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Oscar Guide 2004

28 | The King Rules Oscar's shock and awe.

32 | Best Actor Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, Jude Law

38 | But Seriously, Folks! For comic stars, respect demands drama.

46 | Best Actress Charlize Theron, Diane Keaton, Naomi Watts, Samantha Morton, Keisha Castle-Hughes

52 | Killer Chicks On Oscar night, look for actresses in deadly roles.

58 | Best Supporting Actor Tim Robbins, Benicio Del Toro, Ken Watanabe, Djimon Hounsou, Alec Baldwin

64 | Best Supporting Actress Renee Zellweger, Holly Hunter, Marcia Gay Harden, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Patricia Clarkson

71 | 25 Years Ago Carson hosted as two Vietnam flicks fought it out.

74 | Deer in the Spotlight Behind the scenes of The Deer Hunter.

78 | Queens for a Night A nomination doesn't always equal stardom.

82 | Last Call In 1979, two movie giants made their final Oscar bows.

86 | Noms That Were Bombs Clunkers that became contenders.

92 | Best Director Peter Jackson, Sofia Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Fernando Meirelles, Peter Weir

98 | Best Picture Mystic River, Seabiscuit, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

104 | The Big Pictures Oscar's soft spot for sprawling epics.

112 | Ballot

115 | Honorary Oscar

News + Notes

14 | Crime-Time TV The ratings race for pretrial scoops...OutKast singles ride the charts...Red-carpet hits and misses at the Golden Globes... Hot Sheet...Monitor.

22 | Special Report Sundance's big reels and big deals.

Reviews

117 | Must List Ten great things to see/hear/read.

118 | Movies The films of Sundance; also The Big Bounce, The Butterfly Effect, The Perfect Score, The Trilogy.

127 | DVD & Video The Secret Lives of Dentists and American Splendor; also Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

131 | Television 24; also Average Joe: Hawaii. Plus: 24's resident drug lord Joaquim de Almeida; What to Watch.

139 | Music The Walkmen's Bows and Arrows; also Kenny Chesney, Five for Fighting, Oneida, Lostprophets, Michelle Williams, Ivan Neville, and TLC. Plus: Offspring's Dexter Holland.

152 | Books James Carlos Blake's Handsome Harry; also Mark Obmascik, Douglas Preston, Laurie Lynn Drummond, Frances Kuffel, Amy Wilensky, Joe Eszterhas, and Kyle Smith. Plus: Odes to the Beatles.

6 | Mail Cold Mountain; Mona Lisa Smile.

156 | Stupid Questions This week with...Scott Baio.

(COVER) PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC TUCKER; OSCAR (R) STATUETE (C) AMPAS (R); IMAGING; SAUNDRA GIERING/EYELAND; THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING: MICHAEL O'NEILL; THERON: MARK ABRAHAMS/MANAGEMENT ARTISTS ORGANIZATION; DEPP: ROBERT MAXWELL/CPI; ZELLWEGAR: ROBIN HOLLAND/CORBIS OUTLINE; MURRAY: GWENDOLEN CATES/ICON

Originally posted Feb 06, 2004 Published in issue #749-750 Feb 06, 2004 Order article reprints