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The 2004 Critics Consensus Award Nominations

Sandra Oh and Thomas Haden Church in Sideways

The Aviator and Sideways came out on top with the critics awards and polls for 2004, each scoring seven nominations in my Critics Consensus Awards. The year's top Oscar winner, Million Dollar Baby, was right behind with six. This is a very Oscar-friendly year, as all of its winners across the 12 relevant categories appear here. Final results will be posted here later today, but for now enjoy the nominees below.

Best Picture

The Aviator (Sandy Climan, Matthias Deyle, Charles Evan, Graham King, Michael Mann and Martin Scorsese)

Before Sunset (Richard Linklater and Anne Walker-McBay)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Anthony Bregman, Steve Golin and Michel Gondry)

Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, Paul Haggis, Tom Rosenberg and Albert S. Ruddy)

Sideways (Michael London and Alexander Payne)

Best Director

Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)

Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Alexander Payne (Sideways)

Martin Scorsese (The Aviator)

Zhang Yi Mou (House of Flying Daggers)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening (Being Julia)

Julie Delpy (Before Sunset)

Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)

Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)

Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator)

Jamie Foxx (Ray)

Paul Giamatti (Sideways)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)

Cate Blanchett (Coffee and Cigarettes)

Laura Linney (Kinsey)

Virginia Madsen (Sideways)

Natalie Portman (Closer)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Thomas Haden Church (Sideways)

Jamie Foxx (Collateral)

Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby)

Clive Owen (Closer)

Peter Sarsgaard (Kinsey)

Best Original Screenplay

Brad Bird (The Incredibles)

Bill Condon (Kinsey)

Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Mike Leigh (Vera Drake)

John Logan (The Aviator)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan and Richard Linklater (Before Sunset)

Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby)

David Magee (Finding Neverland)

Patrick Marber (Closer)

Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor (Sideways)

Best Cinematography

Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron (Collateral)

Bruno Delbonnel (A Very Long Engagement)

Christopher Doyle (Hero)

Robert Richardson (The Aviator)

Zhao Xiao Ding (House of Flying Daggers)

Best Music

Alexandre Desplat (Birth)

Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)

Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles)

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland)

Howard Shore (The Aviator)

Best Ensemble Cast

Cate Blanchett, Bud Cort, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, Jeff Goldblum, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Noah Taylor and Owen Wilson (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)

Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Ocean's Twelve)

Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh (Sideways)

Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck and Carly Schroeder (Mean Creek)

Jude Law, Clive Owen, Natalie Portman and Julia Roberts (Closer)

Best Documentary

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman)

Bright Leaves (Ross McElwee)

Fahrenheit 9/11 (Jim Czarnecki, Kathleen Glynn and Michael Moore)

Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette and Stephen Winter)

Touching the Void (Kevin MacDonald and John Smithson)

Best Foreign Language Film

House of Flying Daggers (William Kong and Zhang Yi Mou)

Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston and Paul Mezey)

The Motorcycle Diaries (Michael Nozik, Walter Salles, Edgard Tenenbaum and Karen Tenkhoff)

The Sea Inside (Alejandro Amenabar and Fernando Bovaira)

A Very Long Engagement (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

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