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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2005 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2005, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


Rent, The Best Film of 2005

BEST PICTURE
Brokeback Mountain
Crash
A History of Violence
Munich
Rent

BEST ACTOR
Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence
David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck
Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line
Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

BEST ACTRESS
Joan Allen in The Upside of Anger
Felicity Huffman in Transamerica
Rosario Dawson in Rent
Charlize Theron in North Country
Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Dillon in Crash
Paul Giamatti in Cinderella Man
Wilson Jermaine Heredia in Rent
Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt in A History of Violence

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain
Idina Menzel in Rent
Maria Bello in A History of Violence
Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener
Robin Wright Penn in Nine Lives

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Haggis for Crash
Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain
Chris Columbus for Rent
Peter Jackson for King Kong
Steven Spielberg for Munich

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Crash
Match Point
Good Night, and Good Luck
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
The Upside of Anger

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Brokeback Mountain
Munich
Capote
A History of Violence
Syriana

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
James Newton Howard for King Kong
John Williams for Munich
John Williams for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
James Horner for The New World
Gustavo Santaolalla for Brokeback Mountain

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"A Love That Will Never Grow Old" from Brokeback Mountain -- Performed by Emmylou Harris
"There's Nothing Like A Show on Broadway" from The Producers -- Performed by Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick
"One Little Slip" from Chicken Little -- Performed by Barenaked Ladies
"Wunderkind" from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe -- Performed by Alanis Morissette
"One Safe Place" from The Upside of Anger -- Performed by Marc Cohn

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jarhead
Rent
Brokeback Mountain
Sin City
King Kong

BEST FILM EDITING
Munich
The Constant Gardener
Rent
Syriana
King Kong

BEST ART DIRECTION
Batman Begins
King Kong
Rent
Sin City
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Memoirs of a Geisha
Pride and Prejudice
Rent
Sin City
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

BEST MAKEUP
Batman Begins
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
King Kong
Sin City
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

BEST SOUND
The Island
King Kong
Sin City
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
The Island
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Island
King Kong
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Brokeback Mountain
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
Rent
Sin City

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Chicken Little
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2005 MOTION PICTURE
The performance of La Vie Boheme in Rent
The final lightsaber duel between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin burned in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Richard and Christine walking down the street comparing their potential love life together to a journey to the end of the street in Me and You and Everyone We Know
Anakin Skywalker being suited up as Darth Vader intercut with the births of Luke and Leia at the end of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
King Kong and Ann Darrow sitting on the top of the Empire State Building watching the sun come up like they did on the island and Kong touching his chest to signal "beautiful" in King Kong
The ending where Ennis Del Mar is looking at the picture of the mountain and saying "Jack, I swear" in Brokeback Mountain
Truman Capote talking to the two killers right before they are about to be executed and his breakdown in Capote

BEST FILM QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"Television can illuminate and yes, it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are willing to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is merely wires and lights in a box." from Good Night, and Good Luck
"So this is how liberty dies ... to thunderous applause" from Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
"I was moving towards ... a warm light. And I swear Angel was there. And she looked good! And she said, Turn around girlfriend and listen to that boy's song" from Rent
"I love this job. I thank God for every fucking day he gives me in the corps ... oorah" from Jarhead
"Every civilization finds it necessary to negotiate compromises with its own values" from Munich
"I have so many objections, I don't know where to start" from North Country
"Bottom line is... we're around each other an'... this thing, it grabs hold of us again... at the wrong place... at the wrong time... and we're dead" from Brokeback Mountain
"It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something." from Crash

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Elektra
Elizabethtown
Rent
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Walk the Line

BEST MOVIE POSTER
Capote
A History of Violence
Munich
Rent
Walk the Line

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM
Ellie Parker (directed by Scott Coffey)
Junebug (directed by Phil Morrison)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (directed by Miranda July)
The Squid and the Whale (directed by Noah Baumbach)
You Are Alone (directed by Gorman Bechard)

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM
Joyride (directed by John Cernak)
Masterpiece Monday (directed by Glenn Forbes)
Nobody's Perfect (directed by Hank Azaria)
9 (directed by Shane Acker)
The Fanciful Gentleman (directed by Sam McDavid)