For Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay (for Lost in Translation) respectively.
To paraphrase "Magnolia-Fan", Fuck Lord of the Rings, fuck it up its stupid ass. Sorry, that's how I really feel. But nothing I like ever wins Best Picture anyhow, and, usually, nothing I like even gets nominated. At least this ensures that no riduculously overrated, overhyped, overlong, shallow, boring, repetitive, fanboyish splooge-fests will ever win any non-technical awards again in my lifetime.
(Incidentally, I registered the user I.D. "Magnolia-Fan" at Ain't It Cool News just after seeing the sneak preview of Jay and Silent Bob in August 2001, and, tonight, it's finally paid off.)
While I wish Millenium Actress would have been nominated for Best Animated Feature (and Best Picture) and won (both), I'm glad Finding Nemo won because it means my prediction from January 23rd, 2003 came completely correct.
WHAT IF SPIRITED AWAY WINS THE BEST ANIMATED FEATURE OSCAR? I was just having a little fun in the AnimeNation.net forum. ("Joe Multiplex" and "Jane Blockbuster" are my generic American moviegoers that never see anything in limited release.)SCENE: a couple watching the 2004 Oscars... Finding Nemo has just won "Best Animated Feature".
Jane Blockbuster: Oh look, honey, that fish movie just won the cartoon award. That was pretty funny, but it wasn't nearly as good as Shrek which won the award last year.
Joe Multiplex: No, Shrek came out in 2001... it won two years ago.
Jane Blockbuster: Well then, what won last year?
Joe Multiplex: You know, I have no idea... did they even have an award for the best animated movie last year? Hold on, I'll check the Internet Movie Database... oh, it was Spirited Away.
Jane Blockbuster: Oh yeah, I liked that one okay... with Matt Damon as the voice of the horse.
Personally, I still prefer Lilo & Stitch, though I wouldn't be upset if Spirited Away won. I just doubt a win for Ghibli will increase the visibility of non-kiddy "monster" video game spin-off anime in North America all that much.