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71st Academy Awards
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71st Academy Awards

71st Academy Awards®

Sunday, March 21, 1999 at the Los Angeles County Music Center in Los Angeles, California


Show: Whoopi Goldberg
Pre-Show: Geena Davis


Producer: Gil Cates


4 hours, 2 minutes

The 71st Academy Awards® ceremony took place at Los Angeles County Music Center, and was Whoopi Goldberg's third time hosting the Awards. It was the first time the ceremony took place on a Sunday.

The Academy Award ceremony ran extremely long, due largely to extended acceptance speeches. Notable films included Shakespeare in Love, which received 13 nominations and won 7 awards, Saving Private Ryan, which received 11 nominations and won 5 awards, and Life Is Beautiful, which received 7 nominations and won 3 (including Best Actor and Best Foreign Language Film).

Table of contents
1 News and recap
2 Notable Quotes
3 The Awards

News and recap

The 71st Academy Awards saw the show's first "official" pre-show, as the Academy attempted to compete with the likes of E's Joan Rivers and other red carpet denizens.

Notable Quotes

The Awards

Feature Films


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