78TH ACADEMY AWARDS
78TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
BEST PICTURE "Brokeback Mountain," Diana Ossana and James Schamus, producers "Capote," Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven, producers "Crash," Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman, producers "Good Night, and Good Luck," Grant Heslov, producer "Munich," Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg and Barry Mendel, producers
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Amy Adams, "Junebug" Catherine Keener, "Capote" Frances McDormand, "North Country" Rachel Weisz, "The Constant Gardener" Michelle Williams, "Brokeback Mountain"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR George Clooney, "Syriana" Matt Dillon, "Crash" Paul Giamatti, "Cinderella Man" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Brokeback Mountain" William Hurt, "A History of Violence"
BEST ACTRESS Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents" Felicity Huffman, "Transamerica" Keira Knightley, "Pride & Prejudice" Charlize Theron, "North Country" Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line"
BEST ACTOR Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote" Terrence Howard, "Hustle & Flow" Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain" Joaquin Phoenix, "Walk the Line" David Strathairn, "Good Night, and Good Luck"
BEST DIRECTOR Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain" Bennett Miller, "Capote" Paul Haggis, "Crash" George Clooney, "Good Night, and Good Luck" Steven Spielberg, "Munich"
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE "Brokeback Mountain," Gustavo Santaolalla "The Constant Gardener," Alberto Iglesias "Memoirs of a Geisha," John Williams "Munich," John Williams "Pride & Prejudice," Dario Marianelli
BEST ORIGINAL SONG "In the Deep" from "Crash," Music by Kathleen "Bird" York and Michael Becker; Lyrics by Kathleen "Bird" York "It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from "Hustle & Flow," Music and Lyrics by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard "Travelin’ Thru" from "Transamerica," Music and Lyric by Dolly Parton
The eight nominations for "Brokeback Mountain" make this taboo-shattering drama the presumptive best picture favorite; the film with the most nominations almost always wins. "Brokeback" would become the first gay-themed film to take the top award. But with no film receiving double-digit nominations, this year’s pack is clustered together more tightly than usual.
The Oscars will take place March 5 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, hosted by Jon Stewart
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Terrence Dashon Howard today became an Academy Award-nominated American actor, notable for appearing in a succession of well-reviewed television and film roles between 2004 and 2005.
His big film break came in his role in 1995’s Mr. Holland’s Opus. He has continued landing television and movie roles and co-starred as "Greg Sparks" in the late-1990s television series Sparks with James Avery and Miguel A. Nunez Jr. Howard also appeared in Ashanti’s music video for her 2002 single "Foolish". Also in 2005, he also appeared on Mary J. Blige’s "Be Without You".
Howard has a longstanding reputation in the Black community as a solid acting talent who often portrays provocative, even frightening characters, such as Cowboy in "Dead Presidents" or the memorable Quentin in "The Best Man." Though he has recently gained popularity in films like Hustle & Flow (for which he also rapped), Crash, and Four Brothers, he stands out as a modest actor who insists on sharing the spotlight with his co-stars.
In 2005, he has received both a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for his role in Hustle & Flow.
MY TWO CENTS:
This is one of the most deserved nominations of the year.
Terrence Howard is one of those actors who seemingly can do anything. No matter what the role he intelligently chooses to play he is always phenomenally fine (Crash, Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Four Brothers, Hart’s War, etc etc etc). In HUSTLE & FLOW writer/director Craig Brewer has finally given him a vehicle that allows him more screen time and the opportunity to create a character that burns his image on our memory indelibly.
Howard gave an Oscar-nomination worthy performance in a role that requires a certain machismo yet a soul of pain and depth.
He commands the screen with a power rarely seen.