DK's Best Achievements in Cinema - 2005

Best Director
Jason Reitman    Thank you for Smoking
Ji-woon Kim    A Bittersweet Life
Also worth mentioning
John Maybury    The Jacket
Arie Posin    The Chumscrubber
Steven Spielberg    War of the Worlds
Roman Polanski    Oliver Twist
Tommy Lee Jones    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Bennett Miller    Capote
Guy Ritchie    Revolver
Walter Salles    Dark Water
Gaby Dellal    On a Clear Day
Robert Schwentke    Flightplan
Marcos Siega    Pretty Persuasion
Michael Cuesta    Twelve and Holding

Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman    Capote
Also worth mentioning
Aaron Eckhart    Thank you for Smoking
Adrien Brody    The Jacket
Barry Pepper    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Clifton Collins Jr.    Capote
Ben Kingsley    Oliver Twist
Daniel Craig    The Jacket
Jamie Bell    The Chumscrubber
James McAvoy    The Chronicles of Narnia
Byung-hun Lee    A Bittersweet Life
Jan Decleir    Off Screen
Peter Mullan    On a Clear Day
Paul Newman    Empire Falls
Ed Harris    Empire Falls
Tommy Lee Jones    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Presley Chweneyagae    Tsotsi
Byung-hun Lee    A Bittersweet Life
Michael Caine    The Weather Man
Ray Liotta    Revolver
William Fichtner    Nine Lives,
The Chumscrubber,
Empire Falls
Ralph Fiennes    The Chumscrubber
Brendan Fletcher    Tideland
Timothy Spall    The Last Hangman (Pierrepoint)
Donald Sutherland    Aurora Borealis
James Woods    Pretty Persuasion
Christian Bale    Harsh Times
Ryan Gosling    Stay
Min-sik Choi    Crying Fist

Best Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski    War of the Worlds
Ji-yong Kim    A Bittersweet Life
Florian Ballhaus    Flightplan
Also worth mentioning
Tim Maurice-Jones    Revolver
Bert Pot    Off Screen
Rodrigo Prieto    Brokeback Mountain
Chris Menges    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Peter Suschitzky    Shopgirl
Phedon Papamichael    The Weather Man
Affonso Beato    Dark Water
Thierry Arbogast    Angel-A
Lawrence Sher    The Chumscrubber
?    Crying Fist
W. Mott Hupfel III    The Notorious Bettie Page
David Johnson    On a Clear Day
Jeong-hun Jeong    Antarctic Journal
Sang-ho Choi    Welcome to Dongmakgol
Ricardo Della Rosa    The House of Sand

Best Editing

Best Sound Editing
King Kong
War of the Worlds
Batman Begins
A Bittersweet Life

Best Steadicam
Dan Kneece,
Henry Tirl
   Nine Lives
Also worth mentioning
?    A Bittersweet Life
Mathieu Caudroy    Angel-A
?    The Chumscrubber
?    Flightplan
Peter Wignall    Revolver
Best Picture
Also worth mentioning
A Bittersweet Life
The Chumscrubber
Thank you for Smoking
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Empire Falls
The Big White
Off Screen
Don't come Knocking
Lord of War
Dark Water
On a Clear Day
Pretty Persuasion

Best Actress
Lisa Gay Hamilton    Nine Lives
Jodie Foster    Flightplan
Jennifer Connelly    Dark Water
Also worth mentioning
Felicity Huffman    Transamerica
Holly Hunter    The Big White
Robin Wright Penn    Nine Lives
Cynthia Nixon    Warm Springs
Rie Rasmussen    Angel-A
Ariel Gade    Dark Water
Camryn Manheim    Dark Water
Glenn Close    Nine Lives,
The Chumscrubber
Kathy Baker    Nine Lives
Helen Hunt    Empire Falls
Jodelle Ferland    Tideland
Evan Rachel Wood    Pretty Persuasion
Gretchen Mol    The Notorious Bettie Page

Best Makeup
Also worth mentioning
Land of the Dead
Just Friends
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Best Visual Effects
King Kong
War of the Worlds
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Kingdom of Heaven
Batman Begins
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Also worth mentioning
Son of the Mask

Best Score
Hans Zimmer,
James Newton Howard
   Batman Begins
Mychael Danna    Capote
Angelo Badalamenti    Dark Water
Howard Shore    A History of Violence
Also worth mentioning
John Williams    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Rachel Portman    Oliver Twist
Stephen Warbeck    On a Clear Day
James S. Levine,
Hans Zimmer
   The Weather Man
James Horner    The Chumscrubber
Joe Hisaishi    Welcome to Dongmakgol
Kenji Kawai    Antarctic Journal
Flightplan    James Horner

Best Writing
Jason Reitman,
Christopher Buckley
   Thank you for Smoking
Also worth mentioning
Andrew Niccol    Lord of War
Skander Halim    Pretty Persuasion
Alex Rose    On a Clear Day
Tom Bleecker,
Marc Rocco,
Massy Tadjedin
   The Jacket
Anthony Cipriano    Twelve and Holding

Best Production Design
War of the Worlds
Oliver Twist

Leading movies:

Movies that were considered (242):
13 (Tzameti) | 49 Up | 7 Seconds | 9 | A Bittersweet Life | A Cock and Bull Story | A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | A History of Violence | A Sound of Thunder | Adam's Apples | Aeon Flux | Alenbi Romance | Aliens of the Deep | All about Anna | Allegro | Ambulance Girl | Angel-A | Animal | Antarctic Journal | Assault on Precinct 13 | Aurora Borealis | Batman Begins | Before it had a Name | Bob the Butler | Breakfast on Pluto | Brick | Brokeback Mountain | Broken Flowers | Bubble | C.R.A.Z.Y. | Cache | Cannibal | Capote | Carlito's Way: Rise to Power | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Cinderella Man | Cindy: The Doll is Mine | Colour me Kubrick | Complete Guide to Guys | Constantine | Corpse Bride | Cry Wolf | Crying Fist | Cursed | Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs | Dark Tales of Japan | Dark Water | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo | Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist | Domino | Don't come Knocking | Doom | Down in the Valley | Drop Dead Sexy | Edmond | Elektra | Elizabethtown | Empire Falls | Entre ses mains | Erosion | Everything is Illuminated | F*ck | Fantastic Four | Fear of the Flesh: The Making of "The Fly" | Feast | Feed | Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children | Flightplan | Four Eyed Monsters | Fragile | Free Zone | Fun with Dick and Jane | Funky Forest: The First Contact | Game 6 | Good Night and Good Luck | Green Chair | Grizzly Man | Happy Endings | Hard Candy | Harsh Times | Havoc | Headspace | Hellraiser: Deader | Hide and Seek | Hitch | Hoodwinked | Hostage | Hostel | House of 9 | House of Wax | Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow | In her Shoes | Jacqueline Hyde | Jarhead | Johnny Was | Junebug | Just Friends | Just Like Heaven | Keep your Distance | King Kong | King of the Lost World | Kingdom of Heaven | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang | Land of the Dead | Last Days | Lie with me | Loggerheads | Lonesome Jim | Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World | Lords of Dogtown | Lords of War | Luella Miller | Madagascar | Maestro | Manderlay | March of the Penguins | Mary | Match Point | Me and you and everyone we know | Memoirs of a Geisha | Merry Christmas (Joyex Noel) | Mom at Sixteen | Mozart and the Whale | Mr. & Mrs. Smith | Mrs. Harris | Mrs. Henderson Presents | Munich | Murderball | Neverwas | Nine Lives | North Country | Off Screen | Oliver Twist | One Day in Europe | One Last Thing | Our Very Own | Paper Moon Affair | Pretty Persuasion | Proof | Protocols of Zion | Puppy | Revolver | Robots | Sad Movie | Saw II | Schwartz Dynasty | Serenity | Shooting Dogs | Shopgirl | Side Effects | Sin City | Snuff-Movie | Son of the Mask | Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith | Stay | Stealth | Stoned | Strangers with Candy | SuicideGirls: The First Tour | Sympathy for Lady Vengeance | Syriana | Thank you for Smoking | The 40 Year Old Virgin | The Aristocrats | The Best Man | The Big Scene | The Big Spook War | The Big White | The Bow | The Brothers Grimm | The Business | The Call of Cthulhu | The Child | The Chronicles of Narnia | The Chumscrubber | The Constant Gardener | The Deal | The Death of Mr. Lazarescu | The Descent | The Devil's Rejects | The Dukes of Hazzard | The Exorcism of Emily Rose | The Family Stone | The God Who Wasn't There | The Good Humor Man | The Great New Wonderful | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | The House of Sand | The Ice Harvest | The Interpreter | The Island | The Jacket | The Kid & I | The King and the Clown | The King | The Last Hangman (Pierrepoint) | The Magician | The Man | The Matador | The Method | The New World | The Notorious Bettie Page | The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio | The Producers | The Proposition | The Quiet | The Secret Life of Words | The Skeleton Key | The Squid and the Whale | The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada | The Wayward Cloud | The Weather Man | The Wild Blue Yonder | The World's Fastest Indian | These Girls | Thumbsucker | Tideland | Train Man | Transamerica | Trust the Man | Tsotsi | Turn Left | Twelve and Holding | Two for the Money | Unleashed (Danny the Dog) | V for Vendetta | Valiant | Waiting... | Walk the Line | War of the Worlds | Warm Springs | Wassup Rockers | Wedding Crashers | Welcome to Dongmakgol | When do we Eat? | Where the Truth Lies | White Noise | Whole New Thing | Winter Passing | Wolf Creek | Zemanovaload

Special Awards

Most Promising Young Actress: Dakota Fanning for Hide and Seek, War of the Worlds and Nine Lives.
Most Promising Young Actor: Lou Taylor Pucci for Thumbsucker and The Chumscrubber, Thomas Curtis for The Chumscrubber.
Most Dedicated Actor: Charistian Bale for Batman Begins.
Best Ensemble Cast: Nine Lives, The Chumscrubber, Empire Falls, The Big White, Twelve and Holding.
Best Blockbuster: War of the Worlds, Batman Begins.
Best Remake: Dark Water, The Producers.

The Shyamalan Award for Moronic Plot-Twists: Ari Schlossberg for Hide and Seek.
Most Painful Performance by (once) a Great Actor: Robert De Niro for Hide and Seek.
"I Decided to Bore you to Death" Award: Gus Van Sant for Last Days.
"I can't Believe this Director took Part in this Crap" Award: Cameron Crowe for Elizabethtown, James Cameron for Aliens of the Deep.
"Politically Correctness Preaching"/"Most Obvious Propaganda" Award: V for Vendetta.
"This Movie is Intended for an Audience with the Mental Capacity of a 4-years old" Award: V for Vendetta.

Worst Director: Wes Craven for Cursed.
Worst Actress: Jessica Simpson for The Dukes of Hazzard.
Worst Cinematography: Laurent Brunet for Free Zone, followed by Jean-Claude Larrieu's shaky camera work in The Secret Life of Words.
Worst Writing: The Wachowski Brothers for wrinting V for Vendetta by ripping-off bits of Nineteen Eighty-Four and ruining its ideas completely.

Worst Movie: Cursed, King of the Lost World, Jacqueline Hyde.
Worst Remake: House of Wax.
Worst Sequel: Hellraiser: Deader.
Worst Documentary: Aliens of the Deep.
Worst Blockbuster: Stealth.
Worst Romance: Elizabethtown.
Worst Animated: Hoodwinked.
Worst Indie: Side Effects.