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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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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Presenter: 'L.A. Confidential' Film Clip
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Himself - Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score
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Himself (Memorial Tribute)
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Herself - Presenter: Best Makeup
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Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Himself - Presenter: Best Director
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Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing
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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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23 March 1998 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Conrad Buff IV - Winner: Best Film Editing: Thank you, Academy, very much. It means a great deal to all three of us. Thank you, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, our wonderful producers Rae Sanchini, James Cameron, Jon Landau. My lovely wife Laura.
Richard A. Harris - Winner: Best Film Editing: To my friends in Santa Ynez. Thanks to our associate editor Roger Barton, our associate producer
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Richard A. Harris - Winner: Best Film Editing: my lovely wife Pamela Easley, and our co-editor Jim Cameron.
James Cameron - Winner: Best Film Editing: Thanks. For my daughter Josephine, who's five years old watching at home. Honey, this is the thing I described to you. It's ...
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Features The Wings of the Dove (1997) See more »

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L.A. Confidential
to the tune of "Fascinating Rhythm" (from "Lady Be Good")
Music by George Gershwin
Performed by Billy Crystal
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My favorite Academy Awards show.
8 November 2003 | by (Lake Isabella, CA) – See all my reviews

This has always been my favorite Academy Awards show, the 70th show, and 70 years of Oscars. Hosted by Billy Crystal, James Cameron won the Best Director for the multi billion dollar motion picture Titanic which also won 10 additional Oscars, Kim Basinger won the Best Supporting Actress for her seductive role in LA Confeditial and Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won the leading Best Actor and Best Actress awards for As Good as it Gets. Robin Williams also gave a wonderful performance and won the Best Supporting Actor award for Good Will Hunting. Newcomers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won their Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting, while Celin Dion sang her heart out for Titanic's song "My Heart Will Go On". Veteran director Stanley Donen took the Honary Award and then there was a sad memorial for the great actors who died in 1997 and 1998 among them included Robert Mitchum, Lloyd Bridges, Burgess Meredith, Toshiro Mifune, Brian Keith, William Hickey, Richard Jaeckel, J.T. Walsh, Will Hare, Billie Dove and James Stewart. A great show.


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