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  (in credits order)

Chris Rock ... Himself - Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alan Alda ... Himself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor
Jo Allen ... Herself - Nominee: Best Makeup

Alejandro Amenábar ... Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

Andrea Arnold ... Herself - Winner: Best Live Action Short

Antonio Banderas ... Himself - Performer: 'Al Otro Lado Del Río'

Drew Barrymore ... Herself - Presenter: Song Nominee 'Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)'

Bob Beemer ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Annette Bening ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Memorial Tribute

Elmer Bernstein ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Halle Berry ... Herself - Presenter: Best Art Direction
Jerry Bick ... Himself (archive footage)

Brad Bird ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Feature winner / Edna Mode - Co-presenter: Best Costume Design (voice)
Pierre Bismuth ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay

Cate Blanchett ... Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Makeup

Orlando Bloom ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing

Marlon Brando ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Zana Briski ... Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Philippe de Broca ... Himself (archive footage)

Pierce Brosnan ... Himself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Horst Burbulla ... Himself - Technical Award Winner

Gisele Bündchen ... Herself
Steve Cantamessa ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Johnny Carson ... Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Don Cheadle ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Thomas Haden Church ... Himself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Sean Combs ... Himself - Presenter: Song 'Believe'
Bill Conti ... Himself - Conductor

Bill Corso ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
Counting Crows ... Themselves - Performers: 'Accidentally In Love'

Shane Bitney Crone ... Himself - Red Carpet

Penélope Cruz ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing

Rodney Dangerfield ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Ossie Davis ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

John Debney ... Himself (archive footage)

Johnny Depp ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Ed Di Giulio ... Himself (archive footage)

Leonardo DiCaprio ... Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Documentary Feature

Jorge Drexler ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Song

Faye Dunaway ... Herself - Audience Member

Kirsten Dunst ... Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing

John Dykstra ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Carole Eastman ... Herself (archive footage)

Clint Eastwood ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture, Best Director & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role (also archive footage)

Donna Feldman ... Herself - Trophy Model

Dante Ferretti ... Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Jeanene Fox ... Herself - Trophy Model

Jamie Foxx ... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

John Frazier ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Morgan Freeman ... Himself - Winner: Best Supporting Actor
Manolo García ... Himself - Nominee: Best Makeup
Phil Gersh ... Himself (archive footage)
Nelson Gidding ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Commenting on Johnny Carson (pre-recorded)

Jerry Goldsmith ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Michel Gondry ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Audience Member

Josh Groban ... Himself - Performer: 'Believe'

Jake Gyllenhaal ... Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects

Taylor Hackford ... Himself (archive footage)

Salma Hayek ... Herself - Presenter: Song Nominee: 'Al Otro Lado Del Río' & Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture

Robert Houston ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short (as Bobby Houston)

James Newton Howard ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Hudson ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short

Jeremy Irons ... Himself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short

Samuel L. Jackson ... Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay

Scarlett Johansson ... Herself - Host: Scientific and Technical Awards Banquet

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Score

Ross Kauffman ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Charlie Kaufman ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay

Howard Keel ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Beyoncé Knowles ... Herself - Performer: 'Believe', 'Look To Your Path [Vois Sur Ton Chemin]' and 'Learn To Be Lonely' (as Beyoncé)
Anthony LaMolinara ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Chris Landreth ... Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short
Jean-Marie Lavalou ... Himself - Technical Award Winner

Janet Leigh ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Mike Leigh ... Himself (archive footage)

Laura Linney ... Herself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actress & Presenter: Best Animated Short

Francesca Lo Schiavo ... Herself - Winner: Best Art Direction

Sidney Lumet ... Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

Yo-Yo Ma ... Himself - Performer

Virginia Madsen ... Herself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actress
Alain Masseron ... Himself - Technical Award Winner

Roger Mayer ... Himself - Hersholt Award Recipient

Virginia Mayo ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Mercedes McCambridge ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Russ Meyer ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Scott Millan ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Tak Miyagishima ... Himself - Sawyer Award Recipient

Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Mike Myers ... Himself - Presenter: Song Nominee 'Accidentally in Love'

Thomas Newman ... Himself (archive footage)

Valli O'Reilly ... Herself - Winner: Best Makeup

Sandra Oh ... Herself

Sophie Okonedo ... Herself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

Jerry Orbach ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Greg Orloff ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing

Clive Owen ... Himself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Al Pacino ... Himself - Presenter: Honorary Oscar to Sidney Lumet

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film

Alexander Payne ... Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay (also archive footage)

Sean Penn ... Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Daniel Petrie ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Frank Pierson ... Himself - Academy President

Natalie Portman ... Herself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actress & Presenter: Best Documentary Short

Sandy Powell ... Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design

Prince ... Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song
David Raksin ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Christopher Reeve ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Robert Richardson ... Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography

Tim Robbins ... Himself - Presenter: Best Supporting Actress

Julia Roberts ... Herself - Presenter: Best Director

Mickey Rooney ... Himself - Audience Member
Tom Rosenberg ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture

Emmy Rossum ... Herself - Presenter: Song Nominee 'Learn to Be Lonely'

Albert S. Ruddy ... Himself - Winner: Best Picture
William Sackheim ... Himself (archive footage)
David Samuelson ... Himself - Technical Award Winner

Adam Sandler ... Himself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay

Carlos Santana ... Himself - Performer: 'Al Otro Lado Del Río'

Eddie Schmidt ... Himself - Best Documentary Feature Nominee

Thelma Schoonmaker ... Herself - Winner: Best Film Editing

Martin Scorsese ... Himself - Presenter: Hersholt Award to Roger Mayer (also archive footage)
Michael Silvers ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing

Carrie Snodgress ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Imelda Staunton ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Scott Stokdyk ... Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Barbra Streisand ... Herself - Presenter: Best Picture

Hilary Swank ... Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Jim Taylor ... Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

Charlize Theron ... Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Randy Thom ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Frank Thomas ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Randy Thomas ... Herself - Announcer (voice)
Robert E. Thompson ... Himself (archive footage)

John Travolta ... Himself - Presenter: Best Original Score

Peter Ustinov ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Nacho Vigalondo ... Himself
Michael Weaver ... Himself - Red Carpet

John Williams ... Himself (archive footage)

Robin Williams ... Himself - Presenter: Best Animated Feature Film

Paul Winfield ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Kate Winslet ... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Cinematography

Ralph E. Winters ... Himself (archive footage)

Fay Wray ... Memorial Tribute (archive footage)

Renée Zellweger ... Herself - Presenter: Best Supporting Actor

Ziyi Zhang ... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects

Javier Bardem ... Ramón Sampedro (archive footage) (uncredited)

Albert Brooks ... Himself - Movie Theater Interviewee (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Jim Carter ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Vin Diesel ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Lawrence ... Himself - Giving Fake Acceptance Speech (pre-recorded) (uncredited)

Andrew Lloyd Webber ... Himself - Pianist: 'Learn To Be Lonely' (uncredited)

River Phoenix ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Belén Rueda ... Julia (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sharon Stone ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Louis J. Horvitz 
Roger Goodman (countdown show)
Writing credits
Hal Kanter (written by) and
Buz Kohan (written by) and
Rita Cash (written by)

Chris Rock (special material written by) and
Lance Crouther (special material written by) and
Nick Di Paolo (special material written by) (as Nick DiPaolo) and
Richard Jeni (special material written by) and
Carol Leifer (special material written by) and
Ali LeRoi (special material written by) and
Jon Macks (special material written by) and
Chuck Martin (special material written by) and
Bill Scheft (special material written by) and
Frank Sebastiano (special material written by) and
Chuck Sklar (special material written by) and
Jeff Stilson (special material written by) and
Rich Vos (special material written by) (as Richard Vos) and
Mario Joyner (special material written by)

Produced by
Gilbert Cates .... producer
Danette Herman .... coordinating producer
Carol Lisciandro .... associate producer: International
Scott McIsaac .... segment producer: Sidney Lumet tribute
Michael B. Seligman .... associate producer
Michael J. Shapiro .... segment producer
Robert Shapiro .... co-producer (as Robert Z. Shapiro)
Robert Shapiro .... consulting producer
Jeff Stilson .... producer
Film Editing by
Martin Apelbaum 
June Beallor 
Carsten Becker 
Jon Bloom 
Tony Cacciarelli 
Tim Carras (segment: 26 screen salute)
Gus Comegys 
Kimberly Cooper 
Kyle Cooper 
Maura Corey 
Brian Derby 
Beth Dewey 
Shawn Fedorchuk 
John Francis 
Josh Laurence 
Barnaby Levy 
Paul Marengo 
David Martell  (as David J. Martell)
David E. Miller 
Karen Erickson Moore  (as Karen Erickson)
Paul C. Nesmith  (as Paul Nesmith)
Barry A. O'Brien 
Michael Polito 
Ryan Polito 
Jeff Roe 
Michael J. Shapiro 
Matthew Sharp 
John Sterneman 
Douglass M. Stewart Jr. 
Carol A. Streit  (as Carol Streit)
Yoram Tal 
Chuck Workman 
John Zimmer 
Production Design by
Roy Christopher 
Art Direction by
Steve Olson  (as Stephan Olson)
Greg Richman 
Makeup Department
Lori Benson .... makeup artist
Cynthia P. Romo .... hair department head assistant (1990-)
Susan Seligman .... personal makeup artist
Emilio Uribe .... key hair stylist
Emilio Uribe .... key makeup artist
Maria Valdivia .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
John Brooks Caldwell .... production manager
Gary L. Margolis .... assistant production manager
Vince Maynard .... post-production supervisor (as Vincent C. Maynard)
Rob Paine .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg V. Fera .... associate director
Tim Kettle .... associate director
Richard A. Preuss .... associate director (as Rich Preuss)
Deborah Read .... associate director
Rita Rogers .... associate director (as Rita Blye)
Jim Tanker .... associate director
Art Department
Jimena Azula .... production
Joe Celli .... assistant art director
Matt Corrigan .... specialty set piece construction
Hugh Grew .... electronic graphics
Tim Neighbors .... art department daily assistant
Sound Department
Patrick Baltzell .... house p.a.
Bruce Buehlman .... pre-production mixer (as Bruce R. Buehlman)
Jim Corbett .... pre-production mixer
Robert Douglass .... additional sound
Ed Greene .... sound director (as Edward J. Greene)
Visual Effects by
Brian Obee .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Theodore Ashton .... camera operator (as Ted Ashton)
Rob Balton .... camera operator
Robert T. Barnhart .... lighting director (as Bob Barnhart)
John Burdick .... camera operator
Steve Carmer .... rigging grip
Rocky Danielson .... camera operator
Darren Decker .... still photographer
Robert A. Dickinson .... lighting designer
Dave Eastwood .... camera operator
Aaron Fitzgerald .... camera operator
Thomas Geren .... camera operator (as Tom Geren)
Hank Geving .... camera operator
Greg Harbaugh .... still photographer
Richard Harbaugh .... still photographer
Marc Hunter .... camera operator
Charlie Huntley .... camera operator
Jason Kay .... technocrane operator
David Levisohn .... camera operator (as Dave Levisohn)
Michael L. Lewin .... rigging grip
Jean Mason .... video controller
Jay Millard .... camera operator
Lyn Noland .... camera operator
Andy O'Reilly .... lighting director
Rob Palmer .... camera operator
Bill Philbin .... camera operator
David Plakos .... camera operator
Hector Ramirez .... camera operator
Brian Reason .... camera operator
Gil Samuelian .... lighting board operator
Mark Sanford .... video controller
Deena Sheldon .... camera operator (segment "CountDown Show")
Todd Wawrychuk .... still photographer
Mark Whitman .... camera operator
Kris Wilson .... camera operator
Keith Winikoff .... video controller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Roussell .... wardrobe
Amanda Sanders .... wardrobe stylist: Chris Rock
Stephanie Siegel .... wardrobe supervisor: Mr. Rock
Editorial Department
Bobbi Conway .... post-production coordinator
John M. Cox .... assistant editor
Derek Ellingson .... assistant editor
Ben Folts .... assistant editor
Roy George .... technical editorial consultant
Brad Gilson .... post-production assistant
Jackie Greig .... assistant editor
Nicholas Mariani .... assistant editor
Kevin O'Dea .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bill Conti .... musical director
Ashley Irwin .... music arranger
Erik Lundmark .... music arranger
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Thomas Vicari .... orchestra mixer
Daniel Walker .... music arranger
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Other crew
Jimmy Alfred .... talent production assistant
Matt Beckner .... talent assistant
Rich Bokides .... production assistant
Michael Bouson .... assistant credentials coordinator
Stacy Brewster .... assistant talent coordinator
Deborah Cahn .... credentials manager
Joshua Carmer .... production assistant
Michael Redford Carney .... talent manager (as Michael Carney)
Mary Chau .... script assistant
Kimble Christian .... red carpet
Vicki Crawford .... film coordinator
Tina Cannizzaro DeBone .... script coordinator (as Tina Cannizzaro)
Rick Edwards .... technical director
Heather Epps .... production assistant
John B. Field .... technical director
Serenity Forbes .... production coordinator
Anthony Gonzales .... technical manager
Danette Herman .... executive in charge of talent
Kathryn Hoffman .... insurance broker (as Katherine Hoffman)
Randy Hoffman .... audience production assistant
Athena Zoe Hogue .... talent page
Nathan Holzman .... production assistant
Erv Hurd .... technical director (as Ervin Hurd)
Michael Kettering .... production assistant
Seth Kleinberg .... production coordinator: Prologue Films
Kali Londono .... assistant to host
Magi Loucks .... rehearsal actor
Marjorie Mann .... production coordinator
Jeanette L. McDuffie .... production assistant
Barry McGuire .... intern
Joanie Michele .... assistant to director
Vanessa J. Noon .... production staff
Tristan Oliver .... production assistant
Michael Polito .... associate director
Joni Smith .... production assistant
Shannon P. Smith .... script coordinator
Jenny Stanley .... script supervisor
Kristen Patterson Terry .... audience executive
Toni Thompson .... show publicist
Christina Tong .... production assistant
Allan Wells .... technical director

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6 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
We still love you, Martin!, 28 February 2005
Author: Michael DeZubiria ( from Luoyang, China

I was a little concerned during parts of the show that it was going to be swept up by The Aviator, it seemed like just about every category was going to something from that movie. It is understandable since it is such a great film, but the competition for awards this year included an unusually high number of great films. The Aviator, Million Dollar Baby, Finding Neverland, and Ray all deserved the Best Picture Oscar, for example. And so did Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, by the way. Here's an interesting little factoid – Eternal Sunshine received six times as many votes by IMDb users for Best Picture than The Aviator!

Chris Rock delivered a completely unexciting performance as probably the most anticipated host the Academy Awards has seen in years, at least in terms of the potential for controversy. People were afraid he was going to do something obscene or vulgar, and all he did was get up there and make a lot of bland, dumb jokes like so many others before him. He had some moments, but I know that he is a much, much funnier man than the one we saw during the show. For much of the second half he seemed to disappear completely.

Pierce Brosnan was the only person forced to announce an award winner alongside a wildly unamusing animated cohost, which was one of the options that the IMDb gave in a daily poll that asked what event would make you immediately turn off the show. Interestingly enough, another option was if someone referred to Million Dollar Baby as some gigantic cliché like "a knockout," which strikes me as funny now because, in announcing the winners, the quote on the IMDb home page is "With a one, two, three punch Million Dollar Baby proved to be the one, the darling of the Academy as Clint Eastwood's boxing drama put the competition out for the count." Clever.

I was glad to see Eternal Sunshine awarded in the Best Screenplay category, although I think it deserved more. I also agreed with most of the main acting categories, which is rare, although I was surprised that Jamie Foxx won Best Actor, I was sure he was going to win Best Supporting Actor for Collateral, if only because I really think Don Cheadle deserves an Oscar for his performance in Hotel Rwanda, which was brilliant all around. But Foxx delivered an astonishing performance in Ray as well, and it was also good to see Morgan Freeman recognized for his work in Million Dollar Baby.

Troy should have won costume design over The Aviator, The Passion of the Christ should have won Best Makeup over A Series of Unfortunate Events, I, Robot should have won over Spiderman 2 for Visual Effects, and I really think SuperSize Me should have won Best Documentary, although I haven't seen any of the other nominees, so what do I know. These are just a few categories that I had other opinions on, but I really had a problem with the Best Foreign Film category this year. I haven't seen any of the films in the category, so I won't say that they don't deserve to have been nominated. I'm sure they do, in fact. But here are a few films that not even recognized – Hero, The Motorcycle Diaries, and Maria Full of Grace. What is that? The Motorcycle Diaries certainly deserved much more than recognition than Best Original Song. Catalina Sandina Moreno was at least nominated for Best Actress, but how about Hero for Cinematography or Art Direction? Anyone with me on this?

Oh, that's right. The Motorcycle Diaries wasn't exactly a foreign film, and Hero was originally released in 2002. But still.

Ah, nobody cares. The winners won and that's the end of it, I'm just another in an endless line of people who have to rant and rave about how it should have gone. But I should mention that while I disagreed with some of the awards this year, it's like that any year and I think that all of the winners this year deserved the Oscars that they were awarded. There were just so many other films and people that deserved so much more than they got. Just see them all, that's my solution.

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