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The 2003 Critics Consensus Award Nominations

Sean Penn and Tim Robbins in Mystic River

Three pictures dominate the nominations for the 2003 Critics Consensus Awards, and they're the three you'd expect. Clint Eastwood announces his re-arrival to the awards scene with Mystic River, claiming seven nominations and thus narrowly beating the final Lord of the Rings movie, The Return of the King, and Lost in Translation, each with six, to the title of most-nominated movie of the year. Coppola follows in Jane Campion's footsteps, becoming only the second female director to be recognized in either Best Picture or Director, and also in Original Screenplay. There was a close fight for Picture nominations, resulting in a configuration you may not have predicted, but then you likely wouldn't have predicted any of the possible lineups that just missed out. Notable is Winged Migration's Best Cinematography nod - the first and, to date, only documentary up for that award in CCA history. Winners will be announced later today, and nominees are all below:

Best Picture

American Splendour (Shari Springer Berman, Ted Hope and Robert Pulcini)

In America (Arthur Lappin and Jim Sheridan)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne and Fran Walsh)

Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola and Ross Katz)

Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, Julie Hoyt and Robert Lorenz)

Best Director

Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)

Clint Eastwood (Mystic River)

Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

Gus van Sant (Elephant)

Peter Weir (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Connelly (House of Sand and Fog)

Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation)

Nicole Kidman (Cold Mountain)

Charlize Theron (Monster)

Naomi Watts (21 Grams)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

Paul Giamatti (American Splendour)

Ben Kingsley (House of Sand and Fog)

Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)

Sean Penn (Mystic River)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog)

Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April)

Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River)

Holly Hunter (Thirteen)

Renee Zellweger (Cold Mountain)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Alec Baldwin (The Cooler)

Benicio del Toro (21 Grams)

Tim Robbins (Mystic River)

Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass)

Watanabe Ken (The Last Samurai)

Best Original Screenplay

Guillermo Arriaga (21 Grams)

Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)

Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things)

Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent)

Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan and Naomi Sheridan (In America)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendour)

Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

Brian Helgeland (Mystic River)

Craig Lucas (The Secret Lives of Dentists)

Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain)

Best Cinematography

Lance Acord (Lost in Translation)

Olli Barbe, Michel Benjamin, Sylvie Carcedo, Laurent Charbonnier, Luc Drion, Laurent Fleutot, Philippe Garguil, Dominique Gentil, Bernard Lutic, Thierry Machado, Stephane Martin, Fabrice Moindrot, Ernst Sasse, Michel Terrasse and Thierry Thomas (Winged Migration)

Andrew Lesnie (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

Harris Savides (Elephant)

Eduardo Serra (Girl with a Pearl Earring)

Best Music

Benoit Charest (The Triplets of Belleville)

Danny Elfman (Big Fish)

Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Catherine O'Hara, Annette O'Toole, Harry Shearer and C. J. Vanston (A Mighty Wind)

Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

Gabriel Yared (Cold Mountain)

Best Ensemble Cast

Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham and Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

Rowan Atkinson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Elisha Cuthbert, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Shannon Elizabeth, Colin Firth, Gregor Fisher, Martin Freeman, Hugh Grant, Sienna Guillory, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Heike Makatsch, Kris Marshall, Martine McCutcheon, Rory McGregor, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Joanna Page, Lulu Popplewell, Denise Richards, Alan Rickman, Rodrigo Santoro, Claudia Schiffer, Nina Sosanya, Emma Thompson and Carla Vasconcelos (Love Actually)

Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, Sean Penn and Tim Robbins (Mystic River)

Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest, Laura Harris, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Linda Kash, Don Lake, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael Mantell, Michael McKean, Larry Miller, Christopher Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Piddock, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Deborah Theaker and Fred Willard (A Mighty Wind)

Paul Benjamin, Bobby Cannavale, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Dinklage, Raven Goodwin and Michelle Williams (The Station Agent)

Best Documentary

Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling)

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Julie Ahlberg, Errol Morris and Michael Williams)

My Architect (Susan Rose Behr and Nathaniel Kahn)

Spellbound (Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch)

Winged Migration (Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats and Jacques Perrin)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand, Daniel Louis and Denise Robert)

City of God (Mauricio Andrade Ramos, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Katia Lund and Fernando Meirelles)

Man on the Train (Philippe Carcassonne and Patrice Leconte)

The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismaki)

The Triplets of Belleville (Didier Brunner, Sylvain Chomet and Viviane Vanfleteren)

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