Date: 25th January 2005

The Aviator leads Oscar nominations

The Aviator has received eleven nomination for this year's Oscars.

Best film and best actor nods for Leonardo DiCaprio were among the nominations.

Jamie Foxx got two nominations. He picked up best supporting actor nomination for Collateral and best actor for Ray.

Clint Eastwood also picked up two nominations for best director for Million Dollar Baby and best actor.

Don Cheadle and Johnny Depp's performance in Finding Neverland completes the list of nominees in the best actor category.

British hopefuls include Kate Winslet, nominated for best actress for Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Imelda Staunton, also in the best actress category for Vera Drake, and Clive Owen, who gets a nod for best supporting actor with Closer.

Annette Bening, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Hilary Swank's performance in Million Dollar Baby all receive nominations in the best actress category.

Other movies vying for the best film award include Ray, Sideways, Finding Neverland and Million Dollar Baby.

The awards will be handed out in Hollywood on 27 February.

Source: Press Release



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