Davis Awards 2005

Best Motion Picture

  • “Brokeback Mountain” – Diana Ossana; James Schmaus
  • “Capote” – Caroline Baron; Michael Ohoven; William Vince
  • “Cinderella Man” – Brian Grazer; Ron Howard; Penny Marshall
  • “Crash” – Don Cheadle, Paul Haggis, Mark R. Harris, Bobby Moresco, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari
  • “A History of Violence” – Chris Bender; J.C. Spink

Best Achievement in Directing

  • George Clooney – “Good Night, and Good Luck”
  • David Cronenberg – “A History of Violence”
  • Paul Haggis – “Crash”
  • Ang Lee – “Brokeback Mountain”
  • Steven Spielberg – “Munich”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Russell Crowe – “Cinderella Man”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – “Capote”
  • Terrence Howard – “Hustle & Flow”
  • Heath Ledger – “Brokeback Mountain”
  • Joaquin Phoenix – “Walk the Line”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Joan Allen – “The Upside of Anger”
  • Toni Collette – “In Her Shoes”
  • Felicity Huffman – “Transamerica”
  • Keira Knightley – “Pride & Prejudice”
  • Reese Witherspoon – “Walk the Line”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Clifton Collins, Jr. – “Capote”
  • Paul Giamatti – “Cinderella Man”
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – “Brokeback Mountain”
  • William Hurt – “A History of Violence”
  • Vince Vaughn – “Wedding Crashers”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams – “Junebug”
  • Maria Bello – “A History of Violence”
  • Thandie Newton – “Crash”
  • Rachel Weisz – “The Constant Gardener”
  • Michelle Williams – “Brokeback Mountain”

Best Original Screenplay

  • Judd Apatow & Steve Carell – “The 40 Year Old Virgin”
  • Cliff Collingsworth & Akiva Goldsman – “Cinderella Man”
  • Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco – “Crash”
  • George Clooney & Grant Heslov – “Good Night, and Good Luck”
  • Angus MacLaughlin – “Junebug”

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan – “Batman Begins”
  • Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana – “Brokeback Mountain”
  • Dan Futterman – “Capote”
  • Andrew Adamson, Ann Peacock, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely – “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”
  • Josh Olsen – “A History of Violence”

Best Performance by a Cast Ensemble

  • “Brokeback Mountain”
  • “Crash”
  • “Good Night, and Good Luck”
  • “North Country”
  • “Rent”

Best Achievement in Cinematography

  • Wally Pfister – “Batman Begins”
  • Rodrigo Prieto – “Brokeback Mountain”
  • Cesar Chalone – “The Constant Gardener”
  • Roger Deakins – “Jarhead”
  • Dion Beebe – “Memoirs of a Geisha”

Best Achievement in Film Editing

  • Lee Smith – “Batman Begins”
  • Dan P. Hanley & Mike Hill – “Cinderella Man”
  • Hughes Winborne – “Crash”
  • Robert Rodriguez – “Sin City”
  • Michael McCusker – “Walk the Line”

Best Original Score

  • Gustavo Santaolla – “Brokeback Mountain”
  • Thomas Newman – “Cinderella Man”
  • James Newton Howard – “King Kong”
  • John Williams – “Munich”
  • John Williams – “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”

Best Achievement Art Direction

  • “Cinderella Man”
  • “Good Night, and Good Luck”
  • “King Kong”
  • “Memoirs of a Geisha”
  • “Pride & Prejudice”

Best Achievement in Costume Design

  • Louise Frogley – “Good Night, and Good Luck”
  • Terry Ryan – “King Kong”
  • Colleen Atwood – “Memoirs of a Geisha”
  • Jacqueline Durran – “Pride & Prejudice”
  • Arianne Phillips – “Walk the Line”

Best Achievement in Sound

  • “Batman Begins”
  • “King Kong”
  • “Munich”
  • “Sin City”
  • “Walk the Line”

Best Song From/Used in a Motion Picture

  • “I’ll Be Near You” from “Bee Season”
  • “In the Deep” from “Crash”
  • “Hustle & Flow” from “Hustle & Flow”
  • “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from “Hustle and Flow”
  • “Ring of Fire” from “Walk the Line”

Honorable Mentions

  • “Batman Begins”
  • “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”
  • “The Constant Gardener”
  • “Good Night, and Good Luck”
  • “Junebug”
  • “March of the Penguins”
  • “Munich”
  • “North Country”
  • “The Squid and the Whale”
  • “Walk the Line”
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