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The 75th Annual Academy Awards 

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
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Herself - Presenter: Short Film / Past Oscar Night Music Highlights / Past Winner
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Himself (Memorial Tribute) (archive footage)
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Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short
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Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design
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Annie Sullivan (archive footage)
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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Presenter: Past Winner Recollections / Past Winner
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French interpreter
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Himself - In Memorium Tribute (archive footage)
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When Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas presented the award for Best Picture, rather than reading it on the spot, Kirk opened the envelope and tore the card in half. He then handed the other half to his son, Michael, and together they announced the winner: Chicago (2002). See more »

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Steve Martin: Afghanistan submitted a film this year: "My Big Fat Skinny Raggety-Ass One Hump Thirsty Camel".
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Features Norma Rae (1979) See more »

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Father and Daughter
Written and Performed by Paul Simon
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"Chicago" Makes Good - But the Best Thing About This is Martin!
24 March 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Steve Martin's insults made this presentation! In light of the recent war in Iraq, many celebrities dressed down and even did not show up. But Steve Martin made us all forget when he started randomly insulting actors and actresses in the audience.

Some of his lines made the actors in the audience literally gasp in astonishment. Here are some of quotes from his hosting performance:

"Movie stars can be straight (camera on Harrison Ford), or gay (camera on Jack Nicholson)." "He got to go in a hot tub with Kathy Bates - but who hasn't?" "And Queen Latifah - or as I like to call her, 'sequel money'!"

Martin was the best thing about this otherwise out-of-place Oscars that just seemed too watered down. I think it's important to respect those fighting for America and England, but as they say, "The show must go on," and this show BARELY went on.


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