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Oscars 1998: Winners and Nominees of the 70th Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 57 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1998 on 03/23/1998.

The 70th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 23, 1998, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. During the show, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories honoring films released in 1997. The ceremony, which was televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Gil Cates and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actor Billy Crystal hosted the show for the sixth time. He had first hosted the 62nd ceremony held in 1990, and most recently the previous year's awards. Nearly a month earlier in an event held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Ashley Judd. Titanic won a record-tying eleven awards including Best Director for James Cameron and Best Picture. Other winners included As Good as It Gets, Good Will Hunting and L.A. Confidential with two awards each, and The Full Monty, Geri's Game, Karakter, The Long Way Home, Visas and Virtue, Men in Black and A Story of Healing with one each. The telecast garnered more than 57 million viewers in the United States, making it the most watched Oscars broadcast in history. ()

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Titanic(1997)

PG-13
| 3h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 9,015 votes)

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic's departure through to its death—on its first and last voyage—on April 15, 1912.

Hercules(1997)

3.8/5 (with 2,598 votes)

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

The Fifth Element(1997)

3.8/5 (with 3,852 votes)

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Men in Black(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 5,034 votes)

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

Anastasia(1997)

G
| 1h 34min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 2,000 votes)

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by Empress Maria for the return of her granddaughter. The trio travels to Paris, where they find that the empress has grown skeptical of imposters.

Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Good Will Hunting(1997)

R
| 2h 7min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 3,940 votes)

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

Starship Troopers(1997)

3.5/5 (with 1,553 votes)

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

L.A. Confidential(1997)

R
| 2h 18min | Crime, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 1,510 votes)

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Face/Off(1997)

3.5/5 (with 1,729 votes)

Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy's brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer's face.

Con Air(1997)

R
| 1h 56min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.4/5 (with 1,354 votes)

When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family.

Contact(1997)

PG
| 2h 30min | Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 1,429 votes)

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Air Force One(1997)

R
| 2h 4min | Action, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 933 votes)

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.

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Jackie Brown(1997)

R
| 2h 34min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.7/5 (with 2,129 votes)

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan — with help from a bail bondsman — to keep the money for herself.

Gattaca(1997)

3.8/5 (with 2,113 votes)

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

Donnie Brasco(1997)

R
| 2h 27min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 1,417 votes)

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

The Full Monty(1997)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 516 votes)

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.

Boogie Nights(1997)

R
| 2h 36min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 981 votes)

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

As Good as It Gets(1997)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,212 votes)

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

Deconstructing Harry(1997)

R
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 239 votes)

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.

My Best Friend's Wedding(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 872 votes)

When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.

Geri's Game(1997)

3.9/5 (with 368 votes)

An aging codger named Geri plays a daylong game of chess in the park against himself. Somehow, he begins losing to his livelier opponent. But just when the game's nearly over, Geri manages to turn the tables.

Directed by Jan Pinkava

Wag the Dog(1997)

R
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 288 votes)

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.

Mrs Brown(1997)

3.5/5 (with 52 votes)

When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown. But their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil to the monarchy.

The Apostle(1997)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 46 votes)

After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.

In & Out(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 225 votes)

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Kundun(1997)

2h 14min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 130 votes)

The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has been living in exile in Dharamsala ever since.

Directed by Martin Scorsese - With Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Yoon Cometti Joyce, Losang Samten, Tsewang Jigme Tsarong, Tencho Gyatso, Losang Gyatso, ...

The Sweet Hereafter(1997)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 115 votes)

A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.

The Wings of the Dove(1997)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets a terminally ill American heiress named Millie traveling through Europe, she comes up with a conniving plan to have both love and wealth.

Ulee's Gold(1997)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.

Oscar and Lucinda(1997)

R
| 2h 12min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 23 votes)

After a childhood of abuse by his evangelistic father, misfit Oscar Hopkins becomes an Anglican minister and develops a divine obsession with gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a rich Australian heiress shopping in London for materials for her newly acquired glass factory back home. Deciding to travel to Australia as a missionary, Oscar meets Lucinda aboard ship, and a mutual obsession blossoms. They make a wager that will alter each of their destinies.

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