New York Film Critics 2003

Best Film:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Runners-up: Mystic River, American Splendor, and Lost in Translation

Best Actor:
Bill Murray – Lost in Translation
Runners-up: Sean Penn – Mystic River and Jack Black – School of Rock

Best Actress:
Hope Davis – American Splendor and The Secret Lives of Dentists
Runners-up: Naomi Watts – 21 Grams and Charlize Theron – Monster

Best Supporting Actor:
Eugene Levy – A Mighty Wind

Best Supporting Actress:
Shohreh Aghdashloo – House of Sand and Fog

Best Director:
Sofia Coppola – Lost in Translation
Runner-up: Peter Jackson – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Animated Film:
The Triplets of Belleville (Les triplettes de Belleville)
Runner-up: Finding Nemo

Best Cinematography:
Harris Savides – Elephant and Gerry

Best First Film:
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini – American Splendor

Best Foreign Language Film:
City of God (Cidade de Deus) • Brazil/France/United States
Runner-up: The Man Without a Past (Mies vailla menneisyyttä) • Finland

Best Non-Fiction Film:
Capturing the Friedmans
Runner-up: The Fog of War

Best Screenplay:
Craig Lucas – The Secret Lives of Dentists
Runners-up: Steven Knight – Dirty Pretty Things and Sofia Coppola – Lost in Translation