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The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Martin ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Affleck ... Himself - Presenter
Debbie Allen ... Herself - Audience Member
Joan Allen ... Herself - Nominee
Julie Andrews ... Herself - Presenter
Edward Anhalt Edward Anhalt ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Rick Baker ... Himself - Winner
Javier Bardem ... Himself - Nominee
Pilar Bardem ... Herself - Audience Member
Paul Bartel ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Billy Barty ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Bob Beemer ... Himself - Winner
Annette Bening ... Herself - Presenter
Halle Berry ... Herself - Presenter
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English

Release Date:

25 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

As an incentive to keep the show's running time short, a television was offered to whoever gave the shortest acceptance speech. The prize went to Michael Dudok de Wit, who won, interestingly enough, for Best Animated Short. See more »

Quotes

Steve Martin: Please hold your applause, until it's about me.
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Connections

Followed by The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Seen It All
Written by Björk, Lars von Trier and Sjón Sigurdsson
Performed by Björk
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crouching and hidden
13 January 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Steve Martin is certainly one of the Oscar hosts whom I like most. His comment about "Dude, Where's My Car?" here was a big enough laugh in and of itself. Most of the evening was actually a little bit predictable, and I thought that Ed Harris did a better job in "Pollock" than Russell Crowe did in "Gladiator". Listening to Julia Roberts's acceptance speech, it was clear that she was more full of herself than the people doing costume design and stuff like that. But I do think that "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" - remember Steve Martin's comment about the title characters - deserved its win. As for Bjork's dress, I now like the fact that it provided Jon Stewart with a joke when he hosted the Oscars a few years later.

Looking back on "The 73rd Annual Academy Awards", some things are a little surprising. This was the last Oscars ceremony before September 11, 2001. Did that make this ceremony a sign of things to come? I don't know, and maybe I'm the only person who even identified that. But mostly I liked the ceremony.


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