The Academy Awards

Season 79 Episode 1

The 79th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 25, 2007 on ABC
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The 79th Annual Academy Awards

"The 79th Annual Academy Awards" were held on Sunday February 25, 2007 from the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood & Highland. This year is no different from the last where big-budgeted blockbusters received much less nominations that their independtly-financed counterparts. No single film received nominations in more than six categories. The awarding ceremonies was hosted by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

(Click here to see List of Nominees and Winners.)


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  • Granted this show was long but i must say this was one of the Best Academy Awards in a long time!

    Living only 1 mile from the Kodak Theatre brings a lot of excitment when watching the Ocars knowing they everyone is only within walking distance. Usually i am on the East Coast but this year i moved to CA and was really excited for the OSCARS and this year ELLEN DELIVERED!!

    The opening montage really set the tone for the evening of humor and enjoyment. It was great to just see the Actors just having fun for the Camera!!

    Ellen was fantastic! She kept the show going! It was great to see her throughout the night as most Hosts just disappear after the 1st hour and you start asking yourself "who is the host"

    Jennifer Hudson winning was no shock at all and i must say her hair was horrible and needed to be combed but she looked beautiful singing even though her boobs were about to pop out. I kept praying that we werent going to see an academy award winners nipples!!

    Eddie Murphy not winning was a bit of a shocker! I have not seen Dreamgirls but i expected him to win with all of his hype. Being a Little Miss Sunshine fan i must say i was happy that Alan won!

    Al Gore "RUN FOR PRESIDENT" so much more personable now then in 2000!!

    WHY do we bring up a list of names that no one cares about except the people you actually say!! This is why we change the channel!!

    Abigail and Will Smiths little boy were so freaking cute!!

    Its about time Martin wins!! Everyone was so happy for him and so was I!

    Diane Keaton looked stunning. She didn't have on gloves, a hat or a pantsuit and i must say i was impressed!

    This show as long but i think in the end the ratings are going to be higher then the last few years thanks to Ellen, a little bit of humor and reworking of the show!moreless
Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Himself - Presenter: Tribute to Screenwriters

Guest Star

Samantha Aisling

Samantha Aisling

Herself - Best Costume Model

Guest Star

Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin

Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Forrest Whitaker: (accepting the award for Lead Actor) When I was a kid the only way that I saw movies was from the backseat of my family's car at the drive-in, and it wasn't my reality to think I would be acting in movies. So receiving this honor tonight tells me that it's possible, it is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in South Central L.A., in Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen.

    • Ennio Morricone: (Ennio spoke Italian while Clint Eastwood read the translation) Ennio wants to thank the Academy and all the people who really truly wanted him to have this great honor. His deep gratitude goes to all the directors who had faith in him. Without them he says he wouldn't be here today. His thoughts go out to the artists who have never received this honor, and even though they work with enormous commitment and talent, to all of them he wishes that their work would be recognized as his is tonight. He says this Oscar is not a point of arrival but a starting point to continue writing with the same passion and dedication he's had since the very beginning on the screen. He dedicates this Oscar to his wife Maria who has always been there with him all these years, with enormous commitment and love which he feels the same for her. Maria.

    • Ellen DeGeneres: Since the Oscars have decided to go green, I've been told to recycle some of my old jokes.

    • Martin Scorsese: (after winning Best Director) Could you double-check the envelope?

  • NOTES (2)