The Felixes
Or, the Anti-Oscars.TM

Cinematography 2004

The Aviator, Robert Richardson

PRO: Longtime Oliver Stone collaborator (Platoon, Natural Born Killers ) knows a thing or two about making paranoid rich men look good

CON: Someone has to pay the price for those peeing-in-a-bottle scenes

House of Flying Daggers, Zhao Xiaoding

PRO: Poetic epic turns gravity-defying martial arts into fine art

CON: Academy voters have already crouched there, hidden that

The Passion of the Christ, Caleb Deschanel

PRO: All those rabid Christian votes have to go somewhere

CON: Oh, yeah, we remember November

The Phantom of the Opera, John Mathieson

PRO: Through magic of camera work, hideously deformed phantom transformed into hunky Gerard Butler

CON: Crashing chandelier looked scarier on Broadway

A Very Long Engagement, Bruno Delbonnel

PRO: For two hours, it won't kill the Academy to love the French

CON: How hard do you have to work to make Audrey Tautou look good?

Art Direction/Set Decoration 2004

The Aviator | Finding Neverland | Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events | The Phantom of the Opera | A Very Long Engagement

Film Editing 2004

The Aviator | Collateral | Finding Neverland | Million Dollar Baby | Ray

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