Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1997 (70th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1997 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1997 Preliminaries

1997 (70th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1997 (70th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1997 Ceremony

1997 (70th) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1997 (70th) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Monday, March 23, 1998
6:00 PM

Shrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1997 Winners

1997 (70th) Best Picture Poster: “Titanic”

1997 (70th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Titanic”

Best Picture:
Lightstorm Entertainment Production;
20th Century Fox and Paramount

James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1997 (70th) Best Actor: Jack Nicholson Best Actor:
Jack Nicholson
as Melvin Udall
in the film
As Good as It Gets

1997 (70th) Best Actress: Helen Hunt Best Actress:
Helen Hunt
as Carol Connelly
in the film
As Good as It Gets

1997 (62nd) Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams Best Supporting Actor:
Robin Williams
as Sean Maguire
in the film
Good Will Hunting

1997 (62nd) Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger Best Supporting Actress:
Kim Basinger
as Lynn Bracken
in the film
L.A. Confidential

1997 (64th) Best Song: “My Heart Will Go On” Best Song:
My Heart Will Go On
from the film

Music by James Horner;
lyric by Will Jennings

Best Song Lyrics

The 1997 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1997 (41st) Governors Ball Program/Menu Shrine Civic Auditorium,
Los Angeles

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu