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The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998)

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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Credited cast:
Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herself - Performer
Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
Himself - Presenter: 'L.A. Confidential' Film Clip
Herself - Past Winner
Himself - Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score
Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Herself - Presenter: Best Makeup
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Herself - Past Winner
Himself - Presenter: Best Director
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Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing


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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23 March 1998 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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To mark the occasion of Oscar's 70th birthday, the show featured a segment called "Oscar's Family Album" in which the academy invited every living actor who had ever won an Oscar in the four acting categories, honorary recipients and some who had received the now defunct juvenile acting award. They were seated on riser benches and the camera went from actor to actor and announced their name and the film for which they had received an Oscar. Of the 134 recipients who were still living, 70 attended. Marlon Brando and George C. Scott who had both refused their Oscars years earlier were not invited. Due to a clerical error the invitation sent to Dorothy Malone did not arrive, an oversight which is said to have angered her. See more »


Robert Legato - Winner: Best Visual Effects: Well, this winning thing is pretty damn okay, that's all I can say. I'd like to absolutely thank Jim Cameron for letting us be a part of motion picture history. It's just fantastic. Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini, thanks for the incredible support. I want to be the first to congratulate Digital Domain, Cari Thomas, Mark Forker, Erik Nash, our friends at VIFX for Academy Award-winning work on this film. And I'd like to thank my lovely wife Cynthia.
Thomas L. Fisher - Winner: Best Visual Effects: I'd really like to thank my entire crew. Without ...
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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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