The 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Criticism

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For distinguished criticism, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal for his reviews that elucidated the strengths and weaknesses of film with rare insight, authority and wit.

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Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents Joe Morgenstern with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Frank Rich of The New York Times for boldly exploring the influence of popular culture on American politics and society, and Carlin Romano of The Chronicle of Higher Education for bringing new vitality to the classic essay across a formidable array of topics