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Oscars 2000: Winners and Nominees of the 72nd Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 58 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 2000 on 03/26/2000.

The 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored films released in 1999 and took place on March 26, 2000, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, the AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by husband-and-wife producing team Richard and Lili Fini Zanuck and was directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actor Billy Crystal hosted the show for the seventh time. He first presided over the 62nd ceremony held in 1990 and had last hosted the 70th ceremony held in 1998. Three weeks earlier in a ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California held on March 4, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Salma Hayek. American Beauty won five awards, including Best Picture. Other winners included The Matrix with four awards, The Cider House Rules and Topsy-Turvy with two, and All About My Mother, Boys Don't Cry, Girl, Interrupted, King Gimp, My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York, The Old Man and the Sea, One Day in September, The Red Violin, Sleepy Hollow, and Tarzan with one. The telecast garnered almos... ()

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Toy Story 2(1999)

G
| 1h 32min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 4,956 votes)

Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace(1999)

PG
| 2h 16min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 5,180 votes)

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

Fight Club(1999)

R
| 2h 19min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 10,267 votes)

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

The Matrix(1999)

R
| 2h 16min | Action, Science Fiction
4.1/5 (with 9,070 votes)

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

The Green Mile(1999)

R
| 3h 9min | Fantasy, Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 5,613 votes)

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Sleepy Hollow(1999)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
3.6/5 (with 2,321 votes)

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.

The Mummy(1999)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 3,160 votes)

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment for a forbidden love—along with a curse that guarantees eternal doom upon the world if he is ever awoken.

Tarzan(1999)

3.7/5 (with 2,408 votes)

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to...

Directed by Chris Buck, Kevin Lima

American Beauty(1999)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 4,291 votes)

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

The Sixth Sense(1999)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Mystery, Thriller, Drama
4.0/5 (with 4,010 votes)

A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see the ghosts of dead people.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut(1999)

R
| 1h 21min | Animation, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 881 votes)

When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.

Directed by Trey Parker

Bicentennial Man(1999)

PG
| 2h 11min | Comedy, Science Fiction, Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,258 votes)

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot.

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Being John Malkovich(1999)

R
| 1h 53min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 1,414 votes)

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

Magnolia(1999)

R
| 3h 9min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,096 votes)

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me(1999)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 1,149 votes)

When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr. Evil's army of minions and saves the world in his own unbelievably groovy way.

The Hurricane(1999)

R
| 2h 26min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 421 votes)

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Stuart Little(1999)

3.0/5 (with 1,524 votes)

The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.

The Insider(1999)

R
| 2h 37min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 567 votes)

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.

Girl, Interrupted(1999)

R
| 2h 7min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,156 votes)

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

The Talented Mr. Ripley(1999)

R
| 2h 19min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,103 votes)

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

All About My Mother(1999)

1h 41min | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 565 votes)

A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.

Life(1999)

R
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 243 votes)

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.

Election(1999)

R
| 1h 39min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 309 votes)

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

Sweet and Lowdown(1999)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.5/5 (with 141 votes)

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.

Anna and the King(1999)

PG-13
| 2h 28min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
3.3/5 (with 238 votes)

The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just one woman.

The Straight Story(1999)

G
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 445 votes)

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

Boys Don't Cry(1999)

R
| 1h 58min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 421 votes)

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Angela's Ashes(1999)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 79 votes)

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

Snow Falling on Cedars(1999)

3.2/5 (with 42 votes)

In the 1950s, a Japanese-American fisherman is suspected of killing his neighbour at sea—and race is a factor in the trial. So is reporter, Ishmael.

Topsy-Turvy(1999)

2h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 42 votes)

After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to "The Mikado," one of the duo's greatest successes.

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