A note on the 1997 Academy Awards

All in all some deserving actors were chosen, although my favorite performances of the year didn't win in the case of Robert Foster, Peter Fonda, and Helena Bonham Carder.

Titanic was doomed to win, but it wasn't as good a movie as any of the other four nominees. Of those actually nominated, L.A. Confidential was the best movie and was the only one of the five nominated that I thought was a first rate movie. The two other first rate movies for me in the year (Wings of the Dove and Jackie Brown) didn't get nominated.