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1997 -- The Year In Review

[Top 10] [Worst 5] [Actor] [Actress] [Supporting Actor] [Supporting Actress] [Director] [Screenplay] [Cinematography] [Editing] [Costume Design] [Production Design] [Musical Score] [Song] [Effects] [Special Note] [Other links]
Best Picture - Titanic 10 Best Films of 1997
  1. Titanic - The competition wasn't even close.
  2. As Good As It Gets
  3. Men In Black
  4. Air Force One
  5. Cop Land
  6. Con Air
  7. G. I. Jane
  8. Liar Liar
  9. Anastasia
  10. In & Out
5 Worst Films of 1997
  1. Vegas Vacation - absolutely horrible
  2. The Saint
  3. Batman and Robin
  4. The Devil's Own
  5. The Fifth Element
Best Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio Best Actor
  1. Leonardo DiCaprio - Titanic (I bestowed this same honor upon him last year for Romeo + Juliet in 1996.)
  2. Harrison Ford - Air Force One
  3. Sylvester Stallone - Cop Land
  4. Jack Nicholson - As Good As It Gets
  5. Jim Carrey - Liar Liar
Best Actress - Demi Moore Best Actress
  1. Demi Moore - G. I. Jane (She put everything into this movie.)
  2. Kate Winslet - Titanic
  3. Helen Hunt - As Good As It Gets
  4. Jodi Foster - Contact
  5. Meg Ryan - Anastasia (voice)
Best Supporting Actor - Gary Oldman Best Supporting Actor
  1. Gary Oldman - Air Force One (The first interesting "bad guy" in years.)
  2. Billy Zane - Titanic
  3. Greg Kinnear - As Good As It Gets
  4. John Malkovich - Con Air
  5. Vincent D'Onofrio - Men In Black
Best Supporting Actress - Joan Cusack Best Supporting Actress
  1. Joan Cusack - In & Out (The best and funniest performance of the year.)
  2. Glenn Close - Air Force One
  3. Michelle Yeoh - Tomorrow Never Dies
  4. Kathy Bates - Titanic
  5. Milla Jovovich - The Fifth Element
Best Director
  1. James Cameron - Titanic (He gave everything of himself to make this movie possible, including his salary.)
  2. Simon West - Con Air
  3. James Mangold - Cop Land
  4. James L. Brooks - As Good As It Gets
  5. Barry Sonnenfeld - Men In Black
Best Screenplay
  1. James Cameron - Titanic
  2. Mark Andrus - As Good As It Gets
  3. Lowell Cunningham, Ed Solomon (I), and David Koepp - Men In Black
  4. James Mangold - Cop Land
  5. Scott Rosenberg - Con Air
Best Cinematography
  1. Titanic
  2. Air Force One
  3. Men In Black
  4. Con Air
  5. Volcano
Best Film Editing
  1. Titanic
  2. Contact (When the characters mingled with the President and other significant figures it was very believable.)
  3. Men In Black
  4. Con Air
  5. Anastasia
Best Costume Design
  1. Titanic
  2. Batman and Robin
  3. Men In Black
  4. Con Air
  5. The Fifth Element
Best Production Design
  1. Titanic
  2. Air Force One
  3. Contact
  4. Men In Black
  5. The Fifth Element
Original Score
  1. Danny Elfman - Men In Black
  2. James Horner - Titanic
  3. Elliot Goldenthal - Batman and Robin
  4. David Arnold II - Tomorrow Never Dies
Original Song
  1. "Once Upon A December" - Anastasia
  2. "How Do I Live (Without You)?" - Con Air
  3. "Men In Black" - Men In Black
  4. "My Heart Will Go On" - Titanic
  5. "Tomorrow Never Dies" - Tomorrow Never Dies
Visual Effects
  1. Titanic
  2. Anastasia
  3. Volcano
  4. The Lost World
  5. Men In Black
As a special note for 1997...

This year we lost a great actor. Perhaps the funniest man ever to appear on Saturday Night Live, Chris Farley passed away in December of 1997. Always noted for being full of life (which is quite an understatement) and for being a lovable guy, Chris Farley will be dearly missed. No longer will we see him put on his powerful display of comedic energy and laugh ourselves silly. However, he will always be in our memories and in our video copies of Tommy Boy and others.

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