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Aviator Has Icarus-Like Flight

February 27th, 2005

The Aviator started out Oscar evening extremely well, but it was Million Dollar Baby that won the biggest prizes at the 77th annual Academy Awards.

And the winners are:

Best Picture

Best Director 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 Documentary Film - Feature Length Documentary Film - Short Subject
  • Mighty Times: The Children's March
Short Film - Live Action
  • Wasp
Short Film - Animated
  • Ryan
Some initial reactions to the awards:
  • The Aviator cleaned up earlier in the evening, winning several technical awards. But when it came to the big four, the film was shut out. However, it did walk away with 5 wins, the most of any film.
  • Martin Scorsese lost out again. This was his seventh nomination, (5 for directing, 2 for writing), but he has yet to take home any hardware. One consolation: he's got a long way to catch up to Kevin O'Connell, who has been nominated 17 times for Best Sound without a single win.
  • Million Dollar Baby won four of its seven nominations, including the biggest two awards and half the acting awards.
  • On that note, Hilary Swank beat Annette Bening, again.
  • Sideways started award season strong, but in the end only took home one award, for best adapted screenplay.
  • Finding Neverland also took home just the one award out of the seven nominations it earned.
  • Vote splitting didn't affect Jamie Foxx too much as he won the Best Actor Oscar.
  • The Incredibles and Ray joined The Aviator and Million Dollar Baby as the only multiple award winners of the evening.

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Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Filed under: Spider-Man 2, The Incredibles, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Aviator, Million Dollar Baby, Ray, Sideways, Finding Neverland, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Motorcycle Diaries, Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids, Mar adentro