This is the only year where there were 5 nominees for the Best Animated Feature Award.
The 29-year-old Adrien Brody became the youngest actor to receive an Oscar for his performance in The Pianist.
This was Steve Martin's second time hosting the Academy Awards. He had previously hosted the show back in 2001.
Steve Martin: What is a movie star? A movie star is many things. They can be tall, short, thin, or skinny. They can be democrats... or skinny.
Adrien Brody: (after kissing Halle Berry) I bet they didn't tell you that was in the giftbag.
Michael Moore: (his controversial acceptance speech) Whoa. On behalf of our producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Donovan from Canada, I'd like to thank the Academy for this. I have invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us, and we would like to - they're here in solidarity with me because we like nonfiction. We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fictition of duct tape or fictition of orange alerts we are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you. And any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up. Thank you very much.
Steve Martin: (following Michael Moore's outburst on stage) It's so sweet backstage. The Teamsters are helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo.
This year's ceremony won 3 Primetime Emmy's for "Oustanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program", "Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming" and "Outstanding Music Direction".
This is the first year that the Academy Awards ceremony aired in High Definition.
Eminem had been asked to change the lyrics to his nominated song "Lose Yourself" from the film 8 Mile to make it more appropriate for television. But he refused and did not show up for the ceremony.