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Postby Warpigs » Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:29 pm

The Aviator trailer | showtimes
Finding Neverland trailer | showtimes
Million Dollar Baby trailer | showtimes
Ray trailer | showtimes
Sideways trailer | showtimes

Best Actor
Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda trailer | showtimes
Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland trailer | showtimes
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator trailer | showtimes
Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby trailer | showtimes
Jamie Foxx, Ray trailer | showtimes

Best Actress
Annette Bening, Being Julia trailer | showtimes
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace buy dvd
Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake trailer | showtimes
Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby trailer | showtimes
Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine… trailer | buy dvd

Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church, Sideways trailer | showtimes
Alan Alda, The Aviator trailer | showtimes
Jamie Foxx, Collateral
Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby trailer | showtimes
Clive Owen, Closer trailer | showtimes

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Linney, Kinsey trailer | showtimes
Cate Blanchett, The Aviator trailer | showtimes
Virginia Madsen, Sideways trailer | showtimes
Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda trailer | showtimes
Natalie Portman, Closer trailer | showtimes

Best Director
Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby trailer | showtimes
Taylor Hackford, Ray trailer | showtimes
Mike Leigh, Vera Drake trailer | showtimes
Alexander Payne, Sideways trailer | showtimes
Martin Scorsese, The Aviator trailer | showtimes


More Nominees
Best Original Screenplay
Brad Bird, The Incredibles
Charlie Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Mike Leigh, Vera Drake
John Logan, The Aviator
Keir Pearson and Terry George, Hotel Rwanda

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Haggis, Million Dollar Baby
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke, Before Sunset
David Magee, Finding Neverland
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Sideways
José Rivera, The Motorcycle Diaries

Animated Feature
The Incredibles
Shark Tale
Shrek 2

Art Direction
The Aviator
Finding Neverland
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Phantom of the Opera
A Very Long Engagement

Cinematography
The Aviator
The Passion of the Christ
The Phantom of the Opera
A Very Long Engagement

Costume
The Aviator
Finding Neverland
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Ray
Troy

Documentary Feature
Born Into Brothels
The Story of the Weeping Camel
Super Size Me
Tupac: Resurrection
Twist of Faith

Documentary Short Subject
Autism Is a World
The Children of Leningradsky
Hardwood
Mighty Times: The Children's March
Sister Rose's Passion

Film Editing
The Aviator
Collateral
Finding Neverland
Million Dollar Baby
Ray

Foreign Language Film
As It Is in Heaven (Sweden)
The Chorus (France)
Downfall (Germany)
The Sea Inside (Spain)
Yesterday (South Africa)

Makeup
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Passion of the Christ
The Sea Inside

Original Score
John Debney, The Passion of the Christ
James Newton Howard, The Village
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Finding Neverland
Thomas Newman, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
John Wiliams, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Original Song
''Accidentally in Love'' from Shrek 2
'Al Otro Lado del Rio'' from The Motorcycle Diaries
''Believe'' from The Polar Express
''Learn to be Lonely'' from The Phantom of the Opera
''Look to Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)'' from The Chorus

Short Film (Animated)
Birthday Boy
Gopher Broke
Guard Dog
Lorenzo
Ryan

Short Film (Live Action)
Everything in This Country Must
Little Terrorist
7:35 in the Morning
Two Cars, One Night
Wasp

Sound Editing
The Incredibles
The Polar Express
Spider-Man 2

Sound Mixing
The Aviator
The Incredibles
The Polar Express
Ray
Spider-Man 2

Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I, Robot
Spider-Man 2



Here they are, and once again I'm disappointed in the movies that made the list. Specifically in the Best Picture category. Some day, an animated movie will make Best Picture. I thought Shrek2 had a shot -- and its not even listed. Spiderman2 grossed second in box offices this past year, and it's barely mentioned on the lists. No movie had a bigger splash in American culture this past year than Passion of the Christ (no matter what you think of it, it was huge and had a powerful effect on viewers and critics alike). Where is the POC nomination?

Honestly, I thought the Academy Awards were more people-based. I'm sure all five movies that did make the cut have their great aspects -- however, how can a true award show overlook the three most overwhelmingly popular movies of the year as a Best Picture nominee??
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Re: Oscar Nominees!!?? Where's the love??

Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:40 pm

Warpigs wrote: Spiderman2 grossed second in box offices this past year, and it's barely mentioned on the lists. No movie had a bigger splash in American culture this past year than Passion of the Christ (no matter what you think of it, it was huge and had a powerful effect on viewers and critics alike).


Yeah...

I agree.
Those were my two favorites and nada... nothing.

The Passion was just not PC enough for liberal Hollywood.
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Postby SeaWolf » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:20 pm

Anyone ever notice that most of the movies nominated for best picture are yawners. X-I There are exceptions. Star Wars, Rocky, ET, ect. I have seen some of these nominated movies and they put me to sleep. Lost In Translation was terrible. :-P
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Postby vdragon78 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:26 pm

why should commercial success secure awards??? doesn't make any sense.

passion was mediocre...
spiderman2 was even worse...

the best movies year in and year out are the movies that very few people see...
(city of god should be movie of the year in my mind)
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Postby CC » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:31 pm

vdragon78 wrote:why should commercial success secure awards??? doesn't make any sense.

passion was mediocre...
spiderman2 was even worse...

the best movies year in and year out are the movies that very few people see...
(city of god should be movie of the year in my mind)


Good call, I saw City of God and I thought it was excellent. Probably the best movie I saw all year.

I whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind reading subtitles, and I think anyone who does mind reading subtitles should give it a chance anyways.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:32 pm

Wow, it's pretty much the usual suspects for the most part. Wouldn't it be something if Foxx won both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in the same year? I'm a bit suprised that POC didn't get much attention, but that's Hollywood for you. I am a bit surprised to not see Portman nominated for "Garden State." She has a great performance in that, but I'm not sure if that movie was 2003 or 2004. In any case, no big suprises.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:25 pm

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:I am a bit surprised to not see Portman nominated for "Garden State." She has a great performance in that, but I'm not sure if that movie was 2003 or 2004. In any case, no big suprises.

They must have liked her stripping better. 8-o

I don't watch movies at all, but it seems like the same movie wins like 10 awards every year. Looks like this Aviator movie will be winning 6+ Oscars this time around. :*)
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Postby goleafsgo96 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:33 pm

what a weak list, what a weak year for movies this was.
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Postby Warpigs » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:42 pm

It's not that box office success should drive these awards, but there's a reason that people went out to see these movies in record numbers. Shrek2 should have at least broke the nomination list. I wonder exactly what criteria they use in judging these movies? I get the feeling that they're grading them based on some scale or something like the youth in "Dead Poets Society" at the beginning of the movie. You can't judge a movie's greatness on some scale -- but more on the experience. Regardless of what your stance on religion may be, attending POC in the theaters is a moving experience. Shrek2 is another example -- it's a movie that helps define the past year -- one crafty enough to entertain kids while teaching a valuable lesson and providing good entertainment from an adult level, too. I've watched Lost in Translation, The English Patient, etc. and have always wondered what has made these flicks "the best" compared to other movies out their respective years.

I don't think it was a weak year for movies overall -- just a weak selection from the Academy Award people.
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Postby Canacuna » Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:17 pm

I don't know... I think that that's a pretty solid list.

I haven't seen any of the movies nominated for Best Picture. I really wanted to see Aviator, Million Dollar Baby, and Sideways...

The only movie I've seen that has someone nominated for Best Actor/Actress is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Kate Winslet did a great job there, but I dunno if it's Oscar-worthy.

Jamie Foxx was awesome in Collateral...

I've always liked Natalie Portman - she does a good job in all of her movies and whenever I've seen her in an interview she comes across being much older than she really is (in terms of intelligence and outlook on things). Never seen Closer, but I heard there's this one scene with Portman... mm...

Eh, that's enough of that.

Shrek 2 was a solid movie, but what else would you nominate it for other than Best Nominated Feature? Does Mike Myers deserve a nod for his speaking ability? I don't get what the big deal is there...

There were a lot of things I didn't like about Passion of the Christ. I'm not religious in any way, so maybe that did me in, but I just didn't care for it. I won't go into any more in-depth reasoning there, because whenever you bash POC it seems to start a whole new discussion that I'm certainly not interested in partaking in.

Anyway, overall it seems like a solid list to me. I didn't notice any major snubs, but then again, I didn't see many good movies this year (and most of the ones nominated are some that I've yet to see). But what do I know - I thought Lord of the Rings was WAY overrated last year (as well as Chicago the year before... and I still don't get all of the Titanic hoopla - the movie as a whole wasn't very good and the characters were stereotypical and in some cases, not acted out well)... !+)

Oh, and City of God is awesomeness. Definitely check it out. ;-D
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