Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Oscar Nominations

From The Davis Enterprise:

"The Howard Hughes epic 'The Aviator' led Academy Awards contenders with 11 nominations Tuesday, including best picture among them, plus acting honors for Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Alan Alda and a directing slot for Martin Scorsese.

The boxing saga 'Million Dollar Baby' and the J.M. Barrie tale 'Finding Neverland' followed with seven nominations each, among best picture and acting nominations for Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank and Johnny Depp.

Eastwood also got a directing nomination for 'Million Dollar Baby.'

The other best-picture nominees were the Ray Charles portrait 'Ray' and the buddy comedy 'Sideways.'

Along with Eastwood, Jamie Foxx also scored two nominations, as best actor for the title role in 'Ray' and supporting actor as a taxi driver whose cab is hijacked by a hit man in 'Collateral.' "