"Crash" takes top Oscar

Your picks, our favorites and the official list of winners.

Published March 3, 2006 9:13PM (EST)

Below are the results of our Oscar poll. You liked a lot of the front-runners, but also broke for some of the alternative candidates listed in bold who were not actually nominated, but we thought deserved mention (hello, "2046" and Mickey Rourke!). At the end of each category Salon critics Stephanie Zacharek and Andrew O'Hehir name their picks in each category, unless they didn't have a strong enough opinion one way or the other.

The actual winners are marked in red.

Best performance by an actor in a leading role

Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote," 37 percent
Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain," 26 percent
David Strathairn, "Good Night, and Good Luck," 10 percent
Joaquin Phoenix, "Walk the Line," 8 percent
Terrence Howard, "Hustle & Flow," 5 percent
Steve Carell, "The 40-Year Old Virgin," 4 percent
Viggo Mortensen, "A History of Violence," 4 percent
Christian Bale, "Batman Begins," 2 percent
Eric Bana, "Munich," 1 percent
Tony Leung, "2046," 1 percent

SZ's pick: Hoffman
AOH's pick: Strathairn

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role

Jake Gyllenhaal, "Brokeback Mountain," 32 percent
George Clooney, "Syriana," 23 percent
Matt Dillon, "Crash," 10 percent
Mickey Rourke, "Sin City," 9 percent
Paul Giamatti, "Cinderella Man," 9 percent
Vince Vaughn, "Wedding Crashers," 6 percent
William Hurt, "A History of Violence," 5 percent
Cillian Murphy, "Batman Begins," "Red Eye," 4 percent
Mathieu Amalric, "Munich," 2 percent

SZ's pick: Amalric
AOH's pick: Gyllenhaal

Best performance by an actress in a leading role

Felicity Huffman, "Transamerica," 38 percent
Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line," 32 percent
Naomi Watts, "King Kong," 7 percent
Keira Knightley, "Pride & Prejudice," 6 percent
Zhang Ziyi, "2046," 5 percent
Charlize Theron, "North Country," 4 percent
Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents," 4 percent
Julianne Moore, "The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio," 2 percent
Rachel McAdams, "Red Eye," 2 percent

SZ's pick: Knightley
AOH's pick: Moore

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role

Rachel Weisz, "The Constant Gardener," 28 percent
Michelle Williams, "Brokeback Mountain," 26 percent
Amy Adams, "Junebug," 12 percent
Catherine Keener, "Capote," 12 percent
Maria Bello, "A History of Violence," 7 percent
Frances McDormand, "North Country," 5 percent
Scarlett Johansson, "Match Point," 5 percent
Taraji P. Henson, "Hustle & Flow," 3 percent
Q'Orianka Kilcher, "The New World," 2 percent
Dakota Fanning, "War of the Worlds," 1 percent

SZ's pick: Bello
AOH's pick: Bello

Best documentary feature

"March of the Penguins," Luc Jacquet, Yves Darondeau, 28 percent
"Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot, 19 percent
"Grizzly Man," Werner Herzog, 19 percent
"Murderball," Henry-Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro, 12 percent
"The Aristocrats," Paul Provenza, 10 percent
"Mad Hot Ballroom," Marilyn Agrelo, 5 percent
"Darwin's Nightmare," Hubert Sauper, 4 percent
"Ballets Russes," Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine, 2 percent
"Street Fight," Marshall Curry, 0 percent

SZ's pick: "Murderball"
AOH's pick: "Grizzly Man"

Best foreign language film

"2046," 22 percent
"Paradise Now," 18 percent
"Tsotsi," 18 percent
"Cache," 12 percent
"Sophie Scholl -- The Final Days," 9 percent
"Best of Youth," 6 percent
"Joyeux Noël" 6 percent
"Kings & Queen," 5 percent
"Don't Tell," 3 percent

SZ's pick: "Kings & Queen"
AOH's pick: "Kings & Queen"

Best adapted screenplay

"Brokeback Mountain," Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana, 54 percent
"Capote," Dan Futterman, 13 percent
"The Constant Gardener," Jeffrey Caine, 12 percent
"A History of Violence," Josh Olson, 8 percent
"Munich," Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, 6 percent
"King Kong," Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, 3 percent
"Pride & Prejudice," Deborah Moggach, 3 percent
"Jarhead," William Broyles, 2 percent

SZ's pick: "Pride & Prejudice," Moggach
AOH's pick: "Munich," Kushner and Roth

Best original screenplay

"Good Night, and Good Luck," George Clooney and Grant Heslov, 35 percent
"Crash," screenplay by Paul Haggis, Bobby Moresco, story by Paul Haggis, 20 percent
"The Squid and the Whale," Noah Baumbach, 15 percent
"Syriana," Stephen Gaghan, 10 percent
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Judd Apatow, Steve Carell, 7 percent
"Match Point," Woody Allen, 6 percent
"Hustle & Flow," Craig Brewer, 4 percent
"Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," John August, Pamela Pettler, 2 percent
"Wedding Crashers," Steve Faber, Bob Fisher, 2 percent

SZ's pick: "Good Night, and Good Luck," Clooney and Heslov
AOH's pick: "The Squid and the Whale," Baumbach

Best animated feature film

"Wallace & Gromit in the Course of the Were-Rabbit," Nick Park, Steve Box, 59 percent
"Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," Mike Johnson, Tim Burton, 26 percent
"Howl's Moving Castle," Hayao Miyazaki, 16 percent

SZ's pick: "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," Johnson and Burton

Achievement in cinematography

"Brokeback Mountain," Rodrigo Prieto, 37 percent
"Good Night, and Good Luck," Robert Elswit, 17 percent
"Batman Begins," Wally Pfister, 13 percent
"Memoirs of a Geisha," Dion Beebe, 11 percent
"The New World," Emmanuel Lubezki, 8 percent
"2046," Christopher Doyle, Kwan Pun-leung, Lai Yiu-fai, 7 percent
"King Kong," Andrew Lesnie, 6 percent
"A History of Violence," Peter Suschitzki, 1 percent

SZ's pick: "2046"
AOH's pick: "2046"

Achievement in directing

"Brokeback Mountain," Ang Lee, 50 percent
"Good Night, and Good Luck," George Clooney, 19 percent
"Crash," Paul Haggis, 7 percent
"A History of Violence," David Cronenberg, 6 percent
"Capote," Bennett Miller, 5 percent
"Munich," Steven Spielberg, 5 percent
"Match Point," Woody Allen, 3 percent
"Syriana," Stephen Gaghan, 3 percent
"King Kong," Peter Jackson, 2 percent
"Pride & Prejudice," Joe Wright, 1 percent

SZ's pick: Wright
AOH's pick: Cronenberg

Best motion picture

"Brokeback Mountain," 51 percent
"Good Night, and Good Luck," 13 percent
"Crash," 9 percent
"Capote," 8 percent
"A History of Violence," 6 percent
"Munich," 5 percent
"Syriana," 4 percent
"King Kong," 2 percent
"Match Point," 1 percent
"Pride & Prejudice," 1 percent

SZ's pick: "Pride & Prejudice"
AOH's pick: "A History of Violence"

By Salon Staff

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