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Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004/I), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005). | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jon Stewart ... Himself - Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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 (voice)

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
Carlos Chavez ... Himself (as Carlos D Chavez)

Cindera Che ... Dancer

George Clooney ... Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role / Nominee: Best Director and Best Original Screenplay / Presenter: In Memoriam
Cedric Coleman ... Himself - Winner: Best Original Song

Russell Crowe ... Himself - Presenter: Biographical Film Montage

Joan Cusack ... Abby Mallard - Co-presenter: Best Animated Short Film (voice)

Yves Darondeau ... Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Sandra Dee ... Memorial sequence (archive footage)

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 (archive footage)

Jamie Foxx ... Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Anthony Franciosa ... Memorial sequence (archive footage)

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 -\sBest 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

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 / Mr. Tumnus, the Faun (archive footage)

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)

Queen Latifah ... Herself - Presenter: Best Original Song
Susan Raab Simonson ... Herself - Guest

Joe Ranft ... Himself - Memorial sequence (archive footage)
Gretchen Rau ... Herself - Winner: Best Art Direction
Kathryn Reed ... Herself - Audience Member

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 (archive footage)
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 (archive footage)

Dean Silvers ... Himself
Forrest Silvers ... Himself

Simone Simon ... Memorial sequence (archive footage)
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: Song '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 (archive footage)

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 (archive footage) (uncredited)

Halle Berry ... Herself - Opening Segment (uncredited)

Stephen Colbert ... Narrator of Attack Ads (voice) (uncredited)

Billy Crystal ... Himself, in opening segment [pre-recorded] (uncredited)

Mel Gibson ... Himself - Opening Segment [pre-recorded] (uncredited)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself, in opening segment (uncredited)
Russ Leatherman ... Mr. Moviefone (uncredited)

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)

Directed by
Louis J. Horvitz 
Roger Goodman (countdown show)
Troy Miller (opening film)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rich Blomquist 
Josh Bycel 
Tim Carvell 
Jonathan Fener 
Brendan Hay 
Scott Jacobson 
David Javerbaum 
Ben Karlin 
Jon Macks 
Jason Reich 
Rodney Rothman  special material: Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart 
Dan Vebber 

Produced by
Rory Albanese .... contributing producer: montage (segment "Gay Cowboy")
Tracey Baird .... executive producer (segments "Opening Film", "Attack Ads")
Tally Barr .... producer
Gilbert Cates .... producer
Elliott Kalan .... contributing producer (montage "Gay Cowboy")
Seth Kleinberg .... technical producer: show graphics
Troy Miller .... executive producer: opening film
Quinn Monahan .... segment producer
Michael B. Seligman .... associate producer
Michael J. Shapiro .... segment producer
Robert Shapiro .... co-producer (as Robert Z. Shapiro)
Allan Wells .... screens producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Patrick Alexander Stewart (segment "Opening Film")
Film Editing by
Kabir Akhtar 
June Beallor 
Jon Bloom 
Maura Corey 
Alexandra Komisaruk 
Paul Marengo 
Dirk Meenen 
Troy Miller 
Karen Erickson Moore  (as Karen Erickson)
Nathaniel Park 
Michael J. Shapiro 
Skylar Smith 
Douglass M. Stewart Jr. 
Chuck Workman 
Production Design by
Roy Christopher 
Art Direction by
Greg Richman 
Costume Design by
Alexander AD (Jewelry Design: Kathleen Bird York)
Makeup Department
Lori Benson .... makeup artist
Gloria Pasqua Casny .... hair stylist
Robert Ramos .... hair stylist: Jessica Alba
Susan Seligman .... personal makeup artist
Emilio Uribe .... key hair stylist
Production Management
John Brooks Caldwell .... production manager
Deanna Evans .... manager: production operations
Gary L. Margolis .... assistant post-production supervisor
Rob Paine .... production manager
Jen Smilk .... production manager
Victoria Zika .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Kettle .... associate director
Richard A. Preuss .... associate director
Deborah Read .... associate director
Art Department
Dan Butts .... production designer: opening film/attack ads
Joe Celli .... assistant art director
Simon Clowes .... designer
Matt Corrigan .... specialty set piece construction
Hugh Grew .... electronic graphics
Gloria Lamb .... art department coordinator
Jordan Noce .... art department
Kelley Wright .... assistant art director: pre-show sets
Sound Department
Patrick Baltzell .... house p.a.
Elliott Cowand .... location sound mixer: opening sequence
Robert Douglass .... additional audio mixer
Ed Greene .... sound director (as Edward J. Greene)
Jamie Santos .... post audio mixer
John A. Willingham .... sound engineer
Visual Effects by
Mike Oakley .... digital rotoscope artist (as Michael Anthony Oakley Walls)
Brian Obee .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Claire Abreu .... camera utility
Theodore Ashton .... camera operator (as Ted Ashton)
Rob Balton .... camera operator (as Robert Balton)
Robert T. Barnhart .... lighting director (as Robert Barnhart)
John Burdick .... camera operator
Brett Crutcher .... camera operator
Darren Decker .... still photographer
Robert A. Dickinson .... lighting designer
Dave Eastwood .... camera operator (as David Eastwood)
Aaron Fitzgerald .... camera operator
Dean Hall .... camera operator
Greg Harbaugh .... still photographer
Richard Harbaugh .... still photographer
Marc Hunter .... camera operator
Charlie Huntley .... camera operator
David Levisohn .... camera operator (as Dave Levisohn)
Michael L. Lewin .... rigging grip
Jay Millard .... camera operator
Lyn Noland .... camera operator
Andy O'Reilly .... lighting director
Rob Palmer .... camera operator
Bill Philbin .... camera operator
David Plakos .... camera operator
Hector Ramirez .... camera operator
Brian Reason .... camera operator
Chuck Reilly .... video controller
Mark Sanford .... video controller
Deena Sheldon .... camera operator (segment "CountDown Show")
Todd Wawrychuk .... still photographer
Mark Whitman .... camera operator
Kris Wilson .... camera operator
Keith Winikoff .... video controller
Easter Xua .... camera operator
Martijn Veltman .... gaffer: opening film (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aaron Millsap .... costumer
Editorial Department
Brady Betzel .... post-production assistant
John M. Cox .... assistant editor
Philip D'Amour .... post-production coordinator
Ben Folts .... assistant editor
Doug Hannah .... assistant editor
Kevin O'Dea .... assistant editor
Michael Pistello .... assistant editor
Michael Polito .... editor: video tape (as Mike Polito)
Jeff Roe .... editor: video tape
Music Department
Bill Conti .... musical director
Ashley Irwin .... music arranger
Fletcher Sheridan .... musician
Thomas Vicari .... orchestra mixer
Other crew
Richard Alindogan .... production coordinator
Drew Baldwin .... production assistant
Matt Beckner .... talent assistant
Greg Bellavia .... production assistant
Rich Bokides .... production assistant
Michael Bouson .... assistant credentials coordinator
Deborah Cahn .... credentials manager
Joshua Carmer .... production assistant
Michael Redford Carney .... talent manager (as Michael Carney)
Mary Chau .... script assistant
Cindera Che .... dancer
Kimble Christian .... red carpet
Jennie Cote .... production secretary
Vicki Crawford .... film coordinator
Alanna De Carlo .... production assistant
Tina Cannizzaro DeBone .... script coordinator
Betsy Dennis .... assistant: Michael Seligman
A.J. Diantonio .... production manager: opening film
Thomas F. Evans .... communications coordinator
Daniel Ezralow .... choreographer
John B. Field .... technical director
Christopher Gaida .... talent escort
Khristine Gomez .... talent coordinator
Anthony Gonzales .... technical manager
Renato Grgic .... title designer
Zac Henry .... fiber optics technician
Danette Herman .... executive in charge of talent
Ryan Kevin Ho .... production associate
Kathryn Hoffman .... insurance broker (as Katherine Hoffman)
Athena Zoe Hogue .... talent page
Nathan Holzman .... production assistant
Patty Jovel .... talent assistant
Michael Kettering .... production assistant
Seth Kleinberg .... technical producer: show graphics
Crystal La Pietra .... production assistant
Kristen Laidley .... production assistant
Magi Loucks .... rehearsal actor
Marjorie Mann .... production coordinator
Eddie Matazzoni .... intern to producer
Kevin Wade McDonald .... telecommunications
Joanie Michele .... production assistant
Troy James Miller .... production manager: show graphics
Adam Mishler .... production assistant
Christina Montaño .... production assistant
Jenny Morgan .... production assistant
Vanessa J. Noon .... coordinator: engineering department
Alen Petkovic .... title designer
Kristijan Petrovic .... title designer
Kevin Q. Pong .... production assistant
William F. Reed .... production assistant
Kenneth Shapiro .... technical director
Brandon Shemper .... stage production assistant
Raffi Simonian .... creative director
Phillip Sino-Cruz .... production associate
Joni Smith .... production assistant
Shannon P. Smith .... script coordinator
Jenny Stanley .... script supervisor
Ryan Strobis .... production assistant
Kristen Patterson Terry .... audience executive
Jon Teschner .... title designer
Amir Thomas .... production assistant
Toni Thompson .... show publicist
Christina Tong .... production coordinator
Shannon Noel Webb .... executive assistant to Gil Cates
Allan Wells .... technical director
Courtney Wieden .... communications coordinator
Courtney Wieden .... production assistant

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Additional Details

214 min (including commercials)

Did You Know?

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.See more »
Jon Stewart:[introducing Luke and Owen Wilson] Our next presenters are two very talented brothers, which I realize is also an excellent way to describe the Baldwin family.See more »
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Jon Stewart was a semi-relief., 9 May 2006
Author: (eddy-28) from Lake Isabella, CA

Jon Stewart, I suppose gave a good well done performance this year as MC of the 78th Academy Awards show. He's been known to be a lot funnier, but was a joy instead of seeing the usual regular hosts that normally include Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg. His funny remarks to the 'gay' films this year were funny though.

This year, the top prize of Best Picture was awarded to the independent feature 'Crash' starring Matt Dillion who also was nominated for Best Actor, but instead lost the award to the rather underrated character actor Phillip Seymore Hoffman for his role as the title character in 'Capote'. By far, I had actually expected that Joaquin Phoenix would win Best Actor for his performance as another title character this last year as legendary singer Johnny Cash in 'Walk the Line'. Nonetheless, his leading lady Reese Witherspoon gave a wonderful performance as June Cash in the film, which resulted her in a very much deserved Best Actress honor. For the supporting roles, Rachel Weiz got Supporting Actress, and George Clooney got Supporting Actor. Other films that got Academy Award notice included the gay romance film of two cowboys, "Brokeback Mountain" starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall, both were nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively; Steven Spielberg's 'Munich' got Best Picture nod and one film that was particularly overlooked was the summer's blockbuster remake of 'King Kong' which got more of less of Special Visual Effects recongization.

The winner of Best Song was very very shocking, 'Hard Out there for a Pimp' was awarded to Three Hit Mafia and in turn it was quite an uproar as well.

The other annual events that are shown at Oscar included the honorary segment, this year awarded to director Robert Altman; legendary actress Lauren Bacall presented a tribute to film-noir movies from the 40's and 50's; as a tribute to the much controversial gay films done this year, the Academy showed clips of western films with funny gay themes just for laughs anyway, and then there was usual touching In Memoriam tribute paying respects to film industry members that passed away in the previous year which included: Teresa Wright, Pat Morita, director Robert Newmyer, Dan O'Herhily, Vincent Schivelli, director Robert Wise, Chris Penn, John Mills, Sandra Dee, Anthony Franciosa, Barbara Bel Geddes, producers Debra Hill, Ismail Merchant, Moustapha Akkad, Eddie Albert, Shelley Winters, Anne Bancroft and Richard Pryor, just to name a few.

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