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Annual Academy Awards


Format: 2 DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: March 23, 1998

Total Time DVD 1: 1 h 32 m/DVD 2: 1 h 34 m

Venue: The Shrine Civic Auditorium

Host: Billy Crystal

John Williams
Nomination for Best Dramatic Score:

Best Picture: Titanic

Billy Crystal

Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger

Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams

Billy Crystal and Fay Wray

Bill Conti

Best Dramatic Score

Best Musical or Comedy Score

Martin Scorsese presents Stanley Donen with an Honorary Award.

Celine Dion: "My Heart Will Go On"

Oscar's 70th birthday: Actors and Actresses who received Oscars...

...in the last 70 years.

Sean Connery presents the Best Picture Award.

As Good As It Gets -- James L. Brooks, Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea, Producers
The Full Monty -- Uberto Pasolini, Producer
Good Will Hunting -- Lawrence Bender, Producer
L.A. Confidential -- Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson and Michael Nathanson, Producers
* Titanic -- James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

The Full Monty -- Peter Cattaneo
Good Will Hunting -- Gus Van Sant
L.A. Confidential -- Curtis Hanson
The Sweet Hereafter -- Atom Egoyan
* Titanic -- James Cameron

Helena Bonham Carter -- The Wings of the Dove {"Kate Croy"}
Julie Christie -- Afterglow {"Phyllis Mann"}
Judi Dench -- Mrs. Brown {"Queen Victoria"}
* Helen Hunt -- As Good As It Gets {"Carol Connelly"}
Kate Winslet -- Titanic {"Rose DeWitt Bukater"}

* Kim Basinger -- L.A. Confidential {"Lynn Bracken"}
Joan Cusack -- In & Out {"Emily Montgomery"}
Minnie Driver -- Good Will Hunting {"Skylar"}
Julianne Moore -- Boogie Nights {"Amber Waves"}
Gloria Stuart -- Titanic {"Old Rose"}

Matt Damon -- Good Will Hunting {"Will Hunting"}
Robert Duvall -- The Apostle {"The Apostle E.F."}
Peter Fonda -- Ulee's Gold {"Ulee Jackson"}
Dustin Hoffman -- Wag the Dog {"Stanley Motss"}
* Jack Nicholson -- As Good As It Gets {"Melvin Udall"}

Robert Forster -- Jackie Brown {"Max Cherry"}
Anthony Hopkins -- Amistad {"John Quincy Adams"}
Greg Kinnear -- As Good As It Gets {"Simon Bishop"}
Burt Reynolds -- Boogie Nights {"Jack Horner"}
* Robin Williams -- Good Will Hunting {"Sean McGuire"}

Gattaca -- Art Direction: Jan Roelfs; Set Decoration: Nancy Nye
Kundun -- Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
L.A. Confidential -- Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall; Set Decoration: Jay R. Hart
Men in Black -- Art Direction: Bo Welch; Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik
* Titanic -- Art Direction: Peter Lamont; Set Decoration: Michael Ford

Amistad -- Janusz Kaminski
Kundun -- Roger Deakins
L.A. Confidential -- Dante Spinotti
* Titanic -- Russell Carpenter
The Wings of the Dove -- Eduardo Serra

Amistad -- Ruth E. Carter
Kundun -- Dante Ferretti
Oscar and Lucinda -- Janet Patterson
* Titanic -- Deborah L. Scott
The Wings of the Dove -- Sandy Powell

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life -- Michael Paxton
Colors Straight Up -- Michèle Ohayon, Julia Schachter
4 Little Girls -- Spike Lee, Sam Pollard
* The Long Way Home -- Rabbi Marvin Hier, Richard Trank
Waco: The Rules of Engagement -- Dan Gifford, William Gazecki

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild -- George Casey, Paul Novros
Amazon -- Kieth Merrill, Jonathan Stern
Daughter of the Bride -- Terri Randall
Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies -- Mel Damski, Andrea Blaugrund
* A Story of Healing -- Donna Dewey, Carol Pasternak

Air Force One -- Richard Francis-Bruce
As Good As It Gets -- Richard Marks
Good Will Hunting -- Pietro Scalia
L.A. Confidential -- Peter Honess
* Titanic -- Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris

Beyond Silence -- Germany
* Character -- The Netherlands
Four Days in September -- Brazil
Secrets of the Heart -- Spain
The Thief -- Russia

* Men in Black -- Rick Baker, David LeRoy Anderson
Mrs. Brown -- Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner, Beverley Binda
Titanic -- Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom, Simon Thompson

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)
Amistad -- John Williams
Good Will Hunting -- Danny Elfman
Kundun -- Philip Glass
L.A. Confidential -- Jerry Goldsmith
* Titanic -- James Horner

MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)
Anastasia -- Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Orchestral Score by David Newman
As Good As It Gets -- Hans Zimmer
* The Full Monty -- Anne Dudley
Men in Black -- Danny Elfman
My Best Friend's Wedding -- James Newton Howard

MUSIC (Original Song)
"Go the Distance" from Hercules -- Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by David Zippel
"How Do I Live" from Con Air -- Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
"Journey to the Past" from Anastasia -- Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyric by Lynn Ahrens
"Miss Misery" from Good Will Hunting -- Music and Lyric by Elliott Smith
* "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic -- Music by James Horner; Lyric by Will Jennings

SHORT FILM (Animated)
Famous Fred -- Joanna Quinn
* Geri's Game -- Jan Pinkava
La Vieille Dame et les Pigeons (The Old Lady and the Pigeons) -- Sylvain Chomet
The Mermaid -- Alexander Petrov
Redux Riding Hood -- Steve Moore, Dan O'Shannon

SHORT FILM (Live Action)
Dance Lexie Dance -- Pearse Moore, Tim Loane
It's Good To Talk -- Roger Goldby, Barney Reisz
Sweethearts? -- Birger Larsen, Thomas Lydholm
* Visas and Virtue -- Chris Tashima, Chris Donahue
Wolfgang -- Kim Magnusson, Anders Thomas Jensen

Air Force One -- Paul Massey, Rick Kline, D. M. Hemphill, Keith A. Wester
Con Air -- Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Arthur Rochester
Contact -- Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands, William B. Kaplan
L.A. Confidential -- Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Kirk Francis
* Titanic -- Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, Mark Ulano

Face/Off -- Mark P. Stoeckinger, Per Hallberg
The Fifth Element -- Mark Mangini
* Titanic -- Tom Bellfort, Christopher Boyes

The Lost World: Jurassic Park -- Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Randal M. Dutra, Michael Lantieri
Starship Troopers -- Phil Tippett, Scott E. Anderson, Alec Gillis, John Richardson
* Titanic -- Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, Michael Kanfer

WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Donnie Brasco -- Paul Attanasio
* L.A. Confidential -- Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson
The Sweet Hereafter -- Atom Egoyan
Wag the Dog -- Hilary Henkin, David Mamet
The Wings of the Dove -- Hossein Amini

WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
As Good As It Gets -- Screenplay by Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks; Story by Mark Andrus
Boogie Nights -- Paul Thomas Anderson
Deconstructing Harry -- Woody Allen
The Full Monty -- Simon Beaufoy
* Good Will Hunting -- Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

* To Stanley Donen in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation.

* Don Iwerks

* To GUNNAR P. MICHELSON for the engineering and development of an improved, electronic, high-speed, precision light valve for use in motion picture printing machines. [Laboratory]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award)
* To WILLIAM KOVACS for his creative leadership and ROY HALL for his principal engineering efforts that led to the Wavefront Advanced Visualizer computer graphics system. [Special Photographic]
* To JOHN GIBSON, ROB KRIEGER, MILAN NOVACEK, GLEN OZYMOK and DAVE SPRINGER for the development of the geometric modeling component of the Alias PowerAnimator System. [Special Photographic]
* To DOMINIQUE BOISVERT, RÉJEAN GAGNÉ, DANIEL LANGLOIS and RICHARD LAPERRIERE for the development of the 'Actor' animation component of the Softimage computer animation system. [Special Photographic]
* To EBEN OSTBY, WILLIAM REEVES, SAMUEL J. LEFFLER and TOM DUFF for the development of the Marionette Three-Dimensional Computer Animation System. [Special Photographic]
* To CRAIG W. REYNOLDS for his pioneering contributions to the development of three-dimensional computer animation for motion picture production. [Special Photographic]
* To RICHARD SHOUP, ALVY RAY SMITH and THOMAS PORTER for their pioneering efforts in the development of digital paint systems used in motion picture production. [Special Photographic]
* To KIRK HANDLEY, RAY MELUCH, SCOTT ROBINSON, WILSON H. ALLEN and JOHN NEARY for the design, development and implementation of the Dolby CP500 Digital Cinema Processor. [Sound]
* To JOEL W. JOHNSON of the O'Connor Laboratories for the unique design improvement in fluid head counter-balancing techniques as used in their Model 2575. [Stage Operations]
* To AL JENSEN, CHUCK HEADLEY, JEAN MESSNER and HAZEM NABULSI of CEI Technology for the production of a self-contained, flicker-free, Color Video-Assist Camera. [Camera]

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award)
* To CLARK F. CRITES for the design and development of the Christie ELF 1-C Endless Loop Film Transport and Storage System. [Projection]
* To DAN LEIMETER and ROBERT WEITZ for the development and implementation of a Portable Adjustment Tool for T-Style Slit Lens Assemblies. [Sound]
* To PHILIP C. CORY for the design and development of the Special Effects Spark Generator. [Stage Operations]
* To JAMES M. REILLY, DOUGLAS W. NISHIMURA and MONIQUE C. FISCHER of the Rochester Institute of Technology for the creation of A-D Strips, a diagnostic tool for the detection of the presence of vinegar syndrome in processed acetate-based motion picture film. [Laboratory]
* To JIM FRAZIER, for the design concept, and IAIN NEIL and RICK GELBARD for the further design and development of the Panavision/Frazier Lens System for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters]
* To JAMES F. FOLEY, CHARLES E. CONVERSE and F. EDWARD GARDNER of UCISCO; and to ROBERT W. STOKER, JR. and MATT SWEENEY for the development and realization of Liquid Synthetic Air. [Stage Operations]
* To JACK CASHIN, ROGER HIBBARD and LARRY JACOBSON for the design, development and implementation of a projection system analyzer. [Projection]
* To RICHARD CHUANG, GLENN ENTIS and CARL ROSENDAHL for the concept and architecture of the Pacific Data Images (PDI) Animation System. [Special Photographic]
* To GREG HERMANOVIC, KIM DAVIDSON, MARK ELENDT and PAUL H. BRESLIN for the development of the procedural modeling and animation components of the Prisms software package. [Special Photographic]
* To JAMES J. KEATING, MICHAEL WAHRMAN and RICHARD HOLLANDER for their contributions that led to the Wavefront Advanced Visualizer computer graphics system. [Special Photographic]

* To Pete Clark in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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