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The Academy Awards 2005
to be presented at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, February 27, 2005

 

WE PREDICT THE OSCARS

 

Not too many surprises to be found in this years nominees. Mel Gibson and Michael Moore hoped for recognition, but their ultimately weren't good enough. Biopics have a large portion of the nominees this year as both The Aviator, Finding Neverland and Ray take up large portions. Sideways is a breath of fresh air from independent sources and for this reviewer, the nominations of Alan Alda and Natalie Portman are joyable. I will comment on my disappointments as I see more of the years films, but I feel Kill Bill: Vol 2 could have got some kind of recognition, and I'm also a bit disappointed that Pedro Almodóvar wasn't given a nomination for best script for his La Mala Educación.

 

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

ANNETTE BENING for Being Julia
  KATE WINSLET for Eternal Sunshine...
  CATALINA SANDINO MORENO for Maria Full of Grace

HILARY SWANK for Million Dollar Baby
  IMELDA STAUNTON for Vera Drake

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

ALAN ALDA for The Aviator
  CLIVE OWEN for Closer
  JAMIE FOXX for Collateral

MORGAN FREEMAN for Million Dollar Baby
  THOMAS HADEN CHURCH for Sideways

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

CATE BLANCHETT for The Aviator
  NATALIE PORTMAN for Closer
  SOPHIE OKONEDO for Hotel Rwanda
  LAURA LINNEY for Kinsey
  VIRGINIA MADSEN for Sideways

 

BEST DIRECTING

MARTIN SCORSESE for The Aviator

CLINT EASTWOOD for Million Dollar Baby
  TAYLOR HACKFORD for Ray
  ALEXANDER PAYNE for Sideways
  MIKE LEIGH for Vera Drake

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT

THE AVIATOR - John Logan

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND - Charlie Kaufmann, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
  HOTEL RWANDA - Keir Pearson, Kerry George
  THE INCREDIBLES - Brad Bird
  VERA DRAKE - Mike Leigh

 

BEST ADAPTED SCRIPT

BEFORE SUNSET - Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan
  DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA - Jose Rivera
  MILLION DOLLAR BABY - Paul Haggis
  FINDING NEVERLAND - David Magee

SIDEWAYS - Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor