Best of 2005

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1. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 223,142 | Gross: $119.52M

BEST PICTURE

Nominees: Brokeback Mountain Capote Batman Begins The Constant Gardener Pride and Prejudice Crash

2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 308,893 | Gross: $83.04M

BEST DIRECTOR - Ang Lee

Nominees: Bennett Miller - Capote James Mangold - Walk the Line Fernando Meirelles - The Constant Gardener Paul Haggis - Crash

3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 308,893 | Gross: $83.04M

BEST ACTOR - Heath Ledger

Nominees: Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain Ralph Fiennes - The Constant Gardener

4. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome his or her own pride and prejudice?

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 238,562 | Gross: $38.41M

BEST ACTRESS - Keira Knightley

Nominees: Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line Naomi Watts - King Kong

5. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 408,026 | Gross: $54.58M

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Matt Dillon

Nominees: George Clooney - Syriana Ralph Fiennes - Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Gary Oldman - Batman Begins

6. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 128,119 | Gross: $33.58M

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Rachel Weisz

Nominees: Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain Catherine Keener - Capote Brenda Blethyn - Pride & Prejudice Anne Hathaway - Brokeback Mountain

7. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 308,893 | Gross: $83.04M

BEST CASTING

Nominees: Crash Walk the Line Capote Pride & Prejudice

8. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 408,026 | Gross: $54.58M

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees: Joyeux Noël Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Corpse Bride

9. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 308,893 | Gross: $83.04M

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees: The Constant Gardener Pride & Prejudice Capote Walk the Line

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 510,456 | Gross: $290.01M

BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Corpse Bride King Kong

11. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 408,026 | Gross: $54.58M

BEST EDITING

Nominees: Walk the Line The Constant Gardener Batman Begins Syriana

12. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 308,893 | Gross: $83.04M

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees: Kingdom of Heaven Pride & Prejudice Batman Begins Walk the Line

13. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 376,652 | Gross: $218.08M

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Nominees: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pride & Prejudice Kingdom of Heaven

14. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome his or her own pride and prejudice?

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 238,562 | Gross: $38.41M

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Kingdom of Heaven Walk the Line King Kong

15. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

75 Metascore

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes

Votes: 350,346 | Gross: $291.71M

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith Nanny McPhee The Brothers Grimm

16. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 376,652 | Gross: $218.08M

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees: War of the Worlds Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith

17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 403,635 | Gross: $206.46M

BEST SCORE

Nominees: Batman Begins Kingdom of Heaven King Kong The Island

18. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 223,142 | Gross: $119.52M

BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE

Nominees: Rent

19. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 408,026 | Gross: $54.58M

BEST SONG - "In the Deep"

Nominees: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - "Can't Take It In" Corpse Bride - "The Wedding Song" Corpse Bride - "Tears to Shed"

20. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 47,437 | Gross: $29.08M

BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Nominees: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

21. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 223,142 | Gross: $119.52M

BEST SOUND

Nominees: King Kong War of the Worlds The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Batman Begins

22. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 376,652 | Gross: $218.08M

BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees: War of the Worlds The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Batman Begins Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

23. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,241,422 | Gross: $206.85M

BEST STUNTS

Nominees: Kingdom of Heaven The Island Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire War of the Worlds

24. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

87 Metascore

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

Directors: Steve Box, Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay

Votes: 119,859 | Gross: $56.11M

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Nominees: Corpse Bride The Magic Roundabout

25. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

70 Metascore

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 26,594 | Gross: $1.05M

BEST FOREIGN FILM

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