The Aviator leads Oscar nominees with 11 nods

Jan 25, 2005 by Ian Evans

Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator led the pack of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards as the Howard Hughes biopic received 11 nominations including nods for Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Alan Alda.

Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby and Finding Neverland both had seven nods.

Michael Moore’s push to get Fahrenheit 9/11 a best picture nod failed, while the big surprise in the Best Actor category was no nomination for Sideways star Paul Giamatti.

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