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By Chris Gore | March 24, 1998

[ BEST PICTURE ] ^ Winner Best Picture: “Titanic” ^ Should Have Won: “L.A. Confidential”
[ BEST DIRECTOR ] ^ Winner Best Director: James Cameron, “Titanic” ^ Should Have Won: Curtis Hanson, “L.A. Confidential”
[ BEST ACTOR ] ^ Winner Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, “As Good As It Gets” ^ Should Have Won: We’d rather not say … Jack might beat us up … all of us.
[ BEST ACTRESS ] ^ Winner Best Actress: Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets” ^ Should Have Won: Whoever was wearing the hottest dress.
[ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR ] ^ Winner Supporting Actor: Robin Williams, “Good Will Hunting” Nobody seemed to remember Williams’ stellar performaces in “Father’s Day” and “Flubber”? ^ Should Have Won: Burt Reynolds for “Boogie Nights”…and just because we love that hair!
[ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ] ^ Winner Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger, “L.A. Confidential” ^ Should Have Won: Julianne Moore, “Boogie Nights” One word: Nudity
[ ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY ] ^ Winner Original Screenplay: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, “Good Will Hunting” ^ Should Have Won: Anything but “Titanic”
[ ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ] ^ Adapted Screenplay: “L.A. Confidential” ^ Should Have Won: We’re happy with “L.A. Confidential”, but “Donnie Brasco” deserved some recogntion.
[ OTHER WINNERS ] ^ Cinematography: Russell Carpenter, “Titanic” ^ Editing: “Titanic” (This category is also known as the looooooong movie award. Simply check the running time of the film and the longest ALWAYS wins best editing. Kind of ironic.) ^ Visual Effects: “Titanic” ^ Live Action Short: “Visas and Virtue” ^ Animated Short Film: “Geri’s Game” ^ Documentary Short Subject: “Story of Healing” ^ Documentary Feature: “Long Way Home” ^ Sound: “Titanic” ^ Sound Effects Editing: “Titanic” ^ Foreign Language Film: “Character” (The Netherlands) ^ Original Music or Comedy Score: “The Full Monty” ^ Original Dramatic Score: “Titanic” ^ Costume Design: “Titanic” ^ Art Direction: “Titanic” ^ Original Song: “My Heart Will Go On” “Titanic”

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