Was watching the youtube clip of Frances McDormand winning Best Actress. They gave her a standing O that year. Now, I love me some Frances McD and loved Fargo, but did it warrant a standing O? Goes to show, there is no rhyme or reason to when people stand.
McDormand's performance was probably one of the grand achievements of that year. I don't think that there were too many standing o's at that point. It was something really special, and more than warranted the added recognition.