The Academy Awards

Season 72 Episode 1

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 26, 2000 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE • Russell Crowe -- The Insider ("Jeffrey Wigand") • Richard Farnsworth -- The Straight Story ("Alvin Straight") • Sean Penn -- Sweet and Lowdown ("Emmet Ray") • Kevin Spacey -- American Beauty ("Lester Burnham") • Denzel Washington -- The Hurricane ("Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLEMichael Caine -- The Cider House Rules ("Dr. Wilbur Larch") • Tom Cruise -- Magnolia ("Frank T.J. Mackey") • Michael Clarke Duncan -- The Green Mile ("John Coffey") • Jude Law -- The Talented Mr. Ripley ("Dickie Greenleaf") • Haley Joel Osment -- The Sixth Sense ("Cole Sear") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Annette Bening -- American Beauty ("Carolyn Burnham") • Janet McTeer -- Tumbleweeds ("Mary Jo Walker") • Julianne Moore -- The End of the Affair ("Sarah Miles") • Meryl Streep -- Music of the Heart ("Roberta Guaspari") • Hilary Swank -- Boys Don't Cry ("Brandon Teena/Teena Brandon") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Toni Collette -- The Sixth Sense ("Lynn Sear") • Angelina Jolie -- Girl, Interrupted ("Lisa Rowe") • Catherine Keener -- Being John Malkovich ("Maxine") • Samantha Morton -- Sweet and Lowdown ("Hattie") • Chloë Sevigny -- Boys Don't Cry ("Lana Tisdel") ART DIRECTIONAnna and the King -- Art Direction: Luciana Arrighi; Set Decoration: Ian Whittaker • The Cider House Rules -- Art Direction: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Beth Rubino • Sleepy Hollow -- Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs; Set Decoration: Peter YoungThe Talented Mr. Ripley -- Art Direction: Roy Walker; Set Decoration: Bruno Cesari • Topsy-Turvy -- Art Direction: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Eve Stewart, John Bush CINEMATOGRAPHYAmerican Beauty -- Conrad L. HallThe End of the Affair -- Roger Pratt • The Insider -- Dante Spinotti • Sleepy Hollow -- Emmanuel Lubezki • Snow Falling on Cedars -- Robert Richardson COSTUME DESIGNAnna and the King -- Jenny Beavan • Sleepy Hollow -- Colleen Atwood • The Talented Mr. Ripley -- Ann Roth, Gary Jones • Titus -- Milena Canonero • Topsy-Turvy -- Lindy Hemming DIRECTINGAmerican Beauty -- Sam MendesBeing John Malkovich -- Spike Jonze • The Cider House Rules -- Lasse Hallström • The Insider -- Michael Mann • The Sixth Sense -- M. Night Shyamalan DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Buena Vista Social Club -- Wim Wenders, Ulrich Felsberg • Genghis Blues -- Roko Belic, Adrian Belic • On the Ropes -- Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen • One Day in September -- Arthur Cohn, Kevin MacdonaldSpeaking in Strings -- Paola di Florio, Lilibet Foster DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)Eyewitness -- Bert Van Bork • King Gimp -- Susan Hannah Hadary, William A. WhitefordThe Wildest Show in the South: The Angola Prison Rodeo -- Simeon Soffer, Jonathan Stack FILM EDITINGAmerican Beauty -- Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury • The Cider House Rules -- Lisa Zeno Churgin • The Insider -- William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosenbloom • The Matrix -- Zach StaenbergThe Sixth Sense -- Andrew Mondshein FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMAll about My Mother -- SpainCaravan -- Nepal • East-West -- France • Solomon and Gaenor -- United Kingdom • Under the Sun -- Sweden MAKEUPAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me -- Michèle Burke, Mike Smithson • Bicentennial Man -- Greg Cannom • Life -- Rick Baker • Topsy-Turvy -- Christine Blundell, Trefor Proud MUSIC (Original Score)American Beauty -- Thomas Newman • Angela's Ashes -- John Williams • The Cider House Rules -- Rachel Portman • The Red Violin -- John CoriglianoThe Talented Mr. Ripley -- Gabriel Yared MUSIC (Original Song) • "Blame Canada" from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut -- Music and Lyric by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman • "Music of My Heart" from Music of the Heart -- Music and Lyric by Diane Warren • "Save Me" from Magnolia -- Music and Lyric by Aimee Mann • "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2 -- Music and Lyric by Randy Newman • "You'll Be In My Heart" from Tarzan -- Music and Lyric by Phil Collins BEST PICTUREAmerican Beauty -- Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, ProducersThe Cider House Rules -- Richard N. Gladstein, Producer • The Green Mile -- David Valdes and Frank Darabont, Producers • The Insider -- Michael Mann and Pieter Jan Brugge, Producers • The Sixth Sense -- Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Barry Mendel, Producers SHORT FILM (Animated)Humdrum -- Peter Peake • My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts -- Torill Kove • The Old Man and the Sea -- Alexander Petrov3 Misses -- Paul Driessen • When the Day Breaks -- Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis SHORT FILM (Live Action)Bror, Min Bror (Teis and Nico) -- Henrik Ruben Genz, Michael W. Horsten • Killing Joe -- Mehdi Norowzian, Steve Wax • Kleingeld (Small Change) -- Marc-Andreas Bochert, Gabriele Lins • Major and Minor Miracles -- Marcus Olsson • My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York -- Barbara Schock, Tammy Tiehel SOUNDThe Green Mile -- Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson, Michael Herbick, Willie D. Burton • The Insider -- Andy Nelson, Doug Hemphill, Lee Orloff • The Matrix -- John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David Campbell, David LeeThe Mummy -- Leslie Shatz, Chris Carpenter, Rick Kline, Chris Munro • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Shawn Murphy, John Midgley SOUND EFFECTS EDITINGFight Club -- Ren Klyce, Richard Hymns • The Matrix -- Dane A. DavisStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- Ben Burtt, Tom Bellfort VISUAL EFFECTSThe Matrix -- John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, Steve Courtley, Jon ThumStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- John Knoll, Dennis Muren, Scott Squires, Rob Coleman • Stuart Little -- John Dykstra, Jerome Chen, Henry F. Anderson III, Eric Allard WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)The Cider House Rules -- John IrvingElection -- Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor • The Green Mile -- Frank Darabont • The Insider -- Eric Roth, Michael Mann • The Talented Mr. Ripley -- Anthony Minghella WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)American Beauty -- Alan BallBeing John Malkovich -- Charlie Kaufman • Magnolia -- Paul Thomas Anderson • The Sixth Sense -- M. Night Shyamalan • Topsy-Turvy -- Mike Leigh HONORARY AWARD • To Andrzej Wajda in recognition of five decades of extraordinary film direction. IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDWarren Beatty GORDON E. SAWYER AWARDRoderick T. Ryan