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The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997)

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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Joe Bolster (special material), Billy Crystal (special material) | 9 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Billy Crystal ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Muhammad Ali ... Himself
Joan Allen ... Herself - Nominee
John Alton ... Himself - Memorial Tribute
David LeRoy Anderson ... Himself - Winner
Julie Andrews ... Herself - Presenter
Lew Ayres ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Hank Azaria ... Himself - Audience Member
Lauren Bacall ... Herself - Nominee
Rick Baker ... Himself - Winner
Saul Bass ... Himself - Memorial Tribute
Angela Bassett ... Herself - Presenter
Mark Berger ... Himself - Winner
Pandro S. Berman ... Himself - Memorial Tribute
Juliette Binoche ... Herself - Winner & Presenter
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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia Pictures would not issue Larry Flynt a ticket to the awards (his biography The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) was up for two Oscars) because they were afraid that he would pull some kind of vulgar stunt and embarrass them. Flynt became angry and began railing against the studio for allowing the film to be made but then censoring him in real life. At the very last minute, Woody Harrelson (who played him in the film) gave him his agent's ticket. See more »

Quotes

Frances McDormand: What am I doing here? Especially considering the extraordinary group of women with whom I was nominated.
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Follows The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) See more »

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That Thing You Do!
Written by Adam Schlesinger
Performed by The Wonders
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How could they snub "Shine"?
7 January 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

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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