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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 1997 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 1997, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


TITANIC -- The Film to be Remembered

BEST PICTURE
Amistad
Boogie Nights
Contact
TITANIC
Good Will Hunting

BEST ACTOR
DUSTIN HOFFMAN in WAG THE DOG
Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets
Peter Fonda in Ulee's Gold
Djimon Hounsou in Amistad
Sylvester Stallone in Copland

BEST ACTRESS
Helena Bonham Carter in The Wings of the Dove
JODIE FOSTER in CONTACT
Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding
Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets
Kate Winslet in Titanic

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (I had to have six -- couldn't leave out any of these!)
Billy Bob Thornton in U-Turn
Rupert Everett in My Best Friend's Wedding
Paul Giamatti in Private Parts
Anthony Hopkins in Amistad
Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights
ROBIN WILLIAMS in GOOD WILL HUNTING

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kim Basinger in L.A. Confidential
Julianne Moore in Boogie Nights
GLORIA STUART in TITANIC
Sigourney Weaver in The Ice Storm
Minnie Driver in Good Will Hunting

BEST DIRECTOR
JAMES CAMERON for TITANIC
Oliver Stone for U-Turn
Martin Scorsese for Kundun
Steven Spielberg for Amistad
Robert Zemeckis for Contact

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
As Good As It Gets
GOOD WILL HUNTING
My Best Friend's Wedding
Titanic
Wag The Dog

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Amistad
CONTACT
L.A. Confidential
Private Parts
Donnie Brasco

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Alan Silvestri for Contact
Ennio Morricone for U-Turn
Philip Glass for Kundun
JAMES HORNER for TITANIC
Thomas Newman for Mad City

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Gotham City" from Batman & Robin
"How Do I Live" from Con-Air
"MY HEART WILL GO ON" from TITANIC
"Tortured Man" from Private Parts
"Tomorrow Never Dies" from Tomorrow Never Dies

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Contact
KUNDUN
Titanic
U-Turn
Amistad

BEST FILM EDITING
Titanic
Contact
Air Force One
U-TURN
Boogie Nights

BEST ART DIRECTION
TITANIC
Kundun
Amistad
Batman & Robin
The Fifth Element

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
TITANIC
Kundun
L.A. Confidential
Boogie Nights
Amistad

BEST MAKEUP
An American Werewolf in Paris
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Starship Troopers

BEST SOUND
Contact
TITANIC
The Lost World : Jurassic Park
Air Force One
Volcano

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Contact
Men in Black
THE LOST WORLD : JURASSIC PARK
The Devil's Advocate
Volcano

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Contact
TITANIC
The Lost World : Jurassic Park
The Fifth Element
Volcano

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 1997 MOTION PICTURE
Entire last hour of Titanic sinking in Titanic
Opening shot pullback from Earth into the center of the universe in Contact
Dirk and friends in drug dealer's house attempting to rip him off (the building tension) in Boogie Nights

BEST CASTING DECISION
Jodie Foster in Contact
Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic
Kate Winslet in Titanic

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Titanic
Boogie Nights
BATMAN & ROBIN

BEST MOVIE POSTER
The Devil's Advocate
BATMAN & ROBIN
U-Turn