- The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on March 26, 2000. Sam Mendes was the sixth person to win Best Director for his directorial debut.  Best Actor winner Kevin Spacey became the tenth performer to win acting Oscars in both lead and supporting categories. 
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The 72nd Academy Awards | 2000. Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center. Sunday, March 26, 2000. Honoring movies released in 1999. Highlights. Supporting Actor. The Cider House Rules. Michael Caine.
The 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored films released in 1999 and took place on March 26, 2000, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.
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The 72nd Annual Academy Awards: Directed by Louis J. Horvitz, Troy Miller. With Billy Crystal, *NSYNC, Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar. 2000's Oscars. The 72nd annual event was hosted by Billy Crystal.
Mar 26, 2000 · The 72nd Annual Academy Awards a.k.a. Oscars 2000 were presented at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 26th, 2000 and hosted by Billy Crystal. DigitalHit.com attended the ceremony.