Watch clips and interviews from this year's Academy Awards contenders! Click on a film's title to explore that film's specific film page here at MovieWeb, or click the 200k and 56k links to launch the various video segments.

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Three biopics go up against a heavy boxing flick and a lighthearted romp through wine country. Surprisingly, not a blockbuster in the bunch.

The Aviator

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Finding Neverland

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Million Dollar Baby

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Ray

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Sideways

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Achievement in Directing
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The former Dirty Harry star is now making the best films of his long career. So, will Scorsese end up being the Susan Lucci of the Oscars?

Clint Eastwood -- Million Dollar Baby

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Martin Scorsese -- The Aviator

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Taylor Hackford -- Ray

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Alexander Payne -- Sideways

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Mike Leigh -- Vera Drake

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Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Comedian Jamie Foxx is a double threat this year, up for Best Actor and Best Supporting. And except for Clint, all these guys are portraying real people.

Jamie Foxx -- Ray

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Johnny Depp-- Finding Neverland

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Don Cheadle -- Hotel Rwanda

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Leonardo DiCaprio-- The Aviator

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Clint Eastwood -- Million Dollar Baby

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Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Can a young Colombian newcomer beat out one of the great grand dames of Hollywood? Or perhpas will Swank take home her second golden guy.

Catalina Sandino Moreno -- Maria Full of Grace

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Annette Bening -- Being Julia

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Imelda Staunton -- Vera Drake

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Hilary Swank -- Million Dollar Baby

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Kate Winslet --Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Best Supporting Actor
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Three former sitcom stars go mano a mano with an ex-kids show performer and a hunky British dude rumored to be up for the next James Bond.

Thomas Haden Church -- Sideways

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Alan Alda -- The Aviator

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Jamie Foxx -- Collateral

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Morgan Freeman -- Million Dollar Baby

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Clive Owen -- Closer

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Best Supporting Actress
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Four of these ladies had sex on their minds, while the fifth was consumed with basic survival. We'll see who's got the chops to carry home the statue.

Natalie Portman -- Closer

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Cate Blanchett -- The Aviator

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Laura Linney -- Kinsey

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Virginia Madsen -- Sideways

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Sophie Okonedo -- Hotel Rwanda

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Achievement in Cinematography
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Need to see a zillion knives soaring through the air? How about every drop of blood spilled by Jesus? These are some damn fine looking films.

House of Flying Daggers

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The Aviator

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The Passion of the Christ

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera

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A Very Long Engagement

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Best Animated Feature Film
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Will the family of superheroes send the big green ogre to swim with the fishes?

The Incredibles

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Shark Tale

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Shrek 2

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Achievement in Art Direction
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Rumor has it the Phantom is planning to drop another big chandelier on his competition.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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The Aviator

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Finding Neverland

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A Very Long Engagement

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Best Original Screenplay
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Eternal Sunshine scripter Charlie Kaufman is probably trying to come up with a way to erase the other films from Academy voters' minds.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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The Aviator

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Hotel Rwanda

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The Incredibles

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Vera Drake

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Best Documentary Feature
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Child prostitutes from Calcutta go up against an American glutton, a crying animal and a deceased rapper.

Born Into Brothels

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The Story of the Weeping Camel

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Super Size Me

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Tupac: Resurrection

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Twist of Faith

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Achievement in Costume Design
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Brad Pitt in an iron skirt. 'Nuff said.

Troy

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The Aviator

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Finding Neverland

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Ray

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Adapted Screenplay
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Che Guavara didn't unite South America, but maybe his life story will win a gold statuette.

The Motorcycle Diaries

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Before Sunset

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Finding Neverland

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Million Dollar Baby

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Sideways

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Best Film Editing
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It took some excellent splicing to turn Tom Cruise into a killer, Leonardo into a billionaire and Jamie Foxx into the legendary piano man.

Collateral

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The Aviator

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Finding Neverland

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Million Dollar Baby

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Ray

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Achievement in Makeup
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Count Olaf, Jesus, and a paraplegic were all brought to life courtesy of some magical makeup effects.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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The Passion of the Christ

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The Sea Inside

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Original Score
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Who'd have thought the music Jesus was crucified to would compete with two kids' films, a horror movie and Peter Pan's daddy?

The Passion of the Christ

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Finding Neverland

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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The Village

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Achievement in Soundmixing
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What's that sound? Planes, trains, superheroes and a musical legend, that's what.

The Polar Express

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The Aviator

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The Incredibles

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Ray

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Best Visual Effects
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Will's robotic army will attempt to steamroll over the boy wizard and the wild webslinger.

I, Robot

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Spider-Man 2

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Original Song
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These songs livened up the lives of a green ogre, a masked phantom and a South American revolutionary.

"Accidentally In Love" -- Shrek 2

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"Al Otro Lado Del Rio" -- The Motorcycle Diaries

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" Believe" -- The Polar Express

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"Learn To Be Lonely" -- Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera

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"Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)" -- The Chorus

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Achievement in Sound Editing
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This category honors those who make Spidey whoosh through the air and a big train go choo-choo.

Spider-Man 2

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The Incredibles

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The Polar Express

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