Each of the 5 Best Picture nominees share a common themes of ambition and success: Million Dollar Baby
(2004) (Maggie and boxing); The Aviator
(2004) (Howard Hughes and film-making/engineering); Finding Neverland
(2004) (J.M. Barrie and writing); Ray
(2004) (Ray Charles and music). Sideways
(2004) (Miles & Jack and resolving a mid-life crisis) See more
Clint Eastwood - Winner: Best Picture, Best Director & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Albert S. Ruddy was the one who gave us this script. And I came here in 1972, was it? It was '72, to give him the Oscar for "The Godfather". So, I'm glad to be back with him tonight.
Albert S. Ruddy - Winner: Best Picture
Actually, this is the third award ceremony we've gotten to in this category, and tonight we won. And I would tell you every time I started going to this thing, I'd say, "I'm going to enjoy myself whether I win or lose." But believe me, as Arnold said, it's better to win! I love it. Thank you, everybody. Now, this ...