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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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Louis J. Horvitz
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Billy Crystal ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaliyah ... Herself - Performer
Ben Affleck ... Himself - Winner
David LeRoy Anderson ... Himself - Co-Winner: Best Makeup
Rick Baker ... Himself - Winner: Best Makeup
Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Presenter
Anne Bancroft ... Herself - Past Winner
Antonio Banderas ... Himself - Presenter
Walter Barnes ... Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Drew Barrymore ... Herself - Presenter
Kim Basinger ... Herself - Winner
Kathy Bates ... Herself - Past Winner
Bart the Bear ... Himself
Warren Beatty ... Himself - Presenter
Tom Bellfort Tom Bellfort ... Himself - Winner: Best Sound Effects 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Jack Nicholson: Thank you very much to the members of the Academy for this, and I - the other nominees, some of them are very good friends of mine. And I am honored to be on any list with you, Bobby, Dusty, and you and your father, Mr. Damon, my old bike pal Fonda. We're very proud of the picture. We had like, I don't know, I've had a sinking feeling all night right up till here. Something about it. We had Jim Brooks, Maria Kavanaugh, Kristi Zea, Bridget Johnson, Peter Andros*, Laura Ziskin, so many producers ...
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Connections

References Chasing Amy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

As Good as It Gets
to the tune of "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" (from "Shall We Dance")
Music by George Gershwin
Performed by Billy Crystal
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My favorite Academy Awards show.
8 November 2003 | by eddy-28See 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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