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2004 National Society of Film Critics Awards

39th NSFC Awards

January 9, 2005

Best Film:
Million Dollar Baby

The 39th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 9 January 2005, honored the best filmmaking of 2004. (see 2004 National Society of Film Critics Awards nominees).


  • Winners 1
    • Best Picture 1.1
    • Best Director 1.2
    • Best Actor 1.3
    • Best Actress 1.4
    • Best Supporting Actor 1.5
    • Best Supporting Actress 1.6
    • Best Screenplay 1.7
    • Best Cinematography 1.8
    • Best Foreign Language Film 1.9
    • Best Non-Fiction Film 1.10
    • Special Citation 1.11
    • Film Heritage Awards (to new DVDs) 1.12
  • External links 2
  • References 3


Best Picture

1. Million Dollar Baby (50)
2. Sideways (44)
3. Before Sunset (28)

Best Director

1. Zhang YimouHouse of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) and Hero (Ying xiong) (33)
2. Alexander PayneSideways (31)
3. Clint EastwoodMillion Dollar Baby (30)

Best Actor

1. Jamie FoxxRay and Collateral (31)
2. Paul GiamattiSideways (29)
3. Clint EastwoodMillion Dollar Baby (26)

Best Actress

1. Imelda StauntonVera Drake (52)
1. Hilary SwankMillion Dollar Baby (52)
3. Julie DelpyBefore Sunset (40)

Best Supporting Actor

1. Thomas Haden ChurchSideways (55)
2. Million Dollar Baby (54)
3. Peter SarsgaardKinsey (19)

Best Supporting Actress

1. Virginia MadsenSideways (58)
2. Cate BlanchettThe Aviator and Coffee and Cigarettes (37)
3. Laura LinneyKinsey (18)

Best Screenplay

1. Alexander Payne and Jim TaylorSideways (60)
2. Charlie KaufmanEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (55)
3. Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan HawkeBefore Sunset (29)

Best Cinematography

1. Zhao XiaodingHouse of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (39)
2. Christopher DoyleHero (Ying xiong) (31)
3. Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron – Collateral (18)

Best Foreign Language Film

1. Moolaadé (29)
2. House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (27)
3. Notre Musique (15)

Best Non-Fiction Film

1. Tarnation (27)
2. The Story of the Weeping Camel (Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel) (25)
3. Bright Leaves (16)

Special Citation

Film Heritage Awards (to new DVDs)

  1. The Leopard (Criterion) – for assembling a stunning edition for the home video debut of Visconti’s masterpiece.
  2. John Cassavetes – Five Films (Criterion) – for bringing together a core collection of work from America’s most influential independent filmmaker
  3. Fritz Lang Epic Collection (Kino) and M (Criterion) – for the ongoing,revelatory work of the German Film Archives and making it available to Kino and Criterion for excellent editions
  4. “More Treasures from American Film Archives” (National Film Preservation Foundation) – for drawing much deserved attention to the excellent work of America’s national and regional film archives.

External links

  • Past Awards


  • Critics Are in 'Baby's' Corner Los Angeles Times
  • Film critics pick gritty 'Baby' as top film in 2004 The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Eastwood Film Captures Critics' Votes Eugene Register-Guard
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