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71st Academy Awards

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71st Academy Awards

Host

Show: Whoopi Goldberg
Pre-Show: Geena Davis

Crew

Producer: Gil Cates

Duration

4 hours, 2 minutes


The 71st Academy Awards ceremony took place at Los Angeles County Music Center, and was Whoopi Goldberg's third time hosting the Awards. It was the first time the ceremony took place on a Sunday.

The Academy Award ceremony ran extremely long, due largely to extended acceptance speeches. Notable films included Shakespeare in Love, which received 13 nominations and won 7 awards, Saving Private Ryan, which received 11 nominations and won 5 awards, and Life Is Beautiful, which received 7 nominations and won 3 (including Best Actor and Best Foreign Language Film).

Contents

News and recap

The 71st Academy Awards saw the show's first "official" pre-show, as the Academy attempted to compete with the likes of E!'s Joan Rivers and other red carpet denizens.

Notable Quotes

  • "Good evening loyal subjects, I am the African Queen. Some of you may know me as the Virgin Queen, but I can't imagine who." - host Whoopi Goldberg, dressed as Queen Elizabeth I

The Awards

Feature Films

Acting


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