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Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations.

And the nominees are...

Motion Picture - Drama

Best Director - Motion Picture Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Best Animated Feature Film Best Writing for an Original Screenplay Best Writing for an Adapted Screenplay Art Direction Cinematography Costume Design Film Editing Best Makeup Sound Editing Sound Mixing Visual Effects Music - Original Score Music - Original Song Best Foreign Language Film
  • As it is in Heaven - Sweden
  • The Chorus - France
  • The Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich - Germany
  • The Sea Inside - Spain
  • Yesterday - South Africa
Documentary Film - Feature Length Documentary Film - Short Subject
  • Austim is a World
  • The Children of Leninggradsky
  • Hardwood
  • Mighty Times: The Children's March
  • Sister Rose's Passion
Short Film - Live Action
  • 7:35 in the Morning
  • Everything in this Country Must
  • Little Terrorist
  • Two Cars, One Night
  • Wasp
Short Film - Animated
  • Birthday Boy
  • Gopher Broke
  • Guard Dog
  • Lorenzo
  • Ryan
Some initial reactions to the nominations:

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Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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