The Academy Awards

Season 70 Episode 1

The 70th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 23, 1998 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE • Matt Damon -- Good Will Hunting ("Will Hunting") • Robert Duvall -- The Apostle ("The Apostle E.F.") • Peter Fonda -- Ulee's Gold ("Ulee Jackson") • Dustin Hoffman -- Wag the Dog ("Stanley Motss") • Jack Nicholson -- As Good as It Gets ("Melvin Udall") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Robert Forster -- Jackie Brown ("Max Cherry") • Anthony Hopkins -- Amistad ("John Quincy Adams") • Greg Kinnear -- As Good as It Gets ("Simon Bishop") • Burt Reynolds -- Boogie Nights ("Jack Horner") • Robin Williams -- Good Will Hunting ("Sean McGuire") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Helena Bonham Carter -- The Wings of the Dove ("Kate Croy") • Julie Christie -- Afterglow ("Phyllis Mann") • Judi Dench -- Mrs. Brown ("Queen Victoria") • Helen Hunt -- As Good as It Gets ("Carol Connelly") • Kate Winslet -- Titanic ("Rose DeWitt Bukater") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLEKim Basinger -- L.A. Confidential ("Lynn Bracken") • Joan Cusack -- In & Out ("Emily Montgomery") • Minnie Driver -- Good Will Hunting ("Skylar") • Julianne Moore -- Boogie Nights ("Amber Waves") • Gloria Stuart -- Titanic ("Old Rose") ART DIRECTIONGattaca -- Art Direction: Jan Roelfs; Set Decoration: Nancy Nye • Kundun -- Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo • L.A. Confidential -- Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall; Set Decoration: Jay R. Hart • Men in Black -- Art Direction: Bo Welch; Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik • Titanic -- Art Direction: Peter Lamont; Set Decoration: Michael Ford CINEMATOGRAPHYAmistad -- Janusz Kaminski • Kundun -- Roger Deakins • L.A. Confidential -- Dante Spinotti • Titanic -- Russell CarpenterThe Wings of the Dove -- Eduardo Serra COSTUME DESIGNAmistad -- Ruth E. Carter • Kundun -- Dante Ferretti • Oscar and Lucinda -- Janet Patterson • Titanic -- Deborah L. ScottThe Wings of the Dove -- Sandy Powell DIRECTINGThe Full Monty -- Peter Cattaneo • Good Will Hunting -- Gus Van Sant • L.A. Confidential -- Curtis Hanson • The Sweet Hereafter -- Atom Egoyan • Titanic -- James Cameron DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life -- Michael Paxton • Colors Straight Up -- Michèle Ohayon, Julia Schachter • 4 Little Girls -- Spike Lee, Sam Pollard • The Long Way Home -- Rabbi Marvin Hier, Richard TrankWaco: The Rules of Engagement -- Dan Gifford, William Gazecki DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)Alaska: Spirit of the Wild -- George Casey, Paul Novros • Amazon -- Kieth Merrill, Jonathan Stern • Daughter of the Bride -- Terri Randall • Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies -- Mel Damski, Andrea Blaugrund • A Story of Healing -- Donna Dewey, Carol Pasternak FILM EDITINGAir Force One -- Richard Francis-Bruce • As Good as It Gets -- Richard Marks • Good Will Hunting -- Pietro Scalia • L.A. Confidential -- Peter Honess • Titanic -- Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMBeyond Silence -- Germany • Character -- The NetherlandsFour Days in September -- Brazil • Secrets of the Heart -- Spain • The Thief -- Russia MAKEUPMen in Black -- Rick Baker, David LeRoy AndersonMrs. Brown -- Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner, Beverley Binda • Titanic -- Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom, Simon Thompson MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)Amistad -- John Williams • Good Will Hunting -- Danny Elfman • Kundun -- Philip Glass • L.A. Confidential -- Jerry Goldsmith • Titanic -- James Horner MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)Anastasia -- Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Orchestral Score by David Newman • As Good as It Gets -- Hans Zimmer • The Full Monty -- Anne DudleyMen in Black -- Danny Elfman • My Best Friend's Wedding -- James Newton Howard MUSIC (Original Song) • "Go the Distance" from Hercules -- Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by David Zippel • "How Do I Live" from Con Air -- Music and Lyric by Diane Warren • "Journey to the Past" from Anastasia -- Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyric by Lynn Ahrens • "Miss Misery" from Good Will Hunting -- Music and Lyric by Elliott Smith • "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic -- Music by James Horner; Lyric by Will Jennings BEST PICTUREAs Good as It Gets -- James L. Brooks, Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea, Producers • The Full Monty -- Uberto Pasolini, Producer • Good Will Hunting -- Lawrence Bender, Producer • L.A. Confidential -- Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson and Michael Nathanson, Producers • Titanic -- James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers SHORT FILM (Animated)Famous Fred -- Joanna Quinn • Geri's Game -- Jan PinkavaLa Vieille Dame et les Pigeons (The Old Lady and the Pigeons) -- Sylvain Chomet • The Mermaid -- Alexander Petrov • Redux Riding Hood -- Steve Moore, Dan O'Shannon SHORT FILM (Live Action)Dance Lexie Dance -- Pearse Moore, Tim Loane • It's Good to Talk -- Roger Goldby, Barney Reisz • Sweethearts? -- Birger Larsen, Thomas Lydholm • Visas and Virtue -- Chris Tashima, Chris DonahueWolfgang -- Kim Magnusson, Anders Thomas Jensen SOUNDAir Force One -- Paul Massey, Rick Kline, D. M. Hemphill, Keith A. Wester • Con Air -- Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Arthur Rochester • Contact -- Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands, William B. Kaplan • L.A. Confidential -- Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Kirk Francis • Titanic -- Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, Mark Ulano SOUND EFFECTS EDITINGFace/Off -- Mark P. Stoeckinger, Per Hallberg • The Fifth Element -- Mark Mangini • Titanic -- Tom Bellfort, Christopher Boyes VISUAL EFFECTSThe Lost World: Jurassic Park -- Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Randal M. Dutra, Michael Lantieri • Starship Troopers -- Phil Tippett, Scott E. Anderson, Alec Gillis, John Richardson • Titanic -- Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, Michael Kanfer WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)Donnie Brasco -- Paul Attanasio • L.A. Confidential -- Brian Helgeland, Curtis HansonThe Sweet Hereafter -- Atom Egoyan • Wag the Dog -- Hilary Henkin, David Mamet • The Wings of the Dove -- Hossein Amini WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)As Good as It Gets -- Screenplay by Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks; Story by Mark Andrus • Boogie Nights -- Paul Thomas Anderson • Deconstructing Harry -- Woody Allen • The Full Monty -- Simon Beaufoy • Good Will Hunting -- Ben Affleck, Matt Damon HONORARY AWARD • To Stanley Donen in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation. GORDON E. SAWYER AWARDDon Iwerks