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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 & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Billy Crystal ... Self - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
*NSYNC ... Themselves - Performers
Agustín Almodóvar ... Self - Audience Member
Pedro Almodóvar ... Self - Accepting Award
Ashley L. Anderson ... Isaac Hayes Dancer
Paul Thomas Anderson ... Self - Nominee
Fiona Apple ... Self - Audience Member
Burt Bacharach ... Self - Performer
Erykah Badu ... Self - Presenter
Alan Ball ... Self - Winner
Antonio Banderas ... Self - Presenter
Ian Bannen ... Self - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Drew Barrymore ... Self - Presenter
Angela Bassett ... Self - Presenter
Warren Beatty ... Self - Irving G. Thalberg Award Recipient
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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Billy Crystal: [reading Michael Clarke Duncan's mind] I see white people.
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Connections

Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Over the Rainbow
Written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Faith Hill
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hi folks
5 November 2002 | by Indy-52See all my reviews

I personally thought American Beauty was very, very overrated. The Best movie of the year was obviously The Matrix, as we all know, but it wasn't nominated, though it did win 4 technical awards. THe Best film out of the nominees for me was "The Green Mile", but it had the least chances of winning. All things considered this awards show was considerably less entertaining than the one of 1999, when there was real tension between Private Ryan and Shakespeare in Love, and when we saw Roberto Benigni, the most spontaneous and outrageous Oscar winner ever, scream and laugh with joy on the stage. Also 1998's one was quite amazing, with Titanic winning almost everything. I like it better that way than when everything is divided between movies, as happened this year (2002), and last year too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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