74th Annual Academy Awards Coverage (2002)
- Date of Ceremony: Sunday, March 24, 2002
- For films released in: 2001
- Nominations Announcement: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
- Location: Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, California
- Host(s): Whoopi Goldberg (video)
Hooray for Hollywood!
The Academy Awards may be called “Hollywood’s biggest night” but they hadn’t actually taken place in Hollywood since the last time they were at the RKO Pantages Theatre in 1960. Since that time, Oscar had been using various digs in Santa Monica and Downtown L.A.. With the 74th Academy Awards, Oscar made his triumphant return to Hollywood and the new Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
The Kodak was Oscar’s new and permanent home; a theatre designed with the needs of the ceremony and telecast in mind. The theatre’s configuration could be easily changed to suit different stage designs each year, there was an area to hold the Governor’s Ball, and an adjacent hotel to house all the work areas needed by the world’s media.
With an epic new home, it only seemed appropriate that an epic fantasy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, would lead the nominations with 13 chances to take home the golden statuette.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: 13
- A Beautiful Mind: 8
- Moulin Rouge: 8
- Gosford Park: 7
- Amelie: 5
- In the Bedroom: 5