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2 photos from the film Chicago. The right shows Renee Zellweger being comforted by Richard Gere, while on the left, Catherine Zeta-Jones taps her troubles away.

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LOTR The Two Towers - Attack of the Ents

Ent attack from Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers


Events[]

Steve Martin returns as host. With the US declaring war on Iraq, the show was almost postponed. But it went on as planned but they had to cancel the red carpet. Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, although they lost, have tied with Katherine Hepburn's 12 nominations. And to celebrate the 75th Show, Olivia deHavilland introduced 59 Oscar winners of year's past to highlight. Peter O'Toole was given an honorary Oscar for providing cinema history with some memorable characters. Meanwhile, 2 Scientific Technical Awards were presented: one to Alias/Wavefront for the development of a 3D animation, dynamics, modeling, and rendering production tool known as Maya and one to Arnold & Richter Cine Technik and Panavison, Inc., for their continuing development and innovation in the design and manufacturing of advanced camera systems specifically designed for the motion picture entertainment industry.

Winners[]

Spirited Away won Best Animated Feature

The ChubbChubbs won Best Animated Short

Bowling For Columbine won Best Documentary Feature

Twin Towers won Best Documentary Short

Germany won Best Foreign Language film for their entry Nowhere In Africa

This Charming Man won Best Live Action Short

Road To Perdition won Best Cinematography

8 Mile won Best Original Song (Lose Yourself)

Talk To Her won Best Original Screenplay

Adaptation won Best Supporting Actor

The Hours won Best Actress

Frida won 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Makeup

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects

The Pianist won 3 Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay

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Chicago won 6 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound Mixing, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Film Editing

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