ACCA 2005 - The Awards Circuit - By Clayton Davis

ACCA 2005

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BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

  • Brokeback Mountain - Diana Ossana & James Schmaus – WINNER
  • Capote - Caroline Baron; Michael Ohoven; William Vince
  • Crash - Don Cheadle, Paul Haggis, Mark R. Harris, Bobby Moresco, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari – RUNNER UP
  • King Kong - Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh
  • Transamerica - Rene Bastian, Sebastian Dungan, Linda Moran

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

  • George Clooney - Good Night, and Good Luck
  • David Cronenberg - A History of Violence
  • Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain – WINNER
  • Bennett Miller - Capote
  • Steven Spielberg - Munich – RUNNER UP

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Jeff Daniels - The Squid & the Whale
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote – RUNNER UP
  • Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain – WINNER
  • Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
  • David Strathairn - Good Night, and Good Luck

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Felicity Huffman - Transamerica – RUNNER UP
  • Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice
  • Laura Linney - The Squid & the Whale
  • Naomi Watts - King Kong
  • Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line – WINNER

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • George Clooney - Syriana
  • Matt Dillon - Crash – RUNNER UP
  • Jesse Eisenberg - The Squid & the Whale
  • Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man
  • Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain – WINNER 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Amy Adams - Junebug – WINNER
  • Maria Bello - A History of Violence
  • Catherine Keener - Capote
  • Thandie Newton - Crash
  • Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain – RUNNER UP

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Judd Apatow & Steve Carell - The 40 Year Old Virgin
  • Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco - Crash – WINNER
  • George Clooney & Grant Heslov - Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Woody Allen - Match Point – RUNNER UP
  • Noah Baumbach - The Squid & the Whale

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana - Brokeback Mountain – WINNER
  • Dan Futterman - Capote
  • Josh Olsen - A History of Violence – RUNNER UP
  • Tony Kushner & Eric Roth - Munich
  • Stephen Gaghan - Syriana

BEST CAST ENSEMBLE

  • Brokeback Mountain – Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Linda Cardenelli, Randy Quaid – RUNNER UP
  • Capote – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper, Clifton Collins, Jr., Bruce Greenwood
  • Crash – Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton, Ludacris, Larenz Tate, Ryan Phillippe, Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub, Jennifer Esposito, Michael Pena, Brendan Fraser, William Fichtner, Nona Gaye, Loretta Devine – WINNER
  • Good Night, and Good LuckDavid Strathairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Frank Langella
  • The Squid & the WhaleJeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Owen Kline, Jesse Eisenberg, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Wally Pfister - Batman Begins – RUNNER UP
  • Rodrigo Preito - Brokeback Mountain – WINNER
  • Adam Kimmel - Capote
  • Robert Elswit - Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Peter Suschitzky - A History of Violence

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Gustavo Santaolla – Brokeback Mountain – WINNER
  • Danny Elfman - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
  • Thomas Newman - Cinderella Man
  • Howard Shore - A History of Violence
  • John Williams - Munich – RUNNER UP

BEST FILM EDITING

  • Dylan Tichenor & Geraldine Peroni – Brokeback Mountain – RUNNER UP
  • Dan P. Hanley & Mike Hill - Cinderella Man
  • Hughes Winborne - Crash – WINNER
  • Stephen Mirrone - Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Michael Kahn - Munich

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • King Kong – WINNER
  • Sin City – RUNNER UP
  • War of the Worlds 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Corpse Bride – WINNER
  • Robots
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit – RUNNER UP

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • 2046 – RUNNER UP
  • Don’t Tell
  • Fateless
  • Paradise Now
  • Tsotsi – WINNER
Clayton Davis (1574 Posts)

Clayton Davis is the respected and esteemed AwardsCircuit.com editor. Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Movie Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards.


  • http://jamiesplace.wordpress.com Jamie

    Looking at this year, I remember how torn I was between Brokeback and Goodnight & Good Luck. So this is how I would have voted while swearing at myself every place where they were up against each other:

    Picture: Brokeback
    Director: Clooney Good Night, and Good Luck
    Actor: Strathairn
    Actress: Reese Witherspoon (actually none)
    Sup Actor: Gyllenhaal Brokeback
    Sup Actress: Williams Brokeback
    Original Screenplay: Good Night, and Good Luck
    Adapted Screenplay: Brokeback Mountain