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The 70th Academy Awards (1998) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center on Monday, March 23, 1998,
honoring movies released in 1997.

Best Director James Cameron directing Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from Best Picture winner "Titanic."

Best Director James Cameron directing Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from Best Picture winner "Titanic."

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting"
  • Robert Duvall in "The Apostle"
  • Peter Fonda in "Ulee’s Gold"
  • Dustin Hoffman in "Wag the Dog"
  • Jack Nicholson in "As Good as It Gets"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Robert Forster in "Jackie Brown"
  • Anthony Hopkins in "Amistad"
  • Greg Kinnear in "As Good as It Gets"
  • Burt Reynolds in "Boogie Nights"
  • Robin Williams in "Good Will Hunting"

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Helena Bonham Carter in "The Wings of the Dove"
  • Julie Christie in "Afterglow"
  • Judi Dench in "Mrs. Brown"
  • Helen Hunt in "As Good as It Gets"
  • Kate Winslet in "Titanic"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Kim Basinger in "L.A. Confidential"
  • Joan Cusack in "In & Out"
  • Minnie Driver in "Good Will Hunting"
  • Julianne Moore in "Boogie Nights"
  • Gloria Stuart in "Titanic"

Art Direction

  • "Gattaca" Art Direction: Jan Roelfs; Set Decoration: Nancy Nye
  • "Kundun" Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • "L.A. Confidential" Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall; Set Decoration: Jay R. Hart
  • "Men in Black" Art Direction: Bo Welch; Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik
  • "Titanic" Art Direction: Peter Lamont; Set Decoration: Michael Ford


  • "Amistad" Janusz Kaminski
  • "Kundun" Roger Deakins
  • "L.A. Confidential" Dante Spinotti
  • "Titanic" Russell Carpenter
  • "The Wings of the Dove" Eduardo Serra

Costume Design

  • "Amistad" Ruth E. Carter
  • "Kundun" Dante Ferretti
  • "Oscar and Lucinda" Janet Patterson
  • "Titanic" Deborah L. Scott
  • "The Wings of the Dove" Sandy Powell


  • "The Full Monty" Peter Cattaneo
  • "Good Will Hunting" Gus Van Sant
  • "L.A. Confidential" Curtis Hanson
  • "The Sweet Hereafter" Atom Egoyan
  • "Titanic" James Cameron

Documentary (Feature)

  • "Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life" Michael Paxton
  • "Colors Straight Up" Michèle Ohayon, Julia Schachter
  • "4 Little Girls" Spike Lee, Sam Pollard
  • "The Long Way Home" Rabbi Marvin Hier, Richard Trank
  • "Waco: The Rules of Engagement" Dan Gifford, William Gazecki

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • "Alaska: Spirit of the Wild" George Casey, Paul Novros
  • "Amazon" Kieth Merrill, Jonathan Stern
  • "Daughter of the Bride" Terri Randall
  • "Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies" Mel Damski, Andrea Blaugrund
  • "A Story of Healing" Donna Dewey, Carol Pasternak

Film Editing

  • "Air Force One" Richard Francis-Bruce
  • "As Good as It Gets" Richard Marks
  • "Good Will Hunting" Pietro Scalia
  • "L.A. Confidential" Peter Honess
  • "Titanic" Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris

Foreign Language Film

  • "Beyond Silence" Germany
  • "Character" The Netherlands
  • "Four Days in September" Brazil
  • "Secrets of the Heart" Spain
  • "The Thief" Russia


  • "Men in Black" Rick Baker, David LeRoy Anderson
  • "Mrs. Brown" Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner, Beverley Binda
  • "Titanic" Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom, Simon Thompson

Music (Original Dramatic Score)

  • "Amistad" John Williams
  • "Good Will Hunting" Danny Elfman
  • "Kundun" Philip Glass
  • "L.A. Confidential" Jerry Goldsmith
  • "Titanic" James Horner

Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score)

  • "Anastasia" Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Orchestral Score by David Newman
  • "As Good as It Gets" Hans Zimmer
  • "The Full Monty" Anne Dudley
  • "Men in Black" Danny Elfman
  • "My Best Friend’s Wedding" James Newton Howard

Music (Original Song)

  • "Go the Distance" from "Hercules" Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by David Zippel
  • "How Do I Live" from "Con Air" Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • "Journey to the Past" from "Anastasia" Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyric by Lynn Ahrens
  • "Miss Misery" from "Good Will Hunting" Music and Lyric by Elliott Smith
  • "My Heart Will Go On" from "Titanic" Music by James Horner; Lyric by Will Jennings

Best Picture

  • "As Good as It Gets" James L. Brooks, Bridget Johnson and Kristi Zea, Producers
  • "The Full Monty" Uberto Pasolini, Producer
  • "Good Will Hunting" Lawrence Bender, Producer
  • "L.A. Confidential" Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson and Michael Nathanson, Producers
  • "Titanic" James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • "Famous Fred" Joanna Quinn
  • "Geri’s Game" Jan Pinkava
  • "La Vieille Dame et les Pigeons (The Old Lady and the Pigeons)" Sylvain Chomet
  • "The Mermaid" Alexander Petrov
  • "Redux Riding Hood" Steve Moore, Dan O’Shannon

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "Dance Lexie Dance" Pearse Moore, Tim Loane
  • "It’s Good to Talk" Roger Goldby, Barney Reisz
  • "Sweethearts?" Birger Larsen, Thomas Lydholm
  • "Visas and Virtue" Chris Tashima, Chris Donahue
  • "Wolfgang" Kim Magnusson, Anders Thomas Jensen


  • "Air Force One" Paul Massey, Rick Kline, D. M. Hemphill, Keith A. Wester
  • "Con Air" Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Arthur Rochester
  • "Contact" Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands, William B. Kaplan
  • "L.A. Confidential" Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Kirk Francis
  • "Titanic" Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, Mark Ulano

Sound Effects Editing

  • "Face/Off" Mark P. Stoeckinger, Per Hallberg
  • "The Fifth Element" Mark Mangini
  • "Titanic" Tom Bellfort, Christopher Boyes

Visual Effects

  • "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Randal M. Dutra, Michael Lantieri
  • "Starship Troopers" Phil Tippett, Scott E. Anderson, Alec Gillis, John Richardson
  • "Titanic" Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, Michael Kanfer

Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)

  • "Donnie Brasco" Paul Attanasio
  • "L.A. Confidential" Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson
  • "The Sweet Hereafter" Atom Egoyan
  • "Wag the Dog" Hilary Henkin, David Mamet
  • "The Wings of the Dove" Hossein Amini

Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)

  • "As Good as It Gets" Screenplay by Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks; Story by Mark Andrus
  • "Boogie Nights" Paul Thomas Anderson
  • "Deconstructing Harry" Woody Allen
  • "The Full Monty" Simon Beaufoy
  • "Good Will Hunting" Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

  • Star indicates a win.
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