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By Film Threat Staff | January 11, 2005

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” won five awards including Best Picture in the 8th Annual Online Film Critics Society Awards. The awards were voted by the 150-member Online Film Critics Society, the international professional association of Internet-based cinema journalists.
In addition to Best Picture, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” won awards for Michel Gondry as Best Director, Kate Winslet as Best Actress, Charlie Kaufman for Best Original Screenplay and Valdís Óskarsdóttir for Best Editing.
“Sideways” scored three awards: Paul Giamatti for Best Actor, Thomas Haden Church for Best Supporting Actor, and Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Cate Blanchett was named Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “The Aviator.” The Chinese epic “Hero” won two awards: as Best Foreign-Language Film and Christopher Doyle won the Best Cinematography honors. “Fahrenheit 9/11” was named Best Documentary and “The Incredibles” won Best Animated Feature and the Best Music Score honors for Michael Giacchino.
The complete winners list for the 8th Annual OFCS Awards are as follows:

Best Picture: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Best Director: Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Best Actor: Paul Giamatti, Sideways
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Best Supporting Actor: Thomas Haden Church, Sideways
Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
Best Original Screenplay: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, Story by Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth
Best Adapted Screenplay: Sideways, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Rex Pickett
Best Cinematography: Hero, Christopher Doyle
Best Editing: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Best Score: The Incredibles, Michael Giacchino
Best Documentary: Fahrenheit 9/11
Best Foreign-Language Film: Hero (China)
Best Animated Feature: The Incredibles
Breakthrough Filmmaker: Zach Braff, Garden State
Breakthrough Performance: Catalina Sandrino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace

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