78th Academy Awards

78th Academy Awards
Date Sunday, March 5, 2006
Site Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Billy Bush,Chris Connelly, Cynthia Garrett
Vanessa Minnillo

Host Jon Stewart
Producer Gil Cates
Director Louis J. Horvitz
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 33 minutes
Ratings 38.94 million
22.91 (Nielsen ratings)


  • 1 Major winners and nominees
    • 1.1 Feature films
    • 1.2 Acting
    • 1.3 Writing
    • 1.4 Directing
    • 1.5 Special honors
  • 2 Films with multiple nominations
  • 3 Films with multiple wins

Major Winners and Nominees

This is a breakdown of only major winners. For a complete list of nominees and winners, see: 78th Academy Awards nominees and winners

Feature Films

Award Winner Producer
Best Picture Crash Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman
Best Foreign Language Film Tsotsi - South Africa Peter Fudakowski
Best Documentary Feature March of the Penguins Luc Jacquet and Yves Darondeau
Best Animated Feature Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Nick Park and Steve Box


Award Winner Film
Best Actor in a Leading Role Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
Best Actress in a Leading Role Reese Witherspoon Walk the Line
Best Actor in a Supporting Role George Clooney Syriana
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Rachel Weisz The Constant Gardener


Award Winner Film
Best Writing - Original Screenplay Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco Crash
Best Writing - Adapted screenplay Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana Brokeback Mountain


Award Winner Producer
Best Director Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain

Special Honors

Award Winner Producer
Academy Honorary Award Robert Altman Directing


Filims With Multiple Nominations
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Crash
  • Good Night, and Good Luck.
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Capote
  • Munich
  • Walk the Line
  • King Kong
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • The Constant Gardener





  • Cinderella Man
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • A History of Violence
  • Hustle & Flow
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents
  • North Country
  • Syriana
  • Transamerica




Films With Multiple Wins
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Crash
  • King Kong
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

The following films each won three Oscars.