Oscarology II: The Oscars
How’d I do?
Best Picture: Million Dollar Baby
Best Actor: Jamie Foxx, Ray
Best Actress: Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Blanchett, The Aviator
A sweep! This wasn’t exactly the most competitive year ever, though, and in retrospect Best Actress wasn’t a race at all. Nobody saw Annette Bening’s movie.
Martin Scorsese, The Aviator Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
Damn. After the Red Sox won and the Eagles broke the NFC curse, I thought Scorcese was ripe for his golden idol. If The Aviator had been a huge hit – not insane, just Saving Private Ryan-sized – he might have won.
Best Original Screenplay:
Keir Pearson and Terry George, Hotel Rwanda Charlie Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Hey, they actually went with my preferred choice! I guess not everyone is as enraptured with Rwanda as Don Cheadle is.
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Sideways
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, The Aviator
Best Score: Jan Kaczmarek, Finding Neverland
“Accidentally in Love,” Shrek 2“Al Otro Lado Del RÃo” from The Motorcycle Diaries
The victims of August and Everything After are avenged!
Best Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker, The Aviator
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell, The Aviator
Best Art Direction: The Aviator
Keith Vanderlaan and Christien Tinsley, The Passion of the Christ Lemony Snicket’s …
Irony, c’est morte.
Best Sound Editing:
Spider-Man 2 The Incredibles
Best Sound Mixing:
The Incredibles Ray
In retrospect: Duh.
Best Visual Effects: Spider-Man 2
Best Documentary Feature:
Super Size Me Born into Brothels
Best Animated Feature: The Incredibles