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And the nominees are ... (2005)

January 24, 2005: The nominees for the 77th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and the "The Aviator" received a leading 11 Academy Award nominations.

Picture: "The Aviator" "Finding Neverland" "Million Dollar Baby" "Ray" "Sideways"

Director: Martin Scorsese, "The Aviator" Clint Eastwood, "Million Dollar Baby" Taylor Hackford, "Ray" Alexander Payne, "Sideways" Mike Leigh, "Vera Drake"

Actor: Don Cheadle, "Hotel Rwanda" Johnny Depp, "Finding Neverland" Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Aviator" Clint Eastwood, "Million Dollar Baby" Jamie Foxx, "Ray"

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"

Supporting actor: Alan Alda, "The Aviator" Jamie Foxx, "Collateral" Morgan Freeman, "Million Dollar Baby" Thomas Haden Church, "Sideways" Clive Owen, "Closer"

Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, "The Aviator" Laura Linney, "Kinsey" Virginia Madsen, "Sideways" Sophie Okonedo, "Hotel Rwanda" Natalie Portman, "Closer"

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, "Before Sunset" David Magee, "Finding Neverland" Paul Haggis, "Million Dollar Baby" Jose Rivera, "The Motorcycle Diaries" Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, "Sideways"

Writing (Original Screenplay): John Logan, "The Aviator" Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Brad Bird, "The Incredibles" Mike Leigh, "Vera Drake" Keir Pearson and Terry George, Hotel Rwanda

Foreign Film: "As It Is In Heaven" (Sweden) "The Chorus (Les Choristes)" (France) "Downfall" (Germany) "The Sea Inside" (Spain) "Yesterday" (South Africa)

Animated Feature Film: "The Incredibles" "Shark Tale" "Shrek 2"

Animated Short Film: "Birthday Boy" "Gopher Broke" "Guard Dog" "Lorenzo" "Ryan"

Live Action Short Film: "Everything in This Country Must" "Little Terrorist" "7:35 in the Morning (7:35 de la Manana)" "Two Cars, One Night" "Wasp"

Documentary: "Born into Brothels" "The Story of the Weeping Camel" "Super Size Me" "Tupac: Resurrection" "Twist of Faith"

Documentary Short Subject: "Autism Is a World" "The Children of Leningradsky" "Hardwood" "Mighty Times: The Children's March" "Sister Rose's Passion"

Art Direction: "The Aviator" "Finding Neverland" "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" "The Phantom of the Opera" "A Very Long Engagement"

Cinematography: "The Aviator" "House of Flying Daggers" "The Passion of the Christ" "The Phantom of the Opera" "A Very Long Engagement"

Film Editing: "The Aviator" "Collateral" "Finding Neverland" "Million Dollar Baby" "Ray"

Costume Design: "The Aviator" "Finding Neverland" "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" "Ray" "Troy"

Makeup: "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" "The Passion of the Christ" "The Sea Inside"

Original Score: "Finding Neverland" "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" "The Passion of the Christ" "The Village"

Original Song: "Accidentally In Love" from "Shrek 2" "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" from "The Motorcycle Diaries" "Believe" from "The Polar Express" "Learn To Be Lonely" from "The Phantom of the Opera" "Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)" from "The Chorus (Les Choristes)"

Sound Editing: "The Incredibles" "The Polar Express" "Spider-Man 2"

Sound Mixing: "The Aviator" "The Incredibles" "The Polar Express" "Ray" "Spider-Man 2"

Visual Effects: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" "I, Robot" "Spider-Man 2"

Oscar winners previously announced this year: Honorary Academy Award: Sidney Lumet Gordon E. Sawyer Award (technical achievement): Takuo Miyagishima Scientific and Technical Oscars: Horst Burbulla, Jean-Marie Lavalou, Alain Masseron and David Samuelson

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