Talk:Nominations announced for 78th Academy Awards

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A change in the Original Song rules for 2005, imposing a minimum required scoring average for nomination, accounts for the nomination of just three songs in the category.

Three pictures, one in each of the three categories for short films, won 2005 Student Academy Awards: 9 in Animated Shorts, Ausreisser (The Runaway) in Live Action Shorts and The Death of Kevin Carter in the Documentary Short Subject category.

This is the first time in Academy history that a nominee in the Directing category - George Clooney, for Good Night, and Good Luck. - is also nominated in one of the acting categories for a different film.

John Williams’ two nominations this year in the Original Score category are his 44th and 45th Academy Award nominations, putting him in first place in total nominations in the Music categories, breaking a previous tie with Alfred Newman. He also moves into second place in terms of nominations overall, his total individual nominations now second only to Walt Disney’s 59.

Ang Lee, nominated this year in the Directing category for the English-language Brokeback Mountain, received his first Directing nomination for the foreign language film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

14 of the acting nominees are first-time nominees. Of the other six who previously received nominations, four are Oscar winners: William Hurt, Judi Dench, Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand.


It needs an image of some sort. i.e award, or actor, or something. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 22:41, 31 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]


It appears that sections of this article are verbatim copies of text which appeared in the corresponding Wikipedia article prior to inclusion in this article.

I have removed the relevant text -- though there may be more. I'm tired, but someone else may wish to have a look. --Chiacomo (talk) 06:20, 1 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

That was the only thing copied. However, isn't Wikipedia under a compatable license? -- user:zanimum
Nope. 'Pedia is under the GFDL while we are under CC-BY 2.5. Copying stuff from there to here is not possible as the GFDL is a copyleft license while the CC-BY is not. Copying it the other way around however is usually considered unproblematic. --Deprifry|+T+ 15:14, 1 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

What about if it is quoted as if it is any other source? ie According to Wikipedia, "...". -- user:zanimum

You could do that if you were using Wikipedia as a source for information like "According to Wikipedia, Jane Doe has been nominated for an Oscar" however copying content verbatim is still forbidden. Setting something in quotation marks does not eliminate the copyright infringement. --Deprifry|+T+ 12:19, 6 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Best Picture[edit]

Oddly, the nominees for Best Picture and Best Director were not in the list at the bottom. This has been corrected.

Anything I discussed at length in the article wasn't going to be at the bottom. Anyway. -- user:zanimum