the year-end project: 
2018, 2017, 201620152014201320122011, 20102009
2008200720062005,2004, 2003 (Morvern Callar, below), 2002200120001999199819971996199519941993
1992, 199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index

2003: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

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  1. Morvern Callar (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

  2. Elephant (dir: Gus Van Sant)

  3. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring (dir: Kim Ki-duk)

  4. The Son (dir: Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)

  5. Millennium Actress (dir: Satoshi Kon)

  6. Lost in Translation (dir: Sofia Coppola)

  7. Mystic River (dir: Clint Eastwood)

  8. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (dir: Quentin Tarantino)

  9. School of Rock (dir: Richard Linklater)

  10. Unknown Pleasures (dir: Jia Zhang-ke)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): 28 Days Later... (dir: Danny Boyle), All the Real Girls (dir: David Gordon Greene), American Splendor (dir: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini), The Fog of War (dir: Errol Morris), In America (dir: Jim Sheridan), Lilya 4-ever (dir: Lukas Moodysson), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (dir: Peter Weir), Memories of Murder (dir: Bong Joon Ho), The Station Agent (dir: Tom McCarthy), Swimming Pool (dir: Francois Ozon) and The Triplets of Belleville (dir: Sylvain Chomet)


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Best Film of the Year: Morvern Callar
Directors: Lynne Ramsay Producers: Robyn Slovo, Charles Pattinson, George Faber
US Distributor: Palm Pictures

  Lynne Ramsay on the set of  Morvern Callar

Lynne Ramsay on the set of Morvern Callar

Best Director:
1. Lynne Ramsay, Morvern Callar
2. Gus Van Sant, Elephant
3. Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
4. Kim Ki-Duk, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
5. Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, The Son

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  Olivier Gourmet in Jeanne-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne's  The Son

Olivier Gourmet in Jeanne-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne's The Son

Best Actor:
1. Jack Black, School of Rock
2. Ralph Fiennes, Spider
3. Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
4. Olivier Gourmet, The Son
5. George Clooney, Intolerable Cruelty


  Oksana Akinshina and Artom Bogucharskiy in Lukas Moodysson's  Lilya 4-ever

Oksana Akinshina and Artom Bogucharskiy in Lukas Moodysson's Lilya 4-ever

Best Actress:
1. Oksana Akinshina, Lilya 4-ever
2. Charlize Theron, Monster
3. Samantha Morton, In America
4. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Intolerable Cruelty
5. Zooey Deschanel, All the Real Girls


  Catherine Zeta-Jones and Billy Bob Thornton in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s  Intolerable Cruelty

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Billy Bob Thornton in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s Intolerable Cruelty

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Billy Bob Thornton, Intolerable Cruelty

2. Tim Robbins, Mystic River
3. Benicio Del Toro, 21 Grams
4. Bobby Cannavale, The Station Agent
5. Djimon Hounsou, In America

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  Tao Zhao in Jia Zhangke’s  Unknown Pleasures

Tao Zhao in Jia Zhangke’s Unknown Pleasures

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Tao Zhao, Unknown Pleasures

2. Marcia Gay Harden, Mystic River
3. Karen Black, House of 1000 Corpses
4. Ludivine Sagnier, Swimming Pool
5. Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation

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  Kim Ki-duk's  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

Kim Ki-duk's Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring — Kim Ki-duk

2. School of Rock — Mike White
3. In America — Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan and Kirsten Sheridan
4. Memories of Murder — Bong Joon Ho, Kim Kwang-rim and Shim Sung-bo
5. Millennium Actress — Satoshi Kon and Sadayuki Murai


  Russell Crowe in Peter Weir’s  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Russell Crowe in Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – Peter Weir and John Collee

2. Morvern Callar — Lynne Ramsay and Liana Dognini
3. Mystic River – Brian Helgeland
4. Girl with a Pearl Earring – Olivia Hetreed
5. American Splendor – Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
 


  Kristen Hicks in Gus Van Sant's  Elephant

Kristen Hicks in Gus Van Sant's Elephant

Best Cinematography:
1. Elephant – Harris Savides
2. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 – Robert Richardson
3. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – Russell Boyd
4. Morvern Callar – Alwin Kuchler
5. 28 Days Later… – Anthony Dod Mantle


  Sylvain Chomet's  The Triplets of Belleville

Sylvain Chomet's The Triplets of Belleville

Best Original Score:
1. The Triplets of Belleville – Benoit Charest and Matthieu Chedid
2. The Fog of War – Philip Glass
3. Lost in Translation – Kevin Shields
4. 28 Days Later ... – John Murphy
5. Girl with a Pearl Earring – Alexandre Desplat


  Ralph Fiennes in David Cronenberg's  Spider

Ralph Fiennes in David Cronenberg's Spider

Best Film Editing:
1. Spider – Ronald Sanders
2. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 – Sally Menke
3. City of God — Daniel Rezende
4. Lost in Translation – Sarah Flack
5. Morvern Callar — Lucia Zucchetti

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  Lucy Liu and Uma Thruman in Quentin Tarantino's  Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Lucy Liu and Uma Thruman in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Best Production Design:
1. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, Yohei Taneda and Yoshihito Akatsuka
2. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – William Sandell and Robert Gould
3. Down with Love — Andrew Laws and Don Diers
4. 28 Days Later … – Mark Tildesley and Fanny Taylor
5. The Dancer Upstairs –  Pierre-Francois Limbosch and Laura Musso


  Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in Gore Verbinski's  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Best Costume Design:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl — Penny Rose

2. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 — Alexander AD, Kumiko Ogawa, Catherine Thomas and Mark Zunino
3. Girl with a Pearl Earring — Dien van Straalen
4. Master and Commander: The Far Sid of the World — Wendy Stites
5. Down with Love — Daniel Orlandi


Best Documentary Feature: Errol Morris, The Fog of War
Best Animated Feature: Sylvain Chomet, The Triplets of Belleville

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Best Ensemble Cast: Mystic River
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Bong Joon Ho, Memories of Murder

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Clint Eastwood; in alphabetical order): Kevin Bacon (pictured), Cameron Bowen, Spencer Treat Clark, Laurence Fishburne (pictured), Tom Guiry, Marcia Gay Harden, Jason Kelly, Laura Linney, Connor Paolo, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Emmy Rossum

Best First Feature: Song Kang-ho (pictured) in Bong Joon Ho's Memories of Murder


the year-end project: 
2018, 2017, 201620152014201320122011, 
2010200920082007200620052004
2003 ... 2002200120001999199819971996199519941993
1992, 199119901989198819871986198519841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index