Jon Pertwee, who died the previous year, was not included in the video package honoring the memories of those who had died. Steve Martin was so outraged that the Academy excluded his friend from the package that he stormed out and didn't return. See more »
You know you've entered new territory when your outfit cost more than your film.
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OK, so Billy Crystal is little more than a joke machine when hosting the Oscars, but he does tell some good ones. But I can't understand why the Oscars gave Best Picture to "The English Patient" (which I found uninspired when I saw it) when there were "Shine" and "Secrets and Lies".
But otherwise, I enjoyed "The 69th Annual Academy Awards", especially when David Helfgott played the piano, and when Muhammad Ali came up on the stage (it would have been neat to have Larry Flynt on the stage).
So, it was an OK ceremony. But it seems like this one paved the way for them to over-award "Titanic".
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