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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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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Ashley Judd walked onto the stage in a white dress with a high front slit and no panties and was briefly exposed on camera. See more »

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Jack Nicholson: Thank you very much to the members of the Academy for this, and I - the other nominees, some of them are very good friends of mine. And I am honored to be on any list with you, Bobby, Dusty, and you and your father, Mr. Damon, my old bike pal Fonda. We're very proud of the picture. We had like, I don't know, I've had a sinking feeling all night right up till here. Something about it. We had Jim Brooks, Maria Kavanaugh, Kristi Zea, Bridget Johnson, Peter Andros*, Laura Ziskin, so many producers ...
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Features The 38th Annual Academy Awards (1966) See more »

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As Good as It Gets
to the tune of "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" (from "Shall We Dance")
Music by George Gershwin
Performed by Billy Crystal
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My favorite Academy Awards show.
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This has always been my favorite Academy Awards show, the 70th show, and 70 years of Oscars. Hosted by Billy Crystal, James Cameron won the Best Director for the multi billion dollar motion picture Titanic which also won 10 additional Oscars, Kim Basinger won the Best Supporting Actress for her seductive role in LA Confeditial and Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won the leading Best Actor and Best Actress awards for As Good as it Gets. Robin Williams also gave a wonderful performance and won the Best Supporting Actor award for Good Will Hunting. Newcomers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won their Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting, while Celin Dion sang her heart out for Titanic's song "My Heart Will Go On". Veteran director Stanley Donen took the Honary Award and then there was a sad memorial for the great actors who died in 1997 and 1998 among them included Robert Mitchum, Lloyd Bridges, Burgess Meredith, Toshiro Mifune, Brian Keith, William Hickey, Richard Jaeckel, J.T. Walsh, Will Hare, Billie Dove and James Stewart. A great show.


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