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Jan. 25, 2005

Oscar nominations released

by Joanna Pinto-Coelho, Page Editor, Danny Scheer, Page Editor and Grace Harter, Page Editor
The Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations for the 2004-2005 season today, Tuesday, Jan. 25. Official Silver Chips Online predictions will be published within the week. The nominations are:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Alan Alda for "The Aviator"
  • Thomas Haden Church for "Sideways"
  • Jamie Foxx for "Collateral"
  • Morgan Freeman for "Million Dollar Baby"
  • Clive Owen for "Closer"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Cate Blanchett for "The Aviator"
  • Laura Linney for "Kinsey"
  • Virginia Madsen for "Sideways"
  • Sophie Okonedo for "Hotel Rwanda"
  • Natalie Portman for "Closer"
Best Achievement in Directing
  • Clint Eastwood for "Million Dollar Baby"
  • Taylor Hackford for "Ray"
  • Mike Leigh for "Vera Drake"
  • Alexander Payne for "Sideways"
  • Martin Scorsese for "The Aviator"
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Editing
  • Thelma Schoonmaker for "The Aviator"
  • Jim Miller and Paul Rubell for "Collateral"
  • Matt Chesse for "Finding Neverland"
  • Joel Cox for "Million Dollar Baby"
  • Paul Hirsch for "Ray"
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
  • Bruno Coulais and Christophe Barratier for "Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)" in "Les Choristes"
  • Jorge Drexler for "Al Otro Lado Del Río" in "Diarios de motocicleta"
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart for "Learn To Be Lonely" in "The Phantom of the Opera"
  • Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri for "Believe" in "The Polar Express"
  • David Bryson, Adam Duritz, David Immerglück, Matthew Malley, Dan Vickrey, Charles Gillingham and Jim Bogios for "Accidentally In Love" from "Shrek 2"
Best Achievement in Makeup
Best Achievement in Sound
  • Tom Fleischman and Petur Hliddal for "The Aviator"
  • Randy Thom, Gary Rizzo and Doc Kane for "The Incredibles"
  • William B. Kaplan, Randy Thom, Tom Johnson and Dennis S. Sands for "The Polar Express"
  • Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa for "Ray"
  • Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Joseph Geisinger for "Spider-Man 2"
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
  • Christophe Barratier (France) for "Les Choristes"
  • Oliver Hirschbiegel (Germany) for "Der Untergang"
  • Alejandro Amenábar (Spain) for "Mar adentro"
  • Kay Pollak (Sweden) for "Så som i himmelen"
  • Darrell Roodt (South Africa) for "Yesterday"
Best Documentary, Features
  • Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman for "Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids"
  • Luigi Falorni and Byambasuren Davaa for "Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel, Die"
  • Morgan Spurlock for "Super Size Me"
  • Karolyn Ali and Lauren Lazin for "Tupac: Resurrection"
  • Eddie Schmidt and Kirby Dick for "Twist of Faith"
Best Documentary, Short Subjects
  • Gerardine Wurzburg for "Autism Is a World"
  • Polak, Hanna, Celinski and Andrzej for "The Children of Leningradsky"
  • Erin Faith Young and Hubert Davis for "Hardwood"
  • Robert Hudson and Robert Houston for "Mighty Times: The Children's March"
  • Oren Jacoby and Steve Kalafer for "Sister Rose's Passion"
Best Short Film, Animated
  • Sejong Park and Andrew Gregory for "Birthday Boy"
  • Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller for "Gopher Broke"
  • Bill Plympton for "Guard Dog"
  • Mike Gabriel and Baker Bloodworth for "Lorenzo"
  • Chris Landreth for "Ryan"
Best Short Film, Live Action
  • Gary McKendry for "Everything in This Country Must"
  • Ashvin Kumar for "Little Terrorist"
  • Nacho Vigalondo for "7:35 de la mañana"
  • Taika Cohen and Ainsley Gardiner for "Two Cars, One Night"
  • Andrea Arnold for "Wasp"

The 77th annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PST on ABC.

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  • joe-mama (View Email) on January 25, 2005 at 6:22 PM
    Don Cheadle is a pimp...str8 balla...but for real, he was amazing and even though Jamie Foxx will get it (and justifiably so)...Don Cheadle was amazing in Hotel Rwanda
  • American Splendor fan on January 25, 2005 at 6:29 PM
    Paul Giamatti gets snubbed twice...
  • Nick Falgout (View Email) on January 25, 2005 at 7:29 PM
    The Oscars are a sham, proven by the fact that I Heart Huckabees, unquestionably the best film of the year, recieved a whopping zero nominations. That is all I have to say.
  • eternal sunshine fan on January 25, 2005 at 7:57 PM
    I agree with nick, just check out all the nominees--they're all from the same movie!

    plus aviator and finding neverland from the start seemed to be made just for the sake of winning an oscar. it's so obvious that movies like eternal sunshine, which were not necessarily absolutely amazing AFI-approved hallmarks of movie making, but were groundbreaking an feircely original. Not like that crap Sideways, which looks like another "ugh i'm an unhappy bourgeois going through a sappy mid-life crisis."
  • Emma Zachurski (View Email) on January 25, 2005 at 8:55 PM
    I agree with "American Splendor Fan," where's Giamatti's nod? He was wonderful in both "American Splendor" and "Sideways," yet he didn't get a nomination for either. :/ Well at least "Sideways" still got five nominations, it's a great movie and deserves all the praise it gets.

  • question on January 25, 2005 at 9:18 PM
    "ugh i'm an unhappy bourgeois going through a sappy mid-life crisis."

    Gee isn't eternal sunshine about unahppy bourgeois going through sappy crises?
  • WHAT?! on January 25, 2005 at 10:01 PM
    how is hotel rwanda not nominated for best motion picture and best music???
  • Justin Vlasits on January 25, 2005 at 11:34 PM
    i think that Hotel Rwanda and Eternal Sunshine were undoubtedly the best films of the year, and neither of them got many nominations, nor are they favored to win. I am also suprised that "A Very Long Engagement" starring Audrey Toutou was not nominated for best foreign film (France).
  • Fathead on January 26, 2005 at 10:05 AM
    Do 'er right Ray!
  • phantom fan on January 26, 2005 at 10:32 AM
    Why was Phantom of the Opera not nominated for best original score? I just don't get that. The Aviator is going to sweep this year. I diddn't see it, but it's a big Hollywood movie, and the acadamy loves that. I thought Finding Neverland was a GREAT film and deserves every nomination it was awarded. However, I beleive that Phantom deserves more nominations than it was granted.
  • ... on January 26, 2005 at 12:28 PM
    it's tautou not toutou
  • premierer on January 26, 2005 at 3:25 PM
    Catalina Sadino Moreno was quite amazing....way to go!

    The Aviator was wayyyy tooo long and way too wierd for comfort.
  • ? on January 26, 2005 at 3:49 PM
    ...and what about garden state...
  • Aviator fan on January 26, 2005 at 5:30 PM
    The Aviator was a masterpiece

    Phantom of the Opera didn't get nominated for best original score because all those songs were already written... hence not "original" score
  • the dandy warhols on January 26, 2005 at 5:53 PM
    How did "Dig!" not get nominated for best documentary? It was one of the best movies of the year...
  • Finding Neverland fan on January 26, 2005 at 7:48 PM
    While I too was disappointed that Paul Giamatti did not receive a nomination, I take some solace in the fact "Finding Neverland" received a nomination for best picture. While "The Aviator" had an unprecedented amount of hype and was constantly being promoted when it came out, "Finding Neverland" came into theaters with much less fanfare. The Oscars may be just another silly award show, but at least this will help generate more recognition for a film that a lot of people passed by.

    I should add, though, that I hope someday an award will be created to give honor to the genius of "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," easily the best film of the year.
  • jacki moo on January 27, 2005 at 3:49 PM
  • Napoleon Dynamite on January 27, 2005 at 6:10 PM
  • Daniel Scheer on January 27, 2005 at 8:44 PM
    Sike. Napoleon Dynamite was that good.

    Secondly, we should all be real for a moment and understand that "Sideways" and "Finding Neverland" were, from the start, manufactured to get Oscar nods. The Academy of Arts and Sciences thought up, on one cloudy and unhappy day, "Hey! We love Johnny Depp and sappy, witty mid-life crisis movies! Let's just go ahead and nominate them for our phony, phony, phony awards!"
  • sikesikesike on January 28, 2005 at 9:31 AM
    goooooo taxi with that guy and that girl!!!!
  • sum one on January 29, 2005 at 2:05 PM
  • Evan (View Email) on February 27, 2005 at 9:15 PM
    oh! you idoits! napoleon dynamite! It's like the best movie ever! Gosh! Every teenage movie-goer knows what you are talking about when you say Napoleon Dynamite, how could it not be nominated!!

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