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The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Martin ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Affleck ... Himself - Presenter
Debbie Allen ... Herself - Audience Member
Joan Allen ... Herself - Nominee
Julie Andrews ... Herself - Presenter
Edward Anhalt Edward Anhalt ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Rick Baker ... Himself - Winner
Javier Bardem ... Himself - Nominee
Pilar Bardem ... Herself - Audience Member
Paul Bartel ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Billy Barty ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Bob Beemer ... Himself - Winner
Annette Bening ... Herself - Presenter
Halle Berry ... Herself - Presenter
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English

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25 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Steve Martin tried to persuade Johnny Carson into making an onstage appearance but Carson refused to come out of retirement. See more »

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Steve Martin: "Hosting is like making love to a beautiful woman... it's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town."
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Features Pollock (2000) See more »

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the best Oscar presentation I've yet seen
25 March 2002 | by gerry-russell-139See all my reviews

This was by far the best Oscar show I've seen so far. The show for 2000 was a total bomb where the hi-tech computer look of the show was concerned but the outcome of all the winners were as I expected. This year was worth all the negativity from last year. Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts were my choices for best actor/actress. Marcia Gay Harden (in POLLOCK)was my choice for supporting actress but I figured it go to Kate Hudson for ALMOST FAMOUS (though she wasn't very good). The real surprise for me was Steven Soderbergh as best director of TRAFFIC over predicted winner Ang Lee for the over-hyped CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON... in my opinion he wouldn't have deserved it. It didn't deserve the art direction award either which should have gone to GLADIATOR. The Roman, Toga-donned epic wasn't a surprise winner for Best Picture of course though TRAFFIC did put up quite a good battle. I was happy to see Miss Roberts win best actress but after a while (especially after her over-excited acceptance speech) she started to turn me and a lot of other people off. Host Steve Martin was just adequate and his smart-aleck remarks towards Russell Crowe "hitting on" Ellen Burstyn and Tom Hanks alleged ring-leading of the plot to kidnap Russell Crowe were in really bad taste. I miss Whoopi! But the show was all-in-all a real enjoyment... if only because the sets were reasonably attractive and the winners were deserving.


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