73rd Academy Awards

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73rd Academy Awards
Oscars ceremony poster 73.jpg
DateSunday, March 25, 2001
SiteShrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
HostSteve Martin
ProducerGil Cates
DirectorLouis J. Horvitz
Highlights
Best PictureGladiator
Most awardsGladiator (5)
Most nominationsGladiator (12)
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
Duration3 hours, 23 minutes
Ratings42.93 million
25.93% (Nielsen ratings)
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73rd Academy Awards
Oscars ceremony poster 73.jpg
DateSunday, March 25, 2001
SiteShrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
HostSteve Martin
ProducerGil Cates
DirectorLouis J. Horvitz
Highlights
Best PictureGladiator
Most awardsGladiator (5)
Most nominationsGladiator (12)
TV in the United States
NetworkABC
Duration3 hours, 23 minutes
Ratings42.93 million
25.93% (Nielsen ratings)
 < 72ndAcademy Awards74th > 

The 73rd Academy Awards honored the best films of 2000 and was held on March 25, 2001. It was the last Academy Awards to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. It was hosted by first-time host Steve Martin, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his presentation.

Notable films included Gladiator, which received 12 nominations and 5 awards, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which received 10 nominations and 4 awards, as well as Traffic & Erin Brockovich, which both had 5 nominations, with Traffic winning 4 of them.

After a three-year streak of high ratings, the annual ceremony received very low ratings for the first time in four years. This is partially due to the popularity of CBS's Survivor which was number one on the Nielsen Weekly Ratings. The awards show dropped to second place for the first time in broadcasting history (42.93 million viewers; with 21.1% of households watching). The second time the ceremony placed below the top happened in 2003 when it was surpassed by American Idol.

Björk arrived in a gown with a fake swan draped across her. It caused an audience reaction that led to several comments by those participating in the Awards Ceremony. She later used that dress on the cover of her 2001 record album Vespertine. Julia Roberts's black and white Valentino dress has been highlighted as one of the greatest Oscar dresses.

This marked the last time until 2010 where the winner of Best Picture also took home Best Actor.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has the record for the most nominations for a foreign language film with 10 nominations and tied with Fanny and Alexander with most wins with 4. Traffic was the first film in 25 years, since Jaws to be nominated for best picture and to take home all of the Oscars it was nominated for except Best Picture. The next time this would happen would be in 2009 with The Blind Side.

Awards[edit]

Steven Soderbergh, Best Director winner
Russel Crowe, Best Actor winner
Julia Roberts, Best Actress winner
Benicio del Toro, Best Supporting Actor winner
Marcia Gay Harden, Best Supporting Actress winner
Rick Baker, Best Makeup winner

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface[1]

Best PictureBest Director
Best ActorBest Actress
Best Supporting ActorBest Supporting Actress
Best Original ScreenplayBest Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary FeatureBest Documentary Short
Best Live Action ShortBest Animated Short
Best Original ScoreBest Original Song
Best Sound EditingBest Sound Mixing
Best Art DirectionBest Cinematography
Best MakeupBest Costume Design
Best Film EditingBest Visual Effects

Academy Honorary Awards[edit]

Irving G. Thalberg Award[edit]

Gordon E. Sawyer Award[edit]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

The following 20 films received multiple nominations:

The following three films received multiple awards:

In Memoriam[edit]

John Travolta presented a list of those involved in films who had passed on in the previous year. Those featured included: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Marie Windsor, Beah Richards, screenwriter/producer Edward Anhalt, Billy Barty, screenwriter Julius Epstein, George Montgomery, screenwriter Ring Lardner Jr., Steve Reeves, Jean Peters, Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Dale Evans, Gwen Verdon, director/producer Stanley Kramer, composer Jack Nitzsche, Harold Nicholas, producer Howard W. Koch, Loretta Young, Richard Farnsworth, John Gielgud, Jason Robards, Claire Trevor, Alec Guinness, and Walter Matthau.

Presenters[edit]

Performers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 73rd Academy Awards (2001) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-19.