(in alphabetical order)
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano, Japan)
Collateral (Michael Mann, U.S.)
Dogville (Lars von Trier, Denmark)
Enduring Love (Roger Michell, U.K.)
The Five Obstructions (Jorgen Leth/Lars von Trier, Denmark)
The Incredibles (Brad Bird, U.S.)
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, U.S.)
The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson, U.S.)
Oasis (Lee Chang-dong, South Korea)
Sideways (Alexander Payne, U.S.)
(in a good way)
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson, U.S.).Precious? Sure. But as between Wes Anderson precious and David O. Russell (I ♥ Huckabees) precious, my choice was clear.
BEST FIRST FILM
Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, U.S.)
BEST SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)
Charles Kaufman for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for Sideways, from the novel by Rex Pickett
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Zhang Yimou for Hero (China)
Haris Zambarloukos for Enduring Love