Film Festivals
By ©A.M.P.A.S.®
Mar 6, 2006, 10:39



Best motion picture of the year
“Crash” (Lions Gate)
A Bob Yari/DEJ/Blackfriar’s Bridge/ Harris Company/ApolloProscreen GmbH & Co./Bull’s Eye Entertainment Production
Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman, Producers

Best foreign language film of the year
A Moviworld Production
South Africa

Best documentary feature
“March of the Penguins” (Warner Independent Pictures)
A Bonne Pioche Production
Luc Jacquet and Yves Darondeau

Best animated short film
“The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation”
A John Canemaker Production
John Canemaker and Peggy Stern

Achievement in directing
“Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features)
Ang Lee

Original screenplay
“Crash” (Lions Gate)
Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco
Story by Paul Haggis

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Capote” (UA/Sony Pictures Classics)

Reese Witherspoon in “Walk the Line” (20th Century Fox)

Achievement in cinematography
“Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Dion Beebe

Best animated short film
“The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation”
A John Canemaker Production
John Canemaker and Peggy Stern

Best live action short film
“Six Shooter” (Sundance Film Channel)
A Missing in Action Films and Funny Farm Films Production
Martin McDonagh

Best documentary short subject

“A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin”
A NomaFilms Production
Corinne Marrinan and Eric Simonson

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score
“Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features) Gustavo Santaolalla

Achievement in art direction
“Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Art Direction: John Myhre
Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau

Achievement in film editing
“Crash” (Lions Gate)
Hughes Winborne

Achievement in costume design
“Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Colleen Atwood

Achievement in sound editing
“King Kong” (Universal) Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn

Achievement in sound mixing
“King Kong” (Universal)
Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek

Achievement in visual effects
“King Kong” (Universal)
Joe Letteri, Brian Van’t Hul, Christian Rivers and Richard Taylor

Adapted screenplay
“Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features)
Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

George Clooney in “Syriana” (Warner Bros.)

Rachel Weisz in “The Constant Gardener” (Focus Features)

Achievement in makeup
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
(Buena Vista)
Howard Berger and Tami Lane

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from“Hustle & Flow” (Paramount Classics, MTV Films and New Deal Entertainment)
Music and Lyric by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard

Honorary Academy Award
Robert Altman

Director-producer-writer Robert Altman has been voted an Honorary Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Honorary Award will be given to Altman to honor "a career that has repeatedly reinvented the art form and inspired filmmakers and audiences alike."

Altman has received five Academy Award nominations for directing — for M*A*S*H, NASHVILLE, THE PLAYER, SHORT CUTS and GOSFORD PARK — as well as two additional nominations as a producer of Best Picture nominees NASHVILLE and GOSFORD PARK — but has never taken home the Oscar.

He has directed 37 films, produced 27 and written 16 of them.

"The board was taken with Altman's innovation, his redefinition of genres, his invention of new ways of using the film medium and his reinvigoration of old ones," said Academy President Sid Ganis. "He is a master film maker and well deserves this honor."

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Altman began his film career working there on documentary, employee training, industrial and educational films. While there, he made his first feature film in 1957, THE DELINQUENTS, a low budget exploitation film which was distributed by United Artists. He moved to Hollywood and found work directing episodes of television series such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Bonanza." In 1969 he was offered the script of M*A*S*H, the success of which galvanized his feature film career.

Altman's films include such additional titles as "MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER, THE LONG GOODBYE, THIEVES LIKE US, POPEYE and "PRET-A-PORTER. His current film, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION is in post-production.

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