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Following is a summary of films in the top categories involving AFMA member companies:

Best Picture
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Alliance Atlantis – Canadian distributor
New Line – Producer/US distributor
Svensk Filmindustri – Scandinavian distribution
Lost In Translation
Focus Features – US distributor

Best Actor
Cold Mountain
Miramax – Producer/US distributor
House of Sand and Fog
Cobalt Media Group – Producer
Filmax S.A. – Spain distributor
Miramax – UK distributor
Lost in Translation
Focus Features – US distributor

Best Actress
21 Grams
Focus Features – US distributor
Media 8 – Producer
Whale Rider
Icon Film Distribution Ltd. – UK distributor
New Zealand Film Commission – Producer

Best Supporting Actor
21 Grams
Focus Features – US distributor
The Cooler
Lions Gate Films Inc. – North American distributors

Best Supporting Actress
Cold Mountain
Miramax – Producer
House of Sand and Fog
Colbalt Media Group – Producer
Filmax S.A. – Spain distributor
Miramax – UK distributor

Best Director
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Miramax – Australia, Italy, Latin America, US, UK distributor
Studio Canal – Producer
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Alliance Atlantis – Canada distributor
New Line – Producer/US distributor
Svensk Filmindustri - Scandinavia distributor
Lost in Translation
Focus Features – US distributor

A complete list of all categories is attached (Microsoft Excel file).

AFMA is the trade association representing independent producers and distributors of motion pictures and television programming worldwide. Its more than 150 member companies from the U.S., Europe and Australasia include Alliance-Atlantis, Capitol Films, Carlton International Media, Crystal Sky, Filmax, Focus Features, Franchise Pictures, FremantleMedia, Goldcrest Films, Good Times Entertainment, HBO, IAC, Intermedia, Liberty Entertainment, Lions Gate, Lola Films, Miramax, Morgan Creek, New Line, NU Image, Overseas Filmgroup, Pathe, StudioCanal, Summit, TF1, Troma and Wild Bunch.


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