And One "Ring" Rules Them All

Complete List of 2004 Oscar Nominees and Winners

Peter Jackson Academy Awards
Peter Jackson arrives at the 76th Annual Academy Awards. Photo © HO/AMPAS

The winner of 11 Academy Awards, Peter Jackson's epic fantasy "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" joined "Ben Hur" and Titanic" as one of the most honored films in Oscar history. "Rings" won in every category in which it was nominated including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

NOMINEES AND WINNERS BY CATEGORY

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
"Lost in Translation"
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
"Mystic River"
"Seabiscuit"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
WINNER: Sean Penn in "Mystic River"
Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
Ben Kingsley in "House of Fog and Sand"
Jude Law in "Cold Mountain"
Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
WINNER: Tim Robbins in "Mystic River"
Alec Baldwin in "The Cooler"
Benicio Del Toro in "21 Grams"
Djimon Hounsou in "In America"
Ken Watanabe in "The Last Samurai"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
WINNER: Charlize Theron in "Monster"
Keisha Castle-Hughes in "Whale Rider"
Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give"
Samantha Morton in "In America"
Naomi Watts in "21 Grams"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
WINNER: Renée Zellweger in "Cold Mountain"
Shohreh Aghdashloo in "House of Sand and Fog"
Patricia Clarkson in "Pieces of April"
Marcia Gay Harden in "Mystic River"
Holly Hunter in "Thirteen"

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Peter Jackson
"City of God"-Fernando Meirelles
"Lost in Translation"-Sofia Coppola
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Peter Weir
"Mystic River"-Clint Eastwood

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
"American Splendor"-Written by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman
"City of God"-Screenplay by Braulio Mantovani
"Mystic River"-Screenplay by Brian Helgeland
"Seabiscuit"-Written for the Screen by Gary Ross

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
WINNER: "Lost in Translation"-Written by Sofia Coppola
"The Barbarian Invasions"-Written by Denys Arcand
"Dirty Pretty Things"-Written by Steven Knight
"Finding Nemo"-Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds, Original Story by Andrew Stanton
"In America"-Written by Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Art Direction: Grant Major, Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee
"Girl with a Pearl Earring"-Art Direction: Ben Van Os, Set Decoration: Cecile Heideman
"The Last Samurai"-Art Direction: Lilly Kilvert, Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Art Direction: William Sandell, Set Decoration: Robert Gould
"Seabiscuit"-Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall, Set Decoration: Leslie Pope

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:
WINNER: "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Russell Boyd
"City of God"-Cesar Charlone
"Cold Mountain"-John Seale
"Girl with a Pearl Earring"-Eduardo Serra
"Seabiscuit"-John Schwartzman

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor
"Girl with a Pearl Earring"-Dien van Straalen
"The Last Samurai"-Ngila Dickson
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Wendy Stites
"Seabiscuit"-Judianna Makovsky

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Jamie Selkirk
"City of God"-Daniel Rezende
"Cold Mountain"-Walter Murch
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Lee Smith
"Seabiscuit"-William Goldenberg

ORIGINAL SCORE:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Howard Shore
"Big Fish"-Danny Elfman
"Cold Mountain"-Gabriel Yared
"Finding Nemo"-Thomas Newman
"House of Sand and Fog"-James Horner

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Gallery of Photos from the 76th Annual Academy Awards
 

ORIGINAL SONG:
WINNER: "Into the West" from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Music and Lyric by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore and Annie Lennox
"A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from "A Mighty Wind"-Music and Lyric by Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole
"Scarlet Tide" from "Cold Mountain"-Music and Lyric by T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello
"The Triplets of Belleville" from "The Triplets of Belleville"-Music by Benoit Charest Lyric by Sylvain Chomet
"You Will Be My Ain True Love" from "Cold Mountain"-Music and Lyric by Sting

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
WINNER: "The Barbarian Invasions"
"Evil"
"Twilight Samurai"
"Twin Sisters"
"Zelary"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR:
WINNER: "Finding Nemo"
"Brother Bear"
"The Triplets of Belleville"

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
WINNER: "The Fog of War"
"Balseros"
"Capturing the Friedmans"
"My Architect"
"The Weather Underground"

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Richard Taylor and Peter King
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Edouard Henriques III and Yolanda Toussieng
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"-Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
WINNER: "Harvie Krumpet"
"Boundin'"
"Destino"
"Gone Nutty"
"Nibbles"

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:
WINNER: "Two Soldiers"
"Die Rote Jacke (The Red Jacket)"
"Most (The Bridge)"
"Squash"
"Torzija"

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:
WINNER: "Chernobyl Heart"
"Asylum"
"Ferry Tales"

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING:
WINNER: "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Richard King
"Finding Nemo"-Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"-Christopher Boyes and George Watters II

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
"The Last Samurai"-Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Jeff Wexler
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Paul Massey, D.M.

Hemphill and Arthur Rochester
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"-Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David Campbell and Lee Orloff
"Seabiscuit"-Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Tod A. Maitland

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS:
WINNER: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"-Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"-Dan Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness and Robert Stromberg
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"-John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Terry Frazee

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Gallery of Photos from the 76th Annual Academy Awards
 

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