61st Golden Globe Awards

The 61st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2003, were held on January 25, 2004 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.[1][2][3] The nominations were announced on December 18, 2003.[4][5][6]

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won the most awards, with 4 (including Best Motion Picture – Drama). Cold Mountain received the most nominations, with 8 (winning 1, Best Supporting Actress). Big Fish had the most nominations (4) without a single win.

61st Golden Globe Awards
DateJanuary 25, 2004
Best Film: DramaThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best Film: Musical or ComedyLost in Translation
Best Drama Series24
Best Musical or Comedy SeriesThe Office (UK)
Best Miniseries or Television movieAngels in America

Winners and nominees

Sean Penn, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama winner
Charlize Theron Cannes 2015 2
Charlize Theron, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama winner
Bill Murray by Gage Skidmore
Bill Murray, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy winner
Diane Keaton 2012-1 (cropped)
Diane Keaton, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy winner
Tim Robbins, Best Supporting Actor winner
Renée Zellweger Berlinale 2010 (cropped)
Renée Zellweger, Best Supporting Actress winner
Anthony LaPaglia 2
Anthony LaPaglia, Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama winner
Frances Conroy at PaleyFest 2014 - 13491478183
Frances Conroy, Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama winner
Ricky Gervais 2010
Ricky Gervais, Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy winner
Sarah Jessica Parker at Miami Rhapsody 30th Anniversary Celebration
Sarah Jessica Parker, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy winner
Al Pacino
Al Pacino, Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
Meryl Streep by Jack Mitchell
Meryl Streep, Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
Jeffrey Wright by Gage Skidmore
Jeffrey Wright, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film winner
Mary-Louise Parker by Gage Skidmore
Mary-Louise Parker, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film winner

These are the nominees for the 61st Golden Globe Awards. Winners are listed at the top of each list.


Best Motion Picture
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama, Musical or Comedy
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
Best Director Best Screenplay
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Foreign Language Film


Best Series
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film
Actor Actress
Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
Miniseries or Television Film

Award breakdown


The following 13 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
8 Cold Mountain
5 Lost in Translation
Mystic River
4 Big Fish
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
3 The Last Samurai
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
2 The Cooler
Girl with a Pearl Earring
In America
Love Actually
Something's Gotta Give


The following 10 series received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
7 Angels in America
5 Sex and the City
Will & Grace
3 Monk
The West Wing
2 24
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Six Feet Under
The Office


The following 3 films received multiple wins:

Wins Film
4 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
3 Lost in Translation
2 Mystic River


The following 2 series received multiple wins:

Wins Series
5 Angels in America
2 The Office

See also


  1. ^ Hayes, Dade (25 January 2004). "By Gollum, it's 'The King'". Variety. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ "'Return of the King' dominates Golden Globes". CNN. 26 January 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ Welkos, Robert; King, Susan (26 January 2004). "Gold rush is on". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Globes high on 'Cold Mountain'". CNN. 18 December 2003. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ Welkos, Robert; King, Susan (19 December 2003). "'Cold' call from Globes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ "And the nominees are..." Los Angeles Times. 19 December 2003. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
2003 in film

The year 2003 in film involved some significant events.

2003–04 Canadian network television schedule

The 2003–04 Canadian network television schedule indicates the fall prime time schedules for Canada's major English broadcast networks. For schedule changes after the fall launch, please consult each network's individual article.

76th Academy Awards

The 76th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2003 and took place on February 29, 2004, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Joe Roth and was directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actor Billy Crystal hosted for the eighth time. He first presided over the 62nd ceremony held in 1990 and had last hosted the 72nd ceremony held in 2000. Two weeks earlier in a ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, California held on February 14, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Jennifer Garner.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all eleven awards it was nominated for, tying the Academy Awards record for most awards won (alongside Ben-Hur and Titanic), including Best Director for Peter Jackson and Best Picture. Other winners included Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Mystic River with two awards and The Barbarian Invasions, Chernobyl Heart, Cold Mountain, Finding Nemo, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, Harvie Krumpet, Lost in Translation, Monster and Two Soldiers with one. The telecast garnered nearly 44 million viewers in North America the United States, making it the most-watched telecast in four years.

Angels in America (miniseries)

Angels in America is a 2003 American HBO miniseries directed by Mike Nichols and based on the Pulitzer-prize winning play by the same name by Tony Kushner. Set in 1985, the film revolves around six New Yorkers whose lives intersect. At its core, it is the fantastical story of Prior Walter, a gay man living with AIDS who is visited by an angel. The film explores a wide variety of themes, including Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate.HBO broadcast the film in various formats: two 3-hour chunks that correspond to Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, as well as six 1-hour "chapters" that roughly correspond to an act or two of each of these plays; the first three chapters ("Bad News," "In Vitro," and "The Messenger") were initially broadcast on December 7, 2003, to international acclaim, with the final three chapters ("Stop Moving!" "Beyond Nelly," and "Heaven, I'm in Heaven") following.

Angels in America was the most-watched made-for-cable film in 2003, and earned much critical acclaim and numerous accolades: at the 56th Primetime Emmy Awards, it became the first (and currently only) program in Emmy history to win in every major eligible category, and the second (and to date, last) program to win all four of its eligible acting categories (after 1956's Caesar's Hour). It also won in all five eligible categories at the 61st Golden Globe Awards. In 2006, The Seattle Times listed the series among "Best of the filmed AIDS portrayals" on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of AIDS.

Big Fish

Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy comedy-drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, and Marion Cotillard. Other roles are performed by Steve Buscemi, Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew McGrory, Alison Lohman, and Danny DeVito among others.

Edward Bloom (Finney), a former traveling salesman in the Southern United States with a gift for storytelling, is now confined to his deathbed. Will (Crudup), his estranged son, attempts to mend their relationship as Bloom relates tall tales of his eventful life as a young adult (portrayed by McGregor in the flashback scenes).

Screenwriter John August read a manuscript of the novel six months before it was published and convinced Columbia Pictures to acquire the rights. August began adapting the novel while producers negotiated with Steven Spielberg who planned to direct after finishing Minority Report (2002). Spielberg considered Jack Nicholson for the role of Edward Bloom, but eventually dropped the project to focus on Catch Me If You Can (2002). Tim Burton and Richard D. Zanuck took over after completing Planet of the Apes (2001) and brought Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney on board.

The film's theme of reconciliation between a dying father and his son had special significance for Burton, as his father had died in 2000 and his mother in 2002, a month before he signed on to direct. Big Fish was shot on location in Alabama in a series of fairy tale vignettes evoking the tone of a Southern Gothic fantasy. The film received award nominations in multiple film categories, including four Golden Globe Award nominations, seven nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, two Saturn Award nominations, and an Oscar and a Grammy Award nomination for Danny Elfman's original score.

List of awards and nominations received by Meryl Streep

This is a list of awards and nominations for Meryl Streep. Streep has been recognized with multiple awards and nominations for her work in film, television, and music. She holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor, having been nominated 21 times since her first nomination in 1978 for her performance in The Deer Hunter (seventeen for Best Actress and four for Best Supporting Actress). She holds eight more nominations than both Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, who are tied in second place. With her third Oscar win for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) in 2012, Streep became the fifth actor to win three competitive acting Academy Awards, after Walter Brennan, Katharine Hepburn (who has four in total), Ingrid Bergman, and Jack Nicholson. Daniel Day-Lewis has since become the sixth actor to achieve this.In 2009, Streep became the most-nominated performer in Golden Globe Awards history when her double lead actress nods for Doubt (2008) and Mamma Mia! (2008) gave her 23 in total, breaking the tie with Jack Lemmon, who had received 22 lead nominations before his death in 2001. The following year, Streep surpassed Jack Nicholson and Angela Lansbury, with six Golden Globe awards wins each, after receiving her seventh Globe for her performance as Julia Child in Julie & Julia (2009). In 2012, she broke her own record when she garnered her 26th nomination and overall eighth win for The Iron Lady at the 69th Golden Globe Awards. At the 74th Golden Globe Awards in 2017, she was nominated for the 30th time and received the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. Streep has received 15 BAFTA nominations with two wins. She received her second Best Actress award for The Iron Lady at the 65th ceremony in February 2012, following her first win in April 1983 for her performance in Sophie's Choice (film) (1982).

In 1983, Yale University, from which Streep graduated in 1975, awarded her an Honorary Degree, a Doctorate of Fine Arts. The first university to award her an Honorary Degree was Dartmouth College, where she spent time as a transfer student in 1970, in 1981. In 1998, Women in Film awarded Streep with the Crystal Award, an honor for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. The same year, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1999, she was awarded a George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film. In 2003, Streep was awarded an honorary César Award by the French Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. In 2004, at the Moscow International Film Festival, she was honored with the Stanislavsky Award for the outstanding achievement in the career of acting and devotion to the principles of Stanislavsky's school. Also in 2004, she received the AFI Life Achievement Award. In 2008, Streep was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. In 2009, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by Princeton University. In 2010, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by Harvard University. On December 4, 2011, Streep, along with Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, and Barbara Cook, received the 2011 Kennedy Center Honor. On February 14, 2012, she received the Honorary Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. In 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Mystic River (film)

Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery crime thriller drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. The screenplay, written by Brian Helgeland, was based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The film was produced by Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt, and Eastwood. It is the first film on which Eastwood was credited as composer of the score.

The film opened to widespread critical acclaim. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. Penn won Best Actor and Robbins won Best Supporting Actor, making Mystic River the first film to win both awards since Ben-Hur in 1959.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Mary Kidman (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller Dead Calm and the television miniseries Bangkok Hilton. In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film Days of Thunder, opposite Tom Cruise. She went on to achieve wider recognition with leading roles in Far and Away (1992), Batman Forever (1995), To Die For (1995), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). She received two consecutive nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a courtesan in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) and the writer Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002); she won the award for the latter and received Golden Globes for both films.

Kidman has since starred in such films as The Others (2001), Cold Mountain (2003), Dogville (2003), Birth (2004), Australia (2008), The Paperboy (2012), Stoker (2013), Paddington (2014), The Beguiled (2017), Boy Erased, and Destroyer (both 2018). She has also received two additional nominations for an Academy Award for; Rabbit Hole (2010), and Lion (2016). In 2012, she received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn and returned to television in 2017, co-producing and starring in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress as well as Outstanding Limited Series. In 2018, she played Queen Atlanna in the superhero film Aquaman, which emerged as her highest grossing release.

Kidman is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress. She has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006. In 2006, Kidman was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia and was the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry for that year. As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship of Australia and the United States. Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films. Following her divorce from actor Tom Cruise, Kidman has been married to singer Keith Urban since 2006.

Renée Zellweger

Renée Kathleen Zellweger (; born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and film producer. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses by 2007, and was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009.Zellweger had her first starring role in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994). She subsequently earned early acclaim with a brief, but notable appearance in Empire Records (1995), and was introduced to mainstream audiences in Jerry Maguire (1996). For Nurse Betty (2000), she won her first Golden Globe Award, and for her portrayals of Bridget Jones in the Bridget Jones film series (2001–2016), and Roxie Hart in Chicago (2002), she garnered two consecutive Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, and won her second Golden Globe for the latter.

Zellweger won the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of a farmer in the American Civil War film Cold Mountain (2003). She played the wife of boxer James J. Braddock in Cinderella Man (2005) and author Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter (2006). Roles in smaller scale films, such as Appaloosa (2008), My One and Only (2009) and Case 39 (2009), were followed by a six-year hiatus from the screen. She is set to portray Judy Garland in Judy (2019).

Seabiscuit (film)

Seabiscuit is a 2003 American equestrian sports film directed by Gary Ross and based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is loosely based on the life and racing career of Seabiscuit, an undersized and overlooked Thoroughbred race horse, whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation in the United States during the Great Depression. Seabiscuit was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

Sex and the City (season 6)

The sixth and final season of the American television romantic sitcom Sex and the City aired in the United States on HBO. The show was created by Darren Star while Star, Michael Patrick King, John P. Melfi, series lead actress Sarah Jessica Parker, Cindy Chupack, and Jenny Bicks served as executive producers. The series was produced by Darren Star Productions, HBO Original Programming, and Warner Bros. Television. Sarah Jessica Parker portrays the lead character Carrie Bradshaw, while Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon played her best friends Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes.

The final season marks dramatic changes in the ladies' lives. While Carrie's book career is on the rise, she dates Jack Berger, a struggling writer, and Alexandr Petrovsky, a renowned Russian artist. Samantha starts a long-term relationship with a struggling actor, who becomes her client, while battling breast cancer. Miranda dates a doctor living in her building before reuniting with Steve, who she later marries. Charlotte converts to Judaism, marries Harry Goldenblatt, and tries to get pregnant through fertility treatments.

While critical reception for season six was mixed to negative, Sex and the City won and was nominated for many awards during the season. All four actresses received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, with Parker and Nixon both winning Emmy awards. The series also reached viewership highs, with the finale reaching ten million viewers in the United States and nearly five million viewers in the United Kingdom.

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