10th Critics' Choice Awards

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10th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 10, 2005
SiteThe Wiltern
Los Angeles, California
Hosted byEric McCormack
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmSideways
Television coverage
NetworkThe WB

The 10th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 10, 2005, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California, honoring the finest achievements of 2004 filmmaking. The ceremony was hosted by Eric McCormack and broadcast live on The WB.[1][2][3] The nominees were announced on December 15, 2004.[4]

Top 10 films[edit]

(in alphabetical order)

Winners and nominees[edit]

Martin Scorsese, Best Director winner
Jamie Foxx, Best Actor winner
Hilary Swank, Best Actress winner
Thomas Haden Church, Best Supporting Actor winner
Virginia Madsen, Best Supporting Actress winner
Freddie Highmore, Best Young Actor winner
Emmy Rossum, Best Young Actress winner
Alexander Payne, Best Writer co-winner
Tom Cruise, Distinguished Career Achievement in Performing Arts Award winner
Best Picture


Best Director

Martin ScorseseThe Aviator

Best Actor

Jamie FoxxRay as Ray Charles

Best Actress

Hilary SwankMillion Dollar Baby as Maggie Fitzgerald

Best Supporting Actor

Thomas Haden ChurchSideways as Jack Cole

Best Supporting Actress

Virginia MadsenSideways as Maya Randall

Best Young Actor

Freddie HighmoreFinding Neverland as Peter Llewelyn Davies

Best Young Actress

Emmy RossumThe Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daaé

Best Acting Ensemble


Best Writer

SidewaysAlexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Best Animated Feature

The Incredibles

Best Documentary Feature

Fahrenheit 9/11

Best Family Film

Finding Neverland

Best Foreign Language Film

The Sea InsideFrance / Italy / Spain

Best Composer

The AviatorHoward Shore

Best Song

"Old Habits Die Hard" – Alfie

Best Popular Film

Spider-Man 2

Best Soundtrack


Best Picture Made for Television[edit]

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Distinguished Career Achievement in Performing Arts Award[edit]

Tom Cruise[5]


Nominations Film
8 Sideways
7 Finding Neverland
6 The Aviator
4 Kinsey
Million Dollar Baby
3 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Incredibles
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
2 Alfie
Beyond the Sea
Hotel Rwanda
Maria Full of Grace
The Phantom of the Opera
The Polar Express
The Sea Inside
Shrek 2
Spider-Man 2
Wins Film
5 Sideways
2 The Aviator
Finding Neverland


  1. ^ Walton, Alice M. (January 10, 2005). "Critics' Choice kudos go to 'Sideways'". Variety. Retrieved January 11, 2005.
  2. ^ Susman, Gary (January 11, 2005). "Sideways tops Critics' Choice Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 11, 2005.
  3. ^ "The BFCA Critics' Choice Awards :: 2004". Broadcast Film Critics Association. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Broadcast Film Critics Association Announces the Nominees for the 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards". The Futon Critic (Press release). December 15, 2004. Retrieved December 15, 2004.
  5. ^ "Tom Cruise to Receive "Distinguished Career Achievement in Performing Arts" Honors at the 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" (Press release). Warner Bros. December 13, 2004. Retrieved December 13, 2004.