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Academy Award® Winners

Posted on Sunday, March 5, 2006 and updated on Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:00 PM

The Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2005 were presented on Sunday, March 5, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST.

The telecast was hosted this year by comedian Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" with an introduction featuring past hosts Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, David Letterman, and Whoopi Golderg.

Presenters included Jack Nicholson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Eric Bana, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Stiller, John Travolta, Ziyi Zhang, Hilary Swank, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Meryl Streep, Will Smith, Steve Carell, Nicole Kidman, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Uma Thurman, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts, Lily Tomlin, Reese Witherspoon, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek.

See a list of all Academy Award® Nominees

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
78th Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Best Motion Picture of the Year

  • Crash - Paul Haggis, Cathy Schulman

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

  • Tsotsi - Gavin Hood (South Africa)

Best Documentary, Features

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Achievement in Directing

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

  • Crash - Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

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Best Achievement in Cinematography

Best Achievement in Editing

  • Crash - Hughes Winborne

Best Achievement in Art Direction

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

  • Hustle & Flow - Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman, Paul Beauregard ("It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp")

Best Achievement in Makeup

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

  • King Kong - Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges, Hammond Peek

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

  • King Kong - Mike Hopkins, Ethan Van der Ryn

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  • King Kong - Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers, Richard Taylor

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin - Corinne Marrinan, Eric Simonson

Best Short Film, Animated

  • The Moon and the Son - John Canemaker, Peggy Stern

Best Short Film, Live Action

  • Six Shooter - Martin McDonagh

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