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The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)

Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

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Louis J. Horvitz
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Hostess & Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Affleck ... Himself - Presenter
Debbie Allen ... Herself - Audience Member
Gene Autry ... Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Binnie Barnes ... Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Drew Barrymore ... Herself - Audience Member
Kim Basinger ... Herself - Presenter
Kathy Bates ... Herself - Nominee
Warren Beatty ... Himself - Nominee
Roberto Benigni ... Himself - Winner, Nominee & Accepting Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Annette Bening ... Herself - Presenter
Michael Blakey ... Himself
Cate Blanchett ... Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Brenda Blethyn ... Herself - Nominee
Andrea Bocelli ... Himself - Performer
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

21 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 71st Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Roberto Benigni: "Thank you! This is a moment of ajoy, This is awonderful to be ahere. I want to dive in this ocean of agenerosity. A hailstorm of akindness!"
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Connections

Follows The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Believe
Written by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
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Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan has to be a joke
26 February 2012 | by Maniac-9See all my reviews

How in the blue hell can you vote for a movie like Shakespeare in Love over a legendary all time great war movie like Saving Private Ryan is my question. Ryan is still a movie that gets regular play in syndication while I don't think that many people have really given SiL that much thought since then. I'm not saying that SiL is a bad movie by any means but no way it's in even the same class as Ryan. The Omaha Beach scene to start off the movie should've been enough on its own to guarantee SPR the Oscar for Best Picture.

Also not very fond of Roberto Benigni winning the Best Actor Oscar, I guess they determined with Hanks recent success in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump already making him a two time Oscar winner that they had to give it to someone else. But even Nick Nolte for Affliction or Edward Norton for American History X would've been better choices.


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