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Nominee Profiles

Best Actor

Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
Robert Duvall, The Apostle
Peter Fonda, Ulee's Gold
Dustin Hoffman, Wag the Dog
Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets

Best Actress

Helena Bonham Carter, The Wings of the Dove
Julie Christie, Afterglow
Judi Dench, Mrs. Brown
Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets
Kate Winslet, Titanic

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Forster, Jackie Brown
Anthony Hopkins, Amistad 
Greg Kinnear, As Good As It Gets
Burt Reynolds, Boogie Nights 
Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting 

Best Supporting Actress

Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential
Joan Cusack, In & Out
Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting
Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights 
Gloria Stuart, Titanic

Best Director

Peter Cattaneo, The Full Monty
Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting
Curtis Hanson, L.A. Confidential
Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
James Cameron, Titanic

Best Picture

As Good As It Gets
The Full Monty
Good Will Hunting
L.A. Confidential

Oscar Oversights
Would you believe 2001 wasn't even nominated for Best 2001: A Space OdysseyPicture? Neither was Manhattan, or Do the Right Thing. Here, our critics right the Oscar wrongs by listing the best films the Academy never chose. M O R E 

Oscar News
Barbra Streisand, Kirk Douglas Bail on Oscars (March 18) M O R E 

1997 Oscar Winners Hard at Work (March 18) M O R E 

Oscar Hopefuls Break Bread (March 10) M O R E 

Nicholson, Hunt Top SAG Awards (March 9) M O R E 

Cameron Wins DGA Award (March 9) M O R E 


Good Will Hunting 
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Oscar Trivia

Which of the following recent Best Actress nominees made her big screen debut opposite Prince in Under the Cherry Moon
A. Frances McDormand 
B. Kristin Scott Thomas 
C. Elisabeth Shue 
D. Sharon Stone 
Mr. Showbiz Goes to the Oscars 
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trivia question! 

Awards Watch
Academy Award, a.k.a. Oscar Nominations
The complete list of 1997's chosen few. M O R E 

Oscar Contest
Pick the winners in ten categories, answer four tricky wild-card questions, and cross your fingers that your winners act appropriately gracious come Oscar night. If you're lucky, you'll win more than sixty Best Picture-winning videotapes! M O R E 

Plastic Surgery Lab
Sharpen your scalpels! Mix and match the facial features of this year's female nominees. M O R E 

Fashion Face-Off 
In the third-annual Fashion Face-Off, you're asked to compare the Oscar ensembles of a host of lovely ladies. Vote for your favorites now, and the winners will go head-to-head at the end of the competition.M O R E 

Nominee Interviews
Robert ForsterAn assortment of Oscar favorites opens up to Mr. Showbiz in candid Q&As.M O R E 

Oscars 1927-1997
Seven decades' worth of Oscar facts, trivia, and analysis, all in one easy-to-use package! M O R E 

Mr. Showbiz handicaps the chances of each nominee: who should win and who will be holding the statuette on March 23.M O R E 

Plus, our astrologer takes a look at the contenders' stars horoscopesto make her own set of awards-night prognostications. M O R E 

Crossword Puzzle
So, you think you know your Oscar history, do ya? Take a crack at lining up the letters in our crossword—we'll let you know when you're on the wrong track! M O R E 

Talk Back
Has your favorite actor been unjustly overlooked by the Academy? Have an opinion on how many Oscars Titanic will take home? Get it off your chest here. M O R E 

Critics' Picks
Discover the best films passed over by the Academy in our critics' roundup of the most egregious Oscar oversights.M O R E 

Oscar Party
Don't forget to come back March 23, between 5 and 10 p.m. Pacific, to join in the hottest online Oscar party! Chat with fan site webmasters, win prizes, and enjoy the festivities with other movie lovers!
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