79th Academy Awards
The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. Ellen DeGeneres hosted the ceremony for the first time. This was the sixth time that the Kodak Theatre has hosted the ceremonies since its construction. It was also the 32nd time that the ceremony was televised in the United States by ABC, which is under contract through 2014. The producer was Laura Ziskin. The announcers were Don LaFontaine and Gina Tuttle.
The nominees were announced on January 23 by Academy president Sid Ganis and actress Salma Hayek, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in the Academy's Beverly Hills headquarters. Bolstered by three nominations for Best Song, the musical Dreamgirls received the most nominations (eight), but became the first film ever to receive the most nominations without being included among the nominees for Best Picture. Babel received the second-most nominations with seven.