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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 Best Picture. Other winners included Brokeback Mountain, King Kong, and Memoirs of a Geisha with three awards 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 Were-Rabbit with one. The t... ()

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 37min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 7,974 votes)

When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools — the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(2005)

3.5/5 (with 5,832 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.

Corpse Bride(2005)

PG
| 1h 17min | Romance / Love, Fantasy, Animation
3.8/5 (with 3,262 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

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

PG
| 2h 23min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 4,032 votes)

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, 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.

Batman Begins(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 20min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 8,200 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.

Howl's Moving Castle(2004)

PG
| 1h 59min | Fantasy, Animation, Adventure
4.2/5 (with 3,276 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

King Kong(2005)

PG-13
| 3h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Action
3.4/5 (with 3,055 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 2,931 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.

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

PG-13
| 2h 20min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
3.7/5 (with 5,257 votes)

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

War of the Worlds(2005)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 3,164 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.

Brokeback Mountain(2005)

R
| 2h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 2,586 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.

Crash(2005)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,310 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.

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

3.5/5 (with 954 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

Memoirs of a Geisha(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 26min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
3.9/5 (with 1,070 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 792 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.

Cashback(2006)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 393 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, ...

Match Point(2005)

3.7/5 (with 1,565 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.

Walk the Line(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 1,042 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.

Paradise Now(2005)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 83 votes)

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

Hustle & Flow(2005)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama, Music
3.5/5 (with 121 votes)

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Munich(2005)

R
| 2h 44min | Drama, Action, History, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 931 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.

A History of Violence(2005)

R
| 1h 36min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,130 votes)

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

One Man Band(2005)

3.7/5 (with 199 votes)

With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, a peasant girl encounters two competing street performers who'd prefer the coin find its way into their tip jars. The little girl, Tippy, is caught in the middle as a musical duel ensues between the one-man-bands.

March of the Penguins(2005)

3.5/5 (with 426 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!!

The Squid and the Whale(2005)

R
| 1h 21min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 324 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 New World(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 31min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 419 votes)

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

Joyeux Noel(2005)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Drama, War, Romance / Love, History
3.7/5 (with 313 votes)

France, 1914, during World War I. On Christmas Eve, an extraordinary event takes place in the bloody no man's land that the French and the Scots dispute with the Germans….

Good Night, and Good Luck.(2005)

PG
| 1h 33min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 344 votes)

The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

Syriana(2005)

R
| 2h 8min | Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 494 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.

Transamerica(2005)

R
| 1h 43min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 173 votes)

Bree is about to get a sex reassignment surgery that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the trip across the United States.

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