academy awards 2000

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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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Its time again for “Spacey Subject 101″ and this weeks subject is “Kevin w/one of his Hollywood Friends”. This one is easy as Kevin appears to be well liked and seems to have a lot of friends in the business. I have posted Kevin w/his long time friend Ed Norton. Here with Kevin at the 72nd Academy Awards March 26, 2000 and at the Signature Center Opening Gala on January 30, 2012 in NYC.  Can’t you just see these two getting in to some major mischief together??. Ok it’s your turn please re-blog and post a picture of Kevin w/any of his Hollywood friends. 

Please refrain from posting Kev w/President Clinton.. The Pres gets his own week later on and rightly so!  

Source: gettyimages/Mack/Gershof

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Images of Kevin Spacey’s Oscar night on March 26, 2000. Kevin won his second Oscar, this time for his magnificent portrayal of Lester Burnham in American Beauty. 

Transcript of Kevin’s emotional speech (also, watch if you haven’t already)

“This is the highlight of my day. I hope it is not all downhill from here.

I first have to say that I would like to dedicate this to the man who inspired my performance. A man who has been my friend and my mentor, and since my father died, a little bit like my father, whose performance in “The Apartment” stands as one of the finest we’ve ever had. Jack Lemmon, wherever you are, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

To my friends for pointing out my worst qualities, I know you do it because you love me. And that’s why I loved playing Lester, because we got to see all of his worst qualities, and we still grew to love him. And this movie to me is all about how any single act from any single person, put out of context, is damnable,
but the joy of this movie is that it is real beauty, and we found real beauty in this extraordinary script by Sam Mendes … by Alan Ball. It feels like he wrote it though, doesn’t it?

Uh, I have, I am very proud to be an actor, and I have tried very hard to protect my work, and I am, I’m stunned and I’m a bit speechless. Dianne, thank you for teaching me about caring about the right things, and I love you. And Mother, I don’t care what they say about bringing you to awards shows, I will always bring you to awards shows cause I’m proud of you and I love you.

And Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!“