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Whoopi Goldberg hosted the show for the third time. For nominations, Life Is Beautiful became the most nominated foreign film in Oscar history with Roberto Benigni becoming the second actor to direct himself in an Oscar-winning performance. Elia Kazan was given an Honorary Oscar in appreciation of a long, distinguished and unparalleled career during which he has influenced the very nature of filmmaking through his creation of cinematic masterpieces while Norman Jewison was presented the Irving G. Thalberg Award. The Scientific Technical Award was given to Avid Technology Inc. for the concept, system design, and engineering of the Avid Film Composer for motion picture editing.

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Bunny won Best Animated Short

Election Night won Best Live Action Short

The Last Days won Best Documentary Feature

The Personals: Improvisations On Romance In The Golden Years won Best Documentary Short

What Dreams May Come won Best Visual Effects

Elizabeth won Best Makeup

The Prince Of Egypt won Best Original Song (When You Believe)

Gods and Monsters won Best Adapted Screenplay

Affliction won Best Supporting Actor

Italy won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Life Is Beautiful, which also won 2 additional awards for Best Actor and Best Original Dramatic Score

Saving Private Ryan won 5 Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing

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Shakespeare In Love won 7 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Musical Or Comedy Score, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design


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