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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic


A Building Panic

portions of the sinking in Titanic


Billy Crystal hosts once more at the Shrine Auditorium. This telecast is the highest rated ceremony in the history of the Oscars thanks to the popularity of the new blockbuster movie Titanic. There was even a special tribute given by 70 past Oscar winners. Stanley Donen was given an honorary Oscar for appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit, and visual innovation. The Scientific Technical Award was presented 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.


Visas and Virtue won Best Live Action Short

The Long Way Home won Best Documentary Feature

Geri's Game won Best Animated Short

A Story Of Healing won Best Documentary Short

The Netherlands won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Karakter

Men In Black won Best Makeup

The Full Monty won Best Original Musical or Comedy Score

As Good As It Gets won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress

Good Will Hunting won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay

L.A. Confidential won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay

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Titanic won 11 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Original Song (My Heart Will Go On), Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects