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The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)

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Herself - Host / Presenter: Best Costume Design / Gene Siskel Tribute
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Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Foreign Language Film / Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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Herself - Presenter: Memorial Tribute
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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While presenting the award for editing, Jim Carrey humorously feigned deep despondency over his failure to be nominated for The Truman Show (1998). See more »

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Roberto Benigni: "This is a terrible a mistake because I used up all my English, my body is in tumult. Thank a you from the bottom of my a heart."
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) See more »

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Why "Shakespeare in Love"?
23 June 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I still can't understand why they gave "Shakespeare in Love" Best Picture. I was rooting for "Life is Beautiful". Even "Saving Private Ryan" and the conspicuously snubbed "Truman Show" were better. But at least they gave Roberto Benigni the two Oscars that he really deserved; does anyone deny that his acceptance speech was the ceremony's highlight? I know that some people deride Whoopi Goldberg as a host, but I really like her (especially with that "20th century fox" remark). Probably the funniest comment of the night was Robin Williams's "Guns and Moses: The Charlton Heston Story. But you can't say Moses; you have to say The Artist Formerly Known as the Prince of Egypt!" As for Elia Kazan, I say that honoring him for his movies would be like honoring Pol Pot for stamping out corruption. At least the cameras showed people not applauding (among them Nick Nolte).

Overall, a worthy ceremony.


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