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The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007)

TV-14 | | News | TV Special 25 February 2007
Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), The Departed (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and The Queen (2006).
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ellen DeGeneres ... Herself - Hostess
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Affleck ... Himself - Presenter
Konstantine Anthony Konstantine Anthony ... Eastern European #1
Alan Arkin ... Himself - Winner
Michael Arndt ... Himself - Winner
Bub Asman Bub Asman ... Himself - Winner
Adriana Barraza ... Herself - Nominee
Brandon Barton Brandon Barton ... Dreamgirls Dancer
Bob Beemer ... Himself - Winner
Jessica Biel ... Herself - Presenter
Jack Black ... Himself - Presenter
Cate Blanchett ... Herself - Nominee & Presenter
Emily Blunt ... Herself - Presenter
Eric Bradley ... Sound Effects Choir
Abigail Breslin ... Herself - Nominee & Presenter
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Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), The Departed (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and The Queen (2006).

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25 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Eddie Murphy was so distressed over losing Best Actor in a Supporting Role to Alan Arkin that he left after the award was announced and did not return to the ceremony. As a result he did not see his Dreamgirls (2006) co-star, Jennifer Hudson win Best Actress in a Supporting Role. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Jack Black refers to Peter O'Toole as "English." While O'Toole speaks with an English accent, he is actually Irish. See more »

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Davis Guggenheim - Winner: Best Documentary Feature: Wow. I made this movie for my children, and my father taught me to make great movies. My beautiful wife. All of us who made this film, Laurie, Lawrence, Scott and Lesley, we did so because we were moved to act by this man. Jeff Skoll funded it, John Lesher released it so beautifully, but all of us were inspired by his fight for thirty years to tell this truth to all of us. Thank you, Al. We are so inspired. We share this with you.
Al Gore - Co-Presenter: 'Go Green' Campaign: Thank you. I want to thank Tipper and my family, thank the ...
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Features Rashomon (1950) See more »

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Volver
Music by Carlos Gardel
Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera
Performed by Estrella Morente
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Martin you the man, and hail to the queen and king! And rightfully the best film of 2006 wins best picture!!
26 February 2007 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"The 79th Annual Academy Awards" hosted by wacky and funny Ellen turned out to be a delight, and a ball of fun with the show running nearly four hours long. The skits and speeches from Ellen and the presenters was full of wit and laughter, and many of the speeches from the winners were touching and warming especially Forrest Whitaker's. And the awards went pretty much as expected with the only real surprise was Alan Arkin upsetting Eddie Murphy for best supporting actor. Helen Mirren's award for best actress was no surprise as everyone said she was a lock for her role in "The Queen", and Forrest Whitaker had been expected to win for "The Last King of Scotland", so it's a hail to the king and queen night victory. Really the most pleasing moment of all was Martin Scorsese's win for best director after five previous nominations, finally Martin you won! And to add icing on the cake Scorsese's "The Departed" wins best picture! Clearly "The Departed" was the best film of 2006 and certainly deserved the award for best picture. "The Departed" had a plot and twist of complex characters that any other film simply couldn't match. Overall a pretty good Oscars show, that finally paid tribute to a long over due directing legend like Martin Scorsese, it was finally Martin's time! Also a last note it was just fine to see legends Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton present the best picture award, and a shaved bald headed Jack now that's wild and freaky!


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