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Oscar Nominations 2005

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1. Posted by Kapuchok (Full Member 101 posts) 11y

Thoughts on whose going to win? Here's the nominees....(These are the big categories.)

Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominees:
The Aviator (2004)
Finding Neverland (2004) - Richard N. Gladstein, Nellie Bellflower
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Ray (2004/I)
Sideways (2004) - Michael London

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominees:
Don Cheadle for Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Johnny Depp for Finding Neverland (2004)
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Aviator (2004)
Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004/I)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominees:
Annette Bening for Being Julia (2004)
Catalina Sandino Moreno for Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Imelda Staunton for Vera Drake (2004)
Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Kate Winslet for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominees:
Alan Alda for The Aviator (2004)
Thomas Haden Church for Sideways (2004)
Jamie Foxx for Collateral (2004)
Morgan Freeman for Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Clive Owen for Closer (2004/I)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominees:
Cate Blanchett for The Aviator (2004)
Laura Linney for Kinsey (2004)
Virginia Madsen for Sideways (2004)
Sophie Okonedo for Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Natalie Portman for Closer (2004/I)

Best Achievement in Directing
Nominees:
Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Taylor Hackford for Ray (2004/I)
Mike Leigh for Vera Drake (2004)
Alexander Payne for Sideways (2004)
Martin Scorsese for The Aviator (2004)

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Please, not The Aviator! I saw it yesterday, and it's the cinematic equivalent of picking up a quick book on a Sunday afternoon to alleviate boredom and pass the time. In other words, it's entertaining, but not much more. Shouldn't an Oscar go to a film that's inspiring - or at least takes a few risks?

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3. Posted by Kapuchok (Full Member 101 posts) 11y

I haven´t seem all the movie nominees but "Finding Neverland" and "Million Dollar Baby" it seem to be very cool movies!!

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

K, here are my picks....although I haven't seen every movie on here.....

Best Motion Picture of the Year:
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:
Morgan Freeman for Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
(this is a total guess...)
Natalie Portman for Closer (2004)

Best Achievement in Directing:
Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby (2004)

As you can see, I really enjoyed Million Dollar Baby. May the best movie win!

Cheers,
Katie ;)

5. Posted by Kapuchok (Full Member 101 posts) 11y

DIRECTING:
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood

BEST PICTURE:
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy and Tom Rosenberg

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Jamie Foxx
RAY

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Hilary Swank
MILLION DOLLAR BABY

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
THE SEA INSIDE
Spain
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Morgan Freeman
MILLION DOLLAR BABY

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Cate Blanchett
THE AVIATOR
OSCAR´S WINNER.....

ART DIRECTION:
THE AVIATOR
Dante Ferretti (Art Direction); Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
THE INCREDIBLES
Brad Bird

MUSIC (SONG):
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
"Al Otro Lado Del Río"
Music and Lyric by Jorge Drexler

for more info and other nominees check:
www.oscar.com

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Wow, someone can put on a bit of an act in front of the camera ("take 10"), get paid obscene amounts of money, and I'm supposed to get excited and cheer them on at the "Oscars".

Yep, movie stars make significant advances to society.....

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting mtlchica

K, here are my picks....although I haven't seen every movie on here.....

Best Motion Picture of the Year:
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:
Morgan Freeman for Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
(this is a total guess...)
Natalie Portman for Closer (2004)

Best Achievement in Directing:
Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby (2004)

As you can see, I really enjoyed Million Dollar Baby. May the best movie win!

Cheers,
Katie ;)

Katie! That is amazing! You got almost everyone right! (Did you place any wagers? teehee....
~Josette

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Yeah, that's a pretty good effort Katie! And the only one you got wrong was the 'total guess'. So the question has to be, do you have insider knowledge??

9. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Quoting Josette

Katie! That is amazing! You got almost everyone right! (Did you place any wagers? teehee....

I wish! My boss was telling me to enter the Oscar pool at work, but I didn't. Maybe next year :)

Peter, as for insider knowledge on the Oscars....I wonder if that would that be as bad as insider trading on the stock market. lol

Eiether way, I take a bow! Thanks guys! :)

Cheers,
Katie ;)