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Oscars 2006: Winners and Nominees of the 78th Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 54 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 2006 on 03/05/2006.

The 78th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST. The ceremony was scheduled one week later than usual to avoid a clash with the 2006 Winter Olympics. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories honoring films released in 2005. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Gil Cates and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actor Jon Stewart hosted the show for the first time. Two weeks earlier in a ceremony at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California held on February 18, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Rachel McAdams. Crash won three awards including Academy Award for Best Picture. Other winners included Brokeback Mountain, King Kong and Memoirs of a Geisha also with three awards apiece, and Capote, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Constant Gardener, Hustle & Flow, March of the Penguins, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, Six Shooter, Syriana, Tsotsi, Walk the Line and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the... ()

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 37min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 7,245 votes)

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

Batman Begins(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 20min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 7,625 votes)

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(2005)

3.5/5 (with 5,231 votes)

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe(2005)

PG
| 2h 23min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 3,701 votes)

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 20min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
3.7/5 (with 4,853 votes)

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.

Howl's Moving Castle(2004)

PG
| 1h 59min | Fantasy, Animation, Adventure
4.2/5 (with 2,910 votes)

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Corpse Bride(2005)

3.7/5 (with 2,877 votes)

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

Directed by Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

King Kong(2005)

PG-13
| 3h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Action
3.4/5 (with 2,795 votes)

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

Pride & Prejudice(2005)

PG
| 2h 7min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 2,608 votes)

A story of love and life among the landed English gentry during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is a gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters, but if he dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

Cashback(2006)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 320 votes)

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Directed by Sean Ellis - With Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michelle Ryan, Marc Pickering, Daphne Guinness, ...

War of the Worlds(2005)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 2,887 votes)

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Match Point(2005)

3.7/5 (with 1,393 votes)

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would take him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

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Brokeback Mountain(2005)

R
| 2h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 2,328 votes)

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict.

Walk the Line(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 942 votes)

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Crash(2005)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,186 votes)

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit(2005)

3.5/5 (with 869 votes)

Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of garden pests. Using only humane methods that turn their home into a halfway house for evicted vermin, the pair stumble upon a mystery involving a voracious vegetarian monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.

Directed by Nick Park, Steve Box

Munich(2005)

R
| 2h 44min | Drama, Action, History, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 832 votes)

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Memoirs of a Geisha(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 26min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
3.9/5 (with 968 votes)

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.

Cinderella Man(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 24min | Romance / Love, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 723 votes)

The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

Syriana(2005)

R
| 2h 8min | Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 443 votes)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

The New World(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 15min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 383 votes)

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

A History of Violence(2005)

R
| 1h 36min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 993 votes)

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

Capote(2005)

R
| 1h 54min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 458 votes)

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

The Squid and the Whale(2005)

R
| 1h 21min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 274 votes)

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

The Constant Gardener(2005)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 450 votes)

Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.

Junebug(2005)

R
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 64 votes)

On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, but she befriends George's wide-eyed and pregnant sister-in-law, Ashley, who is nearing her due date. Through the family, Madeleine gains greater insight into George's character.

Paradise Now(2005)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 73 votes)

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

North Country(2005)

R
| 2h 6min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 180 votes)

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

March of the Penguins(2005)

3.5/5 (with 388 votes)

Every year, thousands of Antarctica's emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk, marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on Earth. Morgan Freeman narrates this amazing, true-life tale touched with humour and alive with thrills. Breathtaking photography captures the transcendent beauty and staggering drama of devoted parent penguins who, in the fierce polar winter, take turns guarding their egg and trekking to the ocean in search of food. Predators hunt them, storms lash them. But the safety of their adorable chicks makes it all worthwhile. So follow the leader ... to adventure!!

Mrs Henderson Presents(2005)

R
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 64 votes)

Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add female nudity similar to the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

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