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Laurence Curtis Washington


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Best acceptance speech: Michael Caine accepting the award on behalf of losers Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Cruise, Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment.

Worst acceptance speech: Warren Beatty rambling on.

Biggest frustration: Denzel Washington and Michael Clarke Duncan losing.

Most famous musician lost in smoke: Issac Hayes.

Worst hairdo: Cher's Bride of Frankenstein shape-up.

Worst dressed: Diane Keaton wearing a giant red rose on her black gown.

Best Hidden Oscar: Erykah Badu

Best personal moment: Montage tribute to deceased performers, writers and directors.

Best purple suit worn since The Artist Formerly Known As Prince: Samuel L. Jackson.

Biggest surprise: The Matrix winning just about everything in sight.

Final thought: As expected the show was too long.


The 72nd Academy Award Winners Are:

BEST PICTURE:
  AMERICAN BEAUTY

DIRECTING:
  AMERICAN BEAUTY

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:  Kevin Spacey

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
  Hilary Swank

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
  Michael Caine

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
  Angelina Jolie

SCREENPLAY - ORIGINAL:
  AMERICAN BEAUTY

SCREENPLAY - ADAPTATION:
  THE CIDER HOUSE RULES

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
  AMERICAN BEAUTY

VISUAL EFFECTS:
  THE MATRIX

FILM EDITING:
  THE MATRIX

ART DIRECTION:
  SLEEPY HOLLOW

MAKEUP:
  TOPSY-TURVY

COSTUME DESIGN:
  TOPSY-TURVY

ORIGINAL SONG:
  TARZAN – Phil Collins

ORIGINAL SCORE:
  THE RED VIOLIN

SOUND EFFECTS EDITING:
  THE MATRIX

SOUND:
  THE MATRIX

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
  ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
  ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:
  KING GIMP

SHORT FILM - ANIMATED:
  THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

SHORT FILM - LIVE ACTION:
  MY MOTHER DREAMS THE SATAN'S DISCIPLES IN NEW YORK

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