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Academy Awards 2000


By
Laurence Curtis Washington

Visit the official Oscar web site at: http://www.oscar.com/


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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