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??
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).
Those were my two favorites and nada... nothing.
The Passion was just not PC enough for liberal Hollywood.
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Anyone ever notice that most of the movies nominated for best picture are yawners. 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.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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)...
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