Awards for 1997
BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR:
"As Good as it Gets" (TriStar) Producers: James L. Brooks, Bridget Johnson, John D. Schofield, Kristi Zea
"The Full Monty" (Fox Searchlight) Producer: Uberto Pasolini
"Good Will Hunting" (Miramax) Producer: Lawrence Bender
"L.A. Confidential" (Warner Bros.) Producers: Curtis Hanson, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson
*"Titanic" (20th Century Fox/Paramount) Producers: James Cameron, Jon Landau
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" (Miramax)
Robert Duvall in "The Apostle" (October Films)
Peter Fonda in "Ulee's Gold" (Orion)
Dustin Hoffman in "Wag The Dog" (New Line)
*Jack Nicholson in "As Good As It Gets" (TriStar)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Helena Bonham Carter in "The Wings of the Dove" (Miramax)
Julie Christie in "Afterglow" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Judi Dench in "Mrs. Brown" (Miramax)
*Helen Hunt in "As Good As It Gets" (TriStar)
Kate Winslet in "Titanic" (20th Century Fox/Paramount)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Robert Forster in "Jackie Brown" (Miramax)
Anthony Hopkins in "Amistad" (DreamWorks)
Greg Kinnear in "As Good as it Gets" (TriStar)
Burt Reynolds in "Boogie Nights" (New Line Cinema)
*Robin Williams in "Good Will Hunting" (Miramax)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
*Kim Basinger in "L.A. Confidential" (Warner Bros.)
Joan Cusack in "In & Out" (Paramount in association with Spelling Flms)
Minnie Driver in "Good Will Hunting" (Miramax)
Julianne Moore in "Boogie Nights" (New Line)
Gloria Stuart in "Titanic" (20th Century Fox/Paramount)
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING:
Peter Cattaneo, "The Full Monty" (Fox Searchlight)
Gus Van Sant, "Good Will Hunting" (Miramax)
Curtis Hanson, "L.A. Confidential" (Warner Bros.)
Atom Egoyan, "The Sweet Hereafter" (Fine Line Features)
*James Cameron, "Titanic" (20th Century Fox/Paramount)
BEST SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN:
"As Good As It Gets," Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks
"Boogie Nights," Paul Thomas Anderson
"Deconstructing Harry," Woody Allen
"The Full Monty," Simon Beaufoy
*"Good Will Hunting," Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
"Donnie Brasco" - Paul Attanasio,;
*"L.A. Confidential" - Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson
"The Sweet Hereafter" - Atom Egoyan
"Wag The Dog" - Hilary Henkin and David Mamet
"The Wings Of The Dove" - Hossein Amini
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:
"Amistad" (Dreamworks) Janusz Kaminski
"Kundun" (Buena Vista) Roger Deakins
"L.A. Confidential" (Warner Bros.) Dante Spinotti
*"Titanic" (20th Century Fox/Paramount) Russell Carpenter
"The Wings of the Dove" (Miramax) Eduardo Serra
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION:
"Gattaca" (Columbia), Art Direction Jan Roelfs, Set Direction Nancy Nye
"Kundun" (Buena Vista) Art Direction Dante Ferretti, Set Direction Francesca Lo Schiavo
"L.A. Confidential" (Warner Bros.) Art Direction Jeannine Oppewall, Set direction Jay R. Hart
"Men in Black" (Columbia), Art Direction Bo Welch, Set direction Cheryl Carasik
*"Titanic" (20th Century Fox/Paramount) Art Direction Peter Lamont, Set direction Michael Ford
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND:
"Air Force One," Paul Massey, Rick Kline, D.M. Hemphill and Keith A. Wester
"Con Air," Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Arthur Rochester
"Contact," Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands and William B. Kaplan
"L.A. Confidential," Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Kirk Francis
*"Titanic," Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers and Mark Ulano
BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
"Go The Distance" from "Hercules," Alan Menken and David Zippel
"How Do I Live" from "Con Air," Diane Warren
"Journey To The Past" from "Anastasia," Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
"Miss Misery" from "Good Will Hunting," Elliott Smith
*"My Heart Will Go On" from "Titanic," James Horner and Will Jennings
BEST ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE:
"Amistad," John Williams
"Good Will Hunting," Danny Elfman
"Kundun," Philip Glass
"L.A. Confidential," Jerry Goldsmith
*"Titanic," James Horner
BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL OR COMEDY SCORE:
"Anastasia," Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and David Newman
"As Good As It Gets," Hans Zimmer
*"The Full Monty," Anne Dudley
"Men In Black," Danny Elfman
"My Best Friend's Wedding," James Newton Howard
BEST FILM EDITING:
"Air Force One," Richard Francis-Bruce
"As Good As It Gets," Richard Marks
"Good Will Hunting," Pietro Scalia
"L.A. Confidential," Peter Honess
*"Titanic," Conrad Buff, James Cameron and Richard A. Harris
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:
"Amistad," Ruth E. Carter
"Kundun," Dante Ferretti
"Oscar and Lucinda," Janet Patterson
*"Titanic," Deborah L. Scott
"The Wings of the Dove," Sandy Powell
*"Men In Black," Rick Baker and David LeRoy Anderson
"Mrs. Brown," Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner and Beverley Binda
"Titanic," Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom and Simon Thompson
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS:
"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (Universal), Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Randal M. Dutra, Michael Lantieri
"Starship Troopers" (TriStar), Phil Tippett, Scott E. Anderson, Alec Gillis and John Richardson
*"Titanic," Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher and Michael Kanfer
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN Sound Effects Editing:
"Face/Off" (Paramount and Touchstone) Mark P. Stoeckinger and Per Hallberg
"The Fifth Element" (Sony) Mark Mangini
*"Titanic" (20th Century Fox/Paramount) Tom Bellfort and Christopher Boyes
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
"Famous Fred," Joanna Quinn
*"Geri's Game," Jan Pinkava
"La Vieille Dame Et Les Pigeons (The Old Lady And The Pigeons), Sylvain Chomet
"The Mermaid," Alexander Petrov
"Redux Riding Hood," Steve Moore
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:
"Dance Lexie Dance," Pearse Moore and Tim Loane
"It's Good To Talk," Roger Goldby and Barney Reisz
"Sweethearts?" Birger Larsen and Thomas Lydholm
*"Visas And Virtue," Chris Tashima and Chris Donahue
"Wolfgang," Kim Magnusson and Anders Thomas Jensen
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:
"Alaska: Spirit Of The Wild," George Casey and Paul Novros
"Amazon," Kieth Merrill and Jonathan Stern
"Daughter Of The Bride," Terri Randall
"Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies," Mel Damski and Andrea Blaugrand
*"A Story Of Healing," Donna Dewey and Carol Pasternak
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
"Ayn Rand: A Sense Of Life," Michael Paxton
"Colors Straight Up," Michele Ohayon and Julia Schacter
"4 Little Girls," Spike Lee and Sam Pollard
*"The Long Way Home," Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank
"Waco: The Rules Of Engagement," a SomFord Entertainment/Fifth Estate Production
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:
"Jenseits der Stille" from Germany (A Claussen+Wobke Filmproduktion GmbH/Roxy-Film GmbH production)
* "Karakter" the Netherlands (A First Floor Features production)
"O Que É Isso" from Brazil (A Production L.C. Barretto Ltda./Filmes do Equador Ltda. production)
"Secretos del corazón" from Spain (An Aiete Films/Ariane Films production)
"Vor" from Russia (An NTV-Profit/Productions le Pont/Roissy Films production)
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: None.
IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARD: None.
JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD: None.
GORDON E. SAWYER AWARD: Don Iwerks
HONORARY AND OTHER AWARDS
Stanley Donen in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation.
Pete Clark for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy. (John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation)
ACADEMY AWARD OF MERIT (statuette):
Gunnar P. Michelson for the engineering and development of an improved, electronic, high-speed, precision light valve for use in motion Picture printing machines.
SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING AWARD (plaque):
Eben Ostby, Bill Reeves, Sam Leffler and Tom Duff for the development of the Marionette Three-Dimensional Computer Animation System.
Richard Shoup, Alvy Ray Smith and Thomas Porter for their pioneering efforts in the development of digital paint systems used in motion Picture production.
Kirk Handley, Ray Meluch, Scott Robinson, Wilson Allen and John Neary for the design, development and implementation of the Dolby CP500 Digital Cinema Processor.
Craig Reynolds for his pioneering contributions to the development of three-dimensional computer animation for motion Picture production.
John Gibson, Rob Krieger, Milan Novacek, Glen Ozymok and Dave Springer for the development of the geometric modeling component of the Alias PowerAnimator system.
Dominique Boisvert, Rejean Gagne, Daniel Langlois and Richard Laperriere for the development of the "Actor" animation component of the Softimage computer animation system.
Bill Kovacs for his creative leadership and Roy Hall for his principal engineering efforts that led to the Wavefront Advanced Visualizer computer graphics system.
Joel Johnson of the O'Connor Laboratories for the unique design improvement in fluid-head counter-balancing techniques as used in their Model 2575.
Al Jensen, Chuck Headley, Jean Messner and Hazem Nabulsi of CEI Technology for the production of a self-contained, flicker-free, Color Video-Assist Camera.
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Academy certificate):
Clark F. Crites for the design and development of the ELF 1-C Endless Loop Film Transport and Storage System.
Dan Leimeter and Bob Weitz for the development and implementation of a Portable Adjustment Tool for T-Style Slit Lens Assemblies.
Greg Hermanovic, Kim Davidson, Mark Elendt and Paul Breslin for the development of the procedural modeling and animation components of the Prisms software package.
Jim Keating, Michael Wahrman and Richard Hollander for their contributions that led to the Wavefront Advanced Visualizer computer graphics system.
James M. Reilly, Douglas W. Nishimura and Monique C. Fisher of the Rochester Institute of Technology for the creation of A-D Strips, a diagnostic tool for the presence of vinegar syndrome in processed acetate-based motion Picture film.
Philip C. Cory for the design and development of the Special Effects Spark Generator.
Jim Frazier, for the concept, and Iain Neil and Rick Gelbard for the design and development of the Panavision/Frazier Lens System for motion Picture photography.
James F. Foley, Charles Converse and F. Edward Gardner of UCISCO; and to Bob Stoker and Matt Sweeney for the development and realization of the Liquid Synthetic Air System.
Richard Chuang, Glenn Entis and Carl Rosendahl for the concept and architecture of the Pacific Data Images (PDI) Animation System.
James A. Cashin, Roger Hibbard and Larry Jacobson for the design, development and implementation of a projection system analyzer.