72nd Annual Academy Awards

Nominees announced: February 15th, 2000


Ceremony: March 26th, 2000

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Results

The nominees for the 72nd Annual Academy Awards were announced on February 15th, 2000 at 8:38 a.m. EDT by AMPAS President Robert Rehme and actor Dustin Hoffman. The winners, as presented March 26th, 2000:


Best picture of the Year
American Beauty (DreamWorks)
Produced by Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks

Other Nominees:

The Cider House Rules (Miramax)
Produced by Richard N. Gladstein
The Green Mile (Warner Bros.)
Produced by Frank Darabont and David Valdes
The Insider (Touchstone)
Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge and Michael Mann
The Sixth Sense (Hollywood)
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Barry Mendel

Best performance by an actor in a leading role
Kevin Spacey, American Beauty (DreamWorks)

Other Nominees:
Russell Crowe, The Insider (Touchstone)
Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story (Buena Vista)
Sean Penn, Sweet And Lowdown (Sony Pictures Classics)
Denzel Washington, The Hurricane (Universal)


Best performance by an actress in a leading role
Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry (Fox Searchlight)

Other Nominees:
Annette Bening, American Beauty (DreamWorks)
Janet McTeer, Tumbleweeds (Fine Line)
Julianne Moore, The End Of The Affair (Columbia)
Meryl Streep, Music Of The Heart (Miramax)


Best performance by an actor in a supporting role
Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules (Miramax)

Other Nominees:
Tom Cruise, Magnolia (New Line)
Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile (Warner Bros.)
Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley (Paramount)
Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense (Hollywood)


Best performance by an actress in a supporting role
Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted (Columbia)

Other Nominees:
Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense (Hollywood)
Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich (USA Films)
Samantha Morton, Sweet And Lowdown (Sony Pictures Classics)
Chloë Sevigny, Boys Don't Cry (Fox Searchlight)


Best achievement in directing
Sam Mendes, American Beauty (DreamWorks)

Other Nominees:
Lasse Hallström, The Cider House Rules (Miramax)
Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich (USA Films)
Michael Mann, The Insider (Touchstone)
M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense (Hollywood)


Best achievement in art direction
Sleepy Hollow (Paramount)
Art Direction, Rick Heinrichs; Set Decoration, Peter Young

Other Nominees:

Anna And The King (Fox)
Art Direction, Luciana Arrighi; Set Decoration, Ian Whittaker
The Cider House Rules (Miramax)
Art Direction, David Gropman; Set Decoration, Beth Rubino
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Paramount)
Art Direction, Roy Walker; Set Decoration, Bruno Cesari
Topsy-Turvy (USA Films)
Art Direction, Eve Stewart; Set Decoration, Eve Stewart and John Bush

Best achievement in cinematography
American Beauty (DreamWorks): Conrad L. Hall

Other Nominees:
The End Of The Affair (Hollywood): Roger Pratt
The Insider (Touchstone): Dante Spinotti
Sleepy Hollow (Paramount): Emmanuel Lubezki
Snow Falling On Cedars (Universal): Robert Richardson


Best achievement in costume design
Topsy-Turvy (USA Films): Lindy Hemming

Other Nominees:
Anna And The King (Fox): Jenny Beavan
Sleepy Hollow (Paramount): Colleen Atwood
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Paramount): Ann Roth and Gary Jones
Titus (Fox Searchlight): Milena Canonero


Best achievement in documentary features
One Day In September
Produced by Arthur Cohn and Kevin Macdonald

Other Nominees:

Buena Vista Social Club (Artisan)
Produced Wim Wenders and Ulrich Felsberg
Genghis Blues (Roxie Releasing)
Produced by Roko Belic and Adrian Belic
On The Ropes (WinStar)
Produced by Nanette Burnstein and Brett Morgen
Speaking In Strings (Seventh Art)
Produced by Paolo di Florio and Lilibet Foster

Best achievement in documentary short subjects
King Gimp
Directed by Susan Hannah Hadary and William A. Whiteford

Other Nominees:

Eyewitness
Directed by Bert Van Bork
The Wildest Show In The South: The Angola Prison Rodeo
Directed by Simeon Soffer and Jonathan Stack

Best achievement in film editing
The Matrix (Warner Bros.)
Zach Staenberg

Other Nominees:

American Beauty (DreamWorks)
Tariq Anwar and Christopher Greenbury
The Cider House Rules (Miramax)
Lisa Zeno Churgin
The Insider (Touchstone)
William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell and David Rosenbloom
The Sixth Sense (Hollywood)
Andrew Mondshein

Best foreign language film of the year
All About My Mother [Spain]

Other Nominees:
Caravan [Nepal]
East-West [France]
Solomon And Gaenor [United Kingdom]
Under The Sun [Sweden]


Best achievement in makeup
Topsy-Turvy (USA Films)
Christine Blundell and Trefor Proud

Other Nominees:

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (New Line)
Michèle Burke and Mike Smithson
Bicentennial Man (Touchstone)
Greg Cannom
Life (Universal)
Rick Baker

Best achievement in music (original score)
The Red Violin (Lions Gate): John Corigliano

Other Nominees:
American Beauty (DreamWorks): Thomas Newman
Angela's Ashes (Paramount): John Williams
The Cider House Rules (Miramax): Rachel Portman
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Paramount): Gabriel Yared


Best achievement in music (original song)
"You'll Be In My Heart", Tarzan (Disney)
Music and lyric by Phil Collins

Other Nominees:

"Blame Canada", South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Paramount)
Music and lyric by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
"Music Of My Heart", Music Of The Heart (Miramax)
Music and lyric by Diane Warren
"Save Me", Magnolia (New Line)
Music and lyric by Aimee Mann
"When She Loved Me", Toy Story 2 (Disney)
Music and lyric by Randy Newman

Best achievement in animated short films
The Old Man And The Sea
Directed by Alexandre Petrov

Other Nominees:

Humdrum
Directed by Peter Peake
My Grandmother Ironed The King's Shirts
Directed by Torill Kove
3 Misses
Directed by Paul Driessen
When The Day Breaks
Directed by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis

Best achievement in live action short films
My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples In New York
Directed by Barbara Schock and Tammy Tiehel

Other Nominees:

Bror, Min Bror
Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz and Michael W. Horsten
Killing Joe
Directed by Mehdi Norowzian and Steve Wax
Kleingeld
Directed by Marc-Andreas Bochert and Gabriele Lines
Major And Minor Miracles
Directed by Marcus Olsson

Best achievement in sound
The Matrix (Warner Bros.)
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David Campbell and David Lee

Other Nominees:

The Green Mile (Warner Bros.)
Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson, Michael Herbick and Willie D. Burton
The Insider (Touchstone)
Andy Nelson, Doug Hemphill and Lee Orloff
The Mummy (Universal)
Leslie Shatz, Chris Carpenter, Rick Kline and Chris Munro
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Fox)
Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Shawn Murphy and John Midgley

Best achievement in sound effects editing
The Matrix (Warner Bros.)
Dane A. Davis

Other Nominees:

Fight Club (Fox)
Ren Klyce and Richard Hymns
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Fox)
Ben Burtt and Tom Bellfort

Best achievement in visual effects
The Matrix (Warner Bros.)
John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, Steve Courtley and Jon Thum

Other Nominees:

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Fox)
John Knoll, Dennis Muren, Scott Squires and Rob Coleman
Stuart Little (Columbia)
John Dykstra, Jerome Chen, Henry F. Anderson III and Eric Allard

Best screenplay written directly for the screen
American Beauty (DreamWorks)
Written by Alan Ball

Other Nominees:

Being John Malkovich (USA Films)
Written by Charlie Kaufman
Magnolia (New Line)
Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
The Sixth Sense (Hollywood)
Written by M. Night Shyamalan
Topsy-Turvy (USA Films)
Written by Mike Leigh

Best screenplay based on material
previously produced or published

The Cider House Rules (Miramax)
Screenplay by John Irving

Other Nominees:

Election (Paramount)
Sreenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
The Green Mile (Warner Bros.)
Written for the screen by Frank Darabont
The Insider (Touchstone)
Written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Paramount)
Screenplay by Anthony Minghella


The Ceremony

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards were presented on Sunday, March 26th, 2000 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium (seating: approximately 5000), and broadcast live on the ABC television network at 5:00 p.m. (PST) / 8:00 p.m. (EST), with a half-hour arrivals segment preceding the presentation ceremony.

The Scientific and Technical Achievements were recognized during ceremonies held on Saturday, March 4, 2000 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. These were not televised.

It was announced on January 19th, 2000 that actor-writer-producer-director Warren Beatty (Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Bonnie & Clyde, Bugsy) was to be presented with the prestigious 35th Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. It is given to "creative producers whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production," and was voted upon by the Academy's Board of Governors. The last winner was Norman Jewison in 1999. (Thanks to JMSTREEP and hcgabriel for this information.)

It was announced on January 20th, 2000 that director Andrzej Wajda (Kanal, Man Of Iron, Korczak) was to be presented with an Honourary Award as voted by the AMPAS Board of Governors. He was described as "one of the most respected filmmakers of our time, a man whose films have given audiences around the world an artist's view of history, democracy and freedom, and who in so doing has himself become a symbol of courage and hope for millions of people in postwar Europe." (Thanks to JMSTREEP and David Perry for this information.)

It was announced on January 21st, 2000 that Dr. Roderick T. Ryan has been voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the AMPAS Board of Governors. It is "presented to an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry." Ryan is the 14th recipient. (Thanks to JMSTREEP and Dennis Holly for this information.)

It was announced on September 28, 1999 that Richard and Lili Fini Zanuck would be producing the telecast. This is their first stint in this capacity. Louis J. Horvitz agreed on October 24, 1999 to take on direction duties for the fourth consecutive year. Bruce Vilanch will be the head writer for the telecast. Peter Coyote will serve as announcer. Chuck Workman will be responsible for film imagery and clip packages.

It was announced on December 14, 1999 that Billy Crystal would serve as master of ceremonies for the event. This shall be his seventh stint in this role.

The Zanucks have pledged that this year's ceremony will be absent of dance numbers. However, Kenny Ortega has been announced as the show's choreographer.

It was announced on March 16, 2000 that Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes, Whitney Houston and Queen Latifah will collaborate in an all-star line-up of singers performing a special song medley. Musical directors Burt Bacharach and Don Was will select a series of Oscar-nominated songs over the past seven decades for the medley. (Thanks to JMSTREEP for this information.)

Summary of the Academy Awards ceremony

  1. Robert Rehme (AMPAS president) introductory speech
  2. Billy Crystal opening film montage and song medley
  3. Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, present Best Achievement in Makeup Oscar
  4. Heather Graham and Mike Myers present Best Achievement in Sound Oscar
  5. Haley Joel Osment introduces "Child Performers In Film" movie montage
  6. Erykah Badu and Tobey Maguire present Best Achievement in Makeup Oscar
  7. Winona Ryder introduces clip for Best Picture nominee The Cider House Rules
  8. James Coburn presents Best Achievement by an Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar
  9. Morgan Freeman introduces "The History Of The World In Film" movie montage
  10. Cate Blanchett and Jude Law present Best Achievement in Live Action Short Films Oscar
  11. Billy Crystal and Michael Clarke Duncan introduce Buzz Lightyear and Woody
  12. Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and Bullseye present Best Achievement in Animated Short Films Oscar
  13. Anjelica Huston introduces clip for Best Picture nominee The Insider
  14. Vanessa Williams and L.L. Cool J introduce Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) Oscar nominees
  15. Sarah McLachlan and Randy Newman perform "When She Loved Me"
  16. Aimee Mann performs "Save Me"
  17. Phil Collins performs "You'll Be In My Heart"
  18. Gloria Estefan and 'N Sync perform "Music Of My Heart"
  19. Robin Williams performs "Blame Canada"
  20. Cher presents Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) Oscar
  21. Thora Birch, Mena Suvari and Wes Bentley present Best Achievement in Documentary Short Subjects Oscar
  22. Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke present Best Achievement in Documentary Features Oscar
  23. Judi Dench presents Best Achievement by an Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar
  24. Jane Fonda presents honourary Oscar
  25. Chow Yun-Fat presents Best Achievement in Sound Effects Editing Oscar
  26. Salma Hayek recaps the ceremony for Scientific and Technical Achievements
  27. Arnold Schwarzenegger presents Best Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar
  28. Diane Keaton introduces clip for Best Picture nominee American Beauty
  29. Billy Crystal performs "What The Stars Are Thinking" routine
  30. Burt Bacharach introduces "Songs From Movies" medley, performed by Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, Queen Latifah, Isaac Hayes, Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick,
  31. Angela Bassett introduces clip for Best Picture nominee The Sixth Sense
  32. Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas present Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
  33. Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves present Best Achievement in Music (Original Score) Oscar
  34. Edward Norton introduces "In Memorium" montage
  35. Samuel L. Jackson introduces clip for Best Picture nominee The Green Mile
  36. Julianne Moore and Russell Crowe present Best Achievement in Art Direction Oscar
  37. Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones present Best Achievement in Editing Oscar
  38. Jack Nicholson presents Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, featuring testimonials from Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Julie Christie, Annette Bening and Faye Dunaway
  39. Brad Pitt presents Best Achievement in Cinematography Oscar
  40. Kevin Spacey presents Best Screenplay based on Material Previously Produced or Published Oscars
  41. Mel Gibson presents Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Oscar
  42. Roberto Benigni presents Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Oscar
  43. Gwyneth Paltrow presents Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Oscar
  44. Steven Spielberg presents Best Achievement In Direction Oscar
  45. Clint Eastwood presents Best Picture Of The Year Oscar

Scheduled presenters, as announced in chronological order, were:

  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Ashley Judd
  • Chow Yun-Fat
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Jane Fonda
  • Haley Joel Osment
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Jude Law
  • James Coburn
  • Roberto Benigni
  • Salma Hayek
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mike Myers
  • Charlize Theron
  • Brad Pitt
  • Judi Dench
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Annette Bening
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Heather Graham
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Lucy Liu
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Mel Gibson
  • Uma Thurman
  • Edward Norton
  • Angela Bassett
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Erykah Badu
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Jack Nicholson
  • LL Cool J
  • Russell Crowe
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
  • Diane Keaton
  • Wes Bentley
  • Julianne Moore
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Winona Ryder
  • Mena Suvari

Thanks to JMSTREEP for presenter info.

Musical performers were:


Voting

Voting for the Academy Award nominees are handled by the specific branches of AMPAS.

AWARD CATEGORYNominating GroupMaximum Number of Nominations
Best PictureAll AMPAS members with voting rights5
Acting CategoriesAMPAS Actors Branch Members5
DirectionAMPAS Directors Branch Members5
Art DirectionAMPAS Art Directors Branch Members, excluding Costume Designers5
CinematographyAMPAS Cinematographers Branch Members5
Costume DesignCostume Design members of AMPAS Art Directors Branch5
Documentaries(Round 1) Documentary Awards Screening Committee
(Round 2) All AMPAS members with voting rights
5
EditingAMPAS Film Editors Branch Members5
Foreign-Language FilmForeign Language Film Award Committee5
MakeupMakeup Award Rules Committee3
MusicAMPAS Music Branch Members5
Short FilmsAMPAS Short Film Branch Members5
SoundAMPAS Sound Branch Members5
Sound Effects EditingSound Effects Editing Award Commitee3
Visual EffectsVisual Effects Award Nominating Commitee 3
ScreenwritingAMPAS Writers Branch Members5


My Oscar Picks (Nominees)

Preliminary thoughts and musings. (Periodic column)

Column #00 - "Oscar Patrol" column from the my 1999 Toronto International Film Festival reports (99/09/25)

Column #01 - Pre-awards musings (99/12/07-10)

Column #02 - Reactions to the National Board Of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Society Of Boston Film Critics Awards; responses to correspondence (99/12/13)

Column #03 - Reactions to the New York Film Critics Circle and Toronto Film Critics Association awards; reactions to the Golden Satellite nominees; Golden Globe nominee predictions (99/12/19) ["Big Nine": 34 out of 45, 67% overall]

Column #04 - Reactions to the Golden Globe nominations; responses to correspondence (99/12/20)

Column #05 - Reactions to the Broadcast Film Critics Association, San Diego Film Critics Society, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, Southeastern Film Critics Association, National Society Of Film Critics and Florida Film Critics Circle awards; Sharon Stone's Display of Generosity (00/01/13)

Column #06 - Reactions to the Independent Spirit Award nominations, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle awards, the AMPAS Feature Documentary, Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects semifinalists, the American Cinema Editor nominees, the Golden Satellite Award winners, the Producers Guild of America nominees, plus comments on the annual Oscar Presenter contest and Election, Golden Globe winner predictions and responses to correspondence (00/01/21)

Column #07 - Reactions to the Golden Globe awards, Memo To The Academy, reactions to the Directors Guild of America nominees, the Screen Actors Guild nominees, the Writers Guild of American nominees, the American Society of Cinematographers nominees, the Motion Picture Sound Editors nominees, the Art Directors Guild nominees, the Costume Designers Guild nominees, plus responses to correspondence (00/02/02)

Column #08 - Academy Award nominee predictions and commentary (00/02/13) ["Big Six": 24 out of 30, 71% overall]

Column #09 - Academy Award nominee reactions, What Happened To The Hurricane?, Spoilsports of the Year, plus responses to correspondence (00/02/16)

My Oscar Picks (Winners)

Column #10 - Academy Award winner predictions and commentary (00/03/22) ["Big Six": 5 out of 6, 60% (ugh) overall]


Others' Oscar Picks

The following is a listing of the winner predictions by various other film critics and reviewers for this year's Oscar race.

Six critics successfully picked all of the Big Six winners: David Ansen, Dennis King, Todd McCarthy, Jonathan Ross, Susan Stark, Anne Thompson, and Kenneth Turan.

Thanks to JMSTREEP, David Perry and Daniel Kenealy for their invaluable assistance.

Best Picture
American Beauty DA SA TA HB JB JamB JayB JoB MB RB SB StB TB BC CC LC MC DD SD DE JE RE EW AF CG DG EG ERG FG JG AH CH EH JH MH SH BI MJ BK ChK DK DeK RK GL TL EM MM NM TM BN BP CP LP SP BR JR JoR RR SR AS DS GS JS JeS LS RS SS AT BT BoT KT KevT LT PT ST JV MV GW KW MW SW ShW
The Cider House Rules JA LB LJS AOS
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey, American Beauty DA TA HB JB JayB JoB RB SB StB BC CC LC MC DD JE RE EW AF CG DG EG ERG FG EH MH DK DeK RK MM TM BN CP LP SP JR JoR RR SR JeS LJS RS SS AT BT BoT KT KevT PT ST JV MV GW KW
Denzel Washington, The Hurricane JA JamB LB MB TB SD DE JG AH JH SH BI MJ BK ChK GL TL EM NM BP BR AOS DS JS LS LT MW SW ShW
Russell Crowe, The Insider AS
Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story GS
Best Actress
Annette Bening, American Beauty TA JB JayB JoB LB RB StB TB BC MC DE JE RE EW CG DG ERG AH MH SH GL MM NM CP LP SP CR JR RR SR AS GS JS JeS LJS RS BT BoT LT ST JV MV GW ShW
Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry DA JA HB JamB MB SB CC LC DD SD AF EG FG JG CH EH JH BI MJ BK ChK DK DeK RK TL EM JM TM BP BR JoR DS LS SS AT KT KevT PT KW MW SW
Julianne Moore, The End Of The Affair BN AOS
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules DA JoB StB TB BC DE RE AH LH MJ DK DeK GL TL JM TM BP CP LP SP JoR AOS JeS LS LJS SS AT KT PT JV MV MW
Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth SenseJA SA JayB RB SB LC MC DD SD EW AF CG JG CH EH JH MH SH BK ChK RK EM MM NM BR DR RR SR JS RS LT ST
Tom Cruise, Magnolia TA HB JB JamB LB MB CC JE DG EG ERG FG BI JR DS GS BT BoT KevT GW KW SW ShW
Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile AS
Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley BN
Best Supporting Actress
Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted DA SA TA HB JB JamB JayB JoB LB MB RB SB StB BC CC LC DD SD DE JE RE AF DG EG ERG FG JG CH MH SH BI BK ChK DeK RK GL JM MM NM TM BP CP LP SP BR DR JR JoR SR AS JS LS LJS SS AT BT BoT KT KevT LT PT ST JV MV GW KW MW SW ShW
Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich JH MJ RR AOS DS GS
Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense JA MC EW AH TL
Chloë Sevigny, Boys Don't Cry EH DK EM JeS RS
Samantha Morton, Sweet And Lowdown TB CG BN
Best Director
Sam Mendes, American Beauty DA SA TA HB JB JamB JayB JoB LB MB RB SB StB TB BC CC LC MC DD SD DE JE RE EW AF CG DG EG ERG FG JG AH CH EH JH MH SH BI MJ BK ChK DK DeK RK GL TL EM MM NM TM BN BP LP SP BR JR JoR RR SR AS DS GS JeS LJS RS SS AT BT KT KevT LT ST JV MV GW MW SW ShW
Lasse Hallström, The Cider House Rules JA AOS
Michael Mann, The Insider BoT
Best Art Direction
Sleepy Hollow TB RE EW AF JH BI BK SP SS BoT KT KevT LT ST MW
Topsy-Turvy JayB LB EG GL TL
Anna And The King AH
Best Cinematography
American Beauty DA HB JB SB TB RE EW AF EG AH JH BK DK GL TL TM SP JR SR AS DS GS RS SS AT BoT KT KevT LT ST MV MW
Snow Falling On Cedars JA SD BI KW
The End Of The Affair LB
Sleepy Hollow JeS
Best Costume Design
Anna And The King TB RE EW AF AH JH BI BK SS KevT ST
Topsy-Turvy JayB LB EG GL TL SP BoT KT MW
Sleepy Hollow LT
Best Documentary Features
Buena Vista Social Club HB JayB RE EW EG JG AH JH BI BK GL TL SP LT SS ST JV
One Day In September TB AF KT KevT MW
Genghis Blues LB BoT
Documentary Short Subject
King Gimp LB TB EG BK SP BoT KT KevT MW
The Wildest Show In The South: The Angola Prison Rodeo HB EW JH BI TL
Best Editing
American Beauty HB TB EW AF JH BI BK SS MW
The Matrix EG KT KevT LT ST
The Sixth Sense LB AH GL TL
The Insider SP BoT
Best Foreign Language Film
All About My Mother JA HB JayB LB MB RE EW AF EG JG JH BI BK DK TL TM SP JR AS DS RS SS BoT KevT LT ST MV MW
East-West DA SB TB GL GS KT
Caravan AT
Best Makeup
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me TB EW AF BoT KT KevT MW
Topsy-Turvy LB AH JH GL LT
Bicentennial Man RE BK SP ST
Life EG BI TL SS
Best Original Score
American Beauty RE EW AF AH BI BK GL SP BoT KevT LT ST MW
The Cider House Rules LB TB EG JG SS KT
The Red Violin JH TL
Best Original Song
"You'll Be In My Heart", Tarzan HB JB LB TB SD EG JH BK GL SP SR KT JV MW
"When She Loved Me", Toy Story 2 JayB RE EW AF RK SS BoT LT
"Save Me", Magnolia AH TL KevT
"Music Of My Heart", Music Of The Heart BI KW
"Blame Canada", South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut ST
Best Animated Short
The Old Man And The Sea TB EW JH BI TL KT KevT MW
When The Day Breaks LB BK SP
My Grandmother Ironed The King's Shirts BoT
Best Live-Action Short
Killing Joe TB EW JH BI SP
Kleingeld (Small Change) LB KevT
Major And Minor Miracles BK TL
My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples In New York KT MW
Bror, Mini Bror BoT
Best Sound
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace TB AF EG BI GL SP SS BoT LT MW
The Matrix EW AH BK TL KT KevT
The Mummy LB
The Green Mile JH
Best Sound Effects Editing
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace LB TB EG BI GL SS BoT LT ST MW
The Matrix EW AF AH JH BK TL SP KT KevT
Best Visual Effects
The Matrix LB TB EW EG AH JH BI TL SP BoT KT LT MW
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace HB AF BK SS KevT ST
Best Original Screenplay
Alan Ball, American Beauty DA HB JB JayB MB SB TB SD RE EW AF CG EG JG AH JH BI BK DK RK GL TL MM NM TM BN LP SP JR JoR SR AS DS GS JeS RS SS AT KT KevT LT ST KW MW ShW
M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth SenseLB, BoT
Charlie Kaufman, Being John MalkovichJA
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Irving, The Cider House Rules DA JA JB JayB HB LB MB SB TB SD RE EW AF EG CG JG JH BI BK RK TL NM TM BN LP SP JR JoR SR DS JeS RS SS AT KT KevT LT ST JV MV KW MW ShW
Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, Election AH GL MM AS BoT
Eric Roth & Michael Mann, The Insider DK
Anthony Minghella, The Talented Mr. Ripley GS

Key:

DADavid Ansen (Newsweek)
JAJohn Anderson (Newsday)
SASoren Andersen (Tacoma News Tribune)
TATodd Anthony (Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)
HBHannah Brown (New York Post)
JBJohn Beifuss (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
JamBJami Bernard (New York Daily News)
JayBJay Boyar (Orlando Sentinel)
JoBJoe Baltake (Sacramento Bee)
LBLiz Braun (Toronto Sun)
MBMark Burger (Winston-Salem Journal)
RBRobert W. Butler (Kansas City Star)
SBSheila Benson (Film Comment)
StBStu Bykofsky (Philadelphia Daily News)
TBTom Brook (BBC)
BCBob Curtright (Wichita Eagle)
CCChip Chandler( Amarillo Globe-News)
LCLaurence Chollet (Bergen Record)
MCMike Clark (USA Today)
DDDuane Dudek (Milwaukee Journal)
SDSandi Davis (Oklahoma City Oklahoman)
DEDavid Elliott (San Diego Union-Tribune)
JEJudith Egerton (Louisville Courier-Journal)
RERoger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
EWEntertainment Weekly staff writers
AFAlex Fung (me)
CGChris Garcia (American-Statesman)
DGDavid Germain (Associated Press)
JGJack Garner (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
EGEdward Guthmann (San Francisco Chronicle)
ERGEleanor Ringel Gillespie (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
FGFrank Gabrenya (Columbus Dispatch)
AHAnn Hornaday (Baltimore Sun)
CHChris Hewitt (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
EHEric E. Harrison (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
JHJohn Hartl (Seattle Times)
LHLouis B. Hobson (Calgary Sun)
MHMark Hinson (Tallahassee Democrat)
SHStephen Holden (New York Times)
BIBob Ivry (The Bergen Record)
MJMichael Janusonis (Providence Journal)
BKBruce Kirkland (New York Post)
CKCraig Kopp (Cincinnati Post)
ChKChuck Klosterman (Akron Beacon Journal)
DKDave Kehr (Film Comment)
DeKDennis King (Tulsa World)
TKRandall King (Winnipeg Sun)
GLGlen Lovell (San Jose Mercury News)
TLTerry Lawson (Detroit Free Press)
EMElvis Mitchell (New York Times)
JMJack Mathews (New York Daily News)
MMMargaret A. McGurk (Cincinnati Enquirer)
NMNoel Murray (Nashville Scene)
TMTodd McCarthy (Variety)
BNBarry Norman (Sky Premier)
BPBetsy Pickle (Knoxville News-Sentinel)
LPLouis B. Parks (Houston Chronicle)
SPSteve Persall (St. Petersburg Times)
BRBob Ross (Tampa Tribune)
CRCarrie Rickey (Philadelphia Inquirer)
DRDesmond Ryan (Philadelphia Inquirer)
JRJim Ridley (Nashville Scene)
JoRJonathan Ross (BBC)
RRRene Rodriguez (Miami Herald)
SRSteven Rosen (Denver Post)
ASAndrew Sarris (New York Observer)
AOSA.O. Scott (New York Times)
DSDavid Sterritt (Christian Science-Monitor)
GSGavin Smith (Film Comment)
JSJoel Siegel (Good Morning America)
JeSJerry Shottenkirk (Oklahoma City Oklahoman)
LSLisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly)
LJSLarri Jo Starkey (Amarillo Globe-News)
RSRichard Schickel (Time Magazine)
SSSusan Stark (Detroit News)
ATAnne Thompson (Film Comment)
BTBob Thomas (Associated Press)
BoTBob Thompson (New York Post)
KTKenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times)
KevTKevin Turan (Los Angeles Times)
LTLawrence Toppman (Charlotte Observer)
PTPeter Travers (Rolling Stone)
STScott Tobias (The Onion)
JVJeff Vice (Deseret News)
MVMal Vincent (Virginian-Pilot)
GWGene Wyatt (The Tennessean)
MWMichael Wilmington (Chicago Tribune)
KWKathryn Jenson White (Oklahoma City Oklahoman)
SWSusan Wloszczyna (USA Today)
ShWSharon Waxman (Washington Post)


Odds

Betting odds, as listed by oddsmakers in the United States.

Thanks to David Perry for corroborating this information.

Best Picture
American Beauty5:29:5
The Cider House Rules4:19:5
The Green Mile8:18:1
The Sixth Sense10:110:1
The Insider18:16:1
Best Director
Sam Mendes, American Beauty5:22:1
Lasse Hallström, The Cider House Rules4:12:1
Michael Mann, The Insider8:15:1
Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich12:112:1
M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense20:18:1
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey, American Beauty9:58:5
Denzel Washington, The Hurricane4:13:1
Russell Crowe, The Insider8:14:1
Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story15:18:1
Sean Penn, Sweet And Lowdown20:110:1
Best Actress
Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry3:12:1
Annette Bening, American Beauty4:12:1
Janet McTeer, Tumbleweeds10:112:1
Julianne Moore, The End Of The Affair12:18:1
Meryl Streep, Music Of The Heart25:15:1
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Cruise, Magnolia3:14:1
Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile4:13:1
Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley6:110:1
Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules8:12:1
Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense10:15:1
Best Supporting Actress
Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted3:15:2
Chloë Sevigny, Boys Don't Cry5:18:1
Samantha Morton, Sweet And Lowdown6:16:1
Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich8:13:1
Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense12:14:1
Best Original Screenplay
Alan Ball, American Beauty8:5
Charlie Kaufman, Being John Malkovich3:1
Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia6:1
M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense6:1
Mike Leigh, Topsy-Turvy8:1
Best Adapted Screenplay
John Irving, The Cider House Rules2:1
Anthony Minghella, The Talented Mr. Ripley3:1
Eric Roth & Michael Mann, The Insider4:1
Frank Darabont, The Green Mile6:1
Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, Election10:1

Legend:
Stardust Hotel: Joe Lupo, Las Vegas, 00/02/17
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, 00/02/28


Eligibility

Several rule changes have been implemented for the 72nd Academy Awards and thereafter.


Only two scores were submitted for consideration in the Best Achievement In Music (Original Song Score) this year. The category has consequently been cancelled for this year. The two scores submitted are no longer eligible for consideration in the remaining Best Achivement In Music (Original Dramatic Score) category, and are effectively disqualified. These scores are:

[Note] I have continued to see trade advertisement by Disney in support of the Tarzan score by Mark Mancina. Anybody know what's going on here?


The following is a list of the record-setting 47 films submitted for consideration for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Of The Year. Each country may submit one film for consideration. Each country is invited to submit its best film of the year to the Academy. Selection of each country's representative picture is made by juries comprising filmmakers from that country. Entry forms were due by November 1st, with film prints due by November 15th.

To be eligible for submission, a film must have its first public showing for at least seven consecutive days in a commercial cinema in its home country between November 1, 1998 and October 31, 1999. It must also have been produced with a predominantly non-English dialogue track in a language of the submitting country. The print submitted for award consideration must be identical in form with the final version in general release in the country of origin.

Foreign-language films may be eligible for Academy Awards in other categories, save the Best Documentary Feature award, providing they meet the requirements of those categories. Films submitted for Best Foreign Language Film Award consideration shall not be eligible for Academy Award consideration in any category in any subsequent awards year.

These films are scheduled to be screened by AMPAS' Foreign Language Film Award Committee, chaired by Mark Johnson, beginning December 1st, 1999.

FILM TITLECountry of OriginDirector

ManuelitaArgentinaManuel Garcia Ferre
Northern SkirtsAustriaBarbara Albert
RosettaBelgiumLuc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
The CupBhutanKhyentse Norbu
OrfeuBrazilCarlos Diegues
Set Me Free (Emporte-Moi)CanadaLéa Pool
Lover's Grief Over The Yellow RiverChinaFeng Xiao Ning
Time OutColombiaSergio Cabrera
Red DustCroatiaZrinko Ogresta
Return Of The IdiotCzech RepublicSasa Gedeon
MifuneDenmarkSøren Kragh-Jacobsen
The Tough OnesFinlandAleksi Mäkelä
Est-Ouest (East-West)FranceRégis Wargnier
Here Comes The DawnGeorgiaUrushadze
Aimée & JaguarGermanyMax Fäerberbõck
From The Edge Of The CityGreeceConstantinos Giannaris
Ordinary HeroesHong KongAnn Hui
The Lord's Lantern In BudapestHungaryMiklõs Jancsõ
The Honour Of The HouseIcelandGudny Halldorsdottir
EarthIndiaDeepa Mehta
SriIndonesiaMarselli Sumarno
The Color Of HeavenIranMajid Majidi
Yana's FriendIsraelArik Kaplun
Fuori Dal Mondo (Not Of This World)ItalyGiuseppe Piccioni
Railroad ManJapanYasuo Furuhata
Around The Pink HouseLebanonKhalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas
El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba (No One Writes To The Colonel)MexicoArturo Ripstein
CaravanNepalEric Valli
Scratches In The TableThe NetherlandsIneke Houtman
The PrompterNorwayHilde Heier
Captain Pantoja And The Special ServicesPeruFrancisco J. Lombardi
The KiteThe PhilippinesGil M. Portes
The MutantsPortugalTeresa Villaverde
The Famous PaparazzoRomaniaNicolae Margineanu
MolochRussiaAlexander Sokurov
All My Loved OnesSlovakiaMatej Minác
All About My MotherSpainPedro Almodóvar
Under The SunSwedenColin Nutley
Beresina, or The Last Days Of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandDaniel Schmid
Luna PapaTadjikistanBakhtiar Khudojnazarov
March Of HappinessTaiwanLin Cheng-Sheng
Mrs. Salkim's DiamondsTurkey Tomris Gintlioglu
Glue SnifferVenezuelaElia Schneider
Three SeasonsVietnamTony Bui
Solomon And GaenorWalesPaul Morrison
The White SuitYugoslaviaLazar Ristovski


The following is a list of the twelve films selected as semi-finalists for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar by a committee of Academy member-documentarians, as announced January 3, 2000. These twelve films were selected from a pool of 55 submissions, and were then screened in Beverly Hills, New York and San Francisco, where all local members of the Academy were invited to screen and participate in the final determination of the nominees. Five of these candidates will make up the final nominees for the Oscar.

Thanks to JMSTREEP for providing this listing.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES under consideration

AmargosaTodd Robinson
American MovieChris Smith
Beyond The MatBarry Blaustein
Buena Vista Social ClubWim Wenders
Genghis BluesRoko Belic
Mr. Death: The Rise And Fall Of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.Errol Morris
On The RopesNanette Burstein and Brett Morgen
One Day In SeptemberKevin MacDonald
Pop & MeChris Roe
Smoke And Mirrors: A History Of DenialTorrie Rosenzweig
The SourceChuck Workman
Speaking In StringsNadja Salerno-Sonnenberg


The following is a list of the seven films selected as semi-finalists for the Best Visual Effects Oscar by the executive committee of AMPAS' visual effects branch on January 6, 1999. Three of these candidates could make up the final nominees for the Oscar. The Academy's visual effects branch was scheduled to screen 15-minute excerpt reels from each of these films on February 9, 2000 before casting their nomination ballots.

The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects is given to up to four individuals (as selected by the film's producer[s]) responsible for supervising the effects work on the designated film.

Thanks to JMSTREEP for providing this listing.

VISUAL EFFECTS semifinalists

The Matrix
The Mummy
Sleepy Hollow
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Stuart Little
Wild Wild West
The World Is Not Enough


The following is a list of the seven films selected as semi-finalists for the Best Sound Effects Editing Oscar by the executive committee of AMPAS' sound effects editing branch on January 14, 2000. Up to three of these candidates could make up the final nominees for the Oscar. The Academy's Sound Effects Editing Award Nominating Committee was scheduled to screen 10-minute clip reels from each of these films on February 8, 2000 before casting their nomination ballots.

Thanks to David Perry, hcgabriel and JMSTREEP for providing this listing.

SOUND EFFECTS EDITING semifinalists

Any Given Sunday
Fight Club
The Green Mile
The Matrix
The Mummy
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Three Kings


The following is a list of the five films selected as semi-finalists for the Best Makeup Oscar by the executive committee of AMPAS' makeup award nominating committee on January 25, 2000. Up to three of these candidates could make up the final nominees for the Oscar. The Academy's Makeup Award Nominating Committee was scheduled to screen 10-minute clip reels from each of these films on February 12, 2000 before casting their nomination ballots.

Thanks to hcgabriel and David Perry for providing this listing.

(Although the Academy rules stipulate that a maximum of three productions can be recognized with Academy Award nominations, this year saw four nominees announced. Anybody know what's going on with this?)

MAKEUP semifinalists

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Blast From The Past
Bicentennial Man
Life
Topsy-Turvy


The following is a list of the ten films selected as semi-finalists for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar as announced January 26, 2000. These ten films were screened in early February for the Short Films and Feature Animation branch members. Between three and five of these candidates made up the final nominees for the Oscar.

Thanks to JMSTREEP and David Perry for providing this listing.

ANIMATED SHORT FILMS under consideration

Humdrum
The Indescribable Nth
Monsieur Pett
My Grandmother Ironed The King's Shirts
The Old Man And The Sea
The Phox, The Box, And The Lox
Silence
Three Misses
Village Of Idiots
When The Day Breaks


The following is a list of the ten films selected as semi-finalists for the Live Action Short Film Oscar as announced January 26, 2000. These ten films were screened in early February for the Short Films and Feature Animation branch members. Between three and five of these candidates made up the final nominees for the Oscar.

Thanks to JMSTREEP and David Perry for providing this listing.

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS under consideration

Bror, Min Bror (Teis And Nico)
Cirque Du Soleil -- Journey Of Man
The Dance Of Shiva
John
Killing Joe
Kleingeld (Small Change)
Major And Minor Miracles
Mutual Love Life
My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples in New York
The Witness


The following is a list of the scientific and technical achievements awarded during ceremonies on March 4, 2000, as announced January 5, 2000.

Thanks to hcgabriel for providing this listing.

Academy Plaques

  • Nick Phillips: for the design and development of the three-axis Libra III remote control camera head.

  • Fritz Gabriel Bauer: for the concept, design and engineering of the Moviecam Superlight 35mm motion picture camera.

  • Iain Neil for the optical design, Rick Gelbard for the mechanical design, and Panavision for the development of the Millennium Camera System viewfinder.

  • Huw Gwilym, Karl Lynch and Mark Crabtree: for the design and development of the AMS/Neve-Logic digital film console for motion picture sound mixing.

  • James Moultrie for the mechanical design, and Mike Salter and Mark Craig Gerchman for the optical design, of the Cooke S4 range of fixed focal length lenses for 35mm motion picture photography.

  • Marlowe A. Pichel for development of the process for manufacturing Electro-Formed metal reflectors which, when combined with the DC Short Arc xenon lamp, became the worldwide standard for motion picture projection systems.

  • L. Ron Schmidt for the concept, design and engineering of the Linear Loop film projectors.

  • Nat Tiffen of Tiffen Manufacturing Corp. for the production of high-quality, durable, laminated color filters for motion picture photography.

  • Academy Certificates

  • Vivienne Dyer and Chris Woolf for the design and development of the Rycote microphone windshield modular system.

  • Leslie Drever for design and development of the Light Wave microphone windscreens and isolation mounts from Light Wave Systems.

  • Richard C. Sehlin for the concept, and Dr. Mitchell J. Bogdanowicz and Mary L. Schmoeger of Eastman Kodak Co. for the design and development of the Eastman Lamphouse modification filters.

  • Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr. of Dream Quest Images and John C. Brewer of Eastman Kodak. for the identification and diagnosis leading to the elimination of the "red fringe" artifact in traveling matte composite photography.

  • Alex Fung (aw220@freenet.carleton.ca)

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