79th Academy Awards

79th Academy Awards
Date Sunday, February 25, 2007
Site Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California

Chris Connelly, Lisa Ling, André Leon Talley, Allyson Waterman

Host Ellen DeGeneres
Producer Laura Ziskin
Director Louis J. Horvitz
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 51 minutes
Ratings 39.92 million
23.65 (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: 79th Academy Awards nominees and winners

Feature Gilms

Category Winner Producer
Best Picture The Departed Graham King
Best Foreign Language Film The Lives of Others Germany
Best Documentary Feature An Inconvenient Truth Davis Guggenheim
Best Animated Feature Happy Feet George Miller


Category Winner Film
Best actor in a leading role Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland
Best actress in a leading role Helen Mirren The Queen
Best actor in a supporting role Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine
Best actress in a supporting role Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls


Category Winner Film
Original screenplay Michael Arndt Little Miss Sunshine
Adapted screenplay William Monahan The Departed


Category Winner Producer
Achievement in Directing Martin Scorsese The Departed

Special honors

Category Winner
Academy Honorary Award Ennio Morricone
The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Sherry Lansing


Filims With Multiple Nominations
  • Dreamgirls
  • Babel
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Queen
  • Blood Diamond
  • The Departed





  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:
  • Dead Man's Chest
  • Apocalypto
  • Children of Men
  • Little Children
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Cars
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Prestige
  • United 93





Films with multiple wins
  • The Departed
  • Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno)
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Dreamgirls
  • Little Miss Sunshine
4 Awards
3 Awards
2 Awards