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American Beauty Wins Best Picture; Film Takes 6 Academy Awards; Almodovar Wins Oscar for Best Foreig

"American Beauty Wins Best Picture; Film Takes 6 Academy Awards; Almodovar Wins Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

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(indieWIRE/3.27.2000) -- The Academy Awards have been presented, with Sam Mendes'"American Beauty" taking the award for Best Picture, along with 4 more Oscars, while Almodovar's "All About My Mother" won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. In the traditionally indie categories, Kevin Macdonald's "One Day in September" won the award for Best Documentary, "King Gimp" took the Documentary Short Subject Oscar, "My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York" won the Academy Award for Live Action Short and Alexandre Petrov won the Oscar for "The Old Man and the Sea." Get the full list of winners here at indieWIRE.com.

The Winners are...


For the best performance by an actor in a leading role

Kevin Spacey in AMERICAN BEAUTY (DreamWorks)



For the best performance by an actress in a leading role

Hilary Swank in BOYS DON'T CRY (Fox Searchlight)



For the best performance by an actor in a supporting role

Michael Caine in THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (Miramax)



For the best performance by an actress in a supporting role

Angelina Jolie in GIRL, INTERRUPTED (Columbia)



For the best achievement in art direction

SLEEPY HOLLOW (Paramount and Mandalay)
Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs

Set Decoration: Peter Young



For the best achievement in cinematography

AMERICAN BEAUTY (DreamWorks)
Conrad L. Hall



For the best achievement in costume design

TOPSY-TURVY (USA Films)
Lindy Hemming



For the best achievement in directing

AMERICAN BEAUTY (DreamWorks)
Sam Mendes



For the best achievement in documentary features

ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER

An Arthur Cohn Production
Arthur Cohn and Kevin Macdonald



For the best achievement in documentary short subject

KING GIMP

A Whiteford-Hadary/University of Maryland/Tapestry International Production
Susan Hannah Hadary and William A. Whiteford



For the best achievement in film editing

THE MATRIX (Warner Bros.)
Zach Staenberg



For the best foreign language film of the year

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

An El Deseo S.A./Renn/France 2 Cinema Production
Spain



For the best achievement in makeup

TOPSY-TURVY (USA Films)
Christine Blundell and Trefor Proud



For the best achievement in music (original score)

THE RED VIOLIN (Lions Gate)
John Corigliano



For the best achievement in music (original song)

"You'll Be In My Heart" from

TARZAN (Buena Vista)

Music and Lyric by Phil Collins



For the best picture of the year

AMERICAN BEAUTY (DreamWorks)

A Jinks/Cohen Company Production
Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, Producers



For the best achievement in animated short films

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

A Productions Pascal Blais/Imagica Corp./ Dentsu Tech./NHK Enterprise 21/Panorama Studio of Yaroslavl Production
Alexandre Petrov



For the best achievement in live action short films

MY MOTHER DREAMS THE SATAN'S DISCIPLES IN NEW YORK (American Film Institute)

A Kickstart Production
Barbara Schock and Tammy Tiehel



For the best achievement in sound

THE MATRIX (Warner Bros.)
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David Campbell and David Lee



For the best achievement in sound effects editing

THE MATRIX (Warner Bros.)
Dane A. Davis



For the best achievement in visual effects

THE MATRIX (Warner Bros.)
John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, Steve Courtley and Jon Thum



For the best screenplay written directly for the screen

AMERICAN BEAUTY (DreamWorks)
Written by Alan Ball



For the best screenplay based on material previously produced or published

THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (Miramax)
Screenplay by John Irving


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