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Oscar Nominations announced
www.oscar.com ^ | 1/25/05

Posted on 01/25/2005 5:53:22 AM PST by Borges

BEST PICTURE

THE AVIATOR
FINDING NEVERLAND
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
RAY
SIDEWAYS

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Don Cheadle - HOTEL RWANDA
Johnny Depp - FINDING NEVERLAND
Leonardo DiCaprio - THE AVIATOR
Clint Eastwood - MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Jamie Foxx - RAY

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alan Alda - THE AVIATOR
Thomas Haden Church - SIDEWAYS
Jamie Foxx - COLLATERAL
Morgan Freeman - MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clive Owen - CLOSER

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Annette Bening - BEING JULIA
Catalina Sandino Moreno - MARIA FULL OF GRACE
Imelda Staunton - VERA DRAKE
Hilary Swank - MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Kate Winslet - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Cate Blanchett - THE AVIATOR
Laura Linney - KINSEY
Virginia Madsen - SIDEWAYS
Sophie Okonedo - HOTEL RWANDA
Natalie Portman - CLOSER

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT

COSTUME DESIGN

THE AVIATOR FINDING NEVERLAND LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS RAY TROY

DIRECTING

THE AVIATOR MILLION DOLLAR BABY RAY SIDEWAYS VERA DRAKE

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 THE CHORUS DOWNFALL THE SEA INSIDE YESTERDAY

MAKEUP

LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST THE SEA INSIDE

MUSIC (SCORE)

FINDING NEVERLAND HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST THE VILLAGE

MUSIC (SONG)

"Accidentally In Love" - SHREK 2 "Al Otro Lado Del Río" - THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES "Believe" - THE POLAR EXPRESS "Learn To Be Lonely" - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA "Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)" - 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

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

BEFORE SUNSET
FINDING NEVERLAND
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
SIDEWAYS

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

THE AVIATOR
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
HOTEL RWANDA
THE INCREDIBLES
VERA DRAKE


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KEYWORDS: awards; movies; oscars; thepassion
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F9/11 gets nothing. Passion of the Christ gets 3
1 posted on 01/25/2005 5:53:22 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

What are "Oscars"?


2 posted on 01/25/2005 5:54:46 AM PST by Dallas59 (Bush said the "F" word 27 times January 20th, 2005!)
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To: Borges
F9/11 gets nothing.

Poor little rich boy.

3 posted on 01/25/2005 5:55:20 AM PST by anonymous_user (Not everything's a conspiracy.)
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To: Borges
Annette Bening - BEING JULIA

I'm a movie nut and I never heard of this one!

4 posted on 01/25/2005 5:55:55 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Dallas59
What are "Oscars"?

Kind of like herpes, except you can avoid herpes.

5 posted on 01/25/2005 5:57:48 AM PST by anonymous_user (Not everything's a conspiracy.)
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To: Borges

Jamie Foxx in Ray = Yes
Collateral = No. That's overkill.


6 posted on 01/25/2005 5:58:20 AM PST by Pikamax
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To: Borges

"F9/11 gets nothing. Passion of the Christ gets 3"

So, so, so glad F9/11 was snubbed! But WHY wasn't Passion of the Christ nominated for Best pic? Can't wait to watch Michael Moore have his tantrum.....like a fat kid being told he can't have any cake!


7 posted on 01/25/2005 5:58:39 AM PST by PilloryHillary
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To: Borges

I have not even heard of one of the movies nominated for "best Movie". I think the Oscars are a huge joke.


8 posted on 01/25/2005 6:00:18 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Borges
With all the misery and suffering in the world, how can Hollywood hold its annual self-celibratory extravaganza. Better to cancel it and send the money to the tsunami victims.
9 posted on 01/25/2005 6:00:27 AM PST by Pharlap
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To: Borges

Hollywood is treading lightly.

Three minor Oscar nominations for TPOTC. I guess also the thought of Michael Moore making an acceptance speech for anything gave them pause.


10 posted on 01/25/2005 6:01:06 AM PST by Sam the Sham
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

The Aviator, Sideways and Million Dollar Baby were critical darlings much spoken about.


11 posted on 01/25/2005 6:01:56 AM PST by Borges
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To: Sam the Sham

Cinematagraphy is not minor at all. It's one of the primary arts of the movies.


12 posted on 01/25/2005 6:02:39 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
Actually, the three it got nominated for make a whole lot of sense.

The cinematography of The Passion is astounding. The whole thing feels like a Caravaggio painting.

The musical score that John Debney did for The Passion is nothing short of amazing.

The makeup for The Passion was absolutely vital to it. Making Christ look like a bloody pulp couldn't be easy to do.

I can't help but wonder if this is the Academy's way of giving Gibson recognition of just how powerfully compelling that movie was (and just how much talent it demonstrates), but they don't want to be too overt because its so politically incorrect.

At the same time, as I look at the contenders for best picture, best actor/actress, and best supporting actor/actress, I realize I haven't seen a single one of those movies, nor do I really want to.

13 posted on 01/25/2005 6:03:07 AM PST by jude24 ("To go against conscience is neither right nor safe." - Martin Luther)
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To: Borges

[ { ( Yawn... ) } ]


14 posted on 01/25/2005 6:05:04 AM PST by TXnMA (Attention, ACLU: There is no constitutionally protected right to NOT be offended -- Shove It!)
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To: Borges

The Passion wasn't nominated for Best Picture? Outrageous!
I guess we'll boycott the Oscars this year.
Maybe I'll go out on February 27 and purchase the DVD instead and watch it again.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


15 posted on 01/25/2005 6:05:07 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Borges
That is the second time I have heard of these movies. I still think the Oscars, and those who nominate these movies are a huge, huge joke. I may not be a movie student.. but Shakespeare in Love comes to mind here.That was a "critical darling" of a movie too, wasn't it?
16 posted on 01/25/2005 6:05:19 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: jude24

Other than best picture the only people that vote on nominees for each category in the Academy are the people that do that in the Academy; the Cinematographers vote on the Cinematography nominees, etc.

I don't think it was a political statement, people in each of those three fields just thought the work in that field was in the top 5.


17 posted on 01/25/2005 6:05:53 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Shakespeare in Love was a wonderful movie and a deserving winner.


18 posted on 01/25/2005 6:05:53 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Oh, okay. It was down right thought provoking and creative! Never mind. LOL!


19 posted on 01/25/2005 6:08:16 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

oscars schmoscars.


20 posted on 01/25/2005 6:09:15 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Borges; Diva Betsy Ross

"Shakespeare in Love" was a really entertaining movie and worthy of an Oscar. However, that year it won over "Saving Private Ryan" which was the joke. Even "Life is Beautiful" should have beat it out.


21 posted on 01/25/2005 6:09:57 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: Pikamax

I have to admit, Fox was pretty good in Collateral. Way better than Cruise.


22 posted on 01/25/2005 6:09:59 AM PST by mlbford2 ("Never wrestle with a pig; you can't win, you just get filthy, and the pig loves it...")
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
You think it was so obviously bad? It was creative...written by Tom Stoppard who is one of the world's best dramatists.
23 posted on 01/25/2005 6:10:15 AM PST by Borges
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To: Pharlap

All that money (millions) spent on dresses, tux, jewels, hair, make-up. Oh and LIMOs. Shameful, all this conspicous consumption. How do they look in their many mirrors. Just beyond all reasonable and acceptable behavour.


24 posted on 01/25/2005 6:10:40 AM PST by marty60
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To: kellynla
I guess we'll boycott the Oscars this year.
12th General Order --> To boycott the Oscars EVERY year.
Semper Fi ...

25 posted on 01/25/2005 6:10:42 AM PST by oh8eleven
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To: jude24

You make a good case for these three categories. But for most people, best film, best actor/ress, best supporting actor/ress are the important categories.

The got pretty well everything else right. But the actors who played Jesus, Mary, and Mary Magdalene all did splendid jobs too.

And how about converted screenplay? The original was the gospels, but a splendid job was done converting them to the screen--compare it with all the other films that have been done about Jesus.

Finally, how about best film?

They gave the movie a foot in the door, but not much more.


26 posted on 01/25/2005 6:11:40 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marty60

The Oscars are a major part of American culture. Enjoy it!


27 posted on 01/25/2005 6:11:48 AM PST by Borges
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To: Cicero

Foriegn language films rarely get writing nomionations.


28 posted on 01/25/2005 6:12:44 AM PST by Borges
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To: KC_Conspirator
Oh but wait.. that wouldn't be PC and fluffy to nominate a very well made movie about the sacrifices of real life heroes now would it?

Why there are fabric less dresses to wear! How do the two go together?

29 posted on 01/25/2005 6:13:11 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Saving Private Ryan WAS nominated. And Spielberg won.


30 posted on 01/25/2005 6:14:00 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

My longtime writers' group...half conservative, half Liberal...agree on one thing: they're nuts about Johnny Depp. Maybe this is his year. I don't go to movies, but have seen one or two early Depp films. He is talented, and the group thought he should have won last year for that pirate movie. Or did he? Oh, well.


31 posted on 01/25/2005 6:14:47 AM PST by hershey
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To: johnfkerrysucks
So, so, so glad F9/11 was snubbed! But WHY wasn't Passion of the Christ nominated for Best pic?

Uh...because the award category has nothing to do with gate receipts...and it wasn't the best movie of the year?

32 posted on 01/25/2005 6:15:38 AM PST by DCPatriot (I don't do politically correct very well either.)
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To: Borges
I was forced to watch it and laughed the entire time.. I laughed at the lack of creativity in Hollywood, I laughed at the self important movie industry who passes garbage off as art. I laughed at the fact that these morons get away with it, when there are much better alternatives out there to their tripe.
33 posted on 01/25/2005 6:16:06 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Borges

Terry Teachout, whose judgment I respect, wrote admiring reviews of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Sideways. With the warning that Sideways has a comic bedroom scene in it that some viewers may prefer to avoid.

I liked Shakespeare in Love, although I thought the bedroom scene was de trop and the final scene was saccharine. Otherwise it was a good picture, though not a great one.


34 posted on 01/25/2005 6:16:24 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Borges

Opps, you re right there... I mis spoke. I meant win. I really don't follow the Oscars that much. As you may be able to see.. I think they are a joke.


35 posted on 01/25/2005 6:17:14 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Well I'm glad you laughed since it was a comedy. It was also one of the most literate and witty films in recent years.
36 posted on 01/25/2005 6:17:18 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
I laughed at how unoriginal, and bland it was.
37 posted on 01/25/2005 6:18:46 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Tom Stoppard has spent a lot of his career deconsctructing Shakespeare (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead)and this was no exception. It was praised by English proffesors from top to bottom.


38 posted on 01/25/2005 6:20:17 AM PST by Borges
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To: johnfkerrysucks
But WHY wasn't Passion of the Christ nominated for Best pic?

Duh! Because many people in Hollywood, especially many Jewish voters in the Academy, think the film is anti-Semetic.

The film was totally snubbed for the Independent Spirit Awards, given to recognize indie filmmaking by the IFP: www.ifp.org

39 posted on 01/25/2005 6:20:29 AM PST by Commie Basher
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To: Borges

I use to love them when they were fun. And I love to see the STARS. Now these actors are not REAL stars. They are all over the place doing disgusting things. Well I take that back on one. Nicole Kidman might fit the bill.


40 posted on 01/25/2005 6:22:35 AM PST by marty60
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To: johnfkerrysucks
But WHY wasn't Passion of the Christ nominated for Best pic?

It wasn't even nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture.

41 posted on 01/25/2005 6:22:37 AM PST by shekkian
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To: shekkian
It wasn't even nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture.

It wasn't eligible for that due to some very complicated rules.

43 posted on 01/25/2005 6:23:37 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: shekkian

It wasn't submitted for BFLF. Ineligbile


44 posted on 01/25/2005 6:23:51 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

I think Spiderman II is the only movie of the lot I saw.


45 posted on 01/25/2005 6:24:09 AM PST by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: marty60
They are all over the place doing disgusting things.

That's been true of Hollywood stars since the first silent film was made in Hollywood.

46 posted on 01/25/2005 6:24:17 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Borges

I really liked it. If you have even been involved in a dramatic production, the jokes make sense. I would have preferred a more renaissance score, but I'm not sure that would have worked better as dramatic support.

Some things were cute, John Webster as the little boy who liked the part where Juliet stabbed herself (vide "The Dutchess of Malfi"), or the guy who stuttered until he appeared on stage (I've know people like that.)


47 posted on 01/25/2005 6:24:21 AM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Borges

Passion of Christ should have gotten at least two more nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (James Caviezel).


48 posted on 01/25/2005 6:24:29 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href ="http://www.michaelmoore.com/"title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: jude24
I can't help but wonder if this is the Academy's way of giving Gibson recognition of just how powerfully compelling that movie was ... but they don't want to be too overt because its so politically incorrect.

No, they don't mind being overt.

Academy voters (disproportionately older, Jewish, and liberal) snubbed the film because they sincerely believe The Passion is anti-Semetic, and they don't want to promote anti-Semetism.

49 posted on 01/25/2005 6:24:47 AM PST by Commie Basher
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To: Borges

Well I have little respect for English professors or for anyone who spends a career "deconstructing" someone who is dead and can not defend themselves. So we have a disconnect there as well.Yes, but you are right, Hollywood spends a great deal of effort and time trying to rewrite history to that of their own liking.


50 posted on 01/25/2005 6:25:16 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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