Who Won 72nd Annual Academy Awards?

Kevin Spacey at the Academy Awards
Mar 26, 2000

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards were presented on March 26, 2000 in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

"American Beauty" was the Oscar darling for 1999 taking five major awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. "The Matrix" won four technical awards.

Billy Crystal hosted the year that 55 Oscars were taken from a warehouse and later found in a dumpster.

72nd Academy Awards Winners

Best Picture American Beauty
Bruce Cohen; Dan Jinks
American Beauty
Best Actor Kevn Spacey (American Beauty)
American Beauty
Best Actress Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry)
Boys Don't Cry
Best Supporting Actor Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules)
The Cider House Rules
Best Supporting Actress Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted)
Girl, Interrupted
Best Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty)
American Beauty
Adapted Screenplay The Cider House Rules
John Irving
The Cider House Rules
Original Screenplay American Beauty
Alan Ball
American Beauty
Foreign Language Film All About My Mother
All About My Mother
Documentary Feature One Day In September
Arthur Cohn, Kevin Macdonald
One Day In September
Documentary Short King Gimp
Susan Hannah Hadary, William A. Whiteford
King Gimp
Short Film (Live Action) My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples In New York
Barbara Schock, Tammy Tiehel
My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples In New York
Short Film (Animated) The Old Man And The Sea
Alexander Petrov
The Old Man And The Sea
Film Editing The Matrix
Zach Staenberg
The Matrix
Cinematography American Beauty
Conrad L. Hall
American Beauty
Costume Design Topsy-Turvy
Lindy Hemming
Makeup Topsy-Turvy
Christine Blundell, Trefor Proud
Art Direction Sleepy Hollow
Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs; Set Decoration: Peter Young
Sleepy Hollow
Sound Effects Editing The Matrix
Dane A Davis
The Matrix
Sound The Matrix
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David Campbell, David Lee
The Matrix
Visual Effects The Matrix
John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, Steve Courtley, Jon Thum
The Matrix
Original Score The Red Violin
John Corigliano, composer
The Red Violin
Original Song "You'll Be In My Heart" (Tarzan)
Music and Lyric by Phil Collins