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Academy Award Nominations 1997

February 10, 1998 Leave a comment Go to comments

oscarstatuette The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have announced the nominations for the 70th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film in 1997.

In the Best Original Dramatic Score category, the nominees are:

  • DANNY ELFMAN for Good Will Hunting
  • PHILIP GLASS for Kundun
  • JERRY GOLDSMITH for L.A. Confidential
  • JAMES HORNER for Titanic
  • JOHN WILLIAMS for Amistad

In the Best Original Musical or Comedy Score category, the nominees are:

  • ANNE DUDLEY for The Full Monty
  • DANNY ELFMAN for Men in Black
  • JAMES NEWTON HOWARD for My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • HANS ZIMMER for As Good As It Gets

These are the first and second Oscar nominations for Elfman, the first Oscar nomination for Glass, the first Oscar nomination for Dudley, and the first nominations for Newman, Flaherty, and Ahrens. This is the 5th nomination for Horner, the 16th nomination for Goldsmith, the 31st nomination for Williams, the 3rd nomination for Howard, and the 4th nomination for Zimmer

Goldsmith previously won for The Omen in 1976. Williams previously won for Fiddler on the Roof in 1971, Jaws in 1975, Star Wars in 1977, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial in 1982, and Schindler’s List in 1993. Zimmer previously won for The Lion King in 1994.

In the Best Original Song category, the nominees are:

  • STEPHEN FLAHERTY and LYNN AHRENS for “Journey to the Past” from Anastasia
  • JAMES HORNER and WILL JENNINGS for “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic
  • ALAN MENKEN and DAVID ZIPPEL for “Go the Distance” from Hercules
  • ELLIOTT SMITH for “Miss Misery” from Good Will Hunting
  • DIANE WARREN for “How Do I Live” from Con Air

The winners of the 70th Academy Awards will be announced on March 23, 1998.

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