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2005 in film is an overview of events, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies, festivals, a list of country-specific lists of films released, notable deaths and film debuts.

Evaluation of the year[edit]

Renowned American film critic and professor Emanuel Levy stated on his website, "Despite films like “Crash,” which deals with racism in contemporary America, and geopolitical exposes like Syriana and Munich, the 2005 movie year may go down in film history as the year of sexual diversity." He went on to emphasize, "It's hard to recall a year in which sex, sexuality, and gender have featured so prominently in American films, both mainstream Hollywood and independent cinema. I am deliberately using the concepts of sexual diversity and sexual orientation, rather than gay-themed movies, because the rather new phenomenon goes beyond homosexuality or lesbianism. For decades, American culture has been both puritanical and hypocritical as far as sexual matters are concerned. Hence, most American movies, such as Spielberg's E.T. and others, have ignored the fact that children have sexual urges, a libido. Compared with European cinema (particularly French and British), there's been discomfort to address directly sexual issues. Things began to change over the past decade, when gay characters became routine in Hollywood movies and TV soaps. Just witness the popularity of Will and Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and the fact that there are specifically targeted gay cable channels." In terms of the graphic portrayal of sex in movies, Levy stated, "In the past, Hollywood was afraid to depict homosexual love on screen (both gay and lesbian). Thirty years ago, audiences were shocked when Peter Finch kissed Murray in Sunday Bloody Sunday. But no more. Though Brokeback Mountain is about repressed sexuality, the movie contains a graphic scene, an anal intercourse between Ennis Del Mar and Jake, never before seen on screen. In “Transamerica,” a key scene depicts the penis of one of the central characters and fellatio in the car. In History of Violence, two of the strongest scenes involve sex between husband and wife Tom and Edie Stall (played by Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello). As writer-director and actor, Woody Allen has been obsessed with sex, or rather talks about sex, in his films. Yet arguably, he has never portrayed sex in a steamy and alluring way as he does in Match Point. Just watch the passionate embrace between Scarlett Johnasson [sic] and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, when they are caught but undeterred by heavy rains, a visual clich in film noir that nonetheless works well for this movie." Levy also stated, "What's encouraging about the new movies is that, with few exceptions, the sexual orientation of the characters is not an issue, and they are not about the traumatic experience of coming out."[1]

Highest-grossing films[edit]

The top 10 films released in 2005 by worldwide gross are as follows:[2]

Highest-grossing films of 2005
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $895,921,036
2 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $868,352,530
3 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Disney $745,013,115
4 War of the Worlds Paramount / DreamWorks $603,873,119
5 King Kong Universal $562,363,449
6 Madagascar DreamWorks $542,063,846
7 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox $487,287,646
8 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. $474,968,763
9 Batman Begins $371,853,783
10 Hitch Sony $371,594,210

Events[edit]

Month Day Event
January 6 The Directors Guild of America nominates directors Martin Scorsese (The Aviator), Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), Taylor Hackford (Ray), Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) and Alexander Payne (Sideways) for its Directors Guild Awards.
8 The National Society of Film Critics awards go to Million Dollar Baby (film), Zhang Yimou (director, for: House of Flying Daggers), Imelda Staunton and Hilary Swank (tied for best actress), Jamie Foxx (actor), Thomas Haden Church (supporting actor) and Virginia Madsen (supporting actress).
9 The People's Choice Awards go to Fahrenheit 9/11 (favorite motion picture), The Passion of the Christ for favorite drama, and Shrek 2 (favorite comedy, animated film, sequel, animated character: Eddie Murphy as "donkey", and movie villain: Jennifer Saunders as "Fairy Godmother").
16 Golden Globes awards film winners included three for The Aviator (Picture-Drama, Actor and Score), two for Sideways (Picture-comedy and Screenplay), two for Million Dollar Baby (Director and Actress), and two for Closer (Supporting Actor and Supporting actress for Clive Owen and Natalie Portman).
22 The Producers Guild of America picks The Aviator as its choice for best picture of 2004.
24 The Golden Raspberry Awards picks for worst film achievement in 2004 had Catwoman leading with seven nominations, Alexander, Fahrenheit 9/11 and White Chicks each with five and four nominations for Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
25 The Academy Awards picks for best film achievement in 2004 had The Aviator leading nominations with 11, followed by Million Dollar Baby and Finding Neverland with seven, Ray with six, and Sideways with five.
February 2 Pierce Brosnan officially announces that he will be resigning from the role of James Bond. Brosnan last appeared as Bond in Die Another Day (2002).
12 BAFTA Awards: Major winners include Imelda Staunton, Best Actress, Jamie Foxx, Best Actor and The Aviator, Best Film.
26 Catwoman and Fahrenheit 9/11 dominate the Golden Raspberry Awards, walking away with 4 awards each, even though the latter wasn't nominated for worst picture. Four special awards were also handed out to commemorate the Razzies' 25th anniversary. Arnold Schwarzenegger was named the biggest loser of the previous 25 years, Battlefield Earth, Gigli, and From Justin to Kelly collected the worst film awards.
27 77th Academy Awards: Million Dollar Baby wins the awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
March 13 10th Empire Awards: The Bourne Supremacy wins the awards for Best Film and Best Actor for Matt Damon.
May 20 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith reaches a record high at the box offices on opening day with US$50 million on 9,400 screens at 3,661 theaters worldwide, edging out Spider-Man 2's top opening day record of $40.4 million and Shrek 2's top single day record of $44.8 million.
22 The Golden Palm in the 58th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival is awarded to L'enfant, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. The Grand Prix is awarded to Broken Flowers by Jim Jarmusch, while the prize for best director is awarded to Michael Haneke for Caché.
June 4 The 2005 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced.
15 After an 8-year absence from cinema screens, the Batman films are rebooted with Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman.
21 The American Film Institute holds its 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. The greatest film quote is "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone with the Wind.
August 11 Roger Ebert publishes the list of his most hated films, distilled down from reviews he has written which date back to the 1960s. The list includes 2005 releases such as Constantine, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and A Lot like Love.
October 14 It is announced that Daniel Craig will be the new James Bond in the forthcoming Casino Royale.
December 10 The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Capote won best actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best actress went to Vera Farmiga for Down to the Bone.
11 The Boston Society of Film Critics gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Capote won best actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best actress went to Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line.
The American Film Institute gives its picks for the ten most outstanding motion pictures of 2005, which are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, King Kong, Munich, The Squid and the Whale, and Syriana.
12 The New York Film Critics Circle gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture, best director for Ang Lee and best actor for Heath Ledger. Best actress went to Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line.
13 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominations for the Golden Globe Awards included Brokeback Mountain, The Constant Gardener, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, and Match Point for best drama film.

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 11th Critics' Choice Awards
January 9, 2006
63rd Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2006
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards 59th BAFTA Awards
February 19, 2006
78th Academy Awards
March 5, 2006
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Brokeback Mountain Walk the Line Brokeback Mountain Crash
Best Director Ang Lee
Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote
Joaquin Phoenix
Walk the Line
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote
Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman
Transamerica
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor Paul Giamatti
Cinderella Man
George Clooney
Syriana
Paul Giamatti
Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal
Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney
Syriana
Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams
Junebug
Michelle Williams
Brokeback Mountain
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Thandie Newton
Crash
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Best Screenplay, Adapted Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Crash
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Brokeback Mountain
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Brokeback Mountain
Best Screenplay, Original Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Crash
Best Animated Film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit N/A N/A Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit N/A Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Best Original Score Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams
N/A Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams
Brokeback Mountain
Gustavo Santaolalla
Best Original Song "Hustle & Flow (It Ain't Over)"
Hustle & Flow
"A Love That Will Never Grow Old"
Brokeback Mountain
N/A N/A "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"
Hustle & Flow
Best Foreign Language Film Kung Fu Hustle Paradise Now N/A The Beat That My Heart Skipped Tsotsi

2005 films[edit]

The list of films released in 2005, arranged by country, are as follows:

Deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 C. M. Pennington-Richards 93 UK Producer
5 Gabrielle Daye 93 UK Actress
8 Aksella Luts 99 Estonia Actress, Screenwriter Noored kotkad
9 Gonzalo Gavira 79 Mexico Sound Technician
11 Thelma White 94 US Actress
12 Amrish Puri 72 India Actor
15 Dan Lee 35 Canada Animator
15 Ruth Warrick 88 US Actress
17 Virginia Mayo 84 US Actress
18 Lamont Bentley 31 US Actor The Wash
20 Parveen Babi 55 India Actress
21 Steve Susskind 62 US Actor
22 Patsy Rowlands 74 UK Actress
February 1 John Vernon 72 Canada Actor
2 Goffredo Lombardo 84 Italy Producer
4 Ossie Davis 87 US Actor, Director
10 Arthur Miller 89 US Screenwriter
10 Leonard Trolley 87 UK Actor One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
12 Brian Kelly 73 US Actor Around the World Under the Sea
13 Harry Baird 73 UK Actor, Miscellaneous
14 Otto Plaschkes 75 Austria Producer
16 Nicole DeHuff 30 US Actress
17 Peter Foy 79 UK Special Effects Artist
17 Dan O'Herlihy 85 Ireland Actor
20 Sandra Dee 62 US Actress
22 Simone Simon 94 France Actress
March 3 Guylaine St-Onge 39 US Actress
5 Morris Engel 84 US Director, Cinematographer
5 Tony Romano 89 US Actor, Composer
6 Teresa Wright 86 US Actress
7 John Box 85 UK Production Designer, Art Director
7 Debra Hill 54 US Screenwriter, Producer
9 Sheila Gish 62 UK Actress
21 Barney Martin 82 US Actor
29 Mitch Hedberg 37 US Actor
April 5 Debralee Scott 52 US Actress
11 John Bennett 76 UK Actor
15 Margaretta Scott 93 UK Actress
16 Kay Walsh 94 UK Actress
19 George P. Cosmatos 64 Italy Director
19 Ruth Hussey 90 US Actress
21 Jimmy Thompson 79 UK Actor
22 Norman Bird 80 UK Actor
23 John Mills 97 UK Actor
26 Mason Adams 86 US Actor
26 Michael Coles 68 UK Actor
26 Maria Schell 79 Austria Actress
May 5 Elizabeth Fraser 85 US Actress
5 June MacCloy 95 US Actress
16 Joe Grant 96 US Animator, Screenwriter
16 June Lang 88 UK Actress
17 Frank Gorshin 72 US Actor
19 Henry Corden 85 Canada Actor
20 J. D. Cannon 83 US Actor
21 Stephen Elliott 86 US Actor
21 Howard Morris 85 US Actor, Director
22 Thurl Ravenscroft 91 US Singer, Actor
25 Graham Kennedy 71 Australia Actor
25 Ismail Merchant 68 India Producer
26 Eddie Albert 99 US Actor
June 1 Geoffrey Toone 94 Ireland Actor
2 Vittorio Duse 89 Italy Actor, Director, Screenwriter
3 Leon Askin 97 Austria Actor, Writer
3 Michael Billington 63 UK Actor, Screenwriter
3 Harrison Young 75 US Actor
4 Lorna Thayer 86 US Actor
6 Anne Bancroft 73 US Actress
6 Dana Elcar 77 US Actor
8 Ed Bishop 72 US Actor
11 Ron Randell 86 Australia Actor
13 Jonathan Adams 69 US Actor
13 Lane Smith 69 US Actor
15 Suzanne Flon 87 France Actress
24 Paul Winchell 82 US Actor
25 John Fiedler 80 US Actor
29 Bruce Malmuth 71 US Director, Actor
July 1 Luther Vandross 54 US Actor, Singer The Meteor Man
2 Ernest Lehman 89 US Screenwriter
3 Alberto Lattuada 90 Italy Director
4 June Haver 79 US Actress, Singer
10 Freddy Soto 35 US Actor, Comedian
11 Frances Langford 92 US Singer, Actress
12 Scott Paul 24 US Actor Wyatt Earp
17 Geraldine Fitzgerald 91 Ireland Actress
17 Gavin Lambert 80 UK Screenwriter
19 Edward Bunker 71 US Actor
20 James Doohan 85 Canada Actor
21 Long John Baldry 64 Canada Actor, Singer Up the Chastity Belt
22 George Wallace 88 US Actor
25 Alf Joint 77 UK Stuntman, Actor
25 Ford Rainey 96 US Actor
25 David Jackson 71 UK Actor
26 Alexander Golitzen 87 Russia Art Director
27 Tungia Baker 63 New Zealand Actress The Piano
29 Pat McCormick 78 US Actor
August 4 Ileen Getz 43 US Actress
8 Barbara Bel Geddes 82 US Actress
9 Dorris Bowdon 90 US Actress
9 Stanley DeSantis 51 US Actor
9 Matthew McGrory 32 US Actor
11 James Booth 77 UK Actor
15 Herta Ware 88 US Actress
16 Tonino Delli Colli 81 Italy Cinematographer
16 Joe Ranft 45 US Animator, Voice Actor
16 Eva Renzi 60 Germany Actress
23 Brock Peters 78 US Actor
25 Terence Morgan 83 UK Actor
31 Michael Sheard 67 UK Actor
September ? Irene Sunters 77 UK Actress The Wicker Man
2 Bob Denver 70 US Actor
12 Ronald Leigh-Hunt 84 UK Actor
14 Robert Wise 91 US Director, Film Editor
15 Guy Green 91 UK Director, Cinematographer
15 Josephine Griffin 76 UK Actress
15 Sidney Luft 89 US Producer
16 Constance Moore 84 US Actress
20 Gordon Carroll 77 US Producer, Miscellaneous
23 Roger Brierley 70 UK Actor, Composer
25 Don Adams 82 US Actor
October 2 Hamilton Camp 70 UK Actor
2 Nipsey Russell 87 US Actor
3 Ronnie Barker 76 UK Actor, Screenwriter
7 Charles Rocket 56 US Actor
9 Louis Nye 92 US Actor
11 Sergio Citti 72 Italy Director, Screenwriter
15 Mildred Shay 94 US Actress
15 Rik Van Nutter 76 US Actor Thunderball
16 Ursula Howells 83 UK Actress
16 John Larch 91 US Actor
18 John Hollis 77 UK Actor
23 William Hootkins 57 US Actor
28 Barbara Keogh 76 UK Actress
29 Lloyd Bochner 81 Canada Actor
November 2 Jean Carson 82 US Actress
3 Geoffrey Keen 89 UK Actor
4 Sheree North 85 US Actress
11 Moustapha Akkad 75 Syria Producer, director
11 Keith Andes 89 US Actor
11 Pamela Duncan 80 US Actress
15 Agenore Incrocci 86 Italy Screenwriter
20 Nora Denney 78 US Actress
20 Harold J. Stone 94 US Actor
23 Constance Cummings 95 US Actress
23 Beverly Tyler 78 US Actress
24 Pat Morita 73 US Actor, Voice Actor
27 Jocelyn Brando 86 US Actress
27 Marc Lawrence 95 US Actor
29 Joseph Furst 89 Australia Actor
29 Macon McCalman 72 US Actor
29 Wendie Jo Sperber 47 US Actress
30 Jean Parker 90 US Actress
December 1 Jack Colvin 71 US Actor
4 Gregg Hoffman 42 US Producer
7 Adrian Biddle 53 UK Cinematographer
10 Richard Pryor 65 US Actor
12 Robert Newmyer 49 US Producer
15 Giuseppe Patroni Griffi 84 Italy Director
16 John Spencer 58 US Actor
18 Belita 82 UK Actress
19 Don McKillop 76 Spain Actor
20 Argentina Brunetti 98 Argentina Actress
22 Aurora Miranda 90 Brazil Singer, Actress
25 Roy Stuart 78 US Actor
26 Vincent Schiavelli 57 US Actor
28 Patrick Cranshaw 86 US Actor
28 Richard De Angelis 72 US Actor

Film debuts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Oscar 2005: Year of Sexual Diversity
  2. ^ "2005 Worldwide Box Office". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 7, 2020.

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