zelary" (Total HelpArt T.H.A./Barrandov Studio Production, Czech Republic)

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Visual effects: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Salon reader picks:
87.87%"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"(New Line) Jim Rygiel Joe Letteri Randall William Cook and Alex Funke
8.07% "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista)
John Knoll Hal Hickel Charles Gibson and Terry Frazee
4.06%"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"(20th Century Fox) Dan Sudick Stefen Fangmeier Nathan McGuinness and Robert Stromberg

Adapted Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson,"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Salon reader picks:
42.80%"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"(New Line) Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
27.97% "American Splendor" (HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features) Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman
17.73% "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.) Screenplay by Brian Helgeland
5.92%"Seabiscuit" (Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment) Written for the Screen by Gary Ross
5.58% "City of God" (Miramax) Screenplay by Braulio Mantovani

Original Screenplay: Sofia Coppola, "Lost in Translation"
Salon reader picks:
71.72%"Lost in Translation" (Focus Features) Written by Sofia Coppola
12.95% "In America" (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox) Written by Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan
8.06% "Finding Nemo" (Buena Vista) Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds, Original Story by Andrew Stanton
4.94% "Dirty Pretty Things" (Miramax and BBC Films) Written by Steven Knight
2.34% "The Barbarian Invasions" (Miramax) Written by Denys Arcand

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