Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1999 (72nd Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1999 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1999 Preliminaries

1999 (72nd) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1999 (72nd) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1999 Ceremony

1999 (72nd) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1999 (72nd) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Sunday, March 26, 2000
5:30 PM

Shrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1999 Winners

1999 (72nd) Best Picture Poster: “American Beauty”

1999 (72nd) Best Picture Home Page Background: “American Beauty”

Best Picture:
American Beauty
Jinks/Cohen Company Production;

Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, Producers

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1999 (72nd) Best Actor: Kevin Spacey Best Actor:
Kevin Spacey
as Lester Burnham
in the film
American Beauty

1999 (72nd) Best Actress: Hilary Swank Best Actress:
Hilary Swank
as Brandon Teena
in the film
Boys Don’t Cry

1999 (64th) Best Supporting Actor: Michael Caine Best Supporting Actor:
Michael Caine
as Dr. Wilbur Larch
in the film
The Cider House Rules

1999 (64th) Best Supporting Actress: Angelina Jolie Best Supporting Actress:
Angelina Jolie
as Lisa Rowe
in the film
Girl, Interrupted

1999 (66th) Best Song: “You’ll Be in My Heart” Best Song:
You’ll Be in My Heart
from the film

Music and lyric by Phil Collins

Best Song Lyrics

The 1999 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1999 (43rd) Governors Ball Program/Menu Shrine Civic Auditorium,
Los Angeles

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu