Fourth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


Finding Nemo

There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean*, they're looking for one.

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Written by: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds

Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney

Primary Genres:
Family Comedy

2003 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  7
  • Awards:  1


  • Viewers75% of raters (2nd place)
  • Average Rating: 8.11 (10th place)
  • Weighted Rank: 608 (2nd place)


In Pixar's hit film, when a shark attack leaves clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) a widower with only his son Nemo (Alexander Gould) to care for, he becomes an over-protective parent. And when Nemo is taken captive by a scuba diver and taken to live in a dentist's fish tank, Marlin must travel the seas with his addle-minded friend Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to rescue him.

Last year, Richard Gere became the first person to be nominated in both leading and supporting categories for the same performance (he lost to Adrien Brody and Chris Cooper, respectively). This year, Ellen Degeneres joined him, along with Lost in Translation's Scarlett Johansson. And interestingly enough, both tied for Best Supporting Actress.

In addition to awarding her nominations in both leading and supporting categories for her performance as Dory, voters also nominated her for Favorite Female Heroic Character. And the film became the first animated film in Cosmo history to receive a Best Film nomination.


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Reviews from Cosmo Voters:

    From the opening scene, it's clear that the digital animators haven't lost their touch in creating vivid animation with spectacular shades of light and depth. Why can't other animated films bother to produce such quality? ("Rugrats Go Wild"? Please.)

    But beyond the animation, which is wonderful, the story is sweet and clever, and above all, imaginative. Ellen DeGeneres is brilliant as Dory, the absent-minded fish with no short-term memory - so brilliant that there's talk she should be nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. "Finding Nemo" is a great film that's fun for children and adults alike.

    My grade: A -

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