As stars swept into the 77th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 27, it was anybody's guess who the winners might be. But if Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby took top awards for Best Actress (Hilary Swank), Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman), Director (Clint Eastwood), and Best Picture, it was eclipsed in the design categories by The Aviator, which scooped up a total of five Oscars including Cinematography, Art Direction, Cinematography, and Costume Design. The fifth was for Cate Blanchett, as Best Supporting Actor.

Design and sound awards:

MAKEUP
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Valli O'Reilly and Bill Corso

ART DIRECTION
THE AVIATOR
Dante Ferretti (art direction); Francesca Lo Schiavo (set decoration)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE AVIATOR
Robert Richardson

COSTUME DESIGN
THE AVIATOR
Sandy Powell

SOUND EDITING
THE INCREDIBLES
Michael Silvers and Randy Thom

SOUND MIXING
RAY
Scott Millan, Greg Orloff, Bob Beemer and Steve Cantamessa