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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 14

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Tuesday, March 24, 1998
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German media giant Area resident producer of Oscar-winning documentary Titanic': a part of history This year, James Cameron's Titanic tied the record with All About Eve for most nominations. Here's a list of some of the films with the most Oscar nominations: buys Random House Peter Olson, chairman of Ber-; telsmann Book Group North 2 America, who will head the newj Random House. r2 The German company trails only Time Warner Inc. and Walt Disney Co. among media gianfs. It already owns the BMG musi club, the RCA and Arista record labels, and such magazines as McCall's and Family Circle. Random House is being solcjf by Advance Publications Inca. which wants to focus on its main businesses of newspapers, magazines, business journals and ca bleTV. IX The new company will coir-bine a variety of publishing im-fi' by Moriah Films The Jack & Pearl Resnick Film Division of The Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Wiesenthal Center, accepted the Oscar for the documentary. He thanked The Resnick (Film) Division during his acceptance short speech. "It was wonderful he mentioned my name," she said. "It's a wonderful thing. I think when you do something worthwhile, it comes back in so many ways." She's not sure if she gets an Oscar statuette for making the film a reality. "I would love to have an Oscar," she said. "I'll speak to Rabbi Hier about that." Film Year Nominations Awards Titanic 1998 14 11 All About Eve 1950 14 6 ...... Forrest Gump 1994 13 6 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 13 5 MaryPoppins 1964 13 5 From Here to Eternity 1953 13 8 Gone With The Wind 1939 13 8 The English Patient 1996 12 9 Schindler's List 1993 12 7 My Fair Lady 1964 . 12 5 Ben-Hur 1959 12 11 Gandhi ' 1982 11 8 Braveheart 1995 10 5 The Sound of Music 1965 10 5 Doctor Zhivago 1965 10 5 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 10 7 The Bridge on the River Hwai 1957 8 7 Around the World in 80 Days 1956 8 5 The Ten Commandments 1956 7 0 By Paul Lomartire Palm Beach Post Staff Writer As the Academy Awards dragged toward midnight, Pearl Resnick left an Oscar-watching party at the Palm Beach Country Club Monday night. She found out she was Palm Beach County's only Oscar winner by watching ABC at her apartment. "We did it I'm very excited," she said after actor Robert De Niro announced that The Long Way Home won the Academy Award for best feature-length documentary. "I think it's wonderful," she said, "the film deserves it" Resnick's phone began ringing immediately after the award was announced past 11 p.m.. The film was produced The Associated Press NEW YORK Putting best-selling writers John Grisham and Michael Crichton on the same corporate bookshelf, German conglomerate Bertelsmann AG struck a deal Monday to buy Random House, the biggest U.S. book publisher. The purchase price was not disclosed. Bertelsmann is the worlds third-largest media and entertainment company, with holdings that include Bantam Doubleday Dell, publisher of Grisham's courtroom thrillers. Random House has published the books of Crichton, Norman Mailer and John Updike. "Our new company will draw and build upon the strengths of two great publishing traditions . . . with an unprecedented diversity of publishing choices," said 1 Acting nominations Jack Nicholson, who won for Best Actor, has a record of 11 nominations for acting, beating Laurence Olivier's 10. ..... . " Three hour-plus show made (dreams come true' The winners are . . . 1e iigg Ijl :, - ... 7: ' I. 1, : ' 1 1 - . . e . ' t : yj ; . ,. .. . . . 11; j save Entire Stock Coordinates for Misses prints: Doubleday, BantanL" Books, Dell-Delacorte an, Broadway Books from Bertels- mann, and Random Housep Knopf, Crown and Ballantine'4 from Advance. ,()t DAILY 9-9 U N D A T 11 - 8 STUART Cove Center Cove Road 4 Federal Hwy 561-223 8205 .u I Koret Alfred Dunner Teddf OSCARS From 1A night about fellow nominee Matt Damon and alluding to his co-starring role in Easy Rider. I Nicholson confessed that he suffered from doubt about whether he would win. i "I had a sinking feeling up all night, right up to here," he said, about 2 hours, 45 minutes into the show. ) Hunt, the only American competing against four British actresses in her category, won for playing a working mother who reaches Nicholson's hard heart. I "I'm here for one reason and that's Jim Brooks, one single reason, and that's the only reason really," Hunt said, citing the director of As Good as It Gets, who Wasn't nominated for an Oscar. ! Robin Williams won the supporting actor award as the bereaved psychology professor who counsels a troubled young genius in Good Will Hunting. i "Ah, man, this might be the one time I'm speechless," said Williams, known for his stream-of-consciousness humor. J He then managed to thank many, many people, including his young co-stars Damon and Ben Affleck, quipping: "I still want to see some ID." I Affleck and Damon won the best original screenplay Oscar, and Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson won the adapted screenplay award for LA Confidential. Burt Reynolds had been nominated for the supporting actor prize for Boogie Nights. Prior to the Oscar telecast, Reynolds, whose career choices include turning down the role of James Bond and parts in MASH and Terms of Endearment, said on the ABC Barbara Walters Special that if he lost, "I'll do what every actor does; I'll do some of the best acting you've ever seen." Basinger, the Veronica Lake look-alikecall girl in LA Confidential, beat out Titanic's Stuart, who was a sentimental favorite after coming out of retirement at age 87 to play a centenarian survivor of the shipwreck. I "If anyone has a dream out there, I'm living proof that it can c6me true," Basinger told the Shrine Auditorium audience. j Ben-Hur held the lone record for most Oscars, having won 1 1 in l)59. Titanic's 14 nominations tied the record set by 1950's All About Eve. The three-hour, 14-minute romance set on the doomed luxury liner has already smashed box office records, overtaking Jurassic Park as the biggest money-maker in movie history (adjusted for inflation), with more than $1.1 billion. It has also been No. 1 at the U.S. box office for an unprecedented 14 weekends in a row. I Billy Crystal had the duty of keeping the three-hour-plus show 00 course, kicking things off with a filmed sketch that put him in scenes of the best-picture nominees, much as he did last year. It started with spit in the face from Titanic's Leonardo DiCap-rio. "What, give up show business?" he deadpanned. ' This year's Oscar pageant was TO SUBSCRIBE Call 820-4663 or (800) 654 a a ed Picture: Titanic Director: James Cameron, Titanic Acton Jack Nicholson, As Good as It Gets. Actress: Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets. Screenplay (written directly for the screen): Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting. Screenplay (based on material previously produced or published): Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson, LA. Confidential. Supporting actress: Kim Basinger, LA Confidential. Supporting acton Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting. Film editing: Titanic. Original song: My Heart Will Go On from Titanic, James Horner and Will Jennings. Original dramatic score: Titanic, James Horner. Original musical or comedy score: Hans Zimmer; The Full Monty. Art direction: Titanic. Visual effects: Titanic. Costume: Titanic. Sound effects editing: Titanic. Sound: Titanic. Makeup: Men in Black. Foreign film: Character, The Netherlands. Documentary feature: The Long Way Home. Documentary (short subject): A Story of Healing. Live action short film: Visas and Virtue. Animated short film: Geri's Game. Honorary Award: Director Stanley Donen. Gordon L Sawyer Award: Don Iwerks, co-founder of Iwerks Entertainment, for accomplishments in the field of motion picture science and technology Scientific and Technical Award: Gunnar P. Michelson, developer of an advanced electronic light valve for machines that strike movie prints. celebration of comebacks, with batch of nominees who had been largely forgotten, including Peter Fonda, Julie Christie, Robert Forster as well as Burt Reynolds and Stuart, sentimental favorites who lost in supporting categories. The nostalgia theme extend to the ceremony s invitation list The Academy invited every living winner of the supporting and lead acting awards. The worldwide TV audience was projected at 1 billion. Ratings were expected to be up over last year s disappointing numbers, largely because of the monster draw of Titanic, which has made nearly $500 million in North America. TO THE POST - 1231. Jantzen Cricket Lane" Park Place i You're invited to preview our '98 Spring Fashions. -! Jofn us" for a fashion show at your local Bealls Department Store: Wednesday, March 25 10am 2pm 10135 S. 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