Monday, February 28, 2005  

And The Oscar Goes To...

The 77th Academy Awards Presentation lacked the luster of years past. Variety took the spotlight. No one film dominated taking home 10 plus Oscars.

"The Aviator" won five awards but director Martin Scorsese is now 0-for-5 in the best director category. The film won best art direction, best cinematography and best costume design, as well as best supporting actress.

The big winner of the 77th Academy Awards was "Million Dollar Baby." It captured four of the top awards, including best picture, best director and best actress. "Million Dollar Baby" also featured the best supporting actor winner, Morgan Freeman. It sure was nice to seeing him win. This was his fourth nomination.

To Jamie Foxx, congratulations on his Oscar win. As strange as it may seem, every time I see him I just can't get the goofball he played on the Jamie Foxx show out of my mind.

Speaking of the mind, "Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind" won best original screenplay. A couple of weeks back in a previous post, Eternal Sunshine was my front runner for best original. I came up a little short for best adaptation. Sideways, a film I did not see snagged the Oscar.

Listed below are the winners from 77th Academy Awards Presentation.

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman; Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
SIDEWAYS
Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jamie Foxx
RAY

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Morgan Freeman
MILLION DOLLAR BABY

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Hilary Swank
MILLION DOLLAR BABY

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Cate Blanchett
THE AVIATOR

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
THE INCREDIBLES
Brad Bird

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

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

CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE AVIATOR
Robert Richardson

COSTUME DESIGN
THE AVIATOR
Sandy Powell

DIRECTING
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clint Eastwood

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BORN INTO BROTHELS
Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH
Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston

FILM EDITING
THE AVIATOR
Thelma Schoonmaker

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE SEA INSIDE
Spain
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar

HONORARY AWARD
Roger Mayer

HONORARY AWARD
Sidney Lumet

MAKEUP
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Valli O'Reilly and Bill Corso

MUSIC (SCORE)
FINDING NEVERLAND
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

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

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
RYAN
Chris Landreth

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
WASP
Andrea Arnold

SOUND EDITING
THE INCREDIBLES
Michael Silvers and Randy Thom

SOUND MIXING
RAY
Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa

VISUAL EFFECTS
SPIDER-MAN 2
John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier

1 Comments:

At 6:03 AM,Blogger Billy said...

i am happy for morgan too. and jamie. i wish martin had broken the spell. well next time.