Phoenix Film Critics 2003

Best Picture
Finding Nemo
In America
* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lost In Translation
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Paul Giamatti, American Splendor
* Ben Kingsley, House of Sand And Fog
Bill Murray, Lost In Translation
Sean Penn, 21 Grams

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Scarlett Johansson, Girl With A Pearl Earring
Scarlett Johansson, Lost In Translation
Diane Keaton, Something’s Gotta Give
* Naomi Watts, 21 Grams
Evan Rachel Wood, Thirteen

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
* Alec Baldwin, The Cooler
Benicio Del Toro, 21 Grams
Tim Robbins, Mystic River
Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
* Patricia Clarkson, Pieces of April
Hope Davis, American Splendor
Holly Hunter, Thirteen
Emma Thompson, Love Actually
Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain

Best Director
Sofia Coppola, Lost In Translation
* Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Jim Sheridan, In America
Gore Verbinski, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Peter Weir, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Best Screenplay, Original
21 Grams
* In America
Lost In Translation
Pieces of April
Thirteen

Best Screenplay, Adapted
American Splendor
Big Fish
House of Sand And Fog
* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Best Cinematography
Cold Mountain
The Last Samurai
* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Winged Migration

Best Costume Design
* Down With Love
The Last Samurai
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Best Makeup
Big Fish
* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Singing Detective
Underworld

Best Visual Effects
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Matrix Revolutions
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Best Production Design
Down With Love
Girl With A Pearl Earring
The Last Samurai
* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Best Film Editing
21 Grams
American Splendor
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Best Original Score
Big Fish
Cold Mountain
The Last Samurai
* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
A Mighty Wind

Best Original Song
“Here’s To Love” Down With Love
“Into The West” The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
“Man of the Hour” Big Fish
* Time Enough For Tears” In America
“You Will Be My Ain True Love” Cold Mountain

Best Foreign Language Film
The Barbarian Invasions
* City Of God
He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not
Man On the Train
Swimming Pool

Best Animated Film
Brother Bear
* Finding Nemo
Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Best Ensemble Acting
* 21 Grams
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Love Actually
A Mighty Wind
The Station Agent

Best Live Action Family Film
Elf
* Freaky Friday
Holes
Peter Pan
Secondhand Lions

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Female
Emma Bolger, In America
* Sarah Bolger, In America
Jenna Boyd, The Missing
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Whale Rider
Evan Rachel Wood, Thirteen

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Male
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Love Actually
* Brett Kelly, Bad Santa
Shia LaBeouf, Holes
Max Pirkis, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Jeremy Sumpter, Peter Pan

Best Use of Previously Published or Recorded Music
American Splendor
Elf
Love Actually
Mona Lisa Smile
* School of Rock

Breakout Performance – Behind the Camera
Vadim Perelman, House of Sand And Fog
* Sofia Coppola, Lost In Translation
Peter Hedges, Pieces of April
Tom McCarthy, The Station Agent
Nikki Reed, Thirteen

Breakout Performance – On Screen
Peter Dinklage, The Station Agent
Scarlett Johansson, Lost In Translation
Keira Knightley, Bend It Like Beckham
Keira Knightley, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
* Evan Rachel Wood, Thirteen

Overlooked Film of the Year
Down With Love
A Mighty Wind
* Pieces of April
Shattered Glass
The Station Agent