Crash PosterDir. Paul Haggis 2005 108 mins (15)
Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito









On this day in 2005 Academy Award winning ensemble drama film Crash was released.

The stories of several characters interweave during two days in Los Angeles in this film about racial and social tensions. It caused controversy at the Academy Awards as it beat Brokeback Mountain for the Best Picture award, with some considering it the ‘safe’ option of the Academy and benefiting from anti-gay leanings amongst Academy members.

The film won three Academy Awards:

  • Best Picture – Paul Haggis, Cathy Schulman
  • Best Original Screenplay – Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco
  • Best Film Editing – Hughes Winborne

And three further nominations:

  • Best Director – Paul Haggis
  • Best Supporting Actor – Matt Dillon
  • Best Original Song – “In the Deep” – Kathleen York, Michael Becker

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