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The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003)

Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Martin ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Affleck ... Himself - Presenter
John Agar ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Wayne Allwine ... Mickey Mouse - Presenter (voice)
Agustín Almodóvar ... Himself - Audience Member
Pedro Almodóvar ... Himself - Winner & Nominee
Mie Andreasen Mie Andreasen ... Herself - Winner
Julie Andrews ... Herself - Presenter & Past Winner
Royce D. Applegate ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Eric Armstrong ... Himself - Winner
Colleen Atwood ... Herself - Winner
Anne Bancroft ... Annie Sullivan (archive footage)
Kathy Bates ... Herself - Nominee, Presenter & Past Winner
Philippe Bergeron ... French interpreter
Milton Berle ... Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.

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English

Release Date:

23 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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The 75th Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Best Original Song winner, "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile (2002), was not performed at the ceremony. Reportedly, ABC asked Eminem to perform an edited version of the rap, but he refused (and did not attend the ceremony nor pick his Oscar up). It was the first time since the Awards were first telecast that the Best Original Song winner was not performed. See more »

Quotes

Adrien Brody: [making his acceptance speech for "The Pianist"] : My experience of making this film made me very, very aware of the... repercussions of war. Whatever you believe in - whether it's God or Allah - may he watch over you, and let us play for a peaceful and swift resolution. I have a friend from Queens who's a soldier in Kuwait right now... and I hope you make it back real soon. God bless you boys, I love you.
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Connections

Follows The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

I Move On
Written by Fred Ebb and John Kander
Performed by Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones
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"Chicago" Makes Good - But the Best Thing About This is Martin!
24 March 2003 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Steve Martin's insults made this presentation! In light of the recent war in Iraq, many celebrities dressed down and even did not show up. But Steve Martin made us all forget when he started randomly insulting actors and actresses in the audience.

Some of his lines made the actors in the audience literally gasp in astonishment. Here are some of quotes from his hosting performance:

"Movie stars can be straight (camera on Harrison Ford), or gay (camera on Jack Nicholson)." "He got to go in a hot tub with Kathy Bates - but who hasn't?" "And Queen Latifah - or as I like to call her, 'sequel money'!"

Martin was the best thing about this otherwise out-of-place Oscars that just seemed too watered down. I think it's important to respect those fighting for America and England, but as they say, "The show must go on," and this show BARELY went on.


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