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© AMPAS

2005 Oscar went to...

Read Alan Waldman's
Tribute to Sidney Lumet
(the 2005 Recipient
of the Oscar for
Lifetime Achievement).

 

MAJOR OSCAR CATEGORIES

Best Film Best Actress Best Actor
Best Director Best Supporting Actress Best Supporting Actor
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay Best Art Direction

Best Cinematographer

Best Costume Design

Best Editing

Best Original Musical Score

Best Original Song

Best Documentary
  Best Foreign Language Film  

 

Best Film

Choices:
THE AVIATOR
FINDING NEVERLAND
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
RAY
SIDEWAYS

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
RAY

Richís Pick:
MILLION DOLLAR BABY

Egregious Omissions?
KINSEY

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  MILLION DOLLAR BABY

 

Best Actress

Choices:
Annette Bening - BEING JULIA
Catalina Sandino Moreno - MARIA FULL OF GRACE
Imelda Staunton - VERA DRAKE
Hilary Swank - MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Kate Winslet - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
Bening - BEING JULIA

Rich's Pick: 
Swank - MILLION DOLLAR BABY 

Egregious Omissions?
Fatoumata Coulibaly - MOOLAADE

 

& the OSCAR goes to:   Hilary Swank - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

 

Best Actor

Choices:
Don Cheadle - HOTEL RWANDA
Johnny Depp - FINDING NEVERLAND
Leonardo DiCaprio - THE AVIATOR
Clint Eastwood - MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Jamie Foxx - RAY

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
Foxx - RAY

Richís Pick:
Eastwood - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

Egregious Omissions?
Liam Neeson - KINSEY

 

& the OSCAR goes to: Jamie Foxx - RAY

Top

Best Director

Choices:
THE AVIATOR
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
RAY
SIDEWAYS
VERA DRAKE

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
Taylor Hackford - RAY

Richís Pick:
Clint Eastwood - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

Egregious Omissions?
Bill Condon - KINSEY


 
& the OSCAR goes to:  MILLION DOLLAR BABY

 

Best Supporting Actress

Choices:
Cate Blanchett - THE AVIATOR
Laura Linney - KINSEY
Virginia Madsen - SIDEWAYS
Sophie Okonedo - HOTEL RWANDA
Natalie Portman - CLOSER

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
Blanchett - THE AVIATOR

Richís Pick:
Linney - KINSEY

Egregious Omissions

Regina King - RAY

Natalie Portman - GARDEN STATE

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Cate Blanchett - THE AVIATOR

 

Best Supporting Actor

Choices:
Alan Alda - THE AVIATOR
Thomas Haden Church - SIDEWAYS
Jamie Foxx - COLLATERAL
Morgan Freeman - MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clive Owen - CLOSER

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
Freeman - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

Rich's Pick: 
Foxx - COLLATERAL   

Egregious Omissions?
Peter Sarsgaard
- KINSEY

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  Morgan Freeman - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

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Best Original Screenplay

Choices:
THE AVIATOR
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
HOTEL RWANDA
THE INCREDIBLES
VERA DRAKE

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
ETERNAL SUNSHINE

Rich's Pick: 
HOTEL RWANDA 

Egregious Omissions?
Bill Condon - KINSEY

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Choices:
BEFORE SUNSET
FINDING NEVERLAND
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
SIDEWAYS

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:  
SIDEWAYS

Rick's Pick:  
SIDEWAYS
  

Egregious Omissions?
Audrey Wells - SHALL WE DANCE?

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  SIDEWAYS

 

Best Art Direction

Choices:
THE AVIATOR
FINDING NEVERLAND
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
THE AVIATOR

Richís Pick: 
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT 

Egregious Omissions?
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  THE AVIATOR

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Best Cinematographer

Choices:
THE AVIATOR
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS

Richís Pick: 
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS 

Egregious Omissions?

Jan's Pick:
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

Richís Pick: 
DANDELION 

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  THE AVIATOR

 

Best Costume Design

Choices:
THE AVIATOR
FINDING NEVERLAND
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
RAY
TROY

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:  
THE AVIATOR

Rich's Pick:  
THE AVIATOR 

Egregious Omissions?
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  THE AVIATOR

Top

 

Best Editing

Choices:
THE AVIATOR
COLLATERAL
FINDING NEVERLAND
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
RAY

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:  
THE AVIATOR

Rich's Pick:  
THE AVIATOR 

Egregious Omissions?
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  THE AVIATOR

 

Best Original Musical Score

Choices:
FINDING NEVERLAND
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
THE VILLAGE

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:  
PASS

Rich's Pick: 
PASS 

Egregious Omissions?
KINSEY

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  FINDING NEVERLAND

 

Best Original Song

Choices:
"Accidentally In Love" - SHREK 2
"Al Otro Lado Del RŪo" - THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
"Believe" - THE POLAR EXPRESS
"Learn To Be Lonely" - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
"Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)" - THE CHORUS

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:  
PASS

Richís Pick:  
PASS 

EGREGIOUS OMISSIONS?
PASS

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  "Al Otro Lado Del RŪo" - THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

 

Best Documentary

Choices:
BORN INTO BROTHELS
THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL
SUPER SIZE ME
TUPAC: RESURRECTION
TWIST OF FAITH

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick: 
SUPER SIZE ME

Rich's Pick: 
SUPER SIZE ME 

EGREGIOUS OMISSIONS?
PASS

 

& the OSCAR goes to:  BORN INTO BROTHELS

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Choices:
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
THE CHORUS
DOWNFALL
THE SEA INSIDE
YESTERDAY

WHO SHOULD WIN?

Janís Pick:  
PASS

Richís Pick: 
PASS  

EGREGIOUS OMISSIONS?

MOOLAADE

BAD EDUCATION 

 

& the OSCAR goes to: THE SEA INSIDE

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2005 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

The 62nd Golden Globes
were awarded on 1/16/05.

2005 CANDIDATES and WINNERS:
 

 

 

BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA

NICOLE KIDMAN
BIRTH
SCARLETT JOHANSSON
LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG
IMELDA STAUNTON
VERA DRAKE
HILARY SWANK
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
UMA THURMAN
KILL BILL VOL. 2

and the winner is:  HILARY SWANK, MILLION DOLLAR BABY

 

BEST ACTOR: DRAMA

LEONARDO DICAPRIO
THE AVIATOR
JOHNNY DEPP
FINDING NEVERLAND
DON CHEADLE
HOTEL RWANDA
LIAM NEESON
KINSEY
JAVIER BARDEM
THE SEA INSIDE

and the winner is:  LEONARDO DICAPRIO, THE AVIATOR

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BEST MOTION PICTURE: MUSICAL OR COMEDY

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
THE INCREDIBLES
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
RAY
SIDEWAYS

and the winner is:  SIDEWAYS

 

BEST ACTRESS: MUSICAL OR COMEDY

ANNETTE BENING
BEING JULIA
RENEE ZELLWEGER
BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON
ASHLEY JUDD
DE-LOVELY
KATE WINSLET
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
EMMY ROSSUM
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

and the winner is:  ANNETTE BENING, BEING JULIA

 

BEST ACTOR: MUSICAL OR COMEDY

KEVIN SPACEY
BEYOND THE SEA
KEVIN KLINE
DE-LOVELY
JIM CARREY
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
JAMIE FOXX
RAY
PAUL GIAMATTI
SIDEWAYS

and the winner is:  JAMIE FOXX, RAY

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

CATE BLANCHETT
THE AVIATOR
NATALIE PORTMAN
CLOSER
LAURA LINNEY
KINSEY
MERYL STREEP
MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
VIRGINIA MADSEN
SIDEWAYS

and the winner is:  NATALIE PORTMAN, CLOSER

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

CLIVE OWEN
CLOSER
JAMIE FOXX
COLLATERAL
DAVID CARRADINE
KILL BILL VOL. 2
MORGAN FREEMAN
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
THOMAS HADEN CHURCH
SIDEWAYS

and the winner is:  CLIVE OWEN, CLOSER

 

BEST DIRECTOR

MARTIN SCORSESE
THE AVIATOR
MIKE NICHOLS
CLOSER
MARC FORSTER
FINDING NEVERLAND
CLINT EASTWOOD
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
ALEXANDER PAYNE
SIDEWAYS

and the winner is:  CLINT EASTWOOD, MILLION DOLLAR BABY

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

THE AVIATOR
FINDING NEVERLAND
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
SIDEWAYS
SPANGLISH

and the winner is:  THE AVIATOR