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The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003)

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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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Martin ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Affleck ... Himself - Presenter
John Agar ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Wayne Allwine ... Mickey Mouse - Presenter (voice)
Agustín Almodóvar ... Himself - Audience Member
Pedro Almodóvar ... Himself - Winner & Nominee
Mie Andreasen Mie Andreasen ... Herself - Winner
Julie Andrews ... Herself - Presenter & Past Winner
Royce D. Applegate ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Eric Armstrong ... Himself - Winner
Colleen Atwood ... Herself - Winner
Anne Bancroft ... Annie Sullivan (archive footage)
Kathy Bates ... Herself - Nominee, Presenter & Past Winner
Philippe Bergeron ... French interpreter
Milton Berle ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
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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:

23 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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The 75th Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first Oscar show to be aired in High Definition (HD 720p). Picture quality suffered from chroma delay problems, though, which sometimes gave distracting colored outlines. See more »

Quotes

Kirk Douglas - Presenter: Best Picture: Welcome to the 75th Annual Academy Award Ceremony. Oh, I wish I could be 75 years old again.
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Connections

Follows The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during end credits
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"Chicago" Makes Good - But the Best Thing About This is Martin!
24 March 2003 | by MovieAddict2016See 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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