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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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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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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). See more »

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Jon Stewart: [on Charlize Theron in 'North Country'] If you haven't seen the film, she plays a woman who is constantly judged on her looks and paid less than her male co-workers. Must be wonderful to be done with that and back here in Hollywood.
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In the Deep
Written by Kathleen York (as Bird York) & Michael Becker
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The Academy is Back!
8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All I have to say after watching the 78th Academy Awards is: Good for you Oscar! After all of the overwhelming media attention received by certain movies, let's say Brokeback Mountain for example, the Academy proved itself better and didn't follow what everyone said was inevitable. After many years of having to admit some disappointment with the Oscar's I had decided that if it turned out the way everyone said it would I would have to give up on Hollywood. This was their final chance, and all signs pointed to them giving in to the pressure and handing out all the awards to Brokeback and TransAmerica.

But they were better!!! They went against what all the critics and all the press said and Brokeback was denied almost every award it was nominated for. Apart from giving just a great show, the Academy has proved that maybe, just maybe they have some goodness left in them. Was it the correct choice? It doesn't really matter, cuz it was the right thing to do. And that's something Hollywood has rarely been brave enough to attempt.

So way to go Academy! You've restored my faith in you at least a little longer, and you've shown that there may yet be some hope for Hollywood- maybe not much, but there is some still left.

Jay Addison


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