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February 11, 1998 2:00 AM
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The Winners of the 70th Academy Awards

by Eugene Hernandez




Madonna's reaction upon announcing the winner of the best original song
Oscar sums up an evening that was dominated by "Titanic" -- "What a
shocker..."


The ultra-expensive, utlra-popular, ultra-long movie won 11 golden statuettes,
blowing the competition out of the water.


In the documentary feature category, Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank's
"The Long Way Home" won the Oscar, while Donna Dewey and Carol Pasternak's
"A Story of Healing" won the Award for docmentary short-subject. Jan
Pinkava's "Geri's Game" won the animated short award, while Chris Tashima
and Chris Donahue's "Visas and Virtue" won in the live action short category.


Finally, "Character," from the Netherlands took the Oscar for Best
Foreign Language Film. Reacting on stage, Mike Van Diem commented, "The film
is 'Character.' It opens next Friday, I'm not going to advertise it. This ought
to tell you -- this ought to tell you that it probably has, you know, like damn
stunning subtitles!" The film is being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.


The complete list of winners follows:


For the best performance by an ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:


--Jack Nicholson in AS GOOD AS IT GETS (TriStar)


For the best performance by an ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:


--Robin Williams in GOOD WILL HUNTING (Miramax)

For the best performance by an ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:


--Helen Hunt in AS GOOD AS IT GETS (TriStar)

For the best performance by an ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:


--Kim Basinger in L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (Warner Bros.)


For the best achievement in ART DIRECTION:


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount)

Art Direction: Peter Lamont

Set Decoration: Michael Ford


For the best achievement in CINEMATOGRAPHY:


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount), Russell Carpenter


For the best achievement in COSTUME DESIGN:


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount), Deborah L. Scott


For the best achievement in DIRECTING:


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount), James Cameron


For the best achievement in DOCUMENTARY FEATURES:


--THE LONG WAY HOME (Seventh Art)

A Moriah Films Production at the Simon Wiesenthal Center,

Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank


For the best achievement in DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECTS:


--A STORY OF HEALING

A Dewey-Obenchain Films Production,

Donna Dewey and Carol Pasternak

For the best achievement in FILM EDITING:


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount), Conrad Buff, James Cameron and
Richard A. Harris

For the best FOREIGN LANGUAFE FILM OF THE YEAR:


--CHARACTER

A First Floor Features Production

(The Netherlands)

For the best achievement in MAKEUP:


--MEN IN BLACK (Columbia), Rick Baker and David LeRoy Anderson


For the best achievement in MUSIC (ORIGINAL MUSICAL OR COMEDY SCORE):


--THE FULL MONTY (Fox Searchlight), Anne Dudley


For the best achievement in MUSIC (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount), James Horner


For the best achievement in MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)


--"My Heart Will Go On" from TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount)

Music by James Horner, Lyric by Will Jennings

For the best PICTURE OF THE YEAR


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount)

A Lightstorm Entertainment Production

James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

For the best achievement in ANIMATED SHORT FILMS


--GERI'S GAME

A Pixar Animation Studios Production

Jan Pinkava

For the best achievement in LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS


--VISAS AND VIRTUE

A Cedar Grove Production

Chris Tashima and Chris Donahue

For the best achievement in SOUND


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount)

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers and Mark Ulano

For the best achievement in SOUND EFFECTS EDITING


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount)

Tom Bellfort and Christopher Boyes

For the best achievement in VISUAL EFFECTS


--TITANIC (20th Century Fox and Paramount)

Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher and Michael Kanfer

For the best SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN


--GOOD WILL HUNTING (Miramax)

Written by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon


For the best SCREENPLAY BASED ON MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED OR PUBLISHED


--L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (Warner Bros.)

Screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson

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