77th Academy Awards

The 77th Academy Awards honored the best films of 2004 and were held on February 27, 2005, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

They were hosted by comedian Chris Rock.

The nominees were announced on January 25, 2005. Martin Scorsese's biopic of the eccentric Howard Hughes, The Aviator, led the pack with eleven nominations including Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. Marc Forster's Finding Neverland and Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby each had seven nominations. Ray and Sideways rounded out the nominees for Best Picture.

The 77th Academy Awards was the first Oscar telecast since the 72nd Academy Awards to receive a TV rating of TV-14. This is most likely due to many "edgy" comments made by Chris Rock during the ceremony. Since this, every future telecast to date would receive a TV-14 rating.

The 2004 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Million Dollar Baby
Actor: Jamie Foxx (Ray)
Actress: Hillary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)
Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby)
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)
Director: Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)
Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor (Sideways)
Original Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Pierre Bismuth (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Song: "Al Otro Lado Del Río" (Motorcycle Diaries)
Score: Finding Neverland
Cinematography: The Aviator
Costume Design: The Aviator
Art / Set Decoration: The Aviator
Film Editing: The Aviator
Foreign Language Film: The Sea Inside
Animated Feature Film: The Incredibles
Sound Editing: The Incredibles
Sound Mixing: Ray
Makeup: Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events
Visual Effects: Spiderman 2
Short Films: Ryan (Animated) / Wasp (Live-Action)
Documentaries: Mighty Times: The Children's March / Born Into Brothels (Feature)