American Splendor was named the best picture of 2003 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, while best director honors went to Lord of the Rings helmer Peter Jackson. Bill Murray won best actor for Lost in Translation and Naomi Watts nabbed the best actress prize for 21 Grams. In other kudos news, Finding Nemo scored 12 Annie Award nominations, which are handed out by the International Animated Film Society. The blockbuster will compete in the best feature category with Brother Bear, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Millennium Actress and The Triplets of Belleville.