Oscars 2006 and Three 6 Mafia

Posted on March 6, 2006

The Oscars clocked in at 3 1/2 hours, just what producer Gil Cates said they would. Jon Stewart did an excellent job: his jokes were funny, his demeanor was perfect and we really hope that he gets asked back next year.

The winners are:

Best Picture
Crash, Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman, Producers

Best Actress
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

Best Supporting Actress
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney, Syriana

Best Director
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

Best Adapted Screenplay
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana for Brokeback Mountain

Best Original Screenplay
Crash, Screenplay by Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco; Story by Paul Haggis

Visual Effects
Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers and Richard Taylor for King Kong

Animated Feature
Nick Park and Steve Box for Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Short Film (Live Action)
Martin McDonagh for Six Shooter

Short Film (Animated)
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation

Costume Design
Colleen Atwood for Memoirs of a Geisha

Makeup
Howard Berger and Tami Lane for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Documentary Feature
Luc Jacquet and Yves Darondeau for March of the Penguins

Documentary Short
A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

Art Direction
John Myhre (Art Direction); Gretchen Rau (Set Decoration) for Memoirs of a Geisha

Music (Score)
Gustavo Santaolalla for Brokeback Mountain

Sound Mixing
King Kong

Music (Song)
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle and Flow, Music and Lyric by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard

Sound Editing
Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn for King Kong

Foreign Language Film
Tsotsi (South Africa)

Film Editing
Hughes Winborne for Crash

Cinematography
Dion Beebe for Memoirs of a Geisha

And for those of you taking notes for future Oscar trivia games: the members of rap group Three 6 Mafia now go down in history as the first people to accept an Oscar (for Best Song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp") while wearing gold grills on their teeth. Jordan "Juicy J" Houston told reporters backstage that they did not swear during their performance. "We changed the lyrics up completely," the rapper said. "My mom was watching. I didn't want to say any cuss words."