the year-end project: 
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2005 (Tropical Maladay, below)... 
2004200320022001200019991998
199719961995199419931992, 19911990198919881987198619851984
19831982198119801975-79
1970-74,  1965-19691960-641955-591950-54
1940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index

2005: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

 

  1. Tropical Malady (dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. The New World (dir: Terrence Malick)
  3. A History of Violence (dir: David Cronenberg)
  4. Mysterious Skin (dir: Gregg Araki)
  5. Brokeback Mountain (dir: Ang Lee)
  6. Nobody Knows (dir: Hirokazu Koreeda)
  7. Red Eye (dir: Wes Craven)
  8. Cache (dir: Michael Haneke)
  9. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (dir: Tommy Lee Jones)
  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) and War of the Worlds (dir: Steven Spielberg)


Best Film of the Year: Tropical Malady
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Producer: Charles de Meaux

US Distributor: Strand Releasing


Apichatpong Weerasethakul on the Tropical Malady set

Apichatpong Weerasethakul on the Tropical Malady set

Best Director:
1. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tropical Malady
2. David Cronenberg, A History of Violence
3. Terrence Malick, The New World
4. Michael Haneke, Cache
5. Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain


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. Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote


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. Jesse Eisenberg, The Squid and the Whale
4. William Hurt, A History of Violence
5. Ray Wise, Good Night and Good Luck.


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. Cache — 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. Capote – Dan Futterman

4. A History of Violence – Josh Olson
5. The Intruder — Claire Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau


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. Cache — 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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Tim Burton and Mike Johnson's Corpse Bride

Tim Burton and Mike Johnson's Corpse Bride

Best Production Design:
1. Corpse Bride — Alex McDowell and Nelson Lowry
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:
2017, 20162015,  2014201320122011, 20102009200820072006, 2005... 
2004200320022001200019991998199719961995199419931992, 1991,
199019891988198719861985198419831982198119801975-79
1970-74, 
1965-19691960-641955-591950-541940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index