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It's the fifth time that Martin Scorsese's nomination doesn't bring him an award and he loses the Oscar match! Now he is one of the top artists who never got an Oscar directing prize like Alfred Hitchcock.
This year was expected to be Scorsese's year but his Aviator with 11 nominations got five awards and lost four top prizes to Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby. Clint Eastwood's last film was honored as a best picture and got the prizes for best director, best actress and best supporting actor. Hilary Swank's role as a determined female boxer in this movie brought her an Oscar prize for the second time after her prize for 'Boys Don't Cry' in 1999.

Jamie Foxx picked up best actor for playing soul star Ray Charles in Ray and Cate Blanchett won supporting actress prize for playing Katharine Hepburn in Aviator. The Aviator's other awards came for cinematography, film editing, art direction and costume design.
And as I guessed before the Pixar's last 3D animation, 'The Incredibles' won the best animation prize.

[Full winner's list]

+ February 28, 2005 10:20 PM

wooooooooooooooow :D

Haven't seen the Million Dollar Baby yet. To be honest, with all the sadness and misery in the news these past few years, I have been avoiding darker movies, no matter how good they are reported to be. But with all these Oscars and thumbs up, I will have to go see TheMillion Dollar Baby! won't I?
I did see The Aviator and thought it was very well done. But since I haven't seen The Million DOllar Baby yet, I couldn't really judge whether or not Marty has been wronged again.