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2005 Oscar Awards
Nominations were announced ?? January 2006; polls closed ?? February;
the 78th Academy Awards show was televised 5 March 2006

complete listings of 2006 Academy Awards for films of 2005
A.M.P.A.S. site  •   Internet Movie Database

And the winner is...

   "Crash" [2005]
full credits from IMDb

"A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin"
[indep Aug 2005]
won Oscar for Best Documentary Short  A Note of Triumph / Golden Age of Norman Corwin Oscar-winning docu short   40-minute documentary film about Norman Corwin's radio braodcast on VE-Day of World War II (8 May 1945); Co-produced by Corinne Marrinan, co-produced & directed by Eric Simonson; won Oscar for Best Documentary Short
Direct Cinema Ltd. color DVD [12/2008] for $29.95
full credits at IMDb

"Brokeback Mountain"
[Focus Features/Paramount Sept 2005]
Brokeback Mountain movie directed by Ang Lee  
Brokeback Mountain movie poster starring Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal  
This may not be yer 'classic' Western, but it has cowboys and horses and a love story, and it was nominated for 8 Oscars – and the film made its production costs back in the first week of release. In 1963, a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy meet while herding sheep in the mountains of Wyoming. Their decades-long bond is profound and passionate and poignant and ultimately tragic. Directed by Ang Lee; co-produced & script by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, based on the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx; starring Heath Ledger [1979-2008], Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Michelle Williams & Anne Hathaway; won Oscars for Best Director, Best Script Adaptation & Best Original Music Score, also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (HL), Best Supporting Actor (JG), Best Supporting Actress (MW) & Best Cinema- tography; won 4 BAFTA Awards (plus 5 noms); won C.S.A., D.G.A., P.G.A. & W.G.A. Awards, 2 Independent Spirit Awards, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival
Focus Features Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [1/2007] 2 disks for $14.99
Universal widescreen color DVD [4/2006] for $9.99
Focus Features soundtrack CD [11/2005] 17 tracks for $14.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $2.99 {sic}
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $12.99

"Capote" [2005]
full credits from IMDb

"Good  Night,  And,  Good  Luck"
[Warner Independent Oct 2005]
Good Night, and Good Luck poster  TV newsman Edward R. Murrow airs a story about a man discharged from the Navy without a trial. Murrow is accused of being a 'Communist sympathizer', and the C.B.S. news team goes on the offensive. "See It Now" airs a series of shows detailing the lies and un-Constitutional tactics of Senator Joe McCarthy, leading to McCarthy's censure by the U.S. Senate. Co-written & directed by & co-starring George Clooney; starring David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella. with Joseph McCarthy via archive footage; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Actor {DS, of course), Best Cinematograpy & Best Art Direction {no wins}
Warner widescreen b&w DVD [3/2006] for $14.96
full credits from IMDb; official moviesite

"Howl's Moving Castle" aka 'Hauru no ugoku shiro'
[Toho Japan Nov 2005; U.S.A. June 2005]
Directed by Hayao Myazaki; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, won 3 Annie Awards,
won Mainichi Film Concours for Best Film; full credits from IMDb

DVDs & videos, posters, books and more on
Magic Lantern's Hayao Miyazaki Page

"Memoirs of A Geisha" [2005]
full credits from IMDb

"Syriana" [2005]
full credits from IMDb

"Walk The Line" [2005]
full credits from IMDb


Screen World Volume 56 / Films of 2005 book edited by Barry Monush & John Willis  
"Screen World Volume 56: The Films of 2005" [2006]
Edited by Barry Monush & John Willis

Applause Books 9x7½ pb [4/2006] out of print/used
Applause Books 9¼x8 hardcover [4/2006] out of print/used

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