Diamonds ‘n’ duds

Here are the Southeastern Film Critics Association’s picks for the best film work of 2003.

This year, 45 SEFCA members representing nine states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia — voted on the awards. Our own Ken Hanke was among the voters.

Top 10

1) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2) Mystic River

3) Lost in Translation

4) Cold Mountain

5) American Splendor

6) The Station Agent

7) Finding Nemo

8) Seabiscuit

9) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

10) In America

Best foreign-language film

Winner: City of God (Brazil)

Runner-up: The Barbarian Invasions (Canada/France)

Best director

Winner: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Runner-up: Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation

Best actor

Winner: Bill Murray, Lost in Translation

Runner-up: Sean Penn, Mystic River

Best actress

Winner: Naomi Watts, 21 Grams

Runner-up: Diane Keaton, Something’s Gotta Give

Best supporting actor

Winner: Tim Robbins, Mystic River

b>Runner-up: Peter Sarsgaard, Shattered Glass

Best supporting actress

Winner: Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain

Runner-up: Holly Hunter, Thirteen

Best original screenplay

Winner: Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola

Runner-up: In America, Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan and Kirsten Sheridan

Best adapted screenplay

Winner: Mystic River, Brian Helgeland, from the novel by Dennis Lehane

Runner-up: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien

Best documentary

Winner: Capturing the Friedmans

Runner-up: Winged Migration

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