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
Andrea Arnold - Winner: Best Live Action Short
This is truly overwhelming. I'm not really used to this kind of thing. I'd like to thank everyone who worked on the film. Everyone worked extremely hard. They know who they are, and the beers are on me when we get home. And what can I say? In English we'd say, I'd say that this is the dog's bollocks. Thank you very much.