The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998)

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An award show that honors excellence in filmmaking in each of its separate categories. People are awarded Oscars in a humorous manner that provides an entertaining show.

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An award show that honors excellence in filmmaking in each of its separate categories. People are awarded Oscars in a humorous manner that provides an entertaining show.

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A young German tourist wearing a bright crimson jacket and wielding a disposable camera with no ticket, no badge, made it through four security checkpoints and was two feet from getting onto the stage before he was grabbed by two undercover off duty police officers acting as security guards. The police officers had taken a break from their posts outside the Shrine and came up to stage left to view the action on stage for five minutes when this young kid who "looked like he shouldn't be there" showed up with a camera from his hand. See more »

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Billy Crystal: Ladies and Gentlemen, the beauty who charmed the beast, the Legendary Fay Wray.
Fay Wray: I can't believe it! How nice to be so near you, you're so good! Wonderful!
Billy Crystal: It's great to see you!
[Miss Wray rises from her seat]
Fay Wray: What do I do now, turn around?
Billy Crystal: You can just wave to everybody!
[rapturous applause]
Billy Crystal: I'm Ralph Edwards and this is your life!
Billy Crystal: Goodie, I'm so glad my life is with you!
Fay Wray: We've got a scoop here! It's great to have you with us as all of these great stars of 70 Years of Oscar.
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Features The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977) See more »

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Titanic
to the tune of "Theme from Gilligan's Island"
Music by Sherwood Schwartz & George Wyle
Performed by Billy Crystal
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A very entertaining Academy Awards!
10 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why is this one of people's favorite Academy Awards? Was it because "Titanic" had 14 nominations, or that this was Oscar's 70th birthday, or that almost all the surviving actors & actresses who have ever won an academy award were there? Or was it all of the above? These were just a few of the reasons why I enjoyed this particular Oscar presentation. There were so many good acceptance speeches this year. You had Kim Basinger, Matt Damon & Ben Affleck, but the two most memorable acceptance speeches were from Robin Williams when he received the Best Supporting Actor Award, and Stanley Donen singing and tap dancing when he accepted his Honorary Award! This was one of Billy Crystal's best work as an Oscar host! His opening film was extremely funny with Leonardo DiCaprio drawing him and Kevin Costner making a cameo for his film (The Postman). When Billy Crystal was singing about the movie (As Good as it Gets), it was great to see Billy Crystal sitting on Jack Nicholson's lap. Some of Billy Crystal's best quotes to Jack Nicholson were "You charm us like we're Laker girls," "Forget about Mars Attacks!" & "I'm a Clippers fan. We don't get to go to the same games." Another memorable moment was when Billy Crystal honored the late & legendary Fay Wray! It was also a sad moment to see the beautiful late Aaliyah sing the song "Journey to the Past." When the Oscars presented almost all of the living actors & actresses who have all received an Academy Award, it was almost heart-breaking to see how many of them are no longer with us. The actor that stands out the most was Gregory Peck. And of course, the Memoriam is always a tear-jerker, with James Stewart as the most popular actor to have pasted away that year.

Last but not least, my favorite moment in this 70th Academy Award presentation, was the film that showed a clip from all 69 movies that have won the Best Picture Oscar. It went so well with the great score by Randy Edelman from the movie (Dragonheart). Too bad the show ended on a sour note with James Cameron's last two acceptance speeches. If you read through my whole post, these are just some of the many memorable moments that occurred on Oscar's longest running televised presentation ever! Hence, why this is one of my favorite Academy Awards show.


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