the year-end project: 
2018, 2017, 2016201520142013
20122011, 20102009200820072006
2005 (The New World, below)... 20042003200220012000
19991998199719961995199419931992, 199119901989
1988198719861985198419831982198119801979, 1978, 1977,
1976, 1975, 1970-74,  1965-19691960-641955-591950-541940-49
1930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index

2005: Year in Review
Fritz Golden Superlatives

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  1. The New World (dir: Terrence Malick)

  2. Nobody Knows (dir: Hirokazu Koreeda)

  3. Tropical Malady (dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

  4. A History of Violence (dir: David Cronenberg)

  5. Caché (dir: Michael Haneke)

  6. Mysterious Skin (dir: Gregg Araki)

  7. Brokeback Mountain (dir: Ang Lee)

  8. Red Eye (dir: Wes Craven)

  9. Breakfast on Pluto (dir: Neil Jordan)

  10. The Squid and The Whale (dir: Noah Baumbach)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Batman Begins (dir: Christopher Nolan), , Grizzly Man (dir: Werner Herzog), Howl's Moving Castle (dir: Hayao Miyazaki), In Her Shoes (dir: Curtis Hanson), The Intruder (dir: Claire Denis), Junebug (dir: Phil Morrison), King Kong (dir: Peter Jackson), Kings & Queen (dir: Arnaud Desplechin), Match Point (dir: Woody Allen), Munich (dir: Steven Spielberg), The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (dir: Tommy Lee Jones), Walk the Line (dir: James Mangold) and War of the Worlds (dir: Steven Spielberg)


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Best Film of the Year: The New World
Director: Terrence Malick Producer: Sarah Green
US Distributor: New Line Cinema


Hirokazu Koreeda (left, circa 2004) and a still from  Nobody Knows

Hirokazu Koreeda (left, circa 2004) and a still from Nobody Knows

Best Director
1. Hirokazu Koreeda, Nobody Knows
2. Terrence Malick, The New World
3.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tropical Malady
4. Michael Haneke, Caché
5. David Cronenberg, A History of Violence

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Heath Ledger in Ang Lee's     Brokeback Mountain

Heath Ledger in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain

Best Actor
1. Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mysterious Skin
3. David Strathairn, Good Night and Good Luck.
4. Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

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Maria Bello and Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's  A History of Violence

Maria Bello and Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence

Best Actress:
1. Maria Bello, A History of Violence
2. Emmanuelle Devos, Kings & Queen
3. Q’Orianka Kilcher, The New World
4. Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
5. Toni Collette, In Her Shoes


Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams in Wes Craven's  Red Eye

Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams in Wes Craven's Red Eye

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Cillian Murphy, Red Eye

2. Barry Pepper, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
3. Gavin Friday, Breakfast on Pluto
4. William Hurt, A History of Violence
5. Ray Wise, Good Night and Good Luck.

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Amy Adams in Phil Morrison's  Junebug

Amy Adams in Phil Morrison's Junebug

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Amy Adams, Junebug
2. Laura Linney, The Squid and the Whale
3. Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
4. Scarlett Johansson, Match Point
5. Michelle Monaghan, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


Michael Haneke's  Cache

Michael Haneke's Cache

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Caché — Michael Haneke
2. The Squid and the Whale – Noah Baumbach 
3. Nobody Knows — Hirokazu Koreeda
4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada — Guillermo Arriaga
5. Junebug – Angus MacLachlan


Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michelle Trachtenberg in Gregg Araki's  Mysterious Skin

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michelle Trachtenberg in Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Mysterious Skin – Gregg Araki
2. Brokeback Mountain – Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
3. Breakfast on Pluto — Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe
4. A History of Violence – Josh Olson
5. The Intruder — Claire Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau

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Q'Orianka Klicher in Terrence Malick's  The New World

Q'Orianka Klicher in Terrence Malick's The New World

Best Cinematography:
1. The New World  - Emmanuel Lubezki
2. Oldboy — Chung Chung-hoon
3. Broken Flowers — Frederick Elmes
4. Tropical Malady — Jean-Louis Vialard, Vichit Tanapanitch, and Jarin Pengpanitch
5. Caché — Christian Berger


Maria Bello, Viggo Mortenson and Ashton Holmes in David Cronenberg's     A History of Violence

Maria Bello, Viggo Mortenson and Ashton Holmes in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence

Best Original Score:
1. A History of Violence – Howard Shore
2. Broken Flowers – Mulatu Astatke
3. Brokeback Mountain – Gustavo Santaolalla
4. Howl’s Moving Castle – Joe Hisaishi and Youmi Kimura
5. Wolf Creek – Francois Tetaz


Choi Min-sik in Park Chan-wook's  Oldboy

Choi Min-sik in Park Chan-wook's Oldboy

Best Film Editing:
1. Oldboy — Kim Sang-beom

2. The New World – Richard Chew, Hank Corwin, Saar Klein and Mark Yoshikawa
3. A History of Violence — Ronald Sanders
4. Munich – Michael Kahn
5. Match Point — Alisa Lepselter

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Christopher Plummer, Q’orianka Kilcher, and Christian Bale in Terence Malick’s  The New World

Christopher Plummer, Q’orianka Kilcher, and Christian Bale in Terence Malick’s The New World

Best Production Design:
1. The New World – Jack Fisk and Jim Erickson
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Alex McDowell and Peter Young
3. Batman Begins – Nathan Crowley, Paki Smith and Simon Wakefield
4. Pride & Prejudice – Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer
5. Cinderella Man – Wynn Thomas and Gordon Sim


Colin Farrell in Terrence Malick's  The New World

Colin Farrell in Terrence Malick's The New World

Best Costume Design:
1. The New World — Jacqueline West

2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the With, and the Wardrobe — Isis Mussenden
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Gabriella Pesucci
4. Walk the Line — Arianne Phillips
5. Brokeback Mountain — Marit Allen


Best Documentary Feature:
Werner Herzog, Grizzly Man

Best Animated Feature: 
Tim Burton, The Corpse Bride

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Best Ensemble Cast: 
Nobody Knows

Orson Welles' Best First Feature:
Tommy Lee Jones, 
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Hirokazu Koreeda; in alphabetical order): Hanae Kan, Hiei Kimura, Ayu Kitaura, Kazuyoshi Kushia, Yukiko Okamoto, Momoko Shimizu, Yuya Yagira and You

Best First Feature: Tommy Lee Jones, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada


the year-end project:
2018, 2017,20162015,  2014201320122011, 2010200920082007
2006, 2005... 2004200320022001200019991998199719961995
199419931992, 1991, 199019891988198719861985198419831982
198119801979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 19751970-74, 1965-19691960-64
1955-591950-541940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index