The 2003 Golden Chazzie Winners

The 2003 Golden Chazzie Award Winners


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Full List of Nominees

Best Fiction:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (Scholastic)


Best Non-Fiction:

Amano: The Complete Prints of Yoshitaka Amano (Harper Design International)

Best Album:

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast (La Face)

Best Song:

Hey Ya by Outkast (La Face)

Best Musical Artist:††††††

Johnny Cash

Best Picture:††††††††

Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Best Director:††††††

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

Best Actor: (tie)

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Bill Murray, Lost in Translation

Best Actress:††††††††

Scarlett Johansson, Girl With a Pearl Earring & Lost in Translation

Best Supporting Actor:

Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Best Supporting Actress:††††††††

Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain

Philippa Boyens Andrew Stanton

Best Original Screenplay:††††††

Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds, Finding Nemo


Best Adapted Screenplay:†††††††

Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Frances Walsh, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Original Score:

Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Best Costume Design:

Ngila Dickson & Richard Taylor, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Best Effects:

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Ongoing Comic Book Series:

Queen and Country (Oni)


Best Limited Comic Book Series:

Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar & Dave Johnson (DC)


Best Graphic Novel/Collection:

Orbiter by Warren Ellis & Colleen Doran (DC/Vertigo)

Best Comic Book Writer:

Warren Ellis: Orbiter, Red, Scars, Transmetropolitan


Best Comic Book Artist:

Craig Thompson: Blankets

Best Toy:

Pepe the King Prawn action figure by Palisades


Best Playset:

Swedish Chef Kitchen by Palisades

Best DVD (Single Title):

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition (New Line)


Best DVD (Boxed Set):

The Looney Tunes Golden Collection (Warner Brothers)


Best Audiobook:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, performed by Jim Dale (Random House)

Best TV Drama:

Law & Order (NBC)


Best TV Comedy:

Chappelle's Show (Comedy Central)

Best Actor, TV Drama:

Kiefer Sutherland, 24 (Fox)


Best Actor, TV Comedy:

Tony Shaloub, Monk (USA)

Best Actress, TV Drama:

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU(NBC)


Best Actress, TV Comedy:

Bitty Schram, Monk (USA)

Unsung Hero Award:

Jerry Juhl

If youíve ever found yourself up late at night, pondering various and sundry imponderables, and happened to ponder the at times both various and sundry question of "Who is Jerry Juhl and why is he so important?"...remain calm. You are not alone. Your subconscious mind has merely dredged up a name that has flickered across the collective face of our childhood.

So who is he, you ask again, more impatiently than before? Heís a writer, of course. Notice I said "Of course," like it should be common knowledge. It should. You see, Jerry Juhl isnít just any writer--heís a Muppet writer. For over thirty years, Jerry Juhl was the main writer for Jim Hensonís collective gaggle of Muppets and Fraggles. When you think about it, thatís not an easy task. All those bad puns alone would drive a lesser writer insane. Not Jerry!

No, Jerry embraced the offbeat humor of those felt and foam icons, and crafted it alongside Jim and the Muppeteers. It was a group effort, to be sure, but Jerry was a major part of the mix. I donít want to go on and on and on...although I could, because Iím getting paid by the word (ed. note: Dream on)...Iím going to wrap this up by stating, simply and firmly, that Jerry Juhl is a person who deserves any and all recognition for his contribution to this culture we call "pop." Without his presence, the world be a heck of a lot less enjoyable. --Tobias Clutch

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Robert Anton Wilson

Robert Anton Wilson is a writer, a philosopher, a playwright, a Futurist, a teacher, a comedian, a Discordian, and a man who I can honestly say without whom this site would not exist. He is our patron saint, after all. But it's more than that. He first blew my mind when Doc slapped The Illuminatus! Trilogy into my hands and held a gun to my head and said, "Read it, dammit." So I did, dammit.

I remember being confused as hell for the entirety of the first book, and the book's end...everything slammed home with such force that it's probably one of the Great Literary Memories I will take to my grave. I went down roads with RAW many times after that, expanding my mind and cleaning out the cobwebs inside it with such works as Prometheus Rising and The Cosmic Trigger. I've taken part in Sub-Genius Devivals. I co-wrote and performed in a show where we all styled ourselves "Guerilla Ontologists," under his arcane influence. He even came to DragonCon a few years back and that was a singular experience to be in his presence, even for just a short time.

Thus, for his additions to the literary fields in the subgenres of fiction, non-fiction and non-fiction-to-me-at-least, his introduction of so many ideas into the general pop culturestream, and his constant admonition in the back of our minds that we should all think for ourselves and not take crap from anybody, do we present him with our 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award. --Widgett Walls