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 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
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actress 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 Achievement in Directing
- Cate Blanchett for "The Aviator"
- Laura Linney for "Kinsey"
- Virginia Madsen for "Sideways"
- Sophie Okonedo for "Hotel Rwanda"
- Natalie Portman for "Closer"
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
- 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 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
- 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 Makeup Best Achievement in Sound
- 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 Sound Editing Best Achievement in Visual Effects Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
- 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 Documentary, Features
- 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, Short Subjects
- 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 Short Film, Animated
- 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, Live Action
- 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"
- 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.