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Annual Academy Awards


Format: DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: February 27, 2005

Total Time: 2 h 33 m

Venue: Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland

Host: Chris Rock

John Williams
Nomination for Best Score:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Best Picture: Million Dollar Baby

Chris Rock

Halle Berry

Cate Blanchett

Vois sur ton chemin is performed by the American Boy Choir and...


Scarlett Johansson

Pierce Brosnan and Edna Mode

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Cate Blanchett

Al Pacino presents an Honorary Award to...

...Sidney Lumet.

Learn to be lonely is performed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Beyoncé.

Bill Conti

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Laura Linney

Al otro lado del rio is performed by...

...Carlos Santana and Antonio Banderas.

Natalie Portman

John Williams is nominated for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Martin Scorsese

Yo-Yo Ma accompanies the montage In Memoriam.

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Believe is performed by...

...Beyoncé and Josh Groban.


Julia Roberts presents the Best Director Award.

Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand present the Best Picture Award.

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

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

Annette Bening -- Being Julia {"Julia Lambert"}
Catalina Sandino Moreno -- Maria Full of Grace {"Maria"}
Imelda Staunton -- Vera Drake {"Vera"}
* Hilary Swank -- Million Dollar Baby {"Maggie Fitzgerald"}
Kate Winslet -- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind {"Clementine Kruczynski"}

* Cate Blanchett -- The Aviator {"Katharine Hepburn"}
Laura Linney -- Kinsey {"Clara McMillen"}
Virginia Madsen -- Sideways {"Maya"}
Sophie Okonedo -- Hotel Rwanda {"Tatiana Rusesabagina"}
Natalie Portman -- Closer {"Alice"}

Don Cheadle -- Hotel Rwanda {"Paul Rusesabagina"}
Johnny Depp -- Finding Neverland {"Sir James Matthew Barrie"}
Leonardo DiCaprio -- The Aviator {"Howard Hughes"}
Clint Eastwood -- Million Dollar Baby {"Frankie Dunn"}
* Jamie Foxx -- Ray {"Ray Charles"}

Alan Alda -- The Aviator {"Senator Ralph Owen Brewster"}
Thomas Haden Church -- Sideways {"Jack"}
Jamie Foxx -- Collateral {"Max"}
* Morgan Freeman -- Million Dollar Baby {"Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris"}
Clive Owen -- Closer {"Larry"}

* The Incredibles -- Brad Bird
Shark Tale -- Bill Damaschke
Shrek 2 -- Andrew Adamson

* 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

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

* 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

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

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

* Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events -- Valli O'Reilly and Bill Corso
The Passion of the Christ -- Keith Vanderlaan and Christien Tinsley
The Sea Inside -- Jo Allen and Manuel García

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

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

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

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

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 & Ethan Hawke; Story by Richard Linklater & 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 & 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 & Pierre Bismuth
Hotel Rwanda -- Written by Keir Pearson & Terry George
The Incredibles -- Written by Brad Bird
Vera Drake -- Written by Mike Leigh

* Roger Mayer

* To Sidney Lumet in recognition of his brilliant services to screenwriters, performers and the art of the motion picture.

* Takuo Miyagishima

* To HORST BURBULLA for the invention and continuing development of the Technocrane telescoping camera crane. With its electronically driven leveling head, adjustable moveable weight carriage, and lightweight, extremely precise telescoping beam elements that allow camera movement during shots, the Technocrane has redefined the state-of-the-art in camera crane technology. [Camera Cranes]
* To JEAN-MARIE LAVALOU, ALAIN MASSERON and DAVID SAMUELSON for the engineering and development of the Louma Camera Crane and remote system for motion picture production. The Louma pioneered a remotely-operated camera head combined with a lightweight and portable modular crane. Its design has proved to be the inspiration for numerous subsequent remote camera systems. [Camera Cranes]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)
* To GYULA MESTER (electronic systems design) and KEITH EDWARDS (mechanical engineering) for their significant contributions to and continuing development of the Technocrane telescoping camera crane. With its electronically driven leveling head, adjustable moveable weight carriage, and lightweight, extremely precise telescoping beam elements that allow camera movement during shots, the Technocrane has redefined the state-of-the-art in camera crane technology. [Camera Cranes]
* To LINDSAY ARNOLD, GUY GRIFFITHS, DAVID HODSON, CHARLIE LAWRENCE and DAVID MANN for their development of the Cineon Digital Film Workstation. Cineon pioneered a commercial node-graph compositing system establishing a new visual method for direct manipulation of the compositing process, which influenced and defined modern digital compositing workflows. [Digital Imaging Technology]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award)
* To GREG CANNOM and WESLEY WOFFORD for the development of their special modified silicone material for makeup appliances used in motion pictures. This proprietary modified silicone makeup system allows for the creation of either partial or full-face appliances for motion picture makeup effects that move like real flesh, have translucency similar to skin and will accept standard makeup materials. [Systems]
* To JERRY COTTS for the original concept and design and ANTHONY SEAMAN for the engineering of the Satellight-X HMI Softlight. With its large radiating surface and thin profile, this collapsible, self-contained HMI softlight provides a diffuse light to simulate daylight in location interiors, where space is often limited. [Lighting]
* To STEVEN E. BOZE for the design and implementation of the DNF 001 multi-band digital audio noise suppressor. Designed in the early 1990s when digital signal processing was in its early stages, the real-time digital approach of the DNF 001 provided accurate filter response with minimal interaction, allowing noise attenuation with fewer artifacts. [Sound]
* To DR. CHRISTOPHER HICKS and DAVE BETTS for the design and implementation of the Cedar DNS 1000 multi-band digital noise suppressor. The Cedar DNS 1000 is specifically designed to reduce background noise from recorded motion picture dialog. With its precise filters it allows the frequency ranges to be altered or even cascaded to pinpoint and reduce the offending noise. [Sound]
* To NELSON TYLER for the development of the Tyler Gyroplatform boat mount stabilizing device for motion picture photography. As a pioneer in this area of motion picture technology, Tyler's 2-axis, hydraulically-powered camera mount successfully eliminates the pitch and roll associated with camera shots taken from a boat in the water. [Photography]
* To DR. JULIAN MORRIS, MICHAEL BIRCH, DR. PAUL SMYTH and PAUL TATE for the development of the Vicon motion capture technology. Vicon Motion Systems developed special-purpose cameras for motion capture with software systems that maximized their impact on the motion picture industry. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To DR. JOHN O.B. GREAVES, NED PHIPPS, ANTONIE J. VAN DEN BOGERT and WILLIAM HAYES for the development of the Motion Analysis motion capture technology. Motion Analysis Corporation developed special-purpose cameras for motion capture with software systems that maximized their impact on the motion picture industry. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To DR. NELS MADSEN, VAUGHN CATO, MATTHEW MADDEN and BILL LORTON for the development of the Giant Studios motion capture technology. The software solution created by Giant Studios applied a unique biometric approach that has influenced the development of motion capture technology for motion pictures. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To ALAN KAPLER for the design and development of "Storm," a software toolkit for artistic control of volumetric effects. "Storm" employs an efficient method for directly manipulating volumetric data to create effects such as clouds, water and avalanches with familiar operators inspired by image compositing and painting operations. [Digital Imaging Technology]

* To Arthur Widmer for his lifetime of achievement in the science and technology of image compositing for motion pictures as exemplified by his significant contributions to the development of the Ultra Violet and the "bluescreen" compositing processes.

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