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Peter Ustinov 2004-03-29

Posted by clype in Humanities, In Memoriam, Intolerance.
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Oscar-winning actor and playwright Peter Ustinov, one of the world’s most entertaining raconteurs and mimics, has died at the age of 82.

Author of more than a dozen books and even more theatrical works in a career spanning more than 60 years, Ustinov died of heart failure in a clinic near his home on the shores of Lake Geneva on Sunday night [2004-03-28], his family said. (more…)

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Top 20 Football Teams 2004-03-24

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Europe.
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The Top Twenty most valuable football clubs on the planet for 2004 are:

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The miner who outsells Monet 2004-03-21

Posted by clype in Humanities, Intolerance, Money, Scotland.
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Prints of his paintings outsell those of master impressionist Claude Monet, making Jack Vettriano a very rich man. But he is still stung by the disdain with which the art establishment treats him. (more…)

Housing will Crash, Take 4 Years to Recover 2004-03-18

Posted by clype in Money, Statistics.
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The global housing boom that has propped up the world economy in the face of falling share markets in the past few years is teetering on the edge of a crash, The Economist magazine has concluded after a series of surveys conducted over the past year. (more…)

The 76th Academy Awards 2004-03-01

Posted by clype in List.
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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sean Penn
for ‘Mystic River’

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Tim Robbins
for ‘Mystic River’

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Charlize Theron
for ‘Monster’

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ren´┐Że Zellweger
for ‘Cold Mountain’

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Andrew Stanton
for ‘Finding Nemo’

ART DIRECTION
Grant Major (Art Direction); Dan Hennah and Alan Lee (Set Decoration)
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Russell Boyd
for ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World’

COSTUME DESIGN
Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

DIRECTING
Peter Jackson
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Errol Morris and Michael Williams
for ‘The Fog of War’

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Maryann DeLeo
for ‘Chernobyl Heart’

FILM EDITING
Jamie Selkirk
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
‘The Barbarian Invasions’
Canada
Directed by Denys Arcand

HONORARY AWARD
Blake Edwards

MAKEUP
Richard Taylor
Peter King
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

MUSIC (SCORE)
Howard Shore
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

MUSIC (SONG)
‘Into the West’
Music and Lyric by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore and Annie Lennox
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

BEST PICTURE
Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Adam Elliot
for ‘Harvie Krumpet’

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Aaron Schneider and Andrew J. Sacks
for ‘Two Soldiers’

SOUND EDITING
Richard King
for ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World’

SOUND MIXING
Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

VISUAL EFFECTS
Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson
for ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Written by Sofia Coppola
for ‘Lost in Translation’