Year: 1997 (70th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Titanic
Winner: Russell Carpenter
Presenter: Denzel Washington
Date & Venue: March 23, 1998; Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
Thank you so much. We're running so late this is becoming sort of a "Depends" moment for me. I want to remind everybody that it was only a year ago exactly to this day that we wrapped principal photography on "Titanic." And what a year it's been. It's gone from being a ship of fools to a ship of dreams. And that's Jim, Jim all the way. He stuck to his guns. Thank you, Jim. I want to thank my crew that kicked some serious stern, and I love them for it. And my wife Patricia, you save me in every way a person could be saved. Thank you. I love you.
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