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The 2005 Oscar winners

Million Dollar Baby



The 77th Academy Awards ceremony was always going to be a tug of war between Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood. The Aviator and Million Dollar Baby were the clear favourites from the beginning. As it turned out, it was Eastwood who emerged victorious. Although The Aviator actually won the most awards (5), they were largely technical ones and it was Million Dollar Baby that walked off with the major trophies. The boxing drama took Best Picture while Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank each won their second Oscars in the Best Director and Best Actress categories and Morgan Freeman won his first for Best Supporting Actor. The Aviator had to be content with Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

In what everyone agreed was a foregone conclusion, Jamie Foxx scooped Best Actor for his uncanny portrayal of soul singer Ray Charles in the biopic Ray, which also won Best Sound Design. Other winners in the major categories included Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Sideways which won, respectively, Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay and the Spanish drama, The Sea Inside which won the Best Foreign Language Film award.

The Incredibles won Best Animated Feature, along with Best Sound Editing. In the music categories, Finding Neverland won Best Original Score and The Motorcycle Diaries took Best Song. The Visual Effects Oscar went to Spider-Man 2 while Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events triumphed in the Best Make-Up category.

The Feature Length Documentary prize went to Born Into Brothels, a film about the children of Calcutta's red light district and the statuette for Best Short Documentary was won by the civil rights tale, Mighty Times: The Children's March. In the two other short film categories, Best Live Action Short was won by Wasp and Best Animated Short went to Ryan.





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





Best Picture


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




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

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

Sideways
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review





Best Director


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




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

Mike Leigh for Vera Drake
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review





The Aviator



Best Actor


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




Don Cheadle for Hotel Rwanda
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

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





Best Actress


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




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.
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


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




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

Thomas Haden Church for Sideways
On general 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

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





Best Supporting Actress


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




Laura Linney for Kinsey
On limited release in UK cnemas.
No reviews currently available

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

Sophie Okonedo for Hotel Rwanda
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

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





Sideways



Best Foreign Language Film


Winner: The Sea Inside - Mar Adentro (Spain)
On limited release in UK cinemas.
No reviews currently available




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

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





Best Animated Feature Film


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




Shark Tale
Available on Region 1 and Region 1 DVD.
Cinema review

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





Finding Neverland



Best Original Screenplay


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




The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

Hotel Rwanda
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

Vera Drake
On limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review





Best Adapted Screenplay


Winner: Sideways
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review




Before Sunset
Available on Region 1 and Region 2 DVD.
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





Hotel Rwanda



Best Music (Score)


Winner: 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 and Region 2 DVD.
Cinema review




Best Music (Song)


Winner: 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




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

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

Learn To Be Lonely from The Phantom Of The Opera
On limited 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


Winner: 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


Winner: Mighty Times: The Children's March



Autism Is A World

The Children Of Leningradsky

Hardwood

Sister Rose's Passion





The Sea Inside



Best Visual Effects


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




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





Best Cinematography


Winner: The Aviator
On general release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review




House Of Flying Daggers
On limited 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 limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

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





Vera Drake



Best Art Direction


Winner: 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 limited release in UK cinemas.
Cinema review

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

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




Best Animated Short Film


Winner: Ryan



Birthday Boy

Gopher Broke

Guard Dog

Lorenzo





The Incredibles



Best Short Film


Winner: Wasp



Everything In This Country Must

Little Terrorist

7.35 In The Morning

Two Cars, One Night





Best Costume Design


Winner: 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 limited 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


Winner: Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
On limited 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 Design


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




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

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


Winner: 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


Winner: 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 09:59:01

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