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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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Storyline

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:

70-я церемония вручения премии 'Оскар' See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Of the 20 nominated actors, Anthony Hopkins was the only one not in attendance. See more »

Quotes

Robin Williams: [accepting his Oscar] Wow. This might be the first time I'm speechless. Thank you so much for this incredible honor. Thank you for putting me in a category with these four extraordinary men. Thank you, Ben and Matt - I still want to see some ID. Thank you, Gus Van Sant, for being so subtle you're almost subliminal. I want to thank the cast and crew, especially the people of South Boston - you're a can of corn, you're the best. I want to thank the Meshpucha Weinstein. Mazel tov! And I want to ...
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Connections

Follows The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Go The Distance
Written by Alan Menken and David Zippel
Performed by Michael Bolton
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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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