79th Academy Awards (2006 Oscar Awards)

Academy Award winner Hollywood movie The Departed

This was a year where there were no “sure bets” at the Oscars. While several films captured a “few” nominations, no clear front-runner emerged before the big night. Still, when the Oscars were handed out, there was no shortage of stars shining in the audience and grandstanding on behind the podium.

The Academy Award for Best Film of 2006 went to the Departed, which also garnered a Best Director Academy Award 2006 for Martin Scorsese and Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award 2006 for William Monahan. Mark Wahlberg also got a nomination for best supporting actor for his role in the film, but lost in a hotly contested battle to veteran, Alan Arkin who won for his role in Little Miss Sunshine.

Some of the luminaries of the Big Screen who received what most term the “ultimate honor” in their field included:

Best Actor Oscar Award 2006– Forrest Whitaker for the Last King of Scotland

Best Actress Oscar Award 2006– Helen Mirren for the Queen

Best Supporting Actress Oscar Award 2006 – Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls

Best Animated Film Oscar Award 2006 – Happy Feet

Best Cinematography Oscar Award 2006– Guillermo Navarro for Pan’s Labyrinth

Best Original Score Oscar Award 2006–Gustavo Santaoalla for Babel

Best Original Song Oscar Award 2006–I Need to Wake-Up – Melissa Ethridge for an Inconvenient Truth

Best Original Screenplay Oscar Award 2006– Michael Arndt for Little Miss Sunshine

Best Visual Effects Oscar Award 2006– Pirates of the Caribbean/Dead Man’s Chest

Some saw the thin spread of awards over a broader spectrum of films as indicative of more “quality films” out in 2006. Other, more-jaded film critics, simply felt that there were no “super star quality” films that deserved to rake in multiple awards.

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