70th Academy Awards
The 70th Academy Awards were noted for their high ratings and the 11 wins racked up by the Best Picture, Titanic.
Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony for the sixth time, and received an Emmy award for his performance.
Titanic dominated the evening picking up 11 awards out of 14 nominations.h The film tied with the most awards nominated with All About Eve and tied with the most awards won with Ben-Hur. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King would also match that record in 2004, with 11 awards.
Due to the popularity of Titanic, which was still the #1 movie at the box office at the time, the show earned its highest ratings ever in history based on audience size (57.25 million).
Other notable films were As Good as It Gets, which received seven nominations and two awards, including "Best Actor" and "Best Actress" and Good Will Hunting, which received nine nominations and also won two awards.
The 1997 Academy Award Winners
Actor: Jack Nicholson (As Good As It Gets)
Actress: Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets)
Supporting Actor: Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting)
Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential)
Director: James Cameron (Titanic)
Adapted Screenplay: Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential)
Original Screenplay: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting)
Song: "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic)
Original Score: The Full Monty (Musical or Comedy) / Titanic (Drama)
Costume Design: Titanic
Art / Set Decoration: Titanic
Film Editing: Titanic
Foreign Language Film: Character
Sound Effects: Titanic
Makeup: Men in Black
Visual Effects: Titanic
Short Films: Geri's Game (Animated) / Visas and Virtue (Live Action)
Documentaries: A Story of Healing (Short) / The Long Way Home (Feature)