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The 79th Oscars (Academy Awards) in 2007

Updated: Jan 14

The 79th Oscars (Academy Awards) celebrated outstanding achievements in film for the year 2006.


Date: February 25, 2007

Host: Ellen DeGeneres #EllenDeGeneres

Location: Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, United States

Nominations announcement: January 23, 2007

Network: ABC #ABC

Presented by: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Nominations


➱ Best Picture

- The Departed #TheDeparted

- Babel #Babel

- Little Miss Sunshine #LittleMissSunshine

- Letters from Iwo Jima #LettersFromIwoJima

- The Queen #TheQueen


➱ Best Director

- Martin Scorsese, The Departed #MartinScorsese

- Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel #AlejandroGonzalezInarritu

- Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima #ClintEastwood

- Stephen Frears, The Queen #StephenFrears

- Paul Greengrass, United 93 #PaulGreengrass


➱ Best Actor in a Leading Role

- Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland #ForestWhitaker

- Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond #LeonardoDiCaprio

- Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson #RyanGosling

- Peter O'Toole, Venus #PeterOToole

- Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness #WillSmith


➱ Best Actress in a Leading Role

- Helen Mirren, The Queen #HelenMirren

- Penélope Cruz, Volver #PenelopeCruz

- Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal #JudiDench

- Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada #MerylStreep

- Kate Winslet, Little Children #KateWinslet


➱ Best Supporting Actor

- Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine #AlanArkin

- Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children #JackieEarleHaley

- Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond #DjimonHounsou

- Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls #EddieMurphy

- Mark Wahlberg, The Departed #MarkWahlberg


➱ Best Supporting Actress

- Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls #JenniferHudson

- Adriana Barraza, Babel #AdrianaBarraza

- Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal #CateBlanchett

- Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine #AbigailBreslin

- Rinko Kikuchi, Babel #RinkoKikuchi


(And more categories...)


Highlights

- "The Departed" won Best Picture, and Martin Scorsese received the Oscar for Best Director. #BestPicture #BestDirector

- Forest Whitaker won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland." #BestActor

- Helen Mirren received the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen." #BestActress

- Alan Arkin won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Little Miss Sunshine." #BestSupportingActor

- Jennifer Hudson received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Dreamgirls." #BestSupportingActress


 

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