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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 »

Also Known As:

The 70th Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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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

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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Connections

Features Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Journey To The Past
Written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Aaliyah
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How better to contrast "Titanic" than with the Lewinsky thing?
13 January 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee 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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