77th Annual Academy Awards Coverage (2005)

  • Date of Ceremony: Sunday, February 27, 2005
  • For films released in: 2004
  • Nominations Announcement: Tuesday, January 25, 2005
  • Location: Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, California
  • Host(s): Chris Rock (video)
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Welcome to Digital Hit’s coverage of the 77th Annual Academy Awards® which were presented on Sunday, February 27, 2005 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®.

The 2005 edition of the Oscars® were produced by veteran producer Gil Cates and the first big decision made by the production team was the hiring of comedian Chris Rock to host the telecast.

The 77th Academy Award nominations were announced at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 by AMPAS President Frank Pierson and Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody.

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  • Chris Rock

Confirmed presenters

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Halle Berry
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Sean Combs
  • Penélope Cruz
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • Salma Hayek
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Mike Myers
  • Al Pacino
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Sean Penn
  • Natalie Portman
  • Prince
  • Tim Robbins
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Charlize Theron
  • John Travolta
  • Robin Williams
  • Kate Winslet
  • Renée Zellweger
  • Ziyi Zhang

Musical Acts

  • Antonio Banderas and Carlos Santana will perform the nominated song “Al Otro Lado Del Rio” from The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Beyoncé will perform “Look to Your Path” from Les Choristes
  • Beyoncé will perform “Learn to Be Lonely” from The Phantom of the Opera
  • Beyoncé and Josh Groban will perform “Believe” from The Polar Express
  • Counting Crows will perform “Accidentally In Love” from Shrek 2

We’d like to give special thanks to Best Western and the Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn for their generous assistance with our coverage stay.

Heading into the ceremony, the following film(s) had five or more nominations:

  • The Aviator: 11
  • Finding Neverland: 7
  • Million Dollar Baby: 7
  • Ray: 6
  • Sideways: 5

77th Oscar® News

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