The 73rd Annual Academy Awards is an Entertainment programme.


The 73rd Annual Academy Awards

Follow the action from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium as a thousand film stars and moviemakers pick their favourites from the year.

The top leading men comprise: Geoffrey Rush, Russell Crowe, Javier Bardem, Tom Hanks and Ed Harris.

The films up for Best Picture are: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Gladiator, Erin Brockovich, Traffic and Chocolat.

The leading ladies are: Julia Roberts, Juliette Binoche, Laura Linney, Ellen Burstyn and Joan Allen.

And among those competing for Best Supporting gongs are: fast-rising star Benicio Del Toro, Joaquin Phoenix, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden and Judi Dench.

The race looks a fairly open one for a change, with three big pictures slugging it out at the top: "Gladiator", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Traffic"

Genre: Entertainment