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Russell Crowe in Gladiator

Ziyi_Zhang_vs._Michelle_Yeoh_best_fight_scene_ever

Ziyi Zhang vs. Michelle Yeoh best fight scene ever

The fight scene form crouching tiger hidden dragon

Events[]

Steve Martin is the host of the show in the Shrine Auditorium. This is the last show held at either the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Shrine Auditorium, before the Oscars finally got a home of their own for next year's show. Dino deLaurentis got the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while two Honorary Oscars were given out. One to Jack Cardiff, for his reputation as a master of light and color and one to Ernest Lehman in appreciation of a body of a varied and enduring work. The Scientific Technical Award was given to Rob Cook, Loren Carpenter, and Ed Catmull for their significant advancements to the field of motion picture rendering exemplified in Pixar’s Renderman.

Winners[]

Father and Daughter won Best Animated Short

Quiero ser (I Want to be....) won Best Live Action Short

Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport won Best Documentary Feature

Big Mama won Best Documentary Short

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! won Best Makeup

U5-71 won Best Sound Editing

Wonder Boys won Best Original Song (Things Have Changed)

Almost Famous won Best Original Screenplay

Pollock won Best Supporting Actress

Erin Brockovich won Best Actress

Taiwan won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which won 3 additional awards for Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography

Traffic won its 4 Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing

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Gladiator won 5 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design, and Best Visual Effects

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