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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Himself - Host
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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
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Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
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Himself - Presenter: 'L.A. Confidential' Film Clip
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Herself - Past Winner
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Himself - Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score
Walter Barnes ...
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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Herself - Past Winner
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Himself
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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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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 »

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Himself - Winner: Best Dramatic Score & Best Original Song: Oh my dear God. I'm sort of speechless. One wants this to happen, of course, but I've been so close quite a few times but never actually won. I've got to get my wits about me. I don't write speeches because I'm always so superstitious. I want to thank my wife, my family for all of their support and nourishment. Jim, thank you so much for the chance to do it. And the musicians who I know so well, and so many other people but I have so little time. I want to thank Michael Gorfaine, Jim Henrikson,...
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Go The Distance
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How better to contrast "Titanic" than with the Lewinsky thing?
13 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

It would never have occurred to me to nominate "Titanic" for Best Picture; I say that "In & Out" was the best movie of 1997 (it certainly made Kevin Kline my favorite actor). Even ignoring that, "LA Confidential" and "Good Will Hunting" were better than "Titanic" (and they completely snubbed "Amistad"). What I really liked about "The 70th Annual Academy Awards" was how Billy Crystal related everything to the Monica Lewinsky scandal (although there was no reason for him to rag on "Mars Attacks!").

But probably the best single line was Robin Williams's acceptance speech: "Thank you Ben and Matt. I still wanna see some ID."; only Robin Williams could think of that! The low point was James Cameron's overblown "I'm the king of the world" comment. But either way, it's just neat seeing Jack Nicholson's various faces when he attends. And I noticed that each of the Best Picture nominees - including "The Full Monty" - took home at least one Oscar. As for the collection of surviving winners, it affirmed that Faye Dunaway is still really hot! All in all, a pretty good night.


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