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OSCARS WINNERS 2000

AMERICAN YOU BEAUTY
Americans do dig irony! American Beauty's big win dislocates the commonly held view (held outside the US) that most Americans have no sense of irony. Indeed, the winners in the major categories all explore subjects that are out of the mainstream - from the blackened suburban angst of American Beauty and its anti-hero, played by Kevin Spacey, to Boys Don't Cry's Hilary Swank playing a woman who wants to be a man, to The Cider House Rules' paternalistic abortionist, played by Michael Caine - and the wonderful Spanish film, All About My Mother, exploring a single mother's quest in a bohemian milieu peopled with pregnant nuns and sexual adventurers.

OSCARS 2000 - AND THE WINNERS ARE

Best Picture
American Beauty

Directing
Sam Mendes - American Beauty

Actor In A Leading Role
Kevin Spacey

Actress In A Leading Role
Hilary Swank

Screenplay - Original
American Beauty

Screenplay - Adaptation
The Cider House Rules

Cinematography
American Beauty

Film Editing
The Matrix

Art Direction
Sleepy Hollow

Original Score
The Red Violin

Foreign Language Film
All About My Mother

Visual Effects
The Matrix

Sound Effects Editing
The Matrix

Actor In A Supporting Role
Michael Caine

Documentary Feature
One Day In September

Documentary Short Subject
King Gimp

Original Song
Tarzan

Short Film - Animated
The Old Man And The Sea

Short Film - Live Action
My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples In New York

Actress In A Supporting Role
Angelina Jolie

Makeup
Topsy-Turvy

Sound
The Matrix

Costume Design
Topsy-Turvy

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