Each of the 5 Best Picture nominees share a common themes of ambition and success: Million Dollar Baby
(2004) (Maggie and boxing); The Aviator
(2004) (Howard Hughes and film-making/engineering); Finding Neverland
(2004) (J.M. Barrie and writing); Ray
(2004) (Ray Charles and music). Sideways
(2004) (Miles & Jack and resolving a mid-life crisis) See more
Valli O'Reilly - Winner: Best Makeup
This is an extremely fortunate event. I'd like to thank the Academy for making my parents so proud. Colleen Atwood, for being such a good friend and always hiring me and inspiring me. Brad Silberling, Mitch, Kathleen, Medusah and Tonyia for working so hard. And I'd like to formally apologize to all the actors for making them look so unfortunate; but it was worth it, wasn't it? Thank you.
Bill Corso - Winner: Best Makeup
Mr. Lemony Snicket, please don't write any more of these books; they're corrupting our youth. Brad ...