Haven't had a chance to catch all of these nominees yet? Don't worry, some of them might not have even made it to your neck of the woods yet. But you can have your chance now, because surely these movies will be everywhere now (and Crash is even out on video). Who will win? If you're betting on Brokeback Mountain, you may want ot keep an eye on your prospect as the winds of favor start to shift.
The five nominees:
This drama about the aftermath of the Munich Olympic terrorist attack was something of a surprise on the best picture list, since it didn't win many other nominations. But who can count out Steven Spielberg?
Crash is the little movie that could with the huge cast that couldn't not make it. Now, can it go all the way?
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This critics' darling has great acting, a blistering moral theme and a bright and shiny star behind it. Could it be George Clooney's year?
This bold movie puts a twist on the classic big star love story: It's boy meets boy. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in this adaptation of E. Annie Proulx's short story.
This year's little indie that could is a biopic about the famous writer, with great acting from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Critics have been raving since it debuted, even though most of America hasn't seen it.
Last year's winner: Million Dollar Baby