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Oscars '98

Our Critics' Predictions. . .

March 22, 1998

THE BIG 8

Picture

Kenneth Turan: Titanic

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

Actress

Kenneth Turan: Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets)

Kevin Thomas: Hunt

Actor

Kenneth Turan: Robert Duvall (The Apostle)

Kevin Thomas: Peter Fonda (Ulee's Gold)

Supporting Actress

Kenneth Turan: Gloria Stuart (Titanic)

Kevin Thomas: Gloria Stuart

Supporting Actor

Kenneth Turan: Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting)

Kevin Thomas: Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights)

Director

Kenneth Turan: James Cameron (Titanic)

Kevin Thomas: Cameron

Original Screenplay

Kenneth Turan: Good Will Hunting (Ben Affleck & Matt Damon)

Kevin Thomas: As Good As It Gets (Mark Andrus & James L. Brooks)

Adapted Screenplay

Kenneth Turan: L.A. Confidential (Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson)

Kevin Thomas: L.A. Confidential

THE REST

Foreign Film

Kenneth Turan: Character (The Netherlands)

Kevin Thomas: Character

Art Direction

Kenneth Turan: Titanic (Peter Lamont, art direction; Michael Ford, set decoration)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

Cinematography

Kenneth Turan: Titanic (Russell Carpenter)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

Costume Design

Kenneth Turan: Titanic (Deborah L. Scott)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

Documentary Feature

Kenneth Turan: The Long Way Home (Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank)

Kevin Thomas: Waco: The Rules of Engagement

Documentary Short

Kenneth Turan: Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies (Mel Damski and Andrea Blaugrund

Kevin Thomas: Daughter of the Bride (Terri Randall)

Film Editing

Kenneth Turan: Titanic (Conrad Buff, James Cameron and Richard A. Harris)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

Makeup

Kenneth Turan: Men in Black (Rick Baker and David LeRoy Anderson)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic (Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom and Simon Thompson)

Original Dramatic Score

Kenneth Turan: Titanic (James Horner)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

Original Musical or Comedy Score

Kenneth Turan: The Full Monty (Anne Dudley)

Kevin Thomas: My Best Friend's Wedding (James Newton Howard)

Best Original Song

Kenneth Turan: My Heart Will Go On (James Horner and Will Jennings), Titanic

Kevin Thomas: My Heart Will Go On

Animated Short

Kenneth Turan: Geri's Game (Jan Pinkava)

Kevin Thomas: Geri's Game

Live-Action Short

Kenneth Turan: Visas and Virtue (Chris Tashima and Chris Donahue)

Kevin Thomas: Dance Lexie Dance (Pearse Moore and Tim Loane)

Sound

Kenneth Turan: Titanic (Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers and Mark Ulano)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

Sound-Effects Editing

Kenneth Turan: Titanic (Tom Bellfort and Christopher Boyes)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

Visual Effects

Kenneth Turan: Titanic (Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Kevin Thomas L. Fisher and Michael Kanfer)

Kevin Thomas: Titanic

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