academy awards 2000

Kevin Spacey backstage after winning his Oscar for American Beauty. He recalls the room spinning and presenter Dianne Wiest telling him to “just breathe.” 

Amended to note that the story is from Kevin’s first Oscar win for The Usual Suspects. The photo is from the 2000 American Beauty Oscars. 

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Look what the Oscars FINALLY posted on their YouTube!!!   😁  This is the FULL presentation from the 2000 Academy Awards, much better quality than anything we had before.  Enjoy!

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Adrien Brody at the 75th Academy Awards, 2003.

Surprise, surprise! Adrien Brody who was kind of the underdog that year won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002), beating out runner-ups Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York) and Jack Nicholson (About Schmitt).