The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)

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Herself - Host / Presenter: Best Costume Design / Gene Siskel Tribute
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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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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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Himself - Winner: Best Director & Nominee: Best Picture: Thank you. Am I allowed to say I really wanted this? This is fantastic. Let me just turn my eyes to Mr. Hanks who from the very, very beginning said to me, this is going to be something extraordinary. We weren't really talking about the film, we were talking about the experience of making "Saving Private Ryan," and he was right. It is one of the most extraordinary events of all of our lives, and the lives of all of our families, we were all in it together. Katie, for putting up with how much ...
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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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