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1998 Oscars 70th Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 23, 1998
Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Host: Billy Crystal
Eligibility Year: 1997
<<- Last Year
"I am king of the world!"
- James Cameron, Best Director, Titanic
"I just want to thank everybody I've ever met in my entire life."
- Kim Basinger, Best Supporting Actress, L.A Confidential
"I just said to Matt, 'Losing would suck and winning would be really scary.' And it's really, really scary."
- Ben Affleck, Best Original Screenplay together with Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
"Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, 'Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding.'"
- Robin Williams, Best Supporting Actor, Good Will Hunting
1998 Oscar Winners
*Best Picture As Good as It Gets, James L. Brooks, Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea, producers (TriStar)
The Full Monty, Uberto Pasolini, producer (Fox Searchlight)
Good Will Hunting, Lawrence Bender, producer (Miramax)
L.A. Confidential, Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson and Michael Nathanson, producers (Warner Bros.)
*Titanic , *James Cameron and Jon Landau, producers (Paramount and 20th Century Fox)
*Actor in a Leading Role Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
Robert Duvall, The Apostle
Peter Fonda, Ulee's Gold
Dustin Hoffman, Wag the Dog
*Jack Nicholson, *As Good as It Gets
*Actress in a Leading Role Helena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove
Julie Christie, Afterglow
Judi Dench, Mrs. Brown
*Helen Hunt, *As Good as It Gets
Kate Winslet, Titanic
*Actor in a Supporting Role Robert Forster, Jackie Brown
Anthony Hopkins, Amistad
Greg Kinnear, As Good as It Gets
Burt Reynolds, Boogie Nights
*Robin Williams, *Good Will Hunting
*Actress in a Supporting Role *Kim Basinger, *L.A. Confidential
Joan Cusack, In & Out
Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting
Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights
Gloria Stuart, Titanic
*Directing Peter Cattaneo, The Full Monty
Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting
Curtis Hanson, L.A. Confidential
Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
*James Cameron, *Titanic
*Writing Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks; Story by Mark Andrus, As Good as It Gets
Paul Thomas Anderson, Boogie Nights
Woody Allen, Deconstructing Harry
Simon Beaufoy, The Full Monty
*Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, *Good Will Hunting
*Writing Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Paul Attanasio, Donnie Brasco
*Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson, *L.A. Confidential
Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
Hilary Henkin and David Mamet, Wag the Dog
Hossein Amini, The Wings of the Dove
*Cinematography Janusz Kaminski, Amistad
Roger Deakins, Kundun
Dante Spinotti, L.A. Confidential
*Russell Carpenter, *Titanic
Eduardo Serra, The Wings of the Dove
*Art Direction Jan Roelfs, Gattaca
Dante Ferretti, Kundun
Jeannine C. Oppewall, L.A. Confidential
Bo Welch, Men in Black
*Peter Lamont, *Titanic
*Sound Paul Massey, Rick Kline, D.M. Hemphill and Keith A. Wester, Air Force One
Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Arthur Rochester, Con Air
Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands and William B. Kaplan, Contact
Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Kirk Francis, L.A. Confidential
*Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers and Mark Ulano, *Titanic
*Music Song “Go the Distance,” Hercules, Alan Menken and David Zippel, music and lyrics
“How Do I Live,” Con Air, Diane Warren, music and lyrics
“Journey to the Past,” Anastasia, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, music and lyrics
“Miss Misery,” Good Will Hunting, Elliott Smith, music and lyrics
*“My Heart Will Go On,” *Titanic , *James Horner and Will Jennings, music and lyrics
*Music Original Score John Williams, Amistad
Danny Elfman, Good Will Hunting
Philip Glass, Kundun
Jerry Goldsmith, L.A. Confidential
*James Horner, *Titanic
*Original Musical or Comedy Score Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and David Newman, Anastasia
Hans Zimmer, As Good as It Gets
*Anne Dudley, *The Full Monty
Danny Elfman, Men in Black
James Newton Howard, My Best Friend's Wedding
*Film Editing Richard Francis-Bruce, Air Force One
Richard Marks, As Good as It Gets
Pietro Scalia, Good Will Hunting
Peter Honess, L.A. Confidential
*Conrad Buff, James Cameron and Richard A. Harris, *Titanic
*Costume Design Ruth E. Carter, Amistad
Dante Ferretti, Kundun
Janet Patterson, Oscar and Lucinda
*Deborah L. Scott, *Titanic
Sandy Powell, The Wings of the Dove
*Makeup *Rick Baker and David LeRoy Anderson, *Men in Black
Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner and Beverley Binda, Mrs. Brown
Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom and Simon Thompson, Titanic
*Visual Effects Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Randal M. Dutra and Michael Lantieri, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Phil Tippett, Scott E. Anderson, Alec Gillis and John Richardson, Starship Troopers
*Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher and Michael Kanfer, *Titanic
*Sound Effects Editing Mark P. Stoeckinger and Per Hallberg, Face/Off
Mark Mangini, The Fifth Element
*Tom Bellfort and Christopher Boyes, *Titanic
*Short Films Animation Famous Fred (Joanna Quinn, producer; TVC London Production for Channel 4 and S4C)
*Geri's Game *(Jan Pinkava, producer; Pixar Animation Studios)
La Vieille Dame et Les Pigeons (Sylvain Chomet, producer; Productions Pascal Blais/Les Armateurs/Odec Kid Cartoons)
The Mermaid (Alexander Petrov, producer; Film Company "DAGO"/"SHAR" School-Studio/Studio "PANORAMA", Yaroslavl)
Redux Riding Hood (Steve Moore, producer; Walt Disney Television Animation)
*Short Films Live Action Dance Lexie Dance (Pearse Moore and Tim Loane, producers; Raw Nerve Productions/Northern Lights Entertainment)
It's Good to Talk (Roger Goldby and Barney Reisz, producers; Feasible Films)
Sweethearts? (Birger Larsen and Thomas Lydholm, producers; Metronome Productions/Victoria Film)
*Visas and Virtue *(Chris Tashima and Chris Donahue, producers; Cedar Grove Productions)
Wolfgang (Kim Magnusson and Anders Thomas Jensen, producers; M&M Productions/Dansk Novellefilm)
*Documentary Short Subject Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (George Casey and Paul Novros, producers; Graphic Films Corporation)
Amazon (Kieth Merrill and Jonathan Stern, producers; Ogden Entertainment)
Daughter of the Bride (Terri Randall, producer; Terri Randall Film & Video Productions/Home Box Office)
Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies (Mel Damski and Andrea Blaugrund, producers; Little Apple Film)
*A Story of Healing *(Donna Dewey and Carol Pasternak, producers; Dewey-Obenchain Films)
*Documentary Feature Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (Michael Paxton, producer; A G Media Corporation Ltd./Copasetic Inc.)
Colors Straight Up (Michèle Ohayon and Julia Schachter, producers; Echo Pictures)
4 Little Girls (Spike Lee and Sam Pollard, producers; 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks/Home Box Office)
*The Long Way Home *(Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank, producers; Moriah Films/The Simon Wiesenthal Center)
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (William Gazecki and Dan Gifford, producers; SomFord Entertainment/Fifth Estate)
*Foreign Language Film Beyond Silence, Germany
*Character , *The Netherlands
Four Days in September, Brazil
Secrets of the Heart, Spain
The Thief, Russia
*Gordon E. Sawyer Award To *Don Iwerks, cofounder of Iwerks Entertainment, for accomplishments in the field of motion picture science and technology
*Scientific and Technical Award To *Gunnar P. Michelson, for the engineering and development of an improved, electronic, high-speed, precision light valve for use in motion picture printing machines
*Honorary Award To *Stanley Donen, in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation

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