2005 Oscars

The Oscar nominations were announced about half an hour ago. Quick rundown (in alphabetical category order):

Best Film
THE AVIATOR
FINDING NEVERLAND
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
RAY
SIDEWAYS

Best Actor
Don Cheadle – HOTEL RWANDA
Johnny Depp – FINDING NEVERLAND
Leonardo DiCaprio – THE AVIATOR
Clint Eastwood – MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Jamie Foxx – RAY

Best Actress
Annette Bening – BEING JULIA
Catalina Sandino Moreno – MARIA FULL OF GRACE
Imelda Staunton – VERA DRAKE
Hilary Swank – MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Kate Winslet – ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Alda – THE AVIATOR
Thomas Haden Church – SIDEWAYS
Jamie Foxx – COLLATERAL
Morgan Freeman – MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Clive Owen – CLOSER

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett – THE AVIATOR
Laura Linney – KINSEY
Virginia Madsen – SIDEWAYS
Sophie Okonedo – HOTEL RWANDA
Natalie Portman – CLOSER

I’m happy to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in there, if only for best screenplay and actress – I thought Kate Winslet was almost unrecognisable. You’ve got to feel sorry for Jim Carrey though; he’s won best actor awards in various ceremonies for The Truman Show, Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine, and every time he misses out on an oscar nomination. Despite not enjoying Closer very much, I thought that Natalie Portman and Clive Owen were very good, and they’ve both got nomination in the best supporting categories. I’ve seen a whole one of the Best Film nominees, so I’ll have to get round to watching at least two of the others!