2005 Oscars®

This page covers the Academy Awards® for films released in 2005, which were awarded on March 5, 2006. The predictions were last updated on March 4, 2006.

Earlier, I attempted to predict which films and performances would be nominated. That page is here.

Any comments on this page should be addressed to Mike Weston at mike@misosoup.com.

Best Picture

My prediction: Brokeback Mountain
Actual winner: Crash

Best Director

My prediction: Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain
Actual winner: Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain

Best Actress

My prediction: Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line
Actual winner: Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line

Best Actor

My prediction: Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote
Actual winner: Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote

Best Supporting Actor

My prediction: Paul Giamatti for Cinderella Man
Actual winner: George Clooney for Syriana

Best Supporting Actress

My prediction: Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardener
Actual winner: Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardener

Best Original Screenplay

My prediction: Crash
Actual winner: Crash

Best Adapted Screenplay

My prediction: Brokeback Mountain
Actual winner: Brokeback Mountain

Best Animated Film

My prediction: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Actual winner: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

The Remaining Categories

Animated short

My prediction: One Man Band
Actual winner: The Moon and the Son

Art direction

My prediction: Memoirs of a Geisha
Actual winner: Memoirs of a Geisha

Cinematography

My prediction: Brokeback Mountain
Actual winner: Memoirs of a Geisha

Costume design

My prediction: Memoirs of a Geisha
Actual winner: Memoirs of a Geisha

Documentary feature

My prediction: Murderball
Actual winner: March of the Penguins

Documentary short

My prediction: God Sleeps in Rwanda
Actual winner: A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

Editing

My prediction: Crash
Actual winner: Crash

Foreign language film

My prediction: Paradise Now
Actual winner: Tsotsi

Live action short

My prediction: Six Shooter
Actual winner: Six Shooter

Makeup

My prediction: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Actual winner: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Original score

My prediction: Brokeback Mountain
Actual winner: Brokeback Mountain

Original song

My prediction: Transamerica
Actual winner: Hustle & Flow

Sound editing

My prediction: King Kong
Actual winner: King Kong

Sound mixing

My prediction: King Kong
Actual winner: King Kong

Visual effects

My prediction: King Kong
Actual winner: King Kong

Results and Ballot

My prediction results: 16 out of 24
Click here for the ballot we used at our Oscar® party (Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format).

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

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