The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006)

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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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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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First time since 1962 that the four acting winners (Best Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon), Best Supporting Actor (George Clooney), and Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz)) were all first-time nominees. See more »

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George Clooney: We are a little bit of out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while, I think it's probably a good thing. We're the ones who talked about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular, and we bring up subjects... This academy, this group of people gave Hattie McDaniel a Oscar in 1939, when blacks were still sitting in the backs of the theatres. I'm proud to be a part of this academy, proud to be a part of this community and proud to be ...
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Jon Stewart is the best host ever!
13 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See 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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