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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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Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
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Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
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Herself - Presenter: Best Actor 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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With the exception of Frank Sinatra who was given a 'Special' Memorial Tribute, this was the first year that all of the actual actors featured in this year's In Memoriam tribute had never once been nominated, nor won an Oscar for an acting category. The one actress that died within the time period before this year's showing, Peggy Cass, was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Auntie Mame (1958), however she not featured in the tributes. See more »

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Whoopi Goldberg: Let's just leave it to Beaver, but I didn't say who's... You know, I might not be doing this show again, so let's just go right to the edge and go over. Whaddya say?
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Features The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

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A Soft Place To Fall
Written by Allison Moorer and Gwil Owen
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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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