Date: 24th March 2003
A jubilant Catherine Zeta Jones fought off tough competition from Meryl Streep, Kathy Bates, Julianne Moore and co-star Queen Latifah to win the award for best supporting actress in her role as Velma Kelly in Chicago: The Musical (2002).
Roman Polanski's Pianist, The (2002) was the night's surprise winner, scooping the director an Oscar and Adrien Brody the award for best actor.
Nicole Kidman took the best actress award and like many others, used her acceptance speech to denounce the war in Iraq. Michael Moore used his best documentary award as a chance to voice his opinions saying, "We have a fictitious President, who was put in office with fictitious results and he's now conducting a war for fictitious reasons. This is absolutely insane. The lesson for the children of Columbine this week is that violence is an accepted means to resolve a conflict and it's a sad, sick and immoral lesson."
Meanwhile best supporting actor winner, Dennis Quaid, simply said, "I'd like to send out a prayer to the Iraqi people."
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Source: Press Release
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