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Gold 'Rings'

Winners List: ''Rings'' gets a record-tying 11 Oscars. Charlize Theron and Sean Penn take home acting awards

Peter Jackson, Oscars 2004 | LORD OF THE 'RINGS' Jackson celebrates one of the 11 Oscars won by ''Return of the King''
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LORD OF THE 'RINGS' Jackson celebrates one of the 11 Oscars won by ''Return of the King''

''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'' overcame Oscar voters' longtime aversion to fantasy films Sunday night, winning 11 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Peter Jackson. Calling fantasy an ''f-word'' that he hoped would survive the show's five-second delay, Jackson thanked the Academy for seeing ''beyond the trolls, wizards, and hobbits.''

First-timers won all of the evening's acting prizes: Best Actress Charlize Theron, Best Actor Sean Penn, Best Supporting Actor Tim Robbins, and Best Supporting Actress Renée Zellweger each took home their first Oscars.

Theron, who won for her unglamorous portrayal of real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos, tearfully thanked her mother. ''You have sacrificed so much for me to be able to live here and make my dreams come true,'' she said. A teary Zellweger thanked her fellow nominees, while Tim Robbins offered a message to victims of ''abuse and violence'': ''There is no shame in seeking help and counseling.''

Here are the Oscar winners:

Best Picture
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Actor
Sean Penn, ''Mystic River''

Best Actress
Charlize Theron, ''Monster''

Best Supporting Actor
Tim Robbins, ''Mystic River''

Best Supporting Actress
Renée Zellweger, ''Cold Mountain''

Best Director
Peter Jackson, ''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Adapted Screenplay
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Original Screenplay
''Lost in Translation''

Best Foreign Language Film
''The Barbarian Invasions''

Best Animated Feature Film
''Finding Nemo''

Best Cinematography
''Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World''

Best Short Film (Live Action)
''Two Soldiers''

Best Short Film (Animated)
''Harvie Krumpet''

Best Documentary Short Subject
''Chernobyl Heart''

Best Documentary Feature
''The Fog of War''

Best Art Direction
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Visual Effects
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Sound Mixing
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Sound Editing
''Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World''

Best Film Editing
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Song
''Into the West'' (''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'')

Best Score
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Costume Design
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Best Makeup
''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''

Originally posted Feb 25, 2004
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