2003 Academy Awards Interview

Our fantasy Academy Awards would go to 'Chicago' and several films far off the Academy's radar screen

Our fantasy Academy Awards would go to 'Chicago' and several films far off the Academy's radar screen

When we dream this time of year, it's usually about seeing justice done at the Academy Awards. When we wake up, we just hope the real Oscars don't turn into a nightmare!

If it were up to us, here's who would be sleeping with little golden men the night of March 23, 2003:


Rob Marshall, "Chicago"

Dennis Quaid, "The Rookie"

Runners up:
Michael Caine, "The Quiet American"
Jack Nicholson, "About Schmidt"
Nicholas Cage, "Adaptation"
Richard Gere, "Chicago"
Campbell Scott, "Roger Dodger"
Robin Williams, "One Hour Photo"

Julianne Moore, "Far From Heaven"

Runners up:
Isabelle Huppert, "The Piano Teacher"
Renee Zellweger, "Chicago"
Nicole Kidman, "The Hours"
Kirsten Dunst, "The Cat's Meow"

Chris Cooper, "Adaptation"

Runners up:
Dennis Quaid, "Far From Heaven"
Jeff Goldblum, "Enigma"
Jeremy Northam, "Igby Goes Down"
Paul Bettany, "Gangster No.1"
Robin Williams, "Insomnia"

Meryl Streep, "Adaptation"

Runners up:
Jena Malone, "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys"
Jackie Hofman, "Kissing Jessica Stein"
Tovah Feldshuh, "Kissing Jessica Stein"
Lupe Ontiveros, "Real Women Have Curves"
Christina Applegate, "The Sweetest Thing"

"Igby Goes Down," Burr Steers

Runners up:
"Far From Heaven"
"Punch-Drunk Love"

"Chicago," Bill Condon

Runners up:
"Catch Me If You Can"
"The Quiet American"
"ivans xtc."
"About Schmidt"
"Kissing Jessica Stein"

SPECIALTY Best Film categories
  • Animated Feature:
    "The Wild Thornberrys"

  • Documentary:
    "The Kid Stays In the Picture"

  • Foreign Language:
    "Italian For Beginners"

    TECHNICAL ("hard") categories
  • Cinematography:
    "We Were Soldiers"

  • Editing:

  • Sound Design & Sound Effects Editing:

  • Visual Effects:
    "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

    ARTISTIC ("soft") categories
  • Art Direction:

  • Costumes:
    "8 Women"

  • Makeup:
    "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

    MUSIC categories
  • Score:
    "Catch Me If You Can," John Williams

    Runners up:
    "The Hours"
    "Punch-Drunk Love"
    "ivans xtc."
    "The Quiet American"

  • Original Song:
    Eminem's "Lose Yourself" from "8 Mile"
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