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72nd Academy Awards
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Date March 26, 2000
Site Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
Preshow Tyra Banks
Chris Connelly
Meredith Vieira
Host Billy Crystal
Producer Richard Zanuck
Lili Fini Zanuck
Director Louis J. Horvitz
Best Picture American Beauty
Most awards American Beauty (5)
Most nominations American Beauty (8)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 4 hours, 4 minutes
Viewership 46.53 million
29.64% (Nielsen ratings)
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The 72nd Academy Awards ceremony (also known as Oscars 2000) took place at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, and was Billy Crystal's seventh time hosting the Awards. The ceremony attracted 46.53 million viewers, an audience 3.7% bigger than the previous ceremony.

The Academy Awards ceremony was dominated by the movie American Beauty, which was nominated in 8 categories, and won 5 awards, including Best Picture.

Notably, this broadcast was the first Academy Awards ceremony broadcast to receive a television rating system certification of TV-14 (Parents Strongly Cautioned), in part due to the showing of many American Beauty clips featuring scenes of sex, innuendo, and violence.[citation needed] Despite its containing an offensive word, the Oscar-nominated song "Blame Canada" (from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) was performed, with performer Robin Williams cleverly "hiding" the word. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone attended the ceremony wearing pink and green dresses popularized by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow. In a 2005 interview, they claimed to have taken acid on the day of the show.[1] The first Oscar show to have a TV rating was the 69th Academy Awards, broadcast in 1997, but it was rated TV-PG (Parental Guidance).[citation needed]


Winners & nominees

Best Picture

American Beauty

Best Actor in a Leading Role

American Beauty - Kevin Spacey

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Boys Don't Cry - Hilary Swank

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The Cider House Rules - Michael Caine

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Girl, Interrupted - Angelina Jolie

Best Director

American Beauty - Sam Mendes

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Cider House Rules - John Irving

Best Original Screenplay

American Beauty - Alan Ball

Best Cinematography

American Beauty - Conrad L. Hall

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Sleepy Hollow - Rick Heinrichs and Peter Young

Best Costume Design

Topsy-Turvy - Lindy Hemming

Best Sound

The Matrix - John T. Reitz , Gregg Rudloff , David E. Campbell and David Lee

Best Editing

The Matrix - Zach Staenberg

Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing

The Matrix - Dane A. Davis

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

Best Effects, Visual Effects

The Matrix - John Gaeta , Janek Sirrs , Jon Thum and Steve Courtley

Best Makeup

Topsy-Turvy - Christine Blundell and Trefor Proud

Best Music, Original Song

Tarzan - Phil Collins for the song "You'll Be In My Heart"

Best Music, Original Score

The Red Violin - John Corigliano

Best Short Film, Animated

The Old Man and the Sea

Best Short Film, Live Action

My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York

  • Bror, Min Bro
  • Killing Joe
  • Kleingeld
  • Major and Minor Miracles

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

King Gimp

  • Eyewitness
  • The Wildest Show in the South: The Angola Prison Rodeo

Best Documentary, Features

One Day in September

Best Foreign Language Film

Todo sobre mi madre - Spain

Honorary Award

Andrzej Wajda - "in recognition of five decades of extraordinary film direction. [statuette]."[2]

In Memoriam

Presented by Edward Norton. The Academy remembers those persons involved in films that died in the previous year: Sylvia Sidney, Jim Varney, composer Ernest Gold, Ruth Roman, Henry Jones, director Robert Bresson, Desmond Llewelyn, screenwriter Mario Puzo, producer Allan Carr, Rory Calhoun, screenwriter Frank Tarloff, animator Marc Davis, Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, screenwriter Garson Kanin, director Roger Vadim, Mabel King, Oliver Reed, special effects expert Albert Whitlock, Ian Bannen, screenwriter Abraham Polonsky, Dirk Bogarde, director Edward Dmytryk, Lila Kedrova, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Madeline Kahn and lastly, George C. Scott.


  1. ^ http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/612/612094p4.html
  2. ^ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "Honorary Award" (Web). Official Academy Awards Database. AMPAS, Oscars.org. http://www.oscars.org/aboutacademyawards/awards/honorary01.html. Retrieved 2008-07-29. "The presenter was Jane Fonda."  (Page 1 of 2 pages; photo caption).

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