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26/03/2000 American Beauty wins Oscar for Best Picture

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American Beauty Wins Best Picture: 2000 Oscars

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American Beauty - Trailer

DreamWorks launched a major campaign to increase American Beauty's chances of Academy Award success; at the 2000 ceremony, the movie won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. The movie was nominated for and won many other awards and honors, mainly for directing, writing and acting.