Film Honors: 2005

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu at the top of the page.

Actor Support

Niels Arestrup (De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté)
George Clooney (Syriana)
Clifton Collins Jr. (Capote)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain)
Yûya Yagira (Dare mo Shiranai)

Score Composing

Alexandre Desplat (De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté)
James Horner (The New World)
Dario Marianelli (Pride & Prejudice)
Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain)
Shigeru Umebayashi, Peer Raben (2046)

Cast Ensemble

Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Pride & Prejudice
Sin City

Cinematography

Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha)
Chung Chung-hoon (Chinjeolhan Geumja-ssi)
Christopher Doyle, Yiu-Fai Lai, Pung-Leung Kwan (2046)
Robert Elswit (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The New World)

Actress Support

Amy Adams (Junebug)
Maria Bello (A History of Violence)
Anne Hathaway (Brokeback Mountain)
Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain)
Ziyi Zhang (2046)

Screenwriting Original

Christian Carion (Joyeux Noël)
Michael Haneke (Caché)
Hirokazu Koreeda (Dare mo Shiranai)
Jeong Seo-kyeong, Park Chan-wook (Chinjeolhan Geumja-ssi)
Kar-Wai Wong (2046)

Screenwriting Adapted

Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista (De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté)
Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener)
Dan Futterman (Capote)
Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain)

Actor Lead

Daniel Auteuil (Caché)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)
Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain)
Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line)
David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck)

Special Effects

Batman Begins
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong
War of the Worlds

Costume Designing

2046
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Memoirs of a Geisha
Pride & Prejudice

Set Designing

2046
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Memoirs of a Geisha
Pride & Prejudice

Sound Designing

Dalkomhan insaeng
King Kong
Munich
Sin City
War of the Worlds

Picture Editing

2046
Chinjeolhan Geumja-ssi
Dalkomhan insaeng
Memoirs of a Geisha
Munich

Actress Lead

Juliette Binoche (Caché)
Felicity Huffman (Transamerica)
Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)
Lee Young-ae (Chinjeolhan Geumja-ssi)
Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha)

Directing

Park Chan-wook (Chinjeolhan Geumja-ssi)
Michael Haneke (Caché)
Hirokazu Koreeda (Dare mo Shiranai)
Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
Kar-Wai Wong (2046)

Motion Picture

2046 (Kar-Wai Wong) Hong Kong
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (Zana Briski,Ross Kauffman) India
Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee) USA
Caché (Michael Haneke) France
Capote (Bennett Miller) USA / Canada
Chinjeolhan Geumja-ssi (Park Chan-wook) South Korea
Dare mo Shiranai (Hirokazu Koreeda) Japan
De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté (Jacques Audiard) France
A History of Violence (David Cronenberg) USA
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black) USA

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