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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
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Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Makeup
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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
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Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
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Herself - Presenter: 'The Sixth Sense' Film Clip
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Himself - Thalberg Award Recipient
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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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26 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In June 2003, FBI agents in South Florida performing a drug bust found one of the three missing Oscar statuettes. See more »

Quotes

[presenting Best Original Screenplay]
Mel Gibson: Consider the writer. Locked away in a lonely room, waiting for Lady Muse to alight gracefully and turn the stark blank empty void of a page into the stuff of masterpiece... geez, who writes this stuff?
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Connections

Features The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994) 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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