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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 - 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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Ashley Judd walked onto the stage in a white dress with a high front slit and no panties and was briefly exposed on camera. See more »

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Tom Bellfort - Winner: Best Sound Editing: For the "Titanic" achievement Chris and I are indebted to the sound and mixing crew at Skywalker Sound, and to the foley editors and artists at Paramount. I thank Ted Gagliano at Fox, and my wonderful wife, Victoria. Jim, although the seas were a little rough at times, I really thank you for this voyage and for building a ship that will last forever. Thank you. Chris...
Christopher Boyes - Winner: Best Sound Editing: I'm more overwhelmed now than I was the first time I met Jim Cameron. I want to thank you for demanding nothing less than my ...
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Soundtracks

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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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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