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The 2005 Oscar nominations

Million Dollar Baby



The nominations for the 77th Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles.

The Aviator picked up the most nominations this year with 11, followed by Million Dollar Baby and Finding Neverland with 7 each. All three were nominated for Best Picture, along with Sideways and Ray. The smart money is on either The Aviator or Million Dollar Baby to win.

Actor Jamie Foxx received a rare double nomination, for Best Actor in Ray and Best Supporting Actor in Collateral. He's expected to win the former award. Clint Eastwood was also personally nominated in two categories: Best Actor and Best Director. This would be Eastwood's second Best Director trophy after Unforgiven, although he will have to beat Martin Scorsese, who has been nominated many times in the past but never won. Many feel this will be Scorsese's year.

Kinsey, Closer, The Motorcycle Diaries and Hotel Rwanda, which were all touted as Best Picture possibilities, had to settle for acting and writing nominations while Vera Drake received a Best Director nod for Mike Leigh.

Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion Of The Christ won only musical and technical nominations. Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, which he disqualified from the documentary category by allowing it to be shown on television, was shut out completely. Morgan Spurlock's similarly polemic Super Size Me stepped into its place in the running for Best Documentary Feature.

British nominees included Clive Owen (Best Supporting Actor for Closer), Kate Winslet (Best Actress for Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind), Imelda Staunton (Best Actress for Vera Drake) and Mike Leigh (Best Director for Vera Drake).

The Oscar ceremony will be held on Sunday February 27th.





Below is a complete list of nominations together with information on UK release and DVD availability, plus links to DVD Times reviews.





Best Picture


The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Finding Neverland
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 22nd.
Cinema review

Million Dollar Baby
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Ray
On general release in UK cinemas. Available on Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review

Sideways
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review





Best Director


Martin Scorsese for The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Taylor Hackford for Ray
On general release in UK cinemas. Available on Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review

Alexander Payne for Sideways
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Mike Leigh for Vera Drake
On limited release in UK cinemas.
No reviews currently available





The Aviator



Best Actor


Don Cheadle for Hotel Rwanda
Released in UK cinemas March 4th.
No reviews currently available

Johnny Depp for Finding Neverland
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 22nd.
Cinema review

Leonardo DiCaprio for The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Jamie Foxx for Ray
On general release in UK cinemas. Available on Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review





Best Actress


Annette Bening for Being Julia
No longer in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 22nd.
No reviews currently available

Catalina Sandino Moreno for Maria Full Of Grace
Region 1 DVD available.
No reviews currently available

Imelda Staunton for Vera Drake
On limited release in UK cinemas.
No reviews currently available

Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Kate Winslet for Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Region 2 DVD review





Ray



Best Supporting Actor


Alan Alda for The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Thomas Haden Church for Sideways
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Jamie Foxx for Collateral
Available on Region 1 and Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 1 DVD review | Region 2 DVD review

Morgan Freeman for Million Dollar Baby
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Clive Owen for Closer
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review





Best Supporting Actress


Cate Blanchett for The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Laura Linney for Kinsey
Released in UK cinemas March 4th.
No reviews currently available

Virginia Madsen for Sideways
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Sophie Okonedo for Hotel Rwanda
Released in UK cinemas March 4th.
No reviews currently available

Natalie Portman for Closer
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review





Sideways



Best Foreign Language Film


As It Is In Heaven - Så Som I Himmelen (Sweden)
UK release date not yet announced.
No reviews currently available

The Chorus - Les Choristes (France)
Released in UK cinemas March 11th.
No reviews currently available

Downfall - Der Untergang (Germany)
Released in UK cinemas March 25th.
No reviews currently available

The Sea Inside - Mar Adentro (Spain)
Released in UK cinemas February 11th.
No reviews currently available

Yesterday (South Africa)
UK release date not yet announced.
No reviews currently available





Best Animated Feature Film


The Incredibles
On general release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 15th. Region 2 DVD released March 18th.
Cinema review

Shark Tale
Region 1 DVD released February 8th. Region 2 DVD released February 11th.
Cinema review

Shrek 2
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 1 DVD review





Finding Neverland



Best Original Screenplay


The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Region 2 DVD review

Hotel Rwanda
Released in UK cinemas March 4th.
No reviews currently available

The Incredibles
On general release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 15th. Region 2 DVD released March 18th.
Cinema review

Vera Drake
On limited release in UK cinemas.
No reviews currently available





Best Adapted Screenplay


Before Sunset
Region 1 DVD available. Region 2 DVD released February 7th.
Cinema review

Finding Neverland
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 22nd.
Cinema review

Million Dollar Baby
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

The Motorcycle Diaries
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released February 15th. Region 2 DVD released February 7th.
No reviews currently available

Sideways
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review





Hotel Rwanda



Best Music (Score)


Finding Neverland
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 22nd.
Cinema review

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

The Passion Of The Christ
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | R2 DVD review

The Village
Available on Region 1 DVD. Region 2 DVD released January 31st.
Cinema review




Best Music (Song)


Accidentally In Love from Shrek 2
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 1 DVD review

Al Otro Lado Del Rio from The Motorcycle Diaries
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released February 15th. Region 2 DVD released February 7th.
No reviews currently available

Believe from The Polar Express
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Learn To Be Lonely from The Phantom Of The Opera
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Vois Sur Ton Chemin from The Chorus - Les Choristes
Released in UK cinemas March 11th.
No reviews currently available





Super Size Me



Best Documentary Feature


Born Into Brothels
UK release date not yet announced.
No reviews currently available

The Story Of The Weeping Camel
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
No reviews currently available

Super Size Me
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 1 DVD review | Region 2 DVD review

Tupac: Resurrection
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
No reviews currently available

Twist Of Faith
UK release date not yet announced.
No reviews currently available




Best Documentary Short Subject


Autism Is A World

The Children Of Leningradsky

Hardwood

Mighty Times: The Children's March

Sister Rose's Passion





The Sea Inside



Best Visual Effects


Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review

I, Robot
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 1 DVD review

Spider-Man 2
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 2 DVD review





Best Cinematography


The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

House Of Flying Daggers
On general release in UK cinemas. Available on Region 3 DVD.
Region 3 DVD review

The Passion Of The Christ
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | R2 DVD review

The Phantom Of The Opera
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

A Very Long Engagement
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review





Vera Drake



Best Art Direction


The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Finding Neverland
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 22nd.
Cinema review

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

The Phantom Of The Opera
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

A Very Long Engagement
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review




Best Animated Short Film


Birthday Boy

Gopher Broke

Guard Dog

Lorenzo

Ryan





The Incredibles



Best Short Film


Everything In This Country Must

Little Terrorist

7.35 In The Morning

Two Cars, One Night

Wasp





Best Costume Design


The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Finding Neverland
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 22nd.
Cinema review

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Ray
On general release in UK cinemas. Available on Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review

Troy
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review





Closer



Best Make-Up


Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

The Passion Of The Christ
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | R2 DVD review

The Sea Inside - Mar Adentro
Released in UK cinemas February 11th.
No reviews currently available




Best Sound Mixing


The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

The Incredibles
On general release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 15th. Region 2 DVD released March 18th.
Cinema review

The Polar Express
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Ray
On general release in UK cinemas. Available on Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review

Spider-Man 2
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 2 DVD review





Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind



Best Sound Editing


The Incredibles
On general release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 15th. Region 2 DVD released March 18th.
Cinema review

The Polar Express
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Spider-Man 2
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 2 DVD review




Best Film Editing


The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Collateral
Available on Region 1 and Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review | Region 1 DVD review | Region 2 DVD review

Finding Neverland
On limited release in UK cinemas. Region 1 DVD released March 22nd.
Cinema review

Million Dollar Baby
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Ray
On general release in UK cinemas. Available on Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review



Last updated: 19/04/2018 10:25:50

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