The Academy Awards

Season 70 Episode 1

The 70th Annual Academy Awards

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



  • Trivia

    • If you include Shakespeare in Love's win for best picture, it has the most Oscars ever won (7) without winning the best director award.

    • Judy Dench clocked up the shortest screen time for an Oscar winner with her 8 minute performance in Shakespeare in Love for which she won the Best supporting Actress Oscar.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The program won 5 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program, Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Billy Crystal and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special.

    • This is the third year where Billy Crystal has won an Emmy for hosting the Academy Awards, more than any other host.

    • With 11 Oscars, Titanic is tied with Ben-Hur (1959) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) for the most Oscars awarded to a single film.

  • Allusions