Winner '05:
First Saw It:
May 10, 2005, at Hoyts Carousel Mall 19 in Syracuse, NY
Bridesmaids: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Night, and Good Luck., Munich
My Vote: Capote, though Munich improves with each viewing
Overlooked: Grizzly Man, Junebug, The New World, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Crash (2005)
Director: Paul Haggis. Cast: Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Larenz Tate, Thandie Newton, Jennifer Esposito, Shaun Toub, Michael Peņa, Ryan Phillippe, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Nona Gaye, Bahar Soomekh, Loretta Devine, Beverly Todd, William Fichtner, Karina Arroyave, Keith David, Bruce Kirby, Tony Danza, Art Chudabala, Greg Joung Paik, Marina Sirtis, Martin Norseman. Screenplay: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco (based on a screen story by Paul Haggis).

Photo © 2005 Lions Gate Films/Bob Yari Productions
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

(in March 2005: B+)

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Paul Haggis
Best Supporting Actor: Matt Dillon
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
Best Film Editing: Hughes Winborne
Best Original Song: "In the Deep"

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actor: Matt Dillon
Best Screenplay: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Ensemble
Writers Guild of America: Best Original Screenplay
National Board of Review: Breakthrough Performance, Male (Howard; also cited for Get Rich or Die Tryin' and Hustle & Flow)

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