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The 78th Annual Academy Awards

Year:
Duration:
214 min (including commercials)
Genres:
Music
IMDB rate:
6.6
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2006-03-05
Filming Locations: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Jon Stewart
Himself - Host
Amy Adams
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Moustapha Akkad
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Jessica Alba
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
Eddie Albert
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Muhammad Ali
Himself (archive footage)
Robert Altman
Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Jennifer Aniston
Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Colleen Atwood
Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design
Lauren Bacall
Herself - Presenter: Introduced to Film noir
Eric Bana
Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
Anne Bancroft
Herself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Paul Beauregard
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song
Dion Beebe
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography
Barbara Bel Geddes
Herself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Howard Berger
Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
Nicole Berger
Dancer
John Box
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Steve Box
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Feature
Christopher Boyes
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Zach Braff
Chicken Little - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film
Sandra Bullock
Herself - Presenter: Best Art Direction
Tim Burton
Himself - Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film
Jordi Caballero
Dancer
John Canemaker
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Kate Capshaw
Herself - Audience Member
Steve Carell
Himself- Presenter: Best Makeup
Cindera Che
Dancer
George Clooney
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role /
Cedric Coleman
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song
Russell Crowe
Himself - Presenter: Biographical Film Montage
Joan Cusack
Abby Mallard - Co-presenter: Best Animated Short Film
Yves Darondeau
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Sandra Dee
Memorial sequence
Judi Dench
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Matt Dillon
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Will Ferrell
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Makeup
John Fiedler
Memorial sequence
Jamie Foxx
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Anthony Franciosa
Memorial sequence
Morgan Freeman
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Himself (archive footage) (as Mahatma Gandhi)
Sidney Ganis
Himself - Academy President (as Sid Ganis)
Jennifer Garner
Presenter - Best Sound Editing
Lou Gehrig
Himself (archive footage)
Paul Giamatti
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Guy Green
Himself - memorial sequence (archive footage)
Jake Gyllenhaal
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Presenter:Introduced a segment on epic films
Paul Haggis
Himself - Winner: Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay
Tom Hanks
Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Salma Hayek
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
Kasie Head
Trophy Presenter
Michael Hedges
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Debra Hill
Herself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Joel Hirschhorn
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Dustin Hoffman
Himself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Gavin Hood
Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Mike Hopkins
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Jordan Houston
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song
Terrence Howard
Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Felicity Huffman
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
William Hurt
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Alberto Iglesias
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score
Samuel L. Jackson
Himself - Presenter: Introduced to Political films
Luc Jacquet
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Tom Kane
Announcer
Catherine Keener
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathleen Kennedy
Herself - Nominee: Best Picture
Nicole Kidman
Herself - Presenter: Best Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tuesday Knight
Herself
Keira Knightley
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Robert Knudson
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Tami Lane
Herself - Winner: Best Makeup
Queen Latifah
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Song
Heath Ledger
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Ang Lee
Himself - Winner: Best Director
Ernest Lehman
Himself, in memorial sequence (archive footage)
Joe Letteri
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Stu Linder
Himself, in memorial sequence (archive footage)
Jennifer Lopez
Herself - Presenter: Hosted the Scientific and Technical Awards
Ludacris
Himself - Presenter: Song Performance 'It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp' (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
William H. Macy
Himself
Corinne Marrinan
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short
Rachel McAdams
Herself - Presenter: Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards
James McAvoy
Himself /
Martin McDonagh
Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Frances McDormand
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Larry McMurtry
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
Ismail Merchant
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Bennett Miller
Himself - Nominee: Best Director
John Mills
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Terry Moore
Herself - Audience Member
Robert Moresco
Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay (as Bobby Moresco)
Pat Morita
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage) (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
John Myhre
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction
John Nash
Himself (archive footage) (as John Forbes Nash)
Robert F. Newmyer
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Fayard Nicholas
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Jack Nicholson
Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Dan O'Herlihy
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Diana Ossana
Herself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay & Nominee: Best Picture
Nick Park
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Feature
Dolly Parton
Herself - Nominee: Best Original Song and Performer: Travelin' Thru
George S. Patton
Himself (archive footage)
Hammond Peek
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Chris Penn
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Itzhak Perlman
Himself - Performer: musical selections from the movies nominated for Best Original Score
Brock Peters
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Marisa Petroro
Trophy Presenter
Joaquin Phoenix
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Rodrigo Prieto
Himself - Nominee: Best Cinematography
Richard Pryor
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Susan Raab Simonson
Herself - Guest
Joe Ranft
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Gretchen Rau
Herself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Keanu Reeves
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction
Christian Rivers
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Mickey Rooney
Himself - Audience Member
Jane Russell
Herself - Audience Member
Gustavo Santaolalla
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
Vincent Schiavelli
Memorial sequence
Robert J. Schiffer
Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Cathy Schulman
Herself - Winner: Best Picture
Michael Semanick
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Moira Shearer
Memorial sequence
Dean Silvers
Himself
Forrest Silvers
Himself
Simone Simon
Memorial sequence
Eric Simonson
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short Film
Will Smith
Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Steven Spielberg
Himself - Nominee: Best Picture & Best Director
Kevin Alexander Stea
Dancer - It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp
Peggy Stern
Herself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Ben Stiller
Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
David Strathairn
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Meryl Streep
Herself - Co-presenter: Honorary Award to Robert Altman
Hilary Swank
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Taylor
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Charlize Theron
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
Three 6 Mafia
Themselves - Performers ("It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp")
Uma Thurman
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Lily Tomlin
Herself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Robert Altman
John Travolta
Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Casey Tutton
Steve Martin's Daughter in Jon Stewart's Opening Film
Ryan Tutton
Steve Martin's Son in Jon Stewart's Opening Film
Ethan Van der Ryn
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Brian Van't Hul
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Nacho Vigalondo
Himself - Audience Member
Naomi Watts
Herself - Presenter: Introduced the performance of Travelin' Thru
Rachel Weisz
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Onna White
Herself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
John Williams
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score
Michelle Williams
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Luke Wilson
Himself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film
Owen Wilson
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film
Rita Wilson
Herself - Audience Member
Hughes Winborne
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Shelley Winters
Herself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Robert Wise
Himself, in memorial sequence (archive footage)
Reese Witherspoon
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Animated Feature
Edward D. Wood Jr.
Himself (archive footage) (as Ed Wood)
Teresa Wright
Memorial sequence
Kathleen York
Herself - Nominee: Best Original Song & Performer: In the Deep (as Kathleen 'Bird' York)
Hawk Younkins
Himself
Danielle Yu
Trophy Presenter
Ziyi Zhang
Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
Javier Bardem
Ramón Sampedro
Halle Berry
Herself, in opening segment (uncredited)
Stephen Colbert
Narrator of Attack Ads (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Crystal
Himself, in opening segment [pre-recorded] (uncredited)
Mel Gibson
Himself, in opening segment [pre-recorded] (uncredited)
Whoopi Goldberg
Herself, in opening segment (uncredited)
Russ Leatherman
Mr. Moviefone
David Letterman
Himself, in opening segment [pre-recorded] (uncredited)
Steve Martin
Himself, in opening segment (uncredited)
Tim Byron Owen
Saxaphonist (uncredited)
Chris Rock
Himself, in opening segment [pre-recorded] (uncredited)
Marcus D. Spencer
Himself (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Jennifer Garner, who presented the award for Best Sound Editing, had to have her ears pierced especially for the $250,000 diamond earrings she wore to the ceremony.
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First time since 1957 that each of the top 6 awards - Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress - went to 6 different movies. These were respectively Crash (2004), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Walk the Line (2005), Syriana (2005) and The Constant Gardener (2005).
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Each of the 5 Best Picture nominees shared a common theme of social issues: Crash (2004) (racism); Brokeback Mountain (2005) (homophobia); Capote (2005) (prisoners' rights); Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) (political persecution); and Munich (2005) (nationalism, embodied by Israeli-Palestinian conflict).
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Quotes
Jon Stewart: There are women here who could afford barely enough gown to cover their breasts.
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George Clooney: [accepting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor] Wow... so I'm not winning director...
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Jon Stewart: You know what... I think it just got a little easier out here for a pimp.
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