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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 - Presenter: Best Makeup and Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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 - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Winner: Best Director & Best Picture (also archive footage)

Dina Eastwood ... Herself - Audience Member

Donna Feldman ... Herself - Trophy Model

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

Jeanene Fox ... Herself - Trophy Model

Jamie Foxx ... Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

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

Morgan Freeman ... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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)
Ruth Wood ... Herself - Audience Member

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 Blye .... 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
Victor Lopez .... gaffer
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Bad show but nice winners!, 2 April 2005
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

Seriously the only good thing about this year ceremony were the winners.

Although the ceremony itself was pretty short it still was somewhat boring. I think it's seriously time to look for a new director and producers for the show, who can come up with something REALLY new. It's pretty obvious that they tried to make the show more 'hip' and appealing for a younger audience this year by letting Beyonce perform and letting P. Diddy and Prince present a category. Also letting Chris Rock be the presenter was an attempt to re-new the ceremony and make it more appealing. None of it really worked out.

Sure, Chris Rock is a funny guy but he wasn't really a good presenter. I really merely saw him as a guy who just talked every now and then in between of the different categories. His presence wasn't really as 'big' as for instance Billy Crystal's.

Also the handing out of the awards was pretty dumb at times. Not letting everybody come to the stage but also handing out some of the awards in the middle of the theater was plain weird.

Still, I can't remember being any more satisfied with the award winners. None of the movies really swept away the awards as the last couple of years always had been the case. So does that mean it had been a good year for movies with lots of competitive contestants? I don't think so. I think most of the movies will be largely forgotten in 20 years from now, with the exception of "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Passion of the Christ" maybe. Sure I don't agree with every single award that was handed out this year, for instance Caleb Deschanel should had won for best cinematography, not that I don't like Robert Richardson's work, he really did some amazing work for most of Oliver Stone's work but I really feel that Deschanel deserved the award way more. Also I would had liked seeing Jim Miller and Paul Rubell win for best editing and John Debney for best music. But oh well, there is no way the Academy Awards can please everybody of course, I understand that. There will always be people complaining about the winners.

It also was funny to see that most of the award presenters were way more nervous than the nominees and winners. Did Prince said any of the nominees names right at once? And were is Sean Penn's sense of humor? Al Pacino and Jeremy "I hope they missed" Irons were the best presenters of the night.

Overall a very forgettable show but with nice winners.


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