Nominees & Winners for the 77th Academy Awards

Actor in a Leading Role

Jamie Foxx
  • Don Cheadle in “Hotel Rwanda”
  • Johnny Depp in “Finding Neverland”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Aviator”
  • Clint Eastwood in “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Jamie Foxx in “Ray”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Morgan Freeman
  • Alan Alda in “The Aviator”
  • Thomas Haden Church in “Sideways”
  • Jamie Foxx in “Collateral”
  • Morgan Freeman in “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Clive Owen in “Closer”

Actress in a Leading Role

Hilary Swank
  • Annette Bening in “Being Julia”
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno in “Maria Full of Grace”
  • Imelda Staunton in “Vera Drake”
  • Hilary Swank in “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Kate Winslet in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Cate Blanchett
  • Cate Blanchett in “The Aviator”
  • Laura Linney in “Kinsey”
  • Virginia Madsen in “Sideways”
  • Sophie Okonedo in “Hotel Rwanda”
  • Natalie Portman in “Closer”

Animated Feature Film

Brad Bird

Art Direction

Francesca Lo Schiavo and Dante Ferretti
  • The Aviator Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • Finding Neverland” Art Direction: Gemma Jackson; Set Decoration: Trisha Edwards
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events” Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs; Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik
  • The Phantom of the Opera” Art Direction: Anthony Pratt; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
  • A Very Long Engagement” Art Direction: Aline Bonetto


Robert Richardson
  • The Aviator Robert Richardson
  • House of Flying Daggers” Zhao Xiaoding
  • The Passion of the Christ” Caleb Deschanel
  • The Phantom of the Opera” John Mathieson
  • A Very Long Engagement” Bruno Delbonnel

Costume Design

Sandy Powell
  • The Aviator Sandy Powell
  • Finding Neverland” Alexandra Byrne
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events” Colleen Atwood
  • Ray” Sharen Davis
  • Troy” Bob Ringwood


Clint Eastwood
  • The Aviator” Martin Scorsese
  • Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood
  • Ray” Taylor Hackford
  • Sideways” Alexander Payne
  • Vera Drake” Mike Leigh

Documentary (Feature)

Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski
  • Born into Brothels Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski
  • The Story of the Weeping Camel” Luigi Falorni and Byambasuren Davaa
  • Super Size Me” Morgan Spurlock
  • Tupac: Resurrection” Lauren Lazin and Karolyn Ali
  • Twist of Faith” Kirby Dick and Eddie Schmidt

Documentary (Short Subject)

Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston
  • Autism Is a World” Gerardine Wurzburg
  • The Children of Leningradsky” Hanna Polak and Andrzej Celinski
  • Hardwood” Hubert Davis and Erin Faith Young
  • Mighty Times: The Children’s March Robert Hudson and Bobby Houston
  • Sister Rose's Passion” Oren Jacoby and Steve Kalafer

Film Editing

Thelma Schoonmaker
  • The Aviator Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Collateral” Jim Miller and Paul Rubell
  • Finding Neverland” Matt Chesse
  • Million Dollar Baby” Joel Cox
  • Ray” Paul Hirsch

Foreign Language Film

Alejandro Amenábar
  • As It Is in Heaven” Sweden
  • The Chorus (Les Choristes)” France
  • Downfall” Germany
  • The Sea Inside Spain
  • Yesterday” South Africa


Bill Corso and Valli O'Reilly

Music (Original Score)

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
  • Finding Neverland Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” John Williams
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events” Thomas Newman
  • The Passion of the Christ” John Debney
  • The Village” James Newton Howard

Music (Original Song)

Jorge Drexler
  • Accidentally In Love” from “Shrek 2” Music by Adam Duritz, Charles Gillingham, Jim Bogios, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley and David Bryson; Lyric by Adam Duritz and Daniel Vickrey
  • Al Otro Lado Del Río from “The Motorcycle Diaries” Music and Lyric by Jorge Drexler
  • Believe” from “The Polar Express” Music and Lyric by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri
  • Learn To Be Lonely” from “The Phantom of the Opera” Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyric by Charles Hart
  • Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)” from “The Chorus (Les Choristes)” Music by Bruno Coulais; Lyric by Christophe Barratier

Best Picture

Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy and Tom Rosenberg
  • The Aviator” Michael Mann and Graham King, Producers
  • Finding Neverland” Richard N. Gladstein and Nellie Bellflower, Producers
  • Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy and Tom Rosenberg, Producers
  • Ray” Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin and Howard Baldwin, Producers
  • Sideways” Michael London, Producer

Short Film (Animated)

Chris Landreth
  • Birthday Boy” Sejong Park and Andrew Gregory
  • Gopher Broke” Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller
  • Guard Dog” Bill Plympton
  • Lorenzo” Mike Gabriel and Baker Bloodworth
  • Ryan Chris Landreth

Short Film (Live Action)

Andrea Arnold
  • Everything in This Country Must” Gary McKendry
  • Little Terrorist” Ashvin Kumar
  • 7:35 in the Morning (7:35 de la Mañana)” Nacho Vigalondo
  • Two Cars, One Night” Taika Waititi and Ainsley Gardiner
  • Wasp Andrea Arnold

Sound Editing

Michael Silvers and Randy Thom
  • The Incredibles Michael Silvers and Randy Thom
  • The Polar Express” Randy Thom and Dennis Leonard
  • Spider-Man 2” Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing

Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa
  • The Aviator” Tom Fleischman and Petur Hliddal
  • The Incredibles” Randy Thom, Gary A. Rizzo and Doc Kane
  • The Polar Express” Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands and William B. Kaplan
  • Ray Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa
  • Spider-Man 2” Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Joseph Geisinger

Visual Effects

John Frazier, Anthony LaMolinare, Scott Stokdyk and John Dykstra
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, John Richardson and Bill George
  • I, Robot” John Nelson, Andrew R. Jones, Erik Nash and Joe Letteri
  • Spider-Man 2 John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk, Anthony LaMolinara and John Frazier

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne
  • Before Sunset” Screenplay by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke; Story by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan
  • Finding Neverland” Screenplay by David Magee
  • Million Dollar Baby” Screenplay by Paul Haggis
  • The Motorcycle Diaries” Screenplay by José Rivera
  • Sideways Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth
  • The Aviator” Written by John Logan
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman; Story by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth
  • Hotel Rwanda” Written by Keir Pearson and Terry George
  • The Incredibles” Written by Brad Bird
  • Vera Drake” Written by Mike Leigh


  • Star indicates a win.
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