Fourth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards

Pirates of the Caribbean Movie


The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Over 3,000 islands of paradise. For some, it's a blessing. For's a curse!


Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Written by: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, and Jay Wolpert

Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Primary Genres:
Science Fiction/Fantasy; Action/Adventure

Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  12
  • Awards:  3


  • Viewers: 67% of raters (3rd place)
  • Average Rating: 7.75 (16th place)
  • Weighted Rank: 517 (6th place)


Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) is forced to team up with the roguish (and half-crazed) pirate Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in order to rescue his childhood friend Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from a cursed pirate crew led by Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). The pirates have been inflicted with a curse that forces them to live halfway between living and dead, their decaying skeleton forms revealed only in the moonlight. To remove the curse, the pirates intend to use Elizabeth's blood and necklace (a part of their curse) to return to their normal state.

Johnny Depp's Oscar nomination and his surprise win at the Screen Actors Guild awards has given Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl an unexpected legitimacy. Even so, its twelve nominations at the Cosmique Movie Awards - particularly the Supporting Actor nod for much-overlooked Orlando Bloom - came as another of the many surprises of the year. And eleven of those nominations were enough to help Gore Verbinski squeak in a Best Director nomination in spite of receiving absolutely no recognition from the big award shows. Anthony Minghella and Clint Eastwood must be fuming. (That is, to the extent that they even know or care about the Cosmos.)


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