Road to the Oscars
Academy Awards
Million Dollar BabyOscar Loves Baby
The members of the Academy were indeed knocked out by Million Dollar Baby, as the boxing drama walked away with four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Hilary Swank), Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman), and Best Director for Clint Eastwood, who bested Martin Scorsese for the prize. As expected, Jamie Foxx was the Best Actor winner for Ray, while The Aviator's Cate Blanchett took home Best Supporting Actress, with her film winning five awards (the evening's most, but still...most of those were technical honors). Get all this year's Academy Award winners and don't forget to ooh and ahh at all the red carpet and press room photos.

See this year's Academy Award winners and our Oscar photo gallery

Awards
SidewaysIndependent Spirit Awards
They've got spirit, yes they do! Oscar's hip and edgy alterna-cousin, the Independent Spirit Awards honor the best in -- you guessed it -- independent movies. This year was pretty much a Sideways coronation, as the movie picked up all six awards it was nominated for, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and acting awards for Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, and Virginia Madsen; Maria Full of Grace took home two awards, including Best Actress for Catalina Sandino Moreno and Best First Feature. Get the entire list of winners and see who won the indie film scene's most high-profile awards.

See all the Independent Spirit Award winners.

Polls
Ray2005 Oscar Poll Results
We've closed up shop on our 2005 Oscar Poll for the year, and now it's time to unveil the final results for the movies you want to win the Academy Award, as opposed to the ones you think will win. While there we some overwhelming favorites (including Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman), there were also some extremely close races as well -- especially in the Best Actress category. Get all the 2005 Oscar Poll results, and don't forget to take a look-see at the final winners in both our Best of 2004 Poll and Worst of 2004 Poll.

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Gold Derby
Million Dollar BabyThe Inside Track
Going into the home stretch, the pundits at GoldDerby have issued their final odds for the 77th Academy Awards, and it looks as if Million Dollar Baby still has the edge over The Aviator for the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars. There are a couple dissenters here and there -- and some are hoping for a few surprises (Sophie Okonedo, anyone?) -- but all signs point to a big night for Clint Eastwood and company. Get all the odds on this year's nominees from GoldDerby.

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Photos
Hilary SwankSAG Photos
Though it was Sideways that took home the Best Ensemble Cast honor, Million Dollar Baby was the biggest winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards, nabbing two trophies -- for Best Actress Hilary Swank and Best Supporting Actor Morgan Freeman -- and positioning itself as the movie to beat at the Oscars. Check out our photo gallery from the SAGs to see who was there and who wore what.

See our SAG Photo Gallery and all the Screen Actors Guild Winners

Hit List
IMDB STARmeter's Top 25
Charlize Theron2004's Biggest Stars
With the books closed on 2004, we've tallied up the biggest and brightest from the past year and put them into our IMDb STARmeter's Top 25. These rankings aren't based on critical assessments or box-office performance, but the actual search behavior of over 20 million IMDb.com users, who put Academy Award winner Charlize Theron at number 15 for the year. The top 25 features award winners, tabloid icons, and the stars of the year's highest profile movies.

See the IMDb's STARmeter's Top 25
Quotes

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"Just because I wear a uniform doesn't make me a girl scout."

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This was the first movie to receive five acting nominations; it won two, for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. (answer)

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