Academy awards winner: 1950-1959

The 1950 Academy Award for the best picture was awarded to “All about Eve”. 1951 a musical “An American in Paris” won the Oscar award for best film that year. In 1952, “The Greatest Show on Earth” a circus drama, won the best picture Oscar award. In 1953, “From Here to Eternity” was declared the best movie, in 1954 the American drama about Steve dores, “On the waterfront”  secured the Academy award for best movie. “Marty” was an international sensation and won the Oscar for the best picture in 1955. “Around the World in 80 Days” the classic novel written by Jules Verne has been adapted many times, however, the 1956 version won five Oscars including best picture. In 1957 the movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” was the winner of the Academy award for best movie and in 1958 “Gigi”. In 1959, the great epic “Ben-Hur” was awarded the best picture award.

The best directors Academy awards of the 1950s are listed as follows

  • 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • 1951 and 1956 George Stevens
  • 1952  John Ford
  • 1953 Fred Zinnemann
  • 1954 Elia Kazan
  • 1955 Delbert Mann
  • 1957 David Lean
  • 1958 Vincente Minnelli
  • 1959 William Wyler

The first best actor Oscar award of the decade went to José Ferrer for his role as Cyrano de Bergerac. In 1951, Humphrey Bogart won the award for his performance as Charlie Allnut in “The African Queen”. 1952 and 1953 best actor Oscar awards were won by Gary Cooper and William Holden respectively. In 1954,  the Godfather of acting, Marlon Brando won the best actor Oscar award for his performance in “On the Waterfront”. Ernest Borgnine scored the best actor Oscar award in 1955 for Marty. In 1956, Yul Brynner won the Oscar for his role as King Mongkut of Siam. In 1957  Alec Guinness secured the Oscar, in 1958 David Niven and in 1959 Charlton Heston was the best actor Oscar award for his brilliant performance as Judah Ben-Hur.

The best actress Oscar awards were claimed by Judy Holliday, Vivien Leigh, Shirley Booth, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly for the years 1950,1951,1952,1953, and 1954 respectively. In 1955, the best actress Oscar award was claimed by Anna Magnani for her role as Serafinna Delle  Rose , Ingrid Bergman won it as Anastasia in 1956 and the award was given to Joanne Woodward in 1957. For the year 1958 the winner was Susan Hayward and for 1959 Simone Signoret won it for her performance in the film Room at the top.

George Sanders was the winner of the Academy award for the best supporting actor for 1950, Karl Malden won the best supporting actor Oscar award for 1951. Anthony Quinn claimed the award twice in the decade, for his performance in Viva Zapata! In 1952 and in 1956 for the film Lust for life. Frank Sinatra as Pvt. Angelo Maggio was the winner for 1953. Edmond O’ Brien claimed the Oscar award for best supporting actor in 1954, Jack Lemmon won it in 1955 for the film Mister Roberts. Red Buttons, Burl Ives, and Hugh Griffith were the winners for the years 1957,1958, and 1959 respectively.

Best Supporting actresses Oscar award winners are listed as follows

  • Josephine Hull 1950
  • Kim Hunter  1951
  • Gloria Grahame 1952
  • Donna Reed  1953
  • Eva Marie Saint 1954
  • Jo Van Fleet 1955
  • Dorthy Malone 1956
  • Miyoshi Umeki 1957
  • Wendy Hiller 1958
  • Shelly Winters 1959
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Academy awards winner – 1960 to 1969

Academy awards in the 1960s was the first time that the colored movies were on display and one of the last movies totally in black and white won the best movie Oscar award. Movies that won the best picture Oscar award from 1960-1969 were; “The apartment” in 1960, a Romeo & Juliet musical “West side Story” in 1961, World War I Biography of English army officer, “Lawrence of Arabia” in 1962, British Comedy breaking the fourth wall “Tom Jones” in 1963, again an English movie written and starred by Rex Harrison “My Fair Lady” in 1964, and an MGM musical classic “The Sound of Music” in 1965. A man for all Seasons won the best movie Oscar award in 1966. A crime drama “In the heat of the Night” starring Sidney Poitier won the Oscar award in 1967. It was the return to the musicals in 1968 with “Oliver!” winning the Oscar award for best movie. Whereas the last Oscar award for best movie in 1969 went to Midnight Cowboy.

The Academy award for best director in 1960 was given to Billy Wilder for his direction of the Apartment. In 1961 Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins won the best director Oscar award for West side story. David Lean won himself an Oscar for best director in 1962 for his marvelous work in Lawrence of Arabia. Tony Richardson won the Academy award for best director in 1963. The award for best director in 1964 was won by George Cukor. Robert Wise won the Oscar award for best director in 1965, Fred Zinnemann won the Oscar for best director  in 1966, Mike Nichols won it in 1967 for the direction of The Graduate. Carol Reed & John Schlesinger won the best director Academy award in 1968 & 1969 respectively.

The first Oscar award for the best actor in a leading role for that period was won by Burt Lancaster for his role in Elmer Gantry. In 1961, the Oscar award for best actor was won by Maximilian Schell for his role in “Judgment at Nuremberg”. Gregory Peck won the Oscar award for the best actor in 1962 with his most memorable role as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mocking Bird”. Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win the best actor Oscar award for his role in Lilies of the field in 1963. Rex Harrison won it for his role as Henry Higgins in 1964. 1965 Lee Marvin won his first and only Oscar award for best actor to date. Paul Scofield & Rod Steiger won it in 1966 & 1967 respectively. Cliff Robertson won it in 1968 for his role in the Movie Charly. John Wayne won the last Oscar award for best actor of the decade in 1969 for his role in true Grit.

1960s is the first and only time that the Oscar award for best actress was a tie among contestants as in 1968 Katherine Hepburn & Barbra Streisand both got the award. Katherine Hepburn also won best actress Oscar award  in 1967 for her role in Guess who’s coming to dinner. Elizabeth Taylor won the Academy award for best actress twice in the decade, first in 1960 for her role in “Butterfield 8” and then in 1966 for her role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. Sophia Loren won the award in 1961. Anne Bancroft won the Academy award for best actress in 1962 whereas the award was won by Patricia Neal in 1963. Julie Andrews won the award for her role as Marry Poppins in 1964 & Julie Christie won it in 1965 for her role in Darling. The last award of the decade went to Maggie Smith for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brody.

Academy awards for the best supporting actors for the decade 1960-1969 are listed as follows:

  • 1960 and 1964 Peter Ustinov
  • 1961 George Chakiris
  • 1962 Ed Begley
  • 1963 Melvyn Douglas
  • 1965 Martin Balsam
  • 1966 Walter Matthau
  • 1967 George Kennedy
  • 1968 Jack Albertson
  • 1969 Gig Young

The academy award for the best supporting actress is listed as follows

  • 1960 Shirley Jones
  • 1961 Rita Moreno
  • 1962 Patty Duke
  • 1963 Margaret Rutherford
  • 1964 Lila Kedrova
  • 1965 Shelly Winters
  • 1966 Sandy Denis
  • 1967 Estelle Parsons
  • 1968 Ruth Gordon
  • 1969 Goldie Hawn
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Academy-Oscar awards 1970-1979

Oscar Awards of the 1970s had one of the best winning actors, actresses and movies where almost three or four of the top 10 movies, roles, actors and actresses were in the list of critiques. The first movie of the decade to win an Academy award was the Second World War Biography of General George S. Patton “Patton”, over the next four years it was all about cops and robbers with “The French connection” in 1971, Academy Award for “The Godfather” in 1972, “The Sting” in 1973, and “The Godfather II” in 1974. In 1975, “One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest” was awarded. Next year it was the breakthrough movie of Sylvester Stallone “Rocky” won the Oscar Award for best film. In 1977 a romantic comedy of Diane Keaton & Woody Allen “Annie Hall” was given the award for the best picture. Next year it was the post war traumatic movie by the name of “The Deer Hunter” which won the Academy award. The last movie of the decade to win an Oscar award for best picture was Kramer vs. Kramer.

The decade was also marked by some of the most memorable roles of the talking cinema era.  George C. Scott in 1970 Oscar award for best actor  as “Patton, and  Marlon Brando in 1972 for his role as Vito Corleone in the movie Godfather,  won the Oscar awards for best actors in a leading role but declined it, citing it as a “Meat Parade”. The other actors to get the Oscar award for best actor were Gene Hackman in 1971, Jack Lemmon in 1973, Art Carney in 1974 for his role as Harry Coombes in the movie Harry & Tonto. 1975 gave rise to the twisted, where Jack Nicholson won the award for his role as Randle P. Mc-Murphy. The first posthumous win was in 1976 where Peter finch for his role in “The Network” as the mad Messiah “Howard Beale”. For the next 3 years of the decade the actors winning respectively were Richard Dreyfuss in 1977, Jon Voight as Luke Martin in 1977 for the movie “Coming Home” and the last Academy award of the decade went to Dustin Hoffman for his role as Ted Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer.

In the academy award for the best director category, all of the awards went to the directors of the award winning movies baring 1972 where it went to Bob Fosse for his direction of “Cabaret” instead of Francis Ford Coppola for Godfather. The winners of Oscar awarsds in the 70’s in chronological manner are as follows: 1971 Franklin J. Schaffner, William Friedkin in 1971, George Roy Hill in 1973, Francis Ford Coppola in 1974, Milos Foreman in 1975, John G. Avildsen in 1976, Woody Allen in 1977, Michael Cimino in 1978, Robert Benton II in 1979.

Academy award for Best Actress in a leading role went to Glenda Jackson for her role in Women in love in 1970. Jane Fonda won the Oscar award for best actress in 1971 for her role as Bree Daniels in Klute. Liza Minnelli won the 1972 Best actress Oscar award for her role  as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. In 1973 Glenda Jackson won her second Oscar of the decade for her role in “A touch of Class”. In 1974 Ellen Burstyn won for role as Alice Hyatt. In 1975 Louise Fletcher gave one of the most cold-hearted performances of all times as Nurse Ratched for her win. In 1976 it went to Faye Dunaway for her role in the network. Diane Keaton won it in 1977 for her role as Annie Hall in the film of the same name. Jane Fonda won her second Oscar award of the decade for her role in Coming home in 1978. Sally field won the last Oscar of the decade with her role in Norma Rae as Norma Rae Webster.

Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award

  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1970: John Mills
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1971: Ben Johnson
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1972: Joel Gray
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1973: John Houseman
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1974: Robert Di Niro
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1975: George Burns
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1976 & 1977: Jason Robards
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1978: Christopher Walken
  • Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar award 1979: Melvyn Douglas

Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award

  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1970: Helen Hayes
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1971: Cloris Leechman
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1972: Elieen Heckart
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1973: Tatum O’ Neal
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1974: Ingrid Bergman
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1975: Lee Grant
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1976: Beatrice Straight
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1977: Vanessa Redgrave
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1978: Maggie Smith
  • Best Supporting Actress Oscar/Academy Award 1979: Meryl Streep
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Academy-Oscar Awards 1980-1989

In the 1980s some of the very best movies of our times were made that won the Oscar Awards. The best movies of the decade started with “ordinary people” in 1980 whereas English movies won for the next 2 years running, with “Chariots of Fire” in 1981 and “Gandhi” in 1982. The next year in 1983, Terms of Endearment won the big one. In 1984 it was back to the historical classics with “Amadeus” acquiring the award. From 85 to 89 the movies “Out of Africa”, “Platoon”, “The Last Emperor”, “Rain Man” and “Driving Miss Daisy” won respectively.

In 1980, Robert Redford was the first director of the decade to win the Oscar award, next  in 1981, it was Warren Beatty who won the 1981 Oscar award for directing Reds  followed by Richard Attenborough for his direction of Gandhi. James L. brooks won his first and only Best Director Oscar award to date in 1983, and Milos Foreman won it in 1984 for directing Amadeus. In 1985 Sydney Pollack won the best director Oscar award for his direction of “Out of Africa”. The war drama platoon gave Oliver stone his Oscar for best direction in 1986. Bernardo Bertolucci won it in 1987, Barry Levinson in 1988 and Oliver stone won the last Oscar of the decade.

In the 80s following actors won Academy awards for best actor in a leading role in respective years:

  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1980: Robert De Niro
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1981 Henry Fonda
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1982: Ben Kingsley
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1983: Robert Duvall
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1984: F. Murray Abraham
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1985:  William Hurt
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1986: Paul Newman
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 987: Michael Douglas
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1988: Dustin Hoffman
  • Academy/Oscar Award for best actor 1989: Denial Day Lewis

The best actress Academy awards in the 80s started from Sissy Spacek in 1980, Katharine Hepburn her last Oscar best actress award in 1981, and best actress Oscar award, Meryl Streep in 1982, Shirley MacLaine won it in 1983, whereas in 1984 Sally Field claimed the award. From 1985 to 1989 the awards were won by Geraldine Page, Marlee Matlin, Cher, Jodie Foster, and Jessica Tandy respectively.

Best supporting actor award went to Timothy Hutton in 1980.  In 1981 John Gielgud got the award. The list from 1982 to 1989 is as follows; 1982 Louis Gossett Jr., 1983 Jack Nicholson, 1984 Haing S.Ngor, 1985 Don Ameche, 1986 Michael Caine, 1987 Sir Sean Connery, 1988 Kevin Kline, 1989 Denzel Washington.

For the best supporting actress category Mary Steenburgen claimed the Best supporting actress Oscar Award in 1980. Winners for the next nine best supporting actress Academy awards follow in order from 1981 to 1989;  Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Lange, Linda Hunt, Peggy Ashcroft, Anjelica Huston, Dianne Wiest, Olympia Dukakis, Geena Davis, Brenda Fricker.

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74th Academy Awards Winners (2002 Oscar Awards)

74th Academy Awards – Kodak Theatre here we come!

For the first time ever the Oscars took place in the Kodak Theatre however because of the recent September 11 incident the evenings celebrations were curtailed. Also, this was Whoopi Goldberg’s fourth time hosting the Academy Awards. Some critics termed the awards as “Blackademy” Awards because for the first time in Oscar history both Best Actor and Actress awards were given to African-Americans.

A list of the winners is as follows:

Best Picture Academy/Oscar Award 2002: A Beautiful Mind

Best Director Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Ron Howard – A Beautiful Mind

Best Actor Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Denzel Washington – Training Day

Best Actress Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Halle Berry – Monster’s Ball

Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Jim Broadbent – Iris

Best Supporting Actress Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Jennifer Connelly – A Beautiful Mind

Best Original Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Gosford Park

Best Adapted Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 2002: A Beautiful Mind

Best Animated Feature Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Shrek

Best Foreign Language Film Academy/Oscar Award 2002: No Man’s Land (Bosnia)

Best Documentary Feature Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Murder on a Sunday Morning

Best Documentary Short Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Thoth

Best Live Action Short Academy/Oscar Award 2002: The Accountant

Best Animated Short Academy/Oscar Award 2002: For the Birds

Best Original Dramatic Score Academy/Oscar Award 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Original Song Academy/Oscar Award 2002: “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monsters, Inc.

Best Sound Editing Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Pearl Harbor

Best Sound Mixing Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Black Hawk Down

Best Art Direction Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Moulin Rouge!

Best Cinematography Academy/Oscar Award 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Makeup Academy/Oscar Award 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Costume Design Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Moulin Rouge!

Best Film Editing Academy/Oscar Award 2002: Black Hawk Down

Best Visual Effects Academy/Oscar Award 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

After reviewing the list of the nominations one cannot ignore The Lord of the Ring’s thirteen nominations!

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73rd Academy Awards – (2001 Oscar Awards)

Celebrities do like to make their entries after all they must enhance their wow factor. Hence, Bjork dominated the red carpet with a swan for a gown which led to her being openly criticized. But she paid no attention as the same gown appeared on her next album cover. Moving on, this year’s show was hosted by the one and only Steve Martin so you can imagine how lively the evening had been

Here is a list of the Academy Award winners:

Best Picture Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Gladiator

Best Director Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Steven Soderbergh – Traffic

Best Actor Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Russell Crowe – Gladiator

Best Actress Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Julia Roberts – Erin Brockovich

Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Benicio del Toro – Traffic

Best Supporting Actress Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Marcia Gay Harden – Pollock

Best Original Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Almost Famous

Best Adapted Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Traffic

Best Foreign Language Film Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Documentary Feature Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

Best Documentary Short Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Big Mama

Best Live Action Short Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Quiero ser (I want to be …)

Best Animated Short Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Father and Daughter

Best Original Dramatic Score Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Original Song Academy/Oscar Award 2001: “Things Have Changed” from Wonder Boys

Best Sound Editing Academy/Oscar Award 2001: U-571

Best Sound Mixing Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Gladiator

Best Art Direction Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Cinematography Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Makeup Academy Award 2001: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Best Costume Design Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Gladiator

Best Film Editing Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Traffic

Best Visual Effects Academy/Oscar Award 2001: Gladiator

Swan or no swan we can all be very happy for Russell Crowe’s win for Best Actor Academy Award.

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72nd Academy Awards (Oscar Awards 2000)

72nd Academy Awards – When the statues were stolen!

This year’s show began with the President of the Oscars, Robert Rehme, came on stage and joked about the stolen Oscar statues. This was the first of the many jokes of the evening, the rest provided by Billy Crystal, his seventh time hosting the Oscars.

The list of the winners is as follows:

Best Picture Academy/Oscar Award 2000: American Beauty

Best Director Academy/Oscar Award 2000: Sam Mendes – American Beauty

Best Actor Academy/Oscar Award 2000: Kevin Spacey – American Beauty

Best Actress Academy/Oscar Award 2000: Hilary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry

Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar Award 2000: Michael Caine – The Cider House Rules

Best Supporting Actress Academy/Oscar Award 2000: Angelina Jolie – Girl, Interrupted

Best Original Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 2000: American Beauty

Best Adapted Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 2000: The Cider House Rules

Best Foreign Language Film Academy/Oscar Award 2000: All About My Mother (Spain)

Best Documentary Feature Academy/Oscar Award 2000: One Day in September

Best Documentary Short Academy/Oscar Award 2000: King Gimp

Best Live Action Short Academy/Oscar Award 2000: My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York

Best Animated Short Academy/Oscar Award 2000: The Old Man and the Sea

Best Original Dramatic Score Academy/Oscar Award 2000: The Red Violin

Best Original Song Academy/Oscar Award 2000: “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan

Best Sound Editing Academy/Oscar Award 2000: The Matrix

Best Sound Mixing Academy/Oscar Award 2000: The Matrix

Best Art Direction Academy/Oscar Award 2000: Sleepy Hollow

Best Cinematography Academy/Oscar Award 2000: American Beauty

Best Makeup Academy/Oscar Award 2000: Topsy-Turvy

Best Costume Design Academy/Oscar Award 2000: Topsy-Turvy

Best Film Editing Academy/Oscar Award 2000: The Matrix

Best Visual Effects Academy/Oscar Award 2000: The Matrix

The evening, though one of the longest Academy Award shows, was by far the most splendid. The event was also fairly lively as a stream of performances were given by NSYNC, Queen Latifah, Phil Collins and many more.

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71st Academy Awards (Oscar Awards 1999)

71st Academy Awards – Pretty in Pink!

Looking at the title the first thought that probably comes to your mind is – Pink Panther. But no, for those of you who love the actress Gwyneth Paltrow will agree that she looked stunning in her pink fluffy gown especially when she came to receive her award for Best Actress Academy Award 1999.

Now moving on here is a list of the winners:

Best Picture Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Shakespeare in Love

Best Director Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan

Best Actor Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Roberto Benigni – Life Is Beautiful

Best Actress Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare in Love

Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar Award 1999: James Coburn – Affliction

Best Supporting Actress Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Judi Dench – Shakespeare in Love

Best Original Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Shakespeare in Love

Best Adapted Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Gods and Monsters

Best Foreign Language Film Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Life Is Beautiful (Italy)

Best Documentary Feature Academy/Oscar Award 1999: The Last Days

Best Documentary Short Academy/Oscar Award 1999: The Personals

Best Live Action Short Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Election Night

Best Animated Short Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Bunny

Best Original Dramatic Score Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Life Is Beautiful

Best Original Song Academy/Oscar Award 1999: “When You Believe” from The Prince of Egypt

Best Original Musical/ Comedy Academy/Oscar award 1999: Shakespeare in Love

Best Sound Editing Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Saving Private Ryan

Best Sound Mixing Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Saving Private Ryan

Best Art Direction Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Shakespeare in Love

Best Cinematography Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Saving Private Ryan

Best Makeup Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Elizabeth

Best Costume Design Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Shakespeare in Love

Best Film Editing Academy/Oscar Award 1999: Saving Private Ryan

Best Visual Effects Academy/Oscar Award 1999: What Dreams May Come

Whoopi Goldberg – third time Oscar host – made the evening lively with her comic humour though her performance was forgettable.

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70th Academy Awards (1998 Oscar Awards)

70th Academy Awards – Titanic sunk with 11 Oscars!

Yes – believe it or not – Titanic made a record second to Ben- Hur with its eleven wins out of fourteen nominations. For those of you who have watched the movie will know that the awards were well deserved.

Here is a list of the winners:

Best Picture Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Best Director Academy/Oscar Award 1998: James Cameron – Titanic

Best Actor Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Jack Nicholson – As Good as It Gets

Best Actress Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Helen Hunt – As Good as It Gets

Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Robin Williams – Good Will Hunting

Best Supporting Actress Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Kim Basinger – L.A. Confidential

Best Original Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Good Will Hunting

Best Adapted Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 1998: L.A. Confidential

Best Foreign Language Film Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Karakter (Netherlands)

Best Documentary Feature Academy/Oscar Award 1998: The Long Way Home

Best Documentary Short Academy/Oscar Award 1998: A Story of Healing

Best Live Action Short Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Visas and Virtue

Best Animated Short Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Geri’s Game

Best Original Dramatic Score Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Best Original Song Academy/Oscar Award 1998: “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic

Best Original Musical/ Comedy Academy award 1998: The Full Monty

Best Sound Editing Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Best Sound Mixing Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Best Art Direction Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Best Cinematography Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Best Makeup Academy Award/Oscar 1998: Men in Black

Best Costume Design Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Best Film Editing Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Best Visual Effects Academy/Oscar Award 1998: Titanic

Alongside Titanic winning multiple Oscars other high points of the evening were Aaliyah’s performance – the youngest ever to perform on the Oscars – a song from Anastasia and Celine Dion’s performance of “My Heart will Go On”.

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69th Academy Awards (Oscar Awards 1997)

69th Academy Awards – The Year of the Independents

So was named the 69th Academy Awards due to low budget independent films dominating the show and also the award for Best Picture. This was Billy Crystal’s fifth time hosting the Oscars. Another high point of the evening was The English Patient’s nine wins out of twelve nominations.

Here follows a list of the winners of the 69th Academy Awards:

Best Picture Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The English Patient

Best Director Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Anthony Minghella – The English Patient

Best Actor Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Geoffrey Rush – Shine

Best Actress Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Frances McDormand – Fargo

Best Supporting Actor Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Cuba Gooding, Jr. – Jerry Maguire

Best Supporting Actress Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Juliette Binoche – The English Patient

Best Original Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Fargo

Best Adapted Screenplay Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Sling Blade

Best Foreign Language Film Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Kolya (Czech Republic)

Best Documentary Feature Academy/Oscar Award 1997: When We Were Kings

Best Documentary Short Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien

Best Live Action Short Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Dear Diary

Best Animated Short Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Quest

Best Original Dramatic Score Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The English Patient

Best Original Song Academy/Oscar Award 1997: “You Must Love Me” from Evita

Best Original Musical/ Comedy Academy/Oscar award 1997: Emma

Best Sound Editing Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The Ghost and the Darkness

Best Sound Mixing Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The English Patient

Best Art Direction Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The English Patient

Best Cinematography Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The English Patient

Best Makeup Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The Nutty Professor

Best Costume Design Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The English Patient

Best Film Editing Academy/Oscar Award 1997: The English Patient

Best Visual Effects Academy/Oscar Award 1997: Independence Day

Even though the show had some great wins it, viewers suffered a great disappointment as predicted Lauren Bacall did not win an Oscar.

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