79th Academy Awards

The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2006 and took place February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Laura Ziskin and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actress Ellen DeGeneres hosted for the first time.[9] Two weeks earlier in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California held on February 10, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Maggie Gyllenhaal.[10]

The Departed won four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese.[11][12] Other winners included Pan's Labyrinth with three, An Inconvenient Truth, Dreamgirls and Little Miss Sunshine with two, and Babel, The Blood of Yingzhou District, The Danish Poet, Happy Feet, The Last King of Scotland, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Lives of Others, Marie Antoinette, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Queen and West Bank Story with one. The telecast garnered nearly 40 million viewers in the United States.

79th Academy Awards
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Official poster
DateFebruary 25, 2007
SiteKodak Theatre
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted byEllen DeGeneres[1]
Preshow hostsChris Connelly
Lisa Ling[2]
André Leon Talley[3]
Allyson Waterman[4]
Produced byLaura Ziskin[5]
Directed byLouis J. Horvitz[6]
Highlights
Best PictureThe Departed
Most awardsThe Departed (4)
Most nominationsDreamgirls (8)
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
Duration3 hours, 51 minutes[7]
Ratings39.92 million
23.59% (Nielsen ratings)[8]

Winners and nominees

The nominees for the 79th Academy Awards were announced on January 23, 2007, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Sid Ganis, president of the Academy, and the actress Salma Hayek.[13] Dreamgirls received the most nominations with eight, and Babel came in second with seven.[14] This marked the first and only occurrence that the film with the most nominations was not a Best Picture nominee.[15] This year was the third (and, to date, last) year in which two films not nominated for Best Picture received more nominations than the winner—Dreamgirls and Pan's Labyrinth, with eight and six, respectively. This had previously occurred at the 5th and 25th Academy Awards.

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 25, 2007.[16] With his latest unsuccessful nomination for Best Actor, Peter O'Toole became the most nominated performer without a competitive win.[17] Another oddity in the Best Actor category is that four of the five nominees were only nominated in that category and nothing else (the exception being Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond). This results in the only year since the 1st Academy Awards where none of the Best Actor Nominees were nominated for Best Picture and the first time since the 6th Academy Awards where none of the nominees were nominated for Best Screenplay. Best Supporting Actress winner Jennifer Hudson was the fifteenth Oscar acting winner to win for a debut film performance.[18] "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth became the first song from a documentary film to win Best Original Song.[19]

Awards

Martin Scorsese (8250485096)
Martin Scorsese, Best Director winner
Forest Whitaker 2014
Forest Whitaker, Best Actor winner
Helen Mirren 2014
Helen Mirren, Best Actress winner
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Alan Arkin, Best Supporting Actor winner
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Jennifer Hudson, Best Supporting Actress winner
George Miller by Gage Skidmore
George Miller, Best Animated Feature winner
Gustavo Santaolalla (Guadalajara) cropped
Gustavo Santaolalla, Best Original Score winner
Melissa Etheridge by Deras
Melissa Etheridge, Best Original Song winner
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Guillermo Navarro, Best Cinematography winner
John Knoll (2) (cropped)
John Knoll, Best Visual Effects co-winner
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Milena Canonero, Best Costume Design winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[20]

Honorary Academy Award

  • Ennio Morricone — In recognition of his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.[21]

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Films with multiple nominations and awards

The following 19 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
8
Dreamgirls
7
Babel
6 Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen
5 Blood Diamond
The Departed
4 Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
Notes on a Scandal
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
3 Apocalypto
Children of Men
Little Children
2 An Inconvenient Truth
Cars
Flags of Our Fathers
The Devil Wears Prada
The Prestige
United 93

The following five films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
4
The Departed
3
Pan's Labyrinth
2 An Inconvenient Truth
Dreamgirls
Little Miss Sunshine

Presenters and performers

The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers.[23][24][25]

Presenters (in order of appearance)

Name(s) Role
Don LaFontaine
Gina Tuttle
Announcers for the 79th annual Academy Awards
Daniel Craig
Nicole Kidman
Presenters of the award for Best Art Direction
Maggie Gyllenhaal Presenter of the segment of the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement and the Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Jack Black
Will Ferrell
John C. Reilly
Presenters of the award for Best Makeup
Abigail Breslin
Jaden Smith
Presenters of the awards for Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film
Steve Carell
Greg Kinnear
Presenters of the award for Best Sound Editing
Jessica Biel
James McAvoy
Presenters of the award for Best Sound Mixing
Rachel Weisz Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Al Gore
Givers of a special announcement regarding the Academy's plans to help the environment
Cameron Diaz Presenter of the award for Best Animated Feature Film
Ben Affleck Presenter of the "Tribute to Screenwriters" montage by Nancy Meyers
Tom Hanks
Helen Mirren
Presenters of the award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Emily Blunt
Anne Hathaway
Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design
Tom Cruise Presenter of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Sherry Lansing
Gwyneth Paltrow Presenter of the award for Best Cinematography
Robert Downey Jr.
Naomi Watts
Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects
Catherine Deneuve
Ken Watanabe
Presenters of the "60 Years of Best Foreign Language Film Winners" montage by Giuseppe Tornatore
Cate Blanchett
Clive Owen
Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film
George Clooney Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress
Gael García Bernal
Eva Green
Presenters of the award for Best Documentary Short Subject
Jerry Seinfeld Presenter of the award for Best Documentary Feature
Clint Eastwood Presenter of the Academy Honorary Award to Ennio Morricone
Penélope Cruz
Hugh Jackman
Presenters of the award for Best Original Score
Sid Ganis (AMPAS president) Presenter of a montage highlighting the Academy's preservation and educational work
Kirsten Dunst
Tobey Maguire
Presenters of the award for Best Original Screenplay
Jennifer Lopez Introducer of the performances of Best Original Song nominees "Love You I Do", "Listen" and "Patience"
Queen Latifah
John Travolta
Presenters of the award for Best Original Song
Will Smith Introducer of a montage of films dealing with American politics by Michael Mann
Kate Winslet Presenter of the award for Best Film Editing
Jodie Foster Presenter of the In Memoriam tribute
Philip Seymour Hoffman Presenter of the award for Best Actress
Reese Witherspoon Presenter of the award for Best Actor
Francis Ford Coppola
George Lucas
Steven Spielberg
Presenters of the award for Best Director
Diane Keaton
Jack Nicholson
Presenters of the award for Best Picture

Performers (in order of appearance)

Name(s) Role Performed
William Ross Musical arranger Orchestral
Pilobolus Performers Interpretive depictions of films' titles and logos
Jack Black
Will Ferrell
John C. Reilly
Performers "Comedian at the Oscars"
Steve Sidwell
Sound Effects Choir
Performers "Elements & Motion" film sound effects performance
Randy Newman
James Taylor
Performers "Our Town" from Cars
Melissa Etheridge Performer "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth
Celine Dion Performer "I Knew I Loved You" during the Ennio Morricone tribute
Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé Knowles
Performers "Love You I Do" from Dreamgirls
Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé Knowles
Performers "Listen" from Dreamgirls
Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé Knowles
Keith Robinson
Anika Noni Rose
Performers "Patience" from Dreamgirls

Ceremony information

Ellen DeGeneres 2011
Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 79th Academy Awards

Because of the declining viewership of recent Academy Awards ceremonies, producer Gil Cates declined to helm the upcoming festivities. The Academy sought ideas to revamp the show while renewing interest with the nominated films. In September 2006, the Academy selected producer Laura Ziskin to oversee production of the telecast for a second time.[26] Nearly three months later, actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who had previously emceed three Primetime Emmy Award ceremonies between 2001 and 2005, was chosen as host of the 2007 ceremony.[1] In an article published in the Los Angeles Times, Ziskin explained the decision to hire DeGeneres saying "Certainly, I believe the presence of Ellen will help the ratings absolutely. She's popular with a very wide audience. She is not a niche performer. She touches a lot of demographics."[27]

AMPAS christened this year's telecast with a theme celebrating movie quotes.[28] In tandem with the theme, advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day designed the official ceremony poster featuring 75 quotes from several Oscar-nominated or winning films.[29] To stir interest surrounding the awards, filmmaker Spike Lee released a trailer featuring everyday people around New York City reciting famous film lines.[28] During the ceremony, a montage produced by director Nancy Meyers saluted the work of screenwriters and their contributions to film.[30][31]

During the telecast, former U.S. Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore, and Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio announced that AMPAS would incorporate several environmentally and ecologically conscious features into the ceremony.[32] Designed by Frank Webb and Matthew White, the Architectural Digest greenroom where presenters and winners mingled backstage featured several environmentally friendly features such as a rug made of recycled plastic bottles and walls painted without any volatile organic compounds.[33] Other eco-friendly features included the transportation for guests of the awards via hybrid electric vehicles, usage of recyclable paper for ballots and invitations, and serving meals at the Governor's Ball on reusable plates and biodegradable dishware.[34]

Several other people participated in the production of the ceremony. William Ross served as musical director for the ceremony.[35] J. Michael Riva designed a new set and stage design for the ceremony.[36] Voice actor Don LaFontaine was hired with Gina Tuttle as announcers for the telecast.[37] Actor Greg Vaughan and Lucky columnist Allyson Waterman co-hosted "Road to the Oscars", a weekly behind-the-scenes video blog on the Oscar ceremony website.[4] Members of the dance troupe and contortionist group Pilobolus performed interpretive shadow figures representing scenes and logos from the nominated films.[38] Actors Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and John C. Reilly performed a lighthearted musical number written by comedic director Judd Apatow and music composer Marc Shaiman satirizing comedy's lack of recognition at the Academy Awards.[39] Conducted by musician Steve Sidwell, the Sound Effects Choir performed voice effects to a montage of classic films.[40] Another vignette directed by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris featuring several Oscar nominees discussing what it means to be an Oscar nominee was shown at the beginning of the show.[41] Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore assembled a tribute highlighting previous winners of the Best Foreign Language Film.[42] Filmmaker Michael Mann produced a montage highlighting American life through the eyes of cinema.[43]

Box office performance of nominated films

At the time of the nominations announcement on January 23, the combined gross of the five Best Picture nominees was $244 million with an average of $48.7 million per film.[44] The Departed was the highest earner among the Best Picture nominees with $121.7 million in domestic box office receipts. The film was followed by Little Miss Sunshine ($59.6 million), The Queen ($35.6 million), Babel ($23.7 million) and finally Letters from Iwo Jima ($2.4 million).[44]

Of the top 50 grossing movies of the year, 29 nominations went to nine films on the list. Only The Pursuit of Happyness (12th), Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (15th), The Devil Wears Prada (16th), The Departed (17th) and Dreamgirls (28th) were nominated for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature or any of the directing, acting or screenwriting awards.[45] The other top 50 box office hits that earned nominations were Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (1st), Cars (2nd), Superman Returns (6th) and Happy Feet (8th).[45]

Critical reviews

The show received a mixed reception from media publications. Some media outlets were more critical of the show. Tim Goodman of the San Francisco Chronicle lamented, "It was long. It was flat. And it was bloated. Worst of all, it was boring." He also wrote that "it was difficult for Ellen's subtle rambling to translate because people want pop and humor and declarative sentences in their Academy Awards. Which they didn't exactly get."[46] The Denver Post television critic Joanne Ostrow bemoaned, "Pleasant and innocuous but hardly exciting, DeGeneres forgot the primary Academy Award host directive: It's not about the host. Hollywood's biggest night (and television's second-biggest annual gathering, after the Super Bowl) is a celebration of film."[47] The Washington Post columnist Tom Shales gave an average review for DeGeneres but criticized the overall slow and choppy pacing of the program noting that it was "punishingly too long."[48]

Other media outlets received the broadcast more positively. Columnist Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times lauded DeGeneres's performance writing that she was "cheeky but good-natured, far less barbed and sardonic than Jon Stewart last year or Chris Rock in 2005." She added that her style brought a "casual Friday mood to Fancy Sunday."[49] St. Louis Post-Dispatch television critic Gail Pennington praised host DeGeneres and producer Ziskin for turning "the evening into an upbeat celebration––and the most entertaining Oscars in years."[50] Television editor Dave Kronke of the Los Angeles Daily News gave high marks for DeGeneres commenting, "Her material was amusing but scarcely a laugh riot, yet it was amiable and delineated that the evening was a celebration of all the nominees, not just the winners."[51]

Ratings and reception

The American telecast on ABC drew in an average of 39.92 million people over its length, which was a 2.5% increase from the previous year's ceremony.[52][53] An estimated 76.72 million total viewers watched all or part of the awards.[8] The show also drew higher Nielsen ratings compared to the previous ceremony with 23.59% of households watching over a 38.86 share.[54] In addition, the program scored a higher 18-49 demo rating with a 14.18 rating over a 33.71 share among viewers in that demographic.[55]

In July 2007, the ceremony presentation received nine nominations at the 59th Primetime Emmys.[56] Two months later, the ceremony won two of those nominations for Outstanding Art Direction (J. Michael Riva, Geoffrey Richman, and Tamlyn Wright) and Outstanding Music Direction (William Ross).[57][58]

In Memoriam

The annual In Memoriam tribute, presented by actress Jodie Foster, honored the following people:[24]

Before the montage was shown, Foster briefly eulogized casting director and Oscar winner Randy Stone who died nearly two weeks before the ceremony.[59]

See also

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Grbavica is a 2006 film by Jasmila Žbanić about the life of a single mother in contemporary Sarajevo in the aftermath of systematic rapes of Bosniak women by Serbian soldiers during the Bosnian War. It was released in the United Kingdom as Esma's Secret: Grbavica, and in USA as Grbavica: Land of My Dreams.

The film shows, through the eyes of the main character Esma, her teenage daughter Sara, and others, how everyday life is still being shaped by the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. The film was an international co-production between companies from Bosnia, Austria, Croatia and Germany; it received funding from the German television companies ZDF and Arte. Grbavica received an enthusiastic response from critics, earning a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It won the Golden Bear at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival and it was Bosnia & Herzegovina's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.

In Bed

En la cama (English: In Bed) is a 2005 Chilean film directed by Matías Bize and starring Blanca Lewin and Gonzalo Valenzuela.

It was Chile's submission to the 79th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee. Nevertheless, the film garnered ten awards at various film festivals.

Jon Thum

Jon Thum is a visual effects artist. He contributed work on The Matrix and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. As a supervisor at Prime Focus World in 2012, he led a 70-person team of artists to produce 650 visual effects shots for Dredd 3D.

Kanal 9

Kanal 9 (Channel 9) is a Swedish free-to-air television channel owned by Discovery Communications. It targets the 25-59 age group, which is a slightly older age group than the sister channel Kanal 5. The channel launched on 25 February 2007. Its opening night featured the 79th Academy Awards. The programming consists of drama series, movies, sports and documentaries.

List of Algerian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Algeria has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1969. The award is handed out annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue. It was not created until the 1956 Academy Awards, in which a competitive Academy Award of Merit, known as the Best Foreign Language Film Award, was created for non-English speaking films, and has been given annually since.As of 2018, four Algerian films have been nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and one of these films, Costa-Gavras' Z, has won the award. The other two directors to have Algerian films accepted as nominees are Ettore Scola and Rachid Bouchareb. Scola's Le Bal was accepted as a nominee at the 56th Academy Awards. Bouchareb has had two films accepted as nominees: Dust of Life at the 68th Academy Awards and Days of Glory at the 79th Academy Awards, but neither of his other submissions were accepted as nominees.

List of submissions to the 79th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film every year since the award was created in 1956. The award is handed out annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue. The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films.For the 79th Academy Awards, which were held on February 25, 2007, the Academy invited 83 countries to submit films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, including Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan, which were invited to submit a film for the first time in the history of the Academy. Sixty-three countries submitted films to the Academy and sixty-one of those films were accepted for review by the Academy, a record number for the time. The submissions of Finland and Luxembourg were rejected before the formal review process.Two rule changes were made for the 79th Academy Awards in regard to the Best Foreign Language Film process. The first was instituting a two-step process in choosing the nominees for the award in order to allow New York-based members of the Academy to participate. An initial committee would select nine films to form a shortlist in January that would then be reviewed by a committee composed of ten members of the initial committee, ten Los Angeles-based members, and ten New York-based members that would select the final five nominees. The second change was the removal of a rule requiring that the films be in an official language of the submitting country. This was done in response to the rejection of Italy's and Austria's submissions for the 78th Academy Awards, Private and Caché respectively, because they were not filmed in the official language of their respective countries. This allowed for the acceptance of submissions such as Canada's Water, which contained solely Hindi dialogue. Following the revealing of the shortlist, the Academy released a list of the five nominees on January 23, 2007. The winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was Germany's The Lives of Others, which was directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

Love for Share

Love for Share (Indonesian: Berbagi Suami) is a 2006 Indonesian film directed by Nia Dinata. It tells three interrelated stories. It was submitted to the 79th Academy Awards as Indonesia's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film, but was not nominated. The film received Golden Orchid Award as Best Foreign Language Film at the Hawaii Film Festival in 2007.

Mark Stetson

Mark Stetson (born 1952) is a visual effects artist.

He has worked on over 60 films since his start in 1979.

He won at the 74th Academy Awards in the category of Best Visual Effects for his work on the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He shared his Oscar with Randall William Cook, Jim Rygiel, and Richard Taylor.He was also nominated at the 57th Academy Awards and the 79th Academy Awards.

Richard R. Hoover

Richard R. Hoover is a visual effects artist noted for his work on Armageddon, Superman Returns and Blade Runner 2049.

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (Filipino: Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros) is a 2005 Filipino coming-of-age film about a gay teen who is torn between his love for a young cop and his loyalty to his family. The film competed under 1st Cinemalaya Film Festival in 2005. The film was the official entry of the Philippines to the 79th Academy Awards. It is one of the few digital films released in 2005 to do well at the tills. It also made the rounds of international film festivals.

Thieves and Liars

Thieves and Liars (Spanish: Ladrones y mentirosos) is a 2006 Puerto Rican film directed by Ricardo Méndez Matta. It was Puerto Rico's submission to the 79th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.

White Palms (film)

White Palms (Hungarian: Fehér tenyér) is a 2006 Hungarian film directed by Szabolcs Hajdu. It was Hungary's submission to the 79th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.

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