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2004: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Nobody Knows (dir: Hirokazu Koreeda)
  2. Birth (dir: Jonathan Glazer)
  3. Spider-Man 2 (dir: Sam Raimi)
  4. Dogville (dir: Lars Von Trier)
  5. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (dir: Quentin Tarantino)
  6. House of Flying Daggers (dir: Zhang Yimou)
  7.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (dir: Michel Gondry)
  8.  Bad Education (dir: Pedro Almodovar)
  9. Secret Things (dir: Jean-Claude Brisseau)
  10. The Aviator (dir: Martin Scorcese)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Baadasssss!  (dir: Mario Van Peebles), Collateral (dir: Michael Mann), Hellboy (dir: Guillermo del Toro), The Incredibles (dir: Brad Bird), Mean Girls (dir: Mark Waters), Million Dollar Baby (dir: Clint Eastwood), Primer (dir: Shane Carruth), The Saddest Music in the World (dir: Guy Maddin), Shaun of the Dead (dir: Edgar Wright) and Vera Drake (dir: Mike Leigh)

Best Film of the Year: Nobody Knows
Producers: Hirokazu Koreeda

US Distributor: IFC Films

Hirokazu Koreeda and the star of Nobody Knows, Yuya Yagira

Hirokazu Koreeda and the star of Nobody Knows, Yuya Yagira

Best Director:
1. Hirokazu Koreeda, Nobody Knows

2. Jonathan Glazer, Birth
3. Zhang Yimou, House of Flying Daggers
4. Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. Sam Raimi, Spider-Man 2


Gael Garcia Bernal in Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education

Gael Garcia Bernal in Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education

Best Actor:
1. Gael Garcia Bernal, Bad Education
2. Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
3. Yuya Yagira, Nobody Knows

4. Jamie Foxx, Collateral
5. Will Ferrell, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy


Nicole Kidman in Lars von Trier's Dogville

Nicole Kidman in Lars von Trier's Dogville

Best Actress:
1. Nicole Kidman, Dogville

2. Nicole Kidman, Birth
3. Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake
4. Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
5. Zhang Ziyi, House of Flying Daggers


Mark Ruffalo in Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Mark Ruffalo in Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Best Supporting Actor: 
1. Mark Ruffalo, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. Mark Wahlberg, I Heart Huckabees
3. Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby
4. Michael Madsen, Kill Bill, Vol. 2
5. J.K. Simmons, Spider-Man 2


Cate Blanchett and Jude Law in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator

Cate Blanchett and Jude Law in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
2. Isabelle Rossellini, The Saddest Music in the World

3. Kirsten Dunst, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Joy Bryant, Baadassssss!
5. Rachel McAdams, Mean Girls


Nicole Kidman in Lars von Trier's Dogville

Nicole Kidman in Lars von Trier's Dogville

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Dogville – Lars von Trier
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Charlie Kaufman
3. The Incredibles – Brad Bird
4. Primer — Shane Carruth
5. Shaun of the Dead – Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg


Mario Van Peebles and Joy Bryant in Mario Van Peebles' Baadassssss!

Mario Van Peebles and Joy Bryant in Mario Van Peebles' Baadassssss!

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Baadassssss! – Mario Van Peebles and Dennis Haggerty
2. Mean Girls – Tina Fey
3. Million Dollar Baby – Paul Haggis
4. The Saddest Music in the World – Guy Maddin and George Toles
5. The Twilight Samurai – Yoji Yamada and Yoshitaka Asama


Nicole Kidman and Cameron Bright in Jonathan Glazer's Birth 

Nicole Kidman and Cameron Bright in Jonathan Glazer's Birth 

Best Cinematography:
1. Birth – Harris Savides
2. Collateral – Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron
3. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 – Robert Richardson
4. House of Flying Daggers — Xiaoding Zhao
5Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Ellen Kuras


Nicole Kidman in Jonathan Glazer's Birth

Nicole Kidman in Jonathan Glazer's Birth

Best Original Score:
1. Birth – Alexandre Desplat
2. I Heart Huckabees – Jon Brion
3. A Tale of Two Sisters – Lee Byung-woo

4. Spider-Man 2 – Danny Elfman
5. Hellboy 
– Marco Beltrami


Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 2

Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol. 2

Best Film Editing:
1. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 – Sally Menke
2. Shaun of the Dead – Chris Dickens

3. The Incredibles – Stephen Schaffer
4. Spider-Man 2 – Bob Murawski
5. House of the Flying Daggers — Long Cheng


Lars von Trier's Dogville

Lars von Trier's Dogville

Best Production Design:
1. Dogville – Peter Grant and Simone Grau
2. House of Flying Daggers — Tingxiao Huo and Bin Zhao
3. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Mark Friedberg and Gretchen Rau

4. The Aviator – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
5. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 — David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco


Zhang Ziyi in Zhang Yimour's House of Flying Daggers

Zhang Ziyi in Zhang Yimour's House of Flying Daggers

Best Costume Design:
1. House of Flying Daggers — Emi Wada

2. The Aviator — Sandy Powell
3. Hellboy — Wendy Patridge
4. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 — Kumiko Ogawa and Catherine Marie Thomas
5. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou — Milena Canonero


Best Documentary Feature: Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer


Best Ensemble Cast: Dogville
Best First Feature: Shane Carruth, Primer

Left: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany, Blair Brown, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Jeremy Davies, Ben Gazzara, Philip Baker Hall, Thom Hoffman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, John Hurt, Zeljko Ivanek, Nicole Kidman, Udo Kier, Cleo King, Bill Raymond, Chloe Sevigny and Stellan Skarsgard in Lars von Trier's Dogville Right: David Sullivan and Shane Carruth in Shane Carruth's Primer

Left: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany, Blair Brown, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Jeremy Davies, Ben Gazzara, Philip Baker Hall, Thom Hoffman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, John Hurt, Zeljko Ivanek, Nicole Kidman, Udo Kier, Cleo King, Bill Raymond, Chloe Sevigny and Stellan Skarsgard in Lars von Trier's Dogville

Right: David Sullivan and Shane Carruth in Shane Carruth's Primer


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