|74th Academy Awards|
|Date||Sunday, March 24, 2002|
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
|Director||Louis J. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail dining and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedienne, and television Laura Ziskin (born 3 March 1950) is an American Film producer. Horvitz|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||4 hours, 23 minutes|
|Ratings||40. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. 54 million|
24. 22% Nielsen ratings
The 74th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2001, were held on March 24, 2002, for the first time at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. The year 2001 in film involved some significant events (For more about non-English films check sources in those languages Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail dining and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue They were hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedienne, and television The ceremony was historically notable for honoring two African American actors for their Leading Roles. Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man producer) was executive producer for the first time making her the first woman to solo produce the telecast. Spider-Man is a 2002 American Superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. She also produced the 2007 telecast. The 79th Academy Awards ceremony (also known as the Oscars) honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25 2007 500 p The telecast, which was shown in the United States on ABC, is currently the longest to date. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network.
This is a breakdown of only major winners. For a complete list of nominees and winners, see: 74th Academy Awards nominees and winners. The nominees for the 74th Academy Awards were announced on February 12 2002 by Academy president Frank Pierson and actress Marcia Gay Harden
|Best motion picture||A Beautiful Mind||Brian Grazer and Ron Howard|
|Best foreign language film||No Man's Land||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Best documentary feature||Murder on a Sunday Morning||Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, and Denis Poncet|
|Best animated feature||Shrek||Aron Warner|
|Achievement in directing||Ron Howard||A Beautiful Mind|
|Best actor in a leading role||Denzel Washington||Training Day|
|Best actress in a leading role||Halle Berry||Monster's Ball|
|Best actor in a supporting role||Jim Broadbent||Iris|
|Best actress in a supporting role||Jennifer Connelly||A Beautiful Mind|
|Original screenplay||Written by Julian Fellowes||Gosford Park|
|Adapted screenplay||Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman||A Beautiful Mind|
The 74th Academy Awards ceremony was significant for a number of reasons. The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to artists working A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American Biographical film about John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics. Brian Grazer (born July 12, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is an Oscar and Emmy Award -winning American Ronald William Howard (born March 1 1954 is a director and producer as well as an Actor. The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards of Merit, popularly known as the Oscars handed out annually by the U No Man's Land ( Ničija zemlja) is a Tragicomedy war drama that is set in the midst of the Bosnian war in 1993. Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is among the most prestigious awards for Documentary films Controversies Murder on a Sunday Morning ( Un coupable idéal) is a Documentary film made by French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual Awards given by the Los Angeles -based professional organization the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Shrek is a 2001 computer-animated American Comedy film, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, and Aron Warner is an Actor and producer. He won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as a producer of the animated blockbuster Shrek, in The Academy Award for Achievement in Directing (Best Director is one of the Awards of Merit presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to Ronald William Howard (born March 1 1954 is a director and producer as well as an Actor. A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American Biographical film about John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to recognize Denzel Hayes Washington Jr (born December 28 1954) is an American Actor and director. Training Day is a 2001 Crime film directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to Halle Maria Berry (ˈhæli ˈbɛri born August 14 1966 is an Academy Award - Emmy Award - and Golden Globe -winning American actress former Monster's Ball is an Academy Award winning 2001 Romantic drama Film directed by Marc Forster and written Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts James "Jim" Broadbent (born 24 May 1949 is an English Academy Award -winning theatre film and television Actor. Iris is a 2001 Film that tells the story of Irish novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12 1970 is an American film actress and former child model. A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American Biographical film about John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics. The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes DL (born 17 August 1949 in Cairo, Egypt) known as Julian Fellowes, was an actor Gosford Park is a 2001 film directed by Robert Altman. The Screenplay is by Julian Fellowes, based on an idea by Altman and producer The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent Film awards in the United States Akiva J Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American Screenwriter and producer in the motion picture industry A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American Biographical film about John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate in Economics. It saw the return of the Academy Awards celebrations to Hollywood, after more than forty years away, taking place at the brand new Kodak Theatre. The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail dining and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue As a result of the new facility, the ceremony was the first to be telecasted to domestic audience on ABC in High Definition due the vast capacity for HDTV equipment that the Kodak Theatre could utilize. Instead of a typical scenery, HD screens were used throughout the ceremony much similar to the technologically ambitious design at the 72nd Academy Awards (that was the first time an HD set was used). High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition The 72nd Academy Awards ceremony (also known as Oscars 2000) took place at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, and was Billy Crystal's The visual graphics and idents were designed by Imaginary Forces (who designed graphics for several TV shows such as Ally McBeal and movies such as Mission Impossible) using a 1080i "gold circles" motif consisting of gold circles that panned through the screen or rotated rapidly. Ally McBeal is an American Television series which ran on the FOX network from 1997 to 2002 Mission Impossible is an Action movie released in 1996. It was directed by Brian De Palma and starred Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt The "gold circles" motif was designed in order for viewers at home to able to watch the ceremony in High Definition. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition
The Oscar ceremony had several young up and coming actors and actresses to present a few of the awards. Among them included Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Hartnett, Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire.
The ceremony drew its lowest ratings since 1996 with an estimated 40. 54 million watching and 24. 87 households watching.
Furthermore the tone of this show was quieted by the recent occurrence of the attacks on September 11. Just as the 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards were postponed in 2001, and the Oscar nominations were supposed to come out just two months after the attacks, many wondered if the Oscars would be postponed as well. The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held Sunday November 4, 2001. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Frank Pierson, then president of the Academy stated that the Oscars would proceed as scheduled, and to postpone would mean that "the terrorists have won". "the terrorists have won", or "then the terrorists win" is a Rhetorical phrase used in the wake of the September 11 2001 attacks However, the red carpet festivities prior to the awards, though not canceled, were severely curtailed as now the availabity of the bleacher seats were determined by a lottery rather than the first come, first serve basis. Also, there were 26 references to the attacks during the telecast. 
Woody Allen made his first ever appearance at this year's Oscar ceremony to present a tribute to films shot in New York City, in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and The City of New York The World Trade Center in New York City, United States (sometimes informally the WTC or Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan
There was a tribute to the popular scores for motion pictures in the past 74 years.
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, who would later win Best Documentary at the 76th Academy Awards, made a short film that was shown during the ceremony. Errol Morris (born February 5, 1948) is an American Academy Award winning Documentary film director The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is among the most prestigious awards for Documentary films Controversies The 76th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best in film for 2003, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California on ABC beginning The film shows almost 100 people discussing movies. Those featured range from Laura Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev to Iggy Pop and Lou Reed to Kenneth Arrow (1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics) to Morris' son Hamilton. Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4 1946 is the wife of the forty-third and current President of the United States, George W Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev ( Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov;; born 2 March 1931 in Privolnoye Stavropol Krai) is a Russian politician James Newell Osterberg Jr (born April 21, 1947) better known by his Stage name Iggy Pop, is an American rock singer Songwriter Lewis Allan Reed (born March 2 1942 is an American rock Singer-songwriter and Guitarist. Kenneth Joseph Arrow (born August 23, 1921) is an American Economist and joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics This is a list of Nobel Prize Laureates awarded for their outstanding contributions to Humanitarian causes for Peace, work in Literature Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Morris would again make a short film similar to this one except the subject being the 177 nominees of the 79th Academy Awards five years later (also produced by Zinskin). The 79th Academy Awards ceremony (also known as the Oscars) honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25 2007 500 p
Entertainment during one segment of the ceremony was provided by Cirque du Soleil. Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun" in English sɜrk duː soʊˈleɪ is an entertainment company This was the first time a big lavish production was used since the 61st Academy Awards (infamous for its Rob Lowe/Snow White blunder). The 61st Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. Robert Hepler Lowe (born March 17, 1964) is an American Actor. Snow White (in Low German Sneewittchen; in High German Schneeweißchen) is the title character of a Fairy tale known from many countries in
Before the start of every commercial break (except the one after the In Memoriam tribute), famous people ranging from famous actors to athletes to politicians discussed their favorite movie moments.
The ceremony also saw both the Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars awarded to African-American actors for the first time in Academy Award history; this, in addition to Sidney Poitier winning the Lifetime Achievement award, led some to dub the ceremony The Bloscars and the Blackademy Awards. Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to recognize Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (ˈpwɑːtie born February 20, 1927) is an Oscar - Golden Globe - BAFTA - and Grammy Blaxploitation is a Film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many Exploitation films were made that targeted the urban However,some controversy was sparked after Denzel Washington's win. Russell Crowe was the front runner for the award, but the BAFTA controversy, turned the Academy voters against him.
Randy Newman, who at the time had the distinction of most nominations without winning, would finally break his curse and win the Oscar for Best Song for Monsters Inc.'s "If I Didn't Have You". Randall Stuart “Randy” Newman (born November 28 1943 is an Academy Award –winning American Singer/songwriter, arranger, Composer "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Monsters Inc is a 2001 Computer animated Comedy film and the fourth feature-length film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. If I Didn't Have You is a song from the Pixar and Disney movie Monsters Inc After receiving an enthusiastic standing ovation, a bemused but emotional Newman began his acceptance speech with "I don't want your pity!"
The 74th Academy Awards would be the first year that the award for Best Animated Feature was presented. The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual Awards given by the Los Angeles -based professional organization the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and According to the rules, at least three animated features have to be widely released in a particular year for the award to appear on the ballot.
Presented by Kevin Spacey. Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26 1959 is an American actor and Film director. The Academy first takes a moment of silence to remember those Americans lost in the September 11th terrorist attacks. The audience takes its moment of silence and with that it is then to take a look at those Hollywood icons that died in the previous year: Jack Lemmon, Nigel Hawthorne, Beatrice Straight, Eileen Heckart, Jason Miller, Ann Sothern, Harold Russell, Kim Stanley, director Michael Ritchie, director Ted Demme, director Budd Boetticher, director Hiroshi Teshigihara, director Herbert Ross, producer Julia Phillips, composer Jay Livingston, producer William Hanna, animator Chuck Jones, producer Samuel Z. Arkoff, costume designer Danilo Donati, cinematographer Sacha Vierny, cinematographer John A. Alonzo, Carroll O'Connor, Aaliyah, George Harrison and Anthony Quinn. John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8 1925 &ndash June 27 2001 was an American Actor known principally for his comedic roles Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne CBE ( 5 April, 1929 – 26 December, 2001) was an English Actor, perhaps best Eileen Heckart ( March 29, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an Academy Award - and Tony Award -winning American Jason Miller (April 22 1939 – May 13 2001 was an American Actor and Pulitzer Prize -winning Playwright. Ann Sothern ( January 22, 1909 &ndash March 15, 2001) was an Academy Award -nominated American film and Harold John Russell ( January 14, 1914 - January 29, 2002) was a Canadian-American World War II veteran who became one of only two Kim Stanley ( February 11, 1925 &ndash August 20, 2001) was an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Michael Ritchie may be Michael Ritchie (film director, film director Michael Ritchie (artistic director, artistic director of Center Ted Demme ( October 26, 1963 – January 13 2002) born in New York, New York, was an American Film Oscar "Budd" Boetticher Jr ( July 29, 1916 - November 29, 2001) was a film director during the classical period in Hollywood most Herbert Ross ( May 13, 1927 – October 9, 2001) was an American Film director, producer, Choreographer Julia Phillips ( April 7 1944 – January 1 2002) was an Academy Award -winning Film producer and Author. Jay Livingston ( March 28, 1915 – October 17, 2001) was a partner with Ray Evans in a composing and songwriter duo best William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14 1910 – March 22 2001 was an influential American Animator, director, producer, Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones ( September 21, 1912 &ndash February 22, 2002) was an American Animator, Samuel Zachary Arkoff ( June 12 1918 &ndash September 16 2001) was an American producer of B-movies. Danilo Donati ( 1926 - December 1, 2001) was an Italian Costume designer and Production designer. Sacha Vierny ( 10 August, 1919 &ndash 15 May, 2001) was a French Cinematographer. John Alonzo, ASC (born June 12 1934 in Dallas, Texas, died March 13 2001) was an American John Carroll O'Connor ( August 2, 1924 &ndash June 21, 2001) was an American Actor, producer and director Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16 1979 – August 25 2001 better known as Aaliyah (əˈliːə was a Grammy -nominated American Singer George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001 was an English rock Guitarist Singer - Songwriter, Author For other people named Anthony Quinn see Anthony Quinn (disambiguation Anthony Quinn ( April 21, 1915 &ndash
4/13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
4/8 A Beautiful Mind
2/8 Moulin Rouge!
2/4 Black Hawk Down
1/7 Gosford Park
1/4 Monsters, Inc.
1/4 Pearl Harbor
1/2 Monster's Ball
1/2 Training Day
1/1 For the Birds
1/1 Murder on a Sunday Morning
1/1 No Man's Land
1/1 The Accountant