The Opening of the Academy Awards: 2000 Oscars

The Opening of the Academy Awards: 2000 Oscars

Academy President Robert Rehme introduces the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000, featuring red carpet arrivals from Erykah Badu, Haley Joel Osment, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Clarke Duncan, Judi Dench, Michael Caine, Faith Hill, Gloria Estefan, Phil Collins, Charlize Theron, Kevin Spacey, Hilary Swank, Roberto Benigni, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Selma Hayak, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Chow Yun-Fat, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and more.

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