75th Academy Awards (2002): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Ceremony Emmys | Pre-Show Details | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Nominations Presenters: Marisa Tomei, Frank Pierson
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Supporting Actor
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Supporting Actress
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Actor
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Actress
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Director
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Original Screenplay
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Adapted Screenplay
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Foreign Language Film
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Animated Feature
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Picture

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Sunday, March 23, 2003, 5:30pm
Location: Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland
Televised On: ABC
Host: Steve Martin
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 20.58 rating
Viewers: 33.04 million


Animated Feature: Cameron Diaz
Visual Effects: Keanu Reeves
Supporting Actor: Jennifer Connelly
Production Design: Jennifer Lopez
Original Song Introduction: “I Move On”: John Travolta
Animated Short Film: Jennifer Garner, Mickey Mouse
Live Action Short Film: Jennifer Garner
Costume Design: Mira Sorvino
Makeup & Hairstyling: Nia Vardalos
Supporting Actress: Sean Connery
Best Picture Introduction: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Brendan Fraser
Scientific & Technical Awards: Kate Hudson
Music: Original Score: Renee Zellweger
Montage: Telecast Musical Numbers: Julie Andrews
Original Song Introduction: “Burn It Blue”: Gael Garcia Bernal
Foreign Language Film: Salma Hayek
Sound Mixing: Julianne Moore
Sound Editing: Julianne Moore
Best Picture Introduction: Gangs of New York: Matthew McConaughey
Documentary Feature: Diane Lane
Documentary Short Subject: Jack Valenti
Cinematography: Julia Roberts
Montage: Acting Oscar winner interviews: Kathy Bates
Original Song Introduction: “The Hands That Built America”: Colin Farrell
Film Editing: Geena Davis
In Memoriam: Susan Sarandon
Best Picture Introduction: The Hours: Hilary Swank
Actor: Halle Berry
Original Song: Barbra Streisand
Honorary Award: Peter O’Toole: Meryl Streep
Best Picture Introduction: The Pianist: Dustin Hoffman
Actress: Denzel Washington
Introduction: Oscar Family Album: Olivia de Havilland
Best Picture Introduction: Chicago: Richard Gere
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Marcia Gay Harden
Writing: Original Screenplay: Ben Affleck
Directing: Harrison Ford
Picture: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Denzel Washington: Yes
Actress – Halle Berry: Yes
Supporting Actor – Jim Broadbent: No
Supporting Actress – Jennifer Connelly: Yes
Directing – Ron Howard: No

Song Performances

Burn It Blue: Lila Downs, Caetano Veloso
Father and Daughter: Paul Simon
The Hands That Built America: U2
I Move On: Queen Latifah, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Lose Yourself: Not Performed

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Burn It Blue: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Caetano Veloso, Lila Downs)
Father and Daughter: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Paul Simon)
The Hands That Built America: Yes (Performed in the Film by: U2)
I Move On: Partial (Catherine Zeta-Jones only) (Performed in the Film by: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones)
Lose Yourself: Not Performed (Performed in the Film by: Eminem)

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Neil Ross, Randy Thomas
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Bill Conti
Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Producer: Gilbert ‘Gil’ Cates
Writer: Rita Cash, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan
Writer (Special Material): Steve Martin, Beth Armogida, Dave Berry, Dave Boone, Andy Breckman, Jon Macks, Rita Rudner, Bruce Vilanch
Production Design: Roy Christopher


Nominations: 8
Wins: 3
Variety Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
Directing for a Variety Special: Nominee
Music Direction: Winner
Multi Camera Picture Editing for a Special Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
Lighting Design Lighting Direction for a Variety Series: Winner
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Winner
Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: Nominee
Technical Direction Camerawork Video Control for a Miniseries Movie or a Special: Nominee

Pre-Show Details

Pre-Show Date/Time: Sunday, March 23, 2003, 5:00pm
Pre-Show Presenter: Jann Carl, Chris Connelly, Jim Moret, Shaun Robinson

Scientific & Technical Awards

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