This page covers the Academy Awards® for films released in 2002, which were awarded on March 23, 2003. Each list is in the order I would rank them, starting with the film or performance I thought was best. The predictions were last updated on 3/21/2003.
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Who got robbed: Spirited
Away, The Son's Room, All
or Nothing, Far
from Heaven, Minority
Report, among others
My prediction: Chicago (second: The Pianist)
Actual winner: Chicago
Who got robbed: Hayao
Miyazaki for Spirited
Away, Nanni Moretti for The
Son's Room, Mike Leigh for All
or Nothing, Todd Haynes for Far
from Heaven, Steven
Spielberg for Minority
Report, among others
My prediction: Rob Marshall for Chicago (second: Martin Scorsese for Gangs of New York)
Actual winner: Roman Polanski for The Pianist
Who got robbed: Maggie
Gyllenhaal for Secretary, Susan
Sarandon for Moonlight
My prediction: Nicole Kidman for The Hours (second: Renée Zellweger for Chicago)
Actual winner: Nicole Kidman for The Hours
Who got robbed: Timothy Spall for All
or Nothing, Robin
Williams for One
My prediction: Daniel Day-Lewis for Gangs of New York (second: Jack Nicholson for About Schmidt)
Actual winner: Adrien Brody for The Pianist
Who got robbed: Dennis
Haysbert for Far
My prediction: Chris Cooper for Adaptation. (second: Christopher Walken for Catch Me If You Can)
Actual winner: Chris Cooper for Adaptation.
Who got robbed: Samantha
Morton for Minority
My prediction: Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago (second: Meryl Streep for Adaptation.)
Actual winner: Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago
Who got robbed: Punch-Drunk
My prediction: Talk to Her (second: Far from Heaven)
Actual winner: Talk to Her
Who got robbed: The Lord
of the Rings: The Two Towers
My prediction: The Hours (second: Adaptation.)
Actual winner: The Pianist
Who got robbed: City
Of God [based on reviews—I haven't seen it yet]
My prediction: Nowhere in Africa (second: The Man Without a Past)
Actual winner: Nowhere in Africa
Who got robbed: No one I can think of
My prediction: Spirited Away (second: Ice Age)
Actual winner: Spirited Away
My prediction results: 7 out of 10 (my second place predictions were no help
Click here for the ballot we used at our Oscar® party (Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format).
* Roger Ebert's pick (not prediction) on Ebert and Roeper and the Movies.
** Richard Roeper's pick on Ebert and Roeper and the Movies.
External filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.
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