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The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006)

Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005).
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jon Stewart ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Adams ... Herself - Nominee
Moustapha Akkad ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jessica Alba ... Herself - Presenter
Eddie Albert ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Altman ... Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Jennifer Aniston ... Herself - Presenter
Colleen Atwood ... Herself - Winner
Lauren Bacall ... Herself - Presenter
Eric Bana ... Himself - Presenter
Anne Bancroft ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Paul Beauregard ... Himself - Winner
Dion Beebe ... Himself - Winner
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
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Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005).

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English

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5 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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The 78th Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Veteran actress Geraldine Fitzgerald was omitted from the "In Memoriam" segment during the awards show. See more »

Quotes

Jon Stewart: I tell you the movies that do very well - the remakes. 'King Kong' - made that a couple of times, this time a smash hit. 'War of the Worlds' - remake, tremendous. 'Walk the Line'... It's 'Ray' with white people.
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Features Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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Jon Stewart is the best host ever!
13 January 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

It's not often that I give the Academy Awards 10/10; after all, what is it except self-congratulation? But Jon Stewart was the perfect host. He was exactly right in his question to Steven Spielberg when referring to "Schindler's List" and "Munich": what will happen to us Jews next?

The only problem this year was the final award: "Brokeback Mountain" was something new, while "Crash" was a little too safe. But other than that, I liked "The 78th Annual Academy Awards". Back in the days when only big, overblown, pompous musicals could receive nominations for Best Original Song, who would have guessed that there would be a winner called "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"? But, as Jon Stewart noted, it just got a lot easier for a pimp!

Anyway, I agreed with most of the winners, even if there were some predictable ones (but don't get me wrong: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Reese Witherspoon both did very well in their performances). And I laud George Clooney for encouraging Hollywood to make more movies about what's going on in the world, such as "Syriana". Knowing what a great host Jon Stewart was, I would like to see Stephen Colbert host the Oscars one year; in his persona, he could rant against Hollywood for hating America (let's face it: how many movies has Hollywood made saying anything good about the US of A?).

All in all, a great ceremony, especially with Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin overlapping their dialogue to award Robert Altman (RIP) his Honorary Oscar.


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