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1997 Alternative Oscar Awards

by Christopher Null

Another sad, pathetic year. No one gets any awards... Ack, at least it's better than 1996! Okay... here's a few bones for the heathens.

Academy! Listen up! Do something right for a change. The winners are marked with a *

Best Picture
As Good As It Gets Boogie Nights
*In the Company of Men
L.A. Confidential
The Sweet Hereafter

Best Director
James L. Brooks, As Good As It Gets
*James Cameron, Titanic
Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
Neil LaBute, In the Company of Men
Ang Lee, The Ice Storm

Best Screenplay (original)
Paul Thomas Anderson, Boogie Nights
Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks, As Good As It Gets
Ronald Bass, My Best Friend's Wedding
*Neil LaBute, In the Company of Men
Kevin Smith, Chasing Amy

Best Screenplay (adapted)
*Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland, L.A. Confidential
Hilary Menkin and David Mamet, Wag the Dog
James Schamus, The Ice Storm
Paul Attanasio, Donnie Brasco

Best Actor
Woody Allen, Deconstructing Harry
Aaron Eckhart, In the Company of Men
Dustin Hoffman, Wag the Dog
*Ian Holm, The Sweet Hereafter
Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets

Best Actress
Joan Allen, The Ice Storm
Stacy Edwards, In the Company of Men
Jodie Foster, Contact
*Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets
Julia Roberts, My Best Friend's Wedding

Best Supporting Actor
Rupert Everett, My Best Friend's Wedding
Greg Kinnear, As Good As It Gets
Matt Malloy, In the Company of Men
Al Pacino, Donnie Brasco
*Burt Reynolds, Boogie Nights

Best Supporting Actress
Heather Graham, Boogie Nights
*Julianne Moore, Boogie Nights
Christina Ricci, The Ice Storm
Gloria Stuart, Titanic
Sigourney Weaver, The Ice Storm

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