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The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000)

2000's Oscars. The 72nd annual event was hosted by Billy Crystal. Films contending for the awards (Best Picture) includes: American Beauty (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Insider (1999)... See full summary »
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Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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2000's Oscars. The 72nd annual event was hosted by Billy Crystal. Films contending for the awards (Best Picture) includes: American Beauty (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Insider (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999) and The Green Mile (1999). Other categories had movies such as The Matrix (1999), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Being John Malkovich (1999), among others as nominees. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Eighteen days before the awards ceremony, 55 Oscar statuettes en route from Chicago to the Academy were stolen from a Roadway Express shipping dock in Bell, California. A week and a half later, a scrap metal dealer, Willie Fulgear, found 52 of the statuettes in a Dumpster behind a grocery store. (In the meantime, the Academy had had replacement statuettes made.) For finding the awards, Mr. Fulgear received two tickets to the Academy Awards show, where he was praised by host Billy Crystal, and a $50,000 check from the shipping company. A few months later, $40,000 of his reward was stolen from a safe in his apartment. See more »

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[[link=nm0000886] and a pregnant [link=nm0000906] are in the audience]
Billy Crystal: As host, I have a lot of duties to do tonight. If Warren happens to be on stage, if Annette goes into labor, I have to be her Lamaze coach. But she's a pro and I know she'll do it in one take. And if Roberto Benigni gets out of hand, I've got the stun gun.
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Features Music of the Heart (1999) See more »

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The Green Mile
to the tune of "Theme from Green Acres"
Music by Vic Mizzy
Performed by Billy Crystal
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the entry to the new millennium
7 March 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

After Roberto Benigni's acceptance speech the previous year, "The 72 Annual Academy Awards" would be hard-pressed to equal it. Still, I liked that the first Oscar ceremony of the 21st century (assuming that we start the 21st century in the year 2000) gave "American Beauty" Best Picture. Like "The Graduate" in 1967 - when, incidentally, my parents were as old as I was in 1999 - it presented a totally new approach to how cinema looks at things. Other such movies in 1999 were "Election", "The Blair Witch Project", "The Sixth Sense" and "Being John Malkovich".

As for the rest of the program, I thought that the most interesting part was the look back at the 20th century (I remember that it included a scene from "Yellow Submarine"). And Hilary Swank's win for "Boys Don't Cry" was also well-deserved (Hilary Swank and Annette Bening were both nominated again five years later, and Swank won again).

Overall, a worthy ceremony.


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