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The 71st Annual Academy Awards

Year:
Genres:
Family
IMDB rate:
5.9
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 7 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1999-03-21
Filming Locations: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles County Music Center - 135 N. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Whoopi Goldberg
Herself - Host / Presenter: Best Costume Design / Gene Siskel Tribute
Ben Affleck
Himself
Debbie Allen
Herself - Audience Member
Gene Autry
Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Binnie Barnes
Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Drew Barrymore
Herself - Audience Member
Kim Basinger
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Warren Beatty
Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Roberto Benigni
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Foreign Language Film / Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Annette Bening
Herself - Presenter: Memorial Tribute
Michael Blakey
Himself
Cate Blanchett
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Brenda Blethyn
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Andrea Bocelli
Himself - Performer
Nicoletta Braschi
Herself - Audience Member
Nicholas Brooks
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Nicolas Cage
Himself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Award to Norman Jewison
Kate Capshaw
Herself - Audience Member
Mariah Carey
Herself - Performer: 'When You Believe'
Jim Carrey
Himself
Martin Childs
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Dane Clark
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
James Coburn
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Bill Condon
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
Bill Conti
Himself - Orchestra conducter
Joaquín Cortés
Himself - Performer
Kevin Costner
Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Matt Damon
Himself
Blythe Danner
Herself - Audience Member
Geena Davis
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score
Robert De Niro
Himself - Co-presenter: Honorary Award to Elia Kazan
Judi Dench
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (as Dame Judi Dench)
John Derek
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Laura Dern
Herself - Audience Member
Céline Dion
Herself - Performer
Linwood G. Dunn
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Robert Duvall
Jerome Facher (archive footage)
Alice Faye
Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Norman Fell
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Harrison Ford
Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Brendan Fraser
Himself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film
Peter Gabriel
Himself - Performer
Andy Garcia
Himself
Donna Gigliotti
Herself - Winner: Best Picture
John Glenn
Himself - Presenter (as Sen. John Glenn)
James Goldman
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Rachel Griffiths
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Tom Hanks
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Ed Harris
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Phil Hartman
Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Goldie Hawn
Herself
Anne Heche
Herself - Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards
Valerie Hobson
Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Whitney Houston
Herself - Co-Performer: 'When You Believe'
Helen Hunt
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Anjelica Huston
Herself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
Richard Hymns
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Joel Hynek
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Keiko Ibi
Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Short
Anders Thomas Jensen
Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Norman Jewison
Himself - Thalberg Award Recipient
Ron Judkins
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Michael Kahn
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Janusz Kaminski
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography
Elia Kazan
Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Richard Kiley
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Val Kilmer
Himself - Presenter: Western Tribute
Stanley Kubrick
Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Lisa Kudrow
Herself - Presenter: song 'That'll Do'
Akira Kurosawa
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Charles Lang
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Ken Lipper
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Jennifer Lopez
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Song
Sophia Loren
Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film & 'La vita è bella' Film Clip
Kevin Scott Mack
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
John Madden
Himself
Amy Madigan
Herself - Audience Member
Kim Magnusson
Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Jean Marais
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
E.G. Marshall
Himself - Memorial Tribute
Steve Martin
Himself
Roddy McDowall
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Ian McKellen
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
James Moll
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary, Features
Fernanda Montenegro
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Allison Moorer
Herself - Performer
Mike Myers
Himself - Presenter: Best Makeup
Liam Neeson
Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Andy Nelson
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Randy Newman
Himself - Performer
Jack Nicholson
Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jeanette Nolan
Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Nick Nolte
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Marc Norman
Himself - Winner: Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay
Edward Norton
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Dick O'Neill
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Maureen O'Sullivan
Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Alan J. Pakula
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Bruce Paltrow
Himself - Audience Member
Gwyneth Paltrow
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
David Parfitt
Himself - Winner: Best Picture
Nicola Piovani
Himself - Winner: Best Original Dramatic Score
Colin Powell
Himself - Presenter: 'The Thin Red Line' & 'Saving Private Ryan' Film Clips
Sandy Powell
Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design
Jill Quertier
Herself - Winner: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Gene Raymond
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Lynn Redgrave
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Robert Rehme
Himself
Christina Ricci
Herself - Presenter: song 'When You Believe'
Natasha Richardson
Herself
Stuart Robertson
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Chris Rock
Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Effects Editing
Roy Rogers
Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Esther Rolle
Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Geoffrey Rush
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Kurt Russell
Himself - Audience Member
Gary Rydstrom
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
Martin Scorsese
Himself - Co-presenter: Honorary Award to Elia Kazan
Jenny Shircore
Herself - Winner: Best Makeup
Frank Sinatra
Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Gene Siskel
Himself - Special Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Steven Spielberg
Himself - Winner: Best Director & Nominee: Best Picture / Presenter: Stanley Kubrick Tribute
Patrick Stewart
Himself - Presenter: 'Elizabeth' & 'Shakespeare In Love' Film Clips
Tom Stoppard
Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Susan Strasberg
Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Meryl Streep
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Gary Summers
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
Billy Bob Thornton
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Uma Thurman
Herself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
John Travolta
Himself - Presenter: Frank Sinatra Tribute
Steven Tyler
Himself - Performer (as Aerosmith)
Jack Valenti
Himself - Presenter
Stephen Warbeck
Himself - Winner: Best Musical or Comedy Score
Emily Watson
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Chris Wedge
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Harvey Weinstein
Himself - Winner: Best Picture
Peter Weir
Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Robin Williams
Himself
Vincent Winter
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Freddie Young
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Robert Young
Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Renée Zellweger
Herself - Presenter: song 'A Soft Place To Fall'
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Herself - Presenter: song 'The Prayer'
Edward Zwick
Himself - Winner: Best Picture
Lauren Bacall
Lisa (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edouard Baer
French Presentation (uncredited)
Jack Birch
Rex P. (archive footage) (uncredited)
Linda Blair
Regan Teresa MacNeil
Humphrey Bogart
Rick Blaine
Charles Chaplin
Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
Christopher Ciccone
Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Carol Connors
Candy Christian (archive footage) (uncredited)
Carol Coombs
Janie Bailey (archive footage) (uncredited)
Macaulay Culkin
Kevin
Thierry Dugeon
French Presentation (uncredited)
Isabelle Giordano
French Presentation (uncredited)
Karolyn Grimes
Zuzu Bailey
Mamie Gummer
Herself (uncredited)
Oliver Hardy
Ollie
Jimmy Hawkins
Tommy Bailey (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rita Hayworth
Gilda
Michael Keaton
Batman
Stan Laurel
Laurel (archive footage) (uncredited)
Andie MacDowell
Herself - Presenter: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (uncredited)
Donna Reed
Mary Hatch Bailey
Christopher Reeve
Superman
Larry Simms
Peter Bailey
James Stewart
George Bailey
Liv Tyler
Herself - Presenter: song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (uncredited)
Rita Wilson
Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
A great deal of controversy surrounded the awarding of an honorary Oscar to Elia Kazan, as there remained much lingering resentment stemming from his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee 47 years earlier. In addition to a handful of protesters outside the theater, many members of the audience remained seated when he received his award and refused to even applaud.
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While presenting the award for editing, Jim Carrey humorously feigned deep despondency over his failure to be nominated for The Truman Show (1998).
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With the exception of Frank Sinatra who was given a 'Special' Memorial Tribute, this was the first year that all of the actual actors featured in this year's In Memoriam tribute had never once been nominated, nor won an Oscar for an acting category. The one actress that died within the time period before this year's showing, Peggy Cass, was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Auntie Mame (1958), however she not featured in the tributes.
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Quotes
Roberto Benigni: [after receiving his second Oscar] This must be a terrible mistake! I used up all my English!
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Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing: Wow, thank you very much. I feel so proud to have played a role in the making of this historical motion picture. I'm so grateful to you, Steven, for giving me the opportunity to excel and grow as a person on this humbling World War II movie. Thank you. I'm also grateful to my family. Chickie, my wife, and Julie, Ken, and Adam and Allison Zunder, for their love and support during this war effort. And special good wishes to my brother and sister, Lee* and Mickey, on the east coast. I'm very honored. Thank you very much.
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Whoopi Goldberg: Let's just leave it to Beaver, but I didn't say who's... You know, I might not be doing this show again, so let's just go right to the edge and go over. Whaddya say?
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