Hollywood's Big Stars Prepare for Golden Night
March 2, 2006

With less than 72 hours to go until the biggest night in Hollywood, the stars are basking in the golden light. From host Jon Stewart to Best Actress nominee Reese Witherspoon, each celebrity is soaking up the excitement in their own way.

Jon Stewart joined the set of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to sharpen his routine with a dress rehearsal. When Ellen asked what he will wear for the big night, Stewart revealed, "Tobey Maguire."

While Jon is preparing for the big laughs, Best Actress nominee Keira Knightley joined other celebs, like hotel heiress Paris Hilton, for a day of pampering. The ladies indulged in luxurious spa treatments, courtesy of the Diamond Aquifer Suite at the SoHo House.

Meanwhile, the Best Director and Best Actress nominees can anticipate a phone call on a special edition Motorola cell phone, which hasn't even hit the market yet. They will each receive one free on the big night.

Over at the Revlon suite, Reese Witherspoon and other Best Actress nominees also received a custom-made crocodile handbag. Inside are personalized notes from family and friends!

Many of the stars will be wearing Hearts on Fire diamonds Sunday night. This award season alone, George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Jamie Foxx have already worn designs by the Boston-based jeweler.

You can follow the pre-Oscar buzz this week in People magazine's Hollywood Daily and right here, on "Extra!"

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2006 Oscar Nominees


Best Actor :

  • 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.”

Best Supporting Actor :

  • 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”

Best Actress:

  • 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”

Best Supporting Actress :

  • 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 

click for a complete list of nominees