77th Annual Academy Awards
Oscar Spreads Magic All Over Tinseltown
January 31, 2006

It's was a magical morning in Hollywood Tuesday, as the Academy announced the nominations for the 78th Annual Academy Awards. "Extra's" Jon Kelley was on Oscar duty and got reactions from the excited nominees.

Felicity Huffman continued to feel the magic Tuesday; the actress has been on cloud nine since winning big at the Emmys, Golden Globes and SAG Awards. "I never thought this dream would come true," she admitted. "And here I am."

And how did the "Housewife's" famous hubby, William H. Macy, take the news? "When we heard the phone ring, he rolled over and gave me a hug and said don't answer it," Huffman admitted.

But Felicity will have tough competition. She'll go head to head with SAG Award winner Reese Witherspoon, who "Extra" caught up with in Berlin where she's promoting "Walk the Line."

"I'm very excited," Withersoon said. "But I can't get any of my family on the phone because it's too early there."

And it seems that Sandra Bullock's campaign to get "Crash" and "Hustle and Flow" star Terrence Howard an Oscar nod did not go unnoticed. The critically acclaimed actor earned his first ever Oscar nomination, which had his family running circles in excitement!

"My mom was running around the house," he revealed. "And she didn't even have time to talk to me because she was talking to her mom on the phone."

Howard was equally proud of the six nominations received by the racially charged "Crash," which came on the morning Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife, Coretta, passed. "It carries on the thoughts of Coretta Scott King," Howard said. "And her attempts to change the world."

Terrence also had a special message for his "Crash" co-star, Matt Dillon: "I'm going to have to give him a big old sloppy kiss."

And "Junebug's" Amy Adams shared her Best Supporting Actress nomination news with her mom, who was actually working at Starbucks in Colorado at the time.

"She screamed, 'My daughter got an Oscar nomination!'" Adams revealed. "I could hear all her co-workers yelling, and I'm sure their customers were going, 'What? Where's my latte?'"

It's a double dose of good news for all the female nominees, as each of them will receive a $6,000 L'Oreal Color of Hope evening bag, designed by Lambertson Truex. Cheers to all the nominees!




2006 Oscar Nominees

Performance by an actor, lead role:

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Capote”
    Terrence Howard
    in “Hustle & Flow”
    Heath Ledger
    in “Brokeback Mountain”
    Joaquin Phoenix
    in “Walk the Line”  
    David Strathairn in “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Performance by an actor, supporting role:

  • George Clooney in “Syriana”
    Matt Dillon
    in “Crash” 
    Paul Giamatti
    in “Cinderella Man”
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    in “Brokeback Mountain”
    William Hurt
    in “A History of Violence”

Performance by an actress, lead role:

  • Judi Dench in “Mrs. Henderson Presents” Felicity Huffman in “Transamerica”  
    Keira Knightley in “Pride & Prejudice”  
    Charlize Theron in “North Country”  
    Reese Witherspoon in “Walk the Line”

Performance by an actress, supporting role:

  • Amy Adams in “Junebug”
    Catherine Keener in “Capote”  
    Frances McDormand in “North Country”
    Rachel Weisz in “The Constant Gardener” Michelle Williams in “Brokeback Mountain”

Achievement in cinematography:

  • “Batman Begins” Wally Pfister  
    “Brokeback Mountain”Rodrigo Prieto  
    “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Robert Elswit  
    “Memoirs of a Geisha”Dion Beebe  
    “The New World” Emmanuel Lubezki

Achievement in directing:

  • “Brokeback Mountain” Ang Lee  
    “Capote” Bennett Miller  
    “Crash” Paul Haggis  
    “Good Night, and Good Luck.” George Clooney  
    “Munich” Steven Spielberg

Best motion picture of the year:

    “Brokeback Mountain”
    “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

    Adapted screenplay:

    “Brokeback Mountain” Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana  
    “Capote” Screenplay by Dan Futterman  
    “The Constant Gardener” Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine  
    “A History of Violence” Screenplay by Josh Olson  
    “Munich” Screenplay by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth

    Original screenplay:

    “Crash” Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco Story by Paul Haggis  
    “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov  
    “Match Point” Written by Woody Allen  
    “The Squid and the Whale” Written by Noah Baumbach  
    “Syriana” Written by Stephen Gaghan 

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