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Annual Academy Awards


Format: DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: February 25, 2006

Total Time: 3 h

Venue: Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland

Host: Ellen DeGeneres

John Williams
not nominated

Best Picture: The Departed

Ellen DeGeneres

Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman

Abigail Breslin and Jayden Smith

Bill Conti

A Sound Effects Choir

Rachel Weisz

Ellen DeGeneres and Martin Scorsese

Randy Newman composed "Our Town" from Cars. Vocals by...

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...James Taylor.

Melissa Etheridge

Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg

Al Gore and Leonardo Di Caprio

Helen Mirren and Tom Hanks

Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt

Tom Cruise presents the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Sherry Lansing.

Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood and Ellen DeGeneres

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Sid Ganis, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas

Clint Eastwood presents Ennio Morricone with an Honorary Award.

Three nominated songs from Dreamgirls.

Jodie Foster

Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
present the Best Director Award...

...to Martin Scorsese.

Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton present the Best Picture Award.

Babel -- Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik and Steve Golin, Producers
* The Departed -- Graham King, Producer
Letters from Iwo Jima -- Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Robert Lorenz, Producers
Little Miss Sunshine -- David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub, Producers
The Queen -- Andy Harries, Christine Langan and Tracey Seaward, Producers

Babel -- Alejandro González Iñárritu
* The Departed -- Martin Scorsese
Letters from Iwo Jima -- Clint Eastwood
The Queen -- Stephen Frears
United 93 -- Paul Greengrass

Penélope Cruz -- Volver {"Raimunda"}
Judi Dench -- Notes on a Scandal {"Barbara Covett"}
* Helen Mirren -- The Queen {"The Queen"}
Meryl Streep -- The Devil Wears Prada {"Miranda Priestly"}
Kate Winslet -- Little Children {"Sarah Pierce"}

Adriana Barraza -- Babel {"Amelia"}
Cate Blanchett -- Notes on a Scandal {"Sheba Hart"}
Abigail Breslin -- Little Miss Sunshine {"Olive"}
* Jennifer Hudson -- Dreamgirls {"Effie White"}
Rinko Kikuchi -- Babel {"Chieko"}

Leonardo DiCaprio -- Blood Diamond {"Danny Archer"}
Ryan Gosling -- Half Nelson {"Dan Dunne"}
Peter O'Toole -- Venus {"Maurice"}
Will Smith -- The Pursuit of Happyness {"Chris Gardner"}
* Forest Whitaker -- The Last King of Scotland {"Idi Amin"}

* Alan Arkin -- Little Miss Sunshine {"Grandpa"}
Jackie Earle Haley -- Little Children {"Ronnie J. McGorvey"}
Djimon Hounsou -- Blood Diamond {"Solomon Vandy"}
Eddie Murphy -- Dreamgirls {"James 'Thunder' Early"}
Mark Wahlberg -- The Departed {"Dignam"}

Cars -- John Lasseter
* Happy Feet -- George Miller
Monster House -- Gil Kenan

Dreamgirls -- Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
The Good Shepherd -- Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall; Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau and Leslie E. Rollins
* Pan's Labyrinth -- Art Direction: Eugenio Caballero; Set Decoration: Pilar Revuelta
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest -- Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs; Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik
The Prestige -- Art Direction: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

The Black Dahlia -- Vilmos Zsigmond
Children of Men -- Emmanuel Lubezki
The Illusionist -- Dick Pope
* Pan's Labyrinth -- Guillermo Navarro
The Prestige -- Wally Pfister

Curse of the Golden Flower -- Yee Chung Man
The Devil Wears Prada -- Patricia Field
Dreamgirls -- Sharen Davis
* Marie Antoinette -- Milena Canonero
The Queen -- Consolata Boyle

Deliver Us from Evil -- Amy Berg and Frank Donner
* An Inconvenient Truth -- Davis Guggenheim
Iraq in Fragments -- James Longley and John Sinno
Jesus Camp -- Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
My Country, My Country -- Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
* The Blood of Yingzhou District -- Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
Recycled Life -- Leslie Iwerks and Mike Glad
Rehearsing a Dream -- Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Two Hands -- Nathaniel Kahn and Susan Rose Behr

Babel -- Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise
Blood Diamond -- Steven Rosenblum
Children of Men -- Alex Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón
* The Departed -- Thelma Schoonmaker
United 93 -- Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse and Richard Pearson

After the Wedding -- Denmark
Days of Glory (Indigènes) -- Algeria
* The Lives of Others -- Germany
Pan's Labyrinth -- Mexico
Water -- Canada

Apocalypto -- Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
Click -- Kazuhiro Tsuji and Bill Corso
* Pan's Labyrinth -- David Martí and Montse Ribé

MUSIC (Original Score)
* Babel -- Gustavo Santaolalla
The Good German -- Thomas Newman
Notes on a Scandal -- Philip Glass
Pan's Labyrinth -- Javier Navarrete
The Queen -- Alexandre Desplat

MUSIC (Original Song)
* "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth -- Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge
"Listen" from Dreamgirls -- Music by Henry Krieger and Scott Cutler; Lyric by Anne Preven
"Love You I Do" from Dreamgirls -- Music by Henry Krieger; Lyric by Siedah Garrett
"Our Town" from Cars -- Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
"Patience" from Dreamgirls -- Music by Henry Krieger; Lyric by Willie Reale

SHORT FILM (Animated)
* The Danish Poet -- Torill Kove
Lifted -- Gary Rydstrom
The Little Matchgirl -- Roger Allers and Don Hahn
Maestro -- Géza M. Tóth
No Time for Nuts -- Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier

SHORT FILM (Live Action)
Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea) -- Javier Fesser and Luis Manso
Éramos Pocos (One Too Many) -- Borja Cobeaga
Helmer & Son -- Søren Pilmark and Kim Magnusson
The Saviour -- Peter Templeman and Stuart Parkyn
* West Bank Story -- Ari Sandel

Apocalypto -- Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
Blood Diamond -- Lon Bender
Flags of Our Fathers -- Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
* Letters from Iwo Jima -- Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest -- Christopher Boyes and George Watters II

Apocalypto -- Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Cámara
Blood Diamond -- Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ivan Sharrock
* Dreamgirls -- Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton
Flags of Our Fathers -- John Reitz, Dave Campbell, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest -- Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes and Lee Orloff

* Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest -- John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall
Poseidon -- Boyd Shermis, Kim Libreri, Chas Jarrett and John Frazier
Superman Returns -- Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum

WRITING (Adapted Screenplay)
Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan -- Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips
Children of Men -- Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby
* The Departed -- Screenplay by William Monahan
Little Children -- Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
Notes on a Scandal -- Screenplay by Patrick Marber

WRITING (Original Screenplay)
Babel -- Written by Guillermo Arriaga
Letters from Iwo Jima -- Screenplay by Iris Yamashita; Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis
* Little Miss Sunshine -- Written by Michael Arndt
Pan's Labyrinth -- Written by Guillermo del Toro
The Queen -- Written by Peter Morgan

* Sherry Lansing

* To Ennio Morricone in recognition of his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.

* Ray Feeney

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)
* To PHILLIP J. FEINER, JIM HOUSTON, DENIS LECONTE and CHRIS BUSHMAN of Pacific Title and Art Studio for the design and development of the Rosetta process for creating digital YCM archival masters for digital film restoration. With elements that may be recombined either digitally or optically, the Rosetta Separations process offers a uniquely great versatility in achieving high-quality results for digital YCM archiving. [Laboratory]
* To STEVE SULLIVAN, COLIN DAVIDSON, MAX CHEN and FRANCESCO CALLARI for the design and development of the ILM Image-based Modeling System. This highly integrated system facilitates interactive construction and editing of 3D models from digital photographs and addresses the three-dimensional scanning needs of motion pictures in unique and innovative ways. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To DR. BILL COLLIS, SIMON ROBINSON, BEN KENT and DR. ANIL KOKARAM for the design and development of the Furnace integrated suite of software tools that robustly utilizes temporal coherence for enhancing visual effects in motion picture sequences. The Furnace toolset’s modularity, flexibility and robustness has set a high standard of quality for optical flow-based image manipulation. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To HOWARD PRESTON and MIRKO KOVACEVIC for the design and engineering of the Preston Cinema Systems FI+Z wireless remote system. Pioneering unprecedented reliability and flexibility in wireless lens and camera operation, the FI+Z has continued to be a leader in innovation since its introduction in 1994. [Photography]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award)
* To JOSHUA PINES and CHRIS KUTCKA of Technicolor Digital Intermediates for the design and development of the TDI process for creating archival separations from digital image data. The TDI process is based on the production of digital separation negatives creating archival elements that can be scanned and digitally recombined in the future. [Laboratory]
* To WILLIAM FEIGHTNER and CHRIS EDWARDS of E-Film for the design and development of the E-Film process for creating archival separations from digital image data. The E-Film process is based on the production of digital separation negatives creating archival elements that can be scanned and digitally recombined in the future. [Laboratory]
* To ALBERT RIDILLA, PAPKEN SHAHBAZIAN, RONALD BELKNAP and JAY McGARRIGLE for the design and development of the Hollywood Film Company Brumagic MPST Densitometer. The Brumagic MPST was designed specifically to measure density in the motion picture soundtrack and has become the densitometer of choice for reading soundtrack negative and positive densities worldwide. [Sound]
* To KLEMENS KEHRER, JOSEF HANDLER, THOMAS SMIDEK and MARC SHIPMAN MUELLER for the design and development of the Arriflex 235 Camera System. Designed for handheld photography, the features of this small, lightweight MOS camera also allow it to be used as a secondary production camera. [Camera]
* To FLORIAN KAINZ for the design and engineering of OpenEXR, a software package implementing 16-bit, floating point, high dynamic range image files. Widely adopted, OpenEXR is engineered to meet the requirements of the visual effects industry by providing for lossless and lossy compression of tiered and tiled images. [Digital Imaging Technology]
* To WALTER TRAUNINGER and ERNST TSCHIDA for the design and engineering of the Arri WRC wireless remote lens control system. This highly modular system permits accurate and reliable wireless control with multiple hand controls of all lens functions. [Photography]
* To CHRISTIAN TSCHIDA and MARTIN WAITZ of cmotion for the design and engineering of the cmotion Wireless Remote System. The graphical user interface of the cmotion System eases the difficult task of following focus, and the unique lens tag system recalls the calibration for each lens. [Photography]
* To PETER LITWINOWICZ and PIERRE JASMIN for the design and development of the RE:Vision Effects family of software tools for optical flow-based image manipulation. A unique user interface and relatively low cost have made these tools ubiquitous in the visual effects community. [Digital Imaging Technology]

* To IOAN ALLEN, J. WAYNE ANDERSON, MARY ANN ANDERSON, TED COSTAS, PAUL R. GOLDBERG, SHAWN JONES, THOMAS KUHN, DR. ALAN MASSON, COLIN MOSSMAN, MARTIN RICHARDS, FRANK RICOTTA and RICHARD C. SEHLIN for their contributions to the environmentally responsible industry conversion from silver-based to cyan dye analog soundtracks.

* To Richard Edlund for his outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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