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The 77th Academy Awards (2005) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland on Sunday, February 27, 2005,
honoring movies released in 2004.

Clint Eastwood, Best Director and a producer of  the Best Picture winner “Million Dollar Baby,” with Best Actress winner Hilary  Swank in a scene from the movie.

Clint Eastwood, Best Director and a producer of the Best Picture winner “Million Dollar Baby,” with Best Actress winner Hilary Swank in a scene from the movie.

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Don Cheadle in "Hotel Rwanda"
  • Johnny Depp in "Finding Neverland"
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Aviator"
  • Clint Eastwood in "Million Dollar Baby"
  • Jamie Foxx in "Ray"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Alan Alda in "The Aviator"
  • Thomas Haden Church in "Sideways"
  • Jamie Foxx in "Collateral"
  • Morgan Freeman in "Million Dollar Baby"
  • Clive Owen in "Closer"

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in "Being Julia"
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno in "Maria Full of Grace"
  • Imelda Staunton in "Vera Drake"
  • Hilary Swank in "Million Dollar Baby"
  • Kate Winslet in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Cate Blanchett in "The Aviator"
  • Laura Linney in "Kinsey"
  • Virginia Madsen in "Sideways"
  • Sophie Okonedo in "Hotel Rwanda"
  • Natalie Portman in "Closer"

Animated Feature Film

Art Direction

  • "The Aviator" Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • "Finding Neverland" Art Direction: Gemma Jackson; Set Decoration: Trisha Edwards
  • "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs; Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik
  • "The Phantom of the Opera" Art Direction: Anthony Pratt; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
  • "A Very Long Engagement" Art Direction: Aline Bonetto


  • "The Aviator" Robert Richardson
  • "House of Flying Daggers" Zhao Xiaoding
  • "The Passion of the Christ" Caleb Deschanel
  • "The Phantom of the Opera" John Mathieson
  • "A Very Long Engagement" Bruno Delbonnel

Costume Design

  • "The Aviator" Sandy Powell
  • "Finding Neverland" Alexandra Byrne
  • "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" Colleen Atwood
  • "Ray" Sharen Davis
  • "Troy" Bob Ringwood


  • "The Aviator" Martin Scorsese
  • "Million Dollar Baby" Clint Eastwood
  • "Ray" Taylor Hackford
  • "Sideways" Alexander Payne
  • "Vera Drake" Mike Leigh

Documentary (Feature)

  • "Born into Brothels" Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski
  • "The Story of the Weeping Camel" Luigi Falorni and Byambasuren Davaa
  • "Super Size Me" Morgan Spurlock
  • "Tupac: Resurrection" Lauren Lazin and Karolyn Ali
  • "Twist of Faith" Kirby Dick and Eddie Schmidt

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Autism Is a World" Gerardine Wurzburg
  • "The Children of Leningradsky" Hanna Polak and Andrzej Celinski
  • "Hardwood" Hubert Davis and Erin Faith Young
  • "Mighty Times: The Children’s March" Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston
  • "Sister Rose's Passion" Oren Jacoby and Steve Kalafer

Film Editing

  • "The Aviator" Thelma Schoonmaker
  • "Collateral" Jim Miller and Paul Rubell
  • "Finding Neverland" Matt Chesse
  • "Million Dollar Baby" Joel Cox
  • "Ray" Paul Hirsch

Foreign Language Film

  • "As It Is in Heaven" Sweden
  • "The Chorus (Les Choristes)" France
  • "Downfall" Germany
  • "The Sea Inside" Spain
  • "Yesterday" South Africa


Music (Original Score)

  • "Finding Neverland" Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
  • "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" John Williams
  • "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" Thomas Newman
  • "The Passion of the Christ" John Debney
  • "The Village" James Newton Howard

Music (Original Song)

  • "Accidentally In Love" from "Shrek 2" Music by Adam Duritz, Charles Gillingham, Jim Bogios, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley and David Bryson; Lyric by Adam Duritz and Daniel Vickrey
  • "Al Otro Lado Del Río" from "The Motorcycle Diaries" Music and Lyric by Jorge Drexler
  • "Believe" from "The Polar Express" Music and Lyric by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri
  • "Learn To Be Lonely" from "The Phantom of the Opera" Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyric by Charles Hart
  • "Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)" from "The Chorus (Les Choristes)" Music by Bruno Coulais; Lyric by Christophe Barratier

Best Picture

  • "The Aviator" Michael Mann and Graham King, Producers
  • "Finding Neverland" Richard N. Gladstein and Nellie Bellflower, Producers
  • "Million Dollar Baby" Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy and Tom Rosenberg, Producers
  • "Ray" Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin and Howard Baldwin, Producers
  • "Sideways" Michael London, Producer

Short Film (Animated)

  • "Birthday Boy" Sejong Park and Andrew Gregory
  • "Gopher Broke" Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller
  • "Guard Dog" Bill Plympton
  • "Lorenzo" Mike Gabriel and Baker Bloodworth
  • "Ryan" Chris Landreth

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "Everything in This Country Must" Gary McKendry
  • "Little Terrorist" Ashvin Kumar
  • "7:35 in the Morning (7:35 de la Mañana)" Nacho Vigalondo
  • "Two Cars, One Night" Taika Waititi and Ainsley Gardiner
  • "Wasp" Andrea Arnold

Sound Editing

  • "The Incredibles" Michael Silvers and Randy Thom
  • "The Polar Express" Randy Thom and Dennis Leonard
  • "Spider-Man 2" Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing

  • "The Aviator" Tom Fleischman and Petur Hliddal
  • "The Incredibles" Randy Thom, Gary A. Rizzo and Doc Kane
  • "The Polar Express" Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands and William B. Kaplan
  • "Ray" Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa
  • "Spider-Man 2" Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Joseph Geisinger

Visual Effects

  • "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, John Richardson and Bill George
  • "I, Robot" John Nelson, Andrew R. Jones, Erik Nash and Joe Letteri
  • "Spider-Man 2" John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • "Before Sunset" Screenplay by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke; Story by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan
  • "Finding Neverland" Screenplay by David Magee
  • "Million Dollar Baby" Screenplay by Paul Haggis
  • "The Motorcycle Diaries" Screenplay by José Rivera
  • "Sideways" Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • "The Aviator" Written by John Logan
  • "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman; Story by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth
  • "Hotel Rwanda" Written by Keir Pearson and Terry George
  • "The Incredibles" Written by Brad Bird
  • "Vera Drake" Written by Mike Leigh

  • Star indicates a win.
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