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The 75th Academy Awards honored the best films of 2002, were held on
March 23, 2003, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. It was
produced by Gil Cates and hosted for the second time by Steve Martin.
The nominees were announced on February 11, 2003, by Academy president
Frank Pierson and actress Marisa Tomei, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in the
Academy's Beverly Hills headquarters.
Chicago led the nominations with thirteen. The film went on to win six Oscars
including Best Picture, the first musical to win this category since Oliver! in
1968. Roman Polanski, who was nominated for the fourth time, won the Oscar
for Best Director.
Adrien Brody, at age 29, became the youngest ever recipient of the Best Actor
Award for his role in The Pianist
Best Picture: Chicago
Ugh, Russell Crowe said 'don't cry if you get up
there' and now i'm crying. [turn around, crying].
Sorry.." - Nicole Kidman, upon received her
Oscar for Best Actress.
"We live in fictitious times. We live in the time
where we have fictitious election results, that
elect a fictitious president. We live in a time
where we have a man sending us to war for
fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fiction of duct
tape or fiction of orange alerts, we are against
this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush!
Shame on you! And any time you got the Pope
and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is
up! Thank you very much!" - Michael Moore, as
he received his Oscar for Best Documentary
Bowling for Columbine.
"It was so sweet backstage, you should have
seen it. The Teamsters were helping Michael
Moore into the trunk of his limo." â€“ host Steve
Martin, after Michael Moore's acceptance
"In About Schmidt, Jack Nicholson plays a
retired insurance executive who climbs into a hot
tub with Kathy Bates...But hey, who hasn't?" -
host Steve Martin.
"Every time an Oscar is given out, an agent gets
his wings." - Kathy Bates.
"There comes a time in life when everything
makes sense. This is not one of those times." -
Adrien Brody after winning Best Actor.
"...you know, it fills me with great joy. But I am
also filled with a lot of sadness tonight, because
I'm accepting an award at -- at such a strange
time. And you know my experiences of making
this film made me very aware of the sadness and
the dehumanization of people at times of war,
and the repercussions of war. And whomever
you believe in, if it's God or Allah, may He watch
over you, and let's pray for a peaceful and swift
resolution."- Adrien Brody.