Aviator Soars Away With 11 Oscar Nominations

THE AVIATOR will lead the way at THE 77TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS with 11 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for MARTIN SCORSESE and Best Actor for LEONARDO DiCAPRIO.

The HOWARD HUGHES biopic is also up for OSCARs in the Best Supporting Actor (ALAN ALDA) and Best Supporting Actress (CATE BLANCHETT) categories at the 27 February (05) ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater.

Other films with multiple nominations include FINDING NEVERLAND, which has nine, while CLINT EASTWOOD movie MILLION DOLLAR BABY has received seven nods, including two for Eastwood in both the directing and acting categories.

The nominations, which were announced in Hollywood this morning (25JAN05), saw former stand-up comedian JAMIE FOXX mentioned twice, as Best Actor for his performance as blind musician RAY CHARLES in RAY and as Best Supporting Actor in COLLATERAL.

The Best Director category is a stand-off between hot favourite Scorsese for The Aviator, Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby, MIKE LEIGH for VERA DRAKE, ALEXANDER PAYNE for SIDEWAYS and TAYLOR HACKFORD for Ray.

Eastwood, Foxx, DON CHEADLE, JOHNNY DEPP and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO are the five actors battling it out for Best Actor.

The Best Actress award will be picked up either ANNETTE BENING, CATALINA SANDINO MORENO, IMELDA STAUNTON, HILARY SWANK or KATE WINSLET.

The nominations for the 77th Annual ACADEMY AWARDS are:

Best Picture:

THE AVIATOR

FINDING NEVERLAND

MILLION DOLLAR BABY

RAY

SIDEWAYS

Best Director:

MARTIN SCORSESE - THE AVIATOR

CLINT EASTWOOD - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

TAYLOR HACKFORD - RAY

ALEXANDER PAYNE - SIDEWAYS

MIKE LEIGH - VERA DRAKE

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

Best Animated Feature Film:

THE INCREDIBLES

SHARK TALE

SHREK 2

Best Foreign Language Film:

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (Sweden) THE CHORUS (France) DOWNFALL (Germany) THE SEA INSIDE (Spain)

YESTERDAY

25/01/2005 14:56

Contactmusic

Tags: The Aviator - Martin Scorsese - Howard Hughes - Alan Alda - Cate Blanchett - Finding Neverland - Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby - Jamie Foxx - Ray Charles - Ray - Collateral - Mike Leigh - Vera Drake - Alexander Payne - Sideways - Taylor Hackford - Don Cheadle - Johnny Depp - Annette Bening - Imelda Staunton - Hilary Swank - Kate Winslet - Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences - The Incredibles - Shark Tale - Shrek - The Chorus - DOWNFALL - The Sea Inside

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Young Guns - I Want Out Video

About to perform a sold-out show at Madame Jojo's in London this September (2014), Young Guns have released a video for...

Young Guns - I Want Out Video

Lucy Movie Review

Luc Besson gleefully combines two of his favourite movie elements - fit women and wildly insane action - in this raucous...

Lucy Movie Review

The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced

The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take...

The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced

Keep On, Keepin' On - Trailer

Justin Kauflin is a young piano genius who lost his sight following a rare eye condition, but who continued to be praised by the likes...

Keep On, Keepin' On Trailer

Could 'If I Stay' Beat 'Sin City 2' To Box-Office Top Spot?

For all the hype around the long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, it looks like it might be...

Could 'If I Stay' Beat 'Sin City 2' To Box-Office Top Spot?

Let's All Watch 'The Simpsons' For 12 Days and 12 Nights

Mecca for Simpsons fans has arrived, no pilgrimage necessary. The utopian moments...

Let's All Watch 'The Simpsons' For 12 Days and 12 Nights

'Motown The Musical' Tours The US - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

If anywhere has a legendary music scene in North America, it's Detroit, Michigan...

'Motown The Musical' Tours The US - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

Could Diana Ross Play At Glastonbury 2015?

Diana Ross is reportedly in talks with the organisers of Glastonbury festival to perform there...

Could Diana Ross Play At Glastonbury 2015?

Over A Year Later, Jay Z And Beyonce's Anniversary Trip To Cuba Got The "Okay" From The Treasury Dept

Cue the “no longer On The Run” jokes, as Beyonce and Jay Z are off the hook for...

Over A Year Later, Jay Z And Beyonce's Anniversary Trip To Cuba Got The
Advertisement

Comments

The Aviator Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Aviator

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All