73rd Academy Awards

73rd Academy Awards
Date Sunday, March 25, 2001
Site Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
Host Steve Martin
Producer Gil Cates
Director Louis J. Horvitz
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 23 minutes
Ratings 42.93 million
25.93% (Nielsen ratings)


  • 1 Major winners and nominees
    • 1.1 Feature films
    • 1.2 Acting
    • 1.3 Writing
    • 1.4 Directing

Major winners and nominees

This is a breakdown of only major winners. For a complete list of nominees and winners, see: 73rd Academy Awards nominees and winners

Feature films

Category Winner Producers/Country
Best motion picture of the year Gladiator Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, and Branko Lustig
Best foreign language film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Li-Kong Hsu, William Kong, and Ang Lee
Best documentary feature Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Mark Jonathan Harris & Deborah Oppenheimer


Category Winner Movie
Best actor in a leading role Russell Crowe Gladiator
Best actress in a leading role Julia Roberts Erin Brockovich
Best actor in a supporting role Benicio del Toro Traffic
Best actress in a supporting role Marcia Gay Harden Pollock


Category Winner Movie
Original screenplay Cameron Crowe Almost Famous
Adapted screenplay Stephen Gaghan Traffic


Award Winner Movie
Academy Award for Directing Steven Soderbergh Traffic