Oscar dances to ‘Chicago’s’ tune

Pic takes best picture prize

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Despite the circumstances and the rumors, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences reiterated over and over that the show will go on. And it did, with “Chicago” moxie. Pic led the winners nabbing six awards including best picture. “The Pianist” took three nods including director Roman Polanski and actor Adrien Brody while Nicole Kidman swiped the best actress statuette for “The Hours.”

Best Picture

Chicago (Miramax), A Producer Circle Co., Zadan/Meron Production, Martin Richards, Producer


Roman Polanski, The Pianist (Focus Features)

Original Screenplay

Pedro Almodóvar, Talk to Her (Sony Pictures Classics)

Adapted Screenplay

Ronald Harwood, The Pianist (Focus Features)


Nicole Kidman, The Hours (Paramount and Miramax)

Original Song

“Lose Yourself,” 8 Mile (Universal), Music by Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto, Lyric by Eminem


Adrien Brody, The Pianist (Focus Features)

Film Editing

Chicago (Miramax) Martin Walsh


Road to Perdition (DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox), Conrad L. Hall

Documentary Short Subject

Twin Towers, A Wolf Films/Shape Pictures/Universal/Mopo Entertainment Production, Bill Guttentag and Robert David Port

Documentary Feature

Bowling For Columbine (United Artists and Alliance Atlantis), A Salter Street Films/VIF 2/Dog Eat Dog Films Production, Michael Moore and Michael Donovan

Sound Editing

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (New Line), Ethan Van der Ryn and Michael Hopkins


Chicago (Miramax), Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella and David Lee

Foreign Language Film

Nowhere in Africa (Germany), An MTM Medien & Television München Production

Original Score

Frida (Miramax), Elliot Goldenthal

Supporting Actress

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago (Miramax)

Costume Design

Chicago (Miramax), Colleen Atwood


Frida (Miramax), John Jackson and Beatrice De Alba

Live Action Short Film

This Charming Man (Der Er En Yndig Mand), An M&M Productions for Novellefilm Production, Martin Strange-Hansen and Mie Andreasen

Animated Short Film

The Chubbchubbs! (Columbia), A Sony Pictures Imageworks Production, Eric Armstrong

Art Direction

Chicago (Miramax), Art Direction: John Myhre, Set Decoration: Gord Sim

Visual Effects

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (New Line), Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke

Animated Feature

Spirited Away (Buena Vista), Hayao Miyazaki

Supporting Actor

Chris Cooper, Adaptation (Sony Pictures/Intermedia)

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