Each of the 5 Best Picture nominees share a common themes of ambition and success: Million Dollar Baby
(2004) (Maggie and boxing); The Aviator
(2004) (Howard Hughes and film-making/engineering); Finding Neverland
(2004) (J.M. Barrie and writing); Ray
(2004) (Ray Charles and music). Sideways
(2004) (Miles & Jack and resolving a mid-life crisis) See more
Thelma Schoonmaker - Winner: Best Film Editing
Thank you so much. This is really as much yours as it is mine, Marty, not only because you helped me edit the movie, but because you think like an editor when you shoot. And you gave us an incredibly dazzling ride on this film and gave us a fantastic group of actors. I truly loved editing your footage and theirs. There are so many people to thank. I won't thank them, but I think they know who they are: the mixers, the wonderful visual effects people. But particularly my assistants Scott Brock, ...