72nd Academy Awards

The Academy Awards 2000 took place on 26 March 2000 on the penultimate time at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. It was the 72nd Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1999.


Billy Crystal led for the seventh time as a presenter by the Academy Awards. The presenters of the candidates are listed below in the respective categories.

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

Presented by Clint Eastwood.

American Beauty - Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks


Presented by Steven Spielberg.

Sam Mendes - American Beauty


Powered by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Kevin Spacey - American Beauty

Leading lady

Presented by Roberto Benigni.

Hilary Swank - Boys Do not Cry

Supporting Actor

Powered by Judi Dench.

Michael Caine - The Cider Post ( The Cider House Rules )

Supporting Actress

Presented by James Coburn.

Angelina Jolie - Girl, Interrupted (Girl, Interrupted )


Powered by Julianne Moore and Russell Crowe.

Sleepy Hollow - Heads will roll - Rick Heinrichs, Peter Young


Presented by Brad Pitt.

American Beauty - Conrad L. Hall

Costume Design

Powered by Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Topsy Turvy - - Upside Down ( Topsy Turvy - ) - Lindy Hemming

Documentary (Short Film )

Powered by Mena Suvari, Thora Birch and Wes Bentley.

King Gimp - Susan Hannah Hadary, William A. Whiteford

Documentary ( long form )

Powered by Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.

One Day in September ( One Day in September ) - Arthur Cohn, Kevin Macdonald


Presented by Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones.

Matrix ( The Matrix ) - Zach Staenberg

Foreign Language Film

Presented by Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.

All About My Mother by Pedro Almodóvar ( Todo sobre mi madre ) (Spain )


Powered by Erykah Badu and Tobey Maguire.

Topsy Turvy - - Upside Down ( Topsy Turvy - ) - Christine Blundell, Trefor Proud

Music ( Original Score )

Powered by Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves.

The Red Violin (Le Violon rouge ) - John Corigliano

Music ( Original Song )

Powered by Cher.

" You'll Be In My Heart" from Tarzan - Phil Collins

Short Film ( Animated)

The Old Man and the Sea - Alexandr Petrov

Short Film ( Live Action )

Powered by Cate Blanchett and Jew Law.

My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York - Barbara Schock, Tammy Tiehel

Sound editor

Powered by Chow Yun -Fat.

Sound re-

Presented by Heather Graham and Mike Myers.

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

Visual Effects

Presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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

Adapted Screenplay

Presented by Kevin Spacey.

Cider Post ( The Cider House Rules ) - John Irving

Original Screenplay

Presented by Mel Gibson.

American Beauty - Alan Ball

Honorary Oscars

Honorary Award

The honorary Oscar was presented by Jane Fonda.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award was presented by Jack Nicholson.

Most successful films

  • Five Oscars - American Beauty
  • Four Oscars - Matrix