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Annual Academy Awards


Format: DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: March 26, 2000

Total Time: 3 h 17 m

Venue: The Shrine Civic Auditorium

Host: Billy Crystal

John Williams
Nomination for Best Score:
Angela's Ashes

Best Picture: American Beauty

Billy Crystal

Haley Joel Osment

Winona Ryder

Cate Blanchett and Jude Law

Woody and Buzz Lightyear

Nominated for Best Song: "When She Loved Me"

Nominated for Best Song: "You'll Be In My Heart"

Nominated for Best Song: "Blame Canada"


STAR WARS Episode I: Nominations for Sound, Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects

Jane Fonda

Oscar-winning songs: Burt Bacharach...

...and Ray Charles.

The Nominees for Best Original Score

Jack Nicholson presents Warren Beatty with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Hillary Swank

Steven Spielberg presents the award for Best Director.

Clint Eastwood presents the Best Picture Award.

* American Beauty -- Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, Producers
The 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

* American Beauty -- Sam Mendes
Being John Malkovich -- Spike Jonze
The Cider House Rules -- Lasse Hallström
The Insider -- Michael Mann
The Sixth Sense -- M. Night Shyamalan

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"}

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"}

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"}

* Michael 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"}

Anna 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 Young
The Talented Mr. Ripley -- Art Direction: Roy Walker; Set Decoration: Bruno Cesari
Topsy-Turvy -- Art Direction: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Eve Stewart, John Bush

* American Beauty -- Conrad L. Hall
The End of the Affair -- Roger Pratt
The Insider -- Dante Spinotti
Sleepy Hollow -- Emmanuel Lubezki
Snow Falling on Cedars -- Robert Richardson

Anna and the King -- Jenny Beavan
Sleepy Hollow -- Colleen Atwood
The Talented Mr. Ripley -- Ann Roth, Gary Jones
Titus -- Milena Canonero
* Topsy-Turvy -- Lindy Hemming

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 Macdonald
Speaking in Strings -- Paola di Florio, Lilibet Foster

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
Eyewitness -- Bert Van Bork
* King Gimp -- Susan Hannah Hadary, William A. Whiteford
The Wildest Show in the South: The Angola Prison Rodeo -- Simeon Soffer, Jonathan Stack

American Beauty -- Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury
The Cider House Rules -- Lisa Zeno Churgin
The Insider -- William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosenbloom
* The Matrix -- Zach Staenberg
The Sixth Sense -- Andrew Mondshein

* All About My Mother -- Spain
Caravan -- Nepal
East-West -- France
Solomon and Gaenor -- United Kingdom
Under the Sun -- Sweden

Austin 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 Corigliano
The 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

SHORT FILM (Animated)
Humdrum -- Peter Peake
My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts -- Torill Kove
* The Old Man and the Sea -- Alexander Petrov
3 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

The 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 Lee
The Mummy -- Leslie Shatz, Chris Carpenter, Rick Kline, Chris Munro
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Shawn Murphy, John Midgley

Fight Club -- Ren Klyce, Richard Hymns
* The Matrix -- Dane A. Davis
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- Ben Burtt, Tom Bellfort

* The Matrix -- John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, Steve Courtley, Jon Thum
Star 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 Irving
Election -- 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 Ball
Being John Malkovich -- Charlie Kaufman
Magnolia -- Paul Thomas Anderson
The Sixth Sense -- M. Night Shyamalan
Topsy-Turvy -- Mike Leigh

* To Andrzej Wajda in recognition of five decades of extraordinary film direction.

* Roderick T. Ryan

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)
* To NICK PHILLIPS for the design and development of the three-axis Libra III remote control camera head. The Libra III head can accept a range of film cameras and their lenses and allows the operator to add stabilization to each axis for medium focal length lenses. Motion capture and playback are also selectable features. [Stage Operations]
* To FRITZ GABRIEL BAUER for the concept, design and engineering of the Moviecam Superlight 35mm Motion Picture Camera. The quiet Moviecam Superlight is an extremely small and light 35mm professional motion picture sound camera which allows the cinematographer to film in ways and situations that were never before possible. [Camera]
* To IAIN NEIL for the optical design, RICK GELBARD for the mechanical design, and PANAVISION, INC. for the development of the Millennium Camera System viewfinder. This unique and versatile viewfinder with two independent viewing positions provides a very high-resolution video assist image, greatly enhancing its application for on-set compositing or non-linear editing. [Camera]
* To HUW GWILYM, KARL LYNCH and MARK V. CRABTREE for the design and development of the AMS Neve Logic Digital Film Console for motion picture sound mixing. This console allows the user multi-position mixing capabilities, stem routing predub inputs and other filmcentric attributes. This is the first fully digital audio mixing console specifically designed for post-production film mixing. [Sound]
* To JAMES MOULTRIE for the mechanical design, and to 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. These state-of-the-art fixed focal length 35mm lenses are the result of intense efforts to meet industry requirements in several areas. Providing superior performance in several cinematographic aspects, these lenses include a unique linear focus system. [Lenses and Filters]
* To 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. The impact of the Electro-formed Metal Reflector over the decades has completely changed the presentation side of the motion picture industry allowing the replacement of the carbon arc light source and the implementation of automated projection systems. [Projection]
* To L. RON SCHMIDT for the concept, design and engineering of the Linear Loop Film Projectors. These radically new motion picture film projectors provide superior print handling, image steadiness, screen illumination and enhanced viewer experience by means of an extremely simple air-driven mechanical transport system. [Projection]
* To NAT TIFFEN of Tiffen Manufacturing Corporation for the production of high-quality, durable, laminated color filters for motion picture photography. Materials of uniform color characteristics are implanted between layers of optical glass and bonded together under extremes of heat and pressure. The outer surfaces are ground and polished to specified close tolerances, free of distortion and resistant to changes in temperature or humidity, then bound with a protective metal ring. [Lenses and Filters]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award)
* To VIVIENNE DYER and CHRIS WOOLF for the design and development of the Rycote Microphone Windshield Modular System. Designed to eliminate physical acoustical rumble and to mask a microphone's high sensitivity to wind and other unwanted noises, the lightweight and rugged Rycote Microphone Windshields accomplish these tasks without altering or impairing the original frequency response of the microphone. [Sound]
* To LESLIE DREVER for the design and development of the Light Wave microphone windscreens and isolation mounts from Light Wave Systems. Designed to eliminate physical acoustical rumble and to cover a microphone's high sensitivity to wind and other unwanted noises, the Light Wave Systems line of shock mounts and windscreens accomplish these tasks without altering or impairing the original frequency response of the microphone. [Sound]
* To RICHARD C. SEHLIN for the concept, and DR. MITCHELL J. BOGDANOWICZ and MARY L. SCHMOEGER of the Eastman Kodak Company for the design and development of the Eastman Lamphouse Modification Filters. The ELM Filters enable a laboratory to achieve additive printer contrast and color reproduction using a subtractive lamphouse. [Lenses and Filters]
* To HOYT H. YEATMAN, JR. of Dream Quest Images and JOHN C. BREWER of the Eastman Kodak Company for the identification and diagnosis leading to the elimination of the 'red fringe' artifact in traveling matte composite photography. The elimination of the 'red fringe' artifact in traveling matte composite photography obviates expensive additional computerized image processing thus reducing the time involved in producing a seamless and convincing composite shot. [Laboratory]

* To FPC, Incorporated, under the leadership of Barry M. Stultz and Milton Jan Friedman, for the development and implementation of an environmentally responsible program to recycle or destroy discarded motion picture prints.

* To Edmund M. Di Giulio in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
* To Takuo Miyagishima in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

* Warren Beatty

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