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The 55th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1997, were held on January 18, 1998. The winners were selected from the 55th Golden Globe Awards nominees. The ceremony was notable for two memorable moments. First, when Christine Lahti was announced as the winner of Best Actress in a Television Drama, she was in the restroom and came out a few minutes later to accept. Also, after winning Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, Ving Rhames brought fellow nominee Jack Lemmon on stage to give his award to the elder actor.

55th Golden Globe Awards
Date January 18, 1998
Best Film: Drama Titanic
Best Film: Musical or Comedy As Good As It Gets
Best Drama Series The X-Files
Best Musical or Comedy Series Ally McBeal


Winners and nomineesEdit


Best Actor – DramaEdit

Peter FondaUlee's Gold

Best Actor – Musical or ComedyEdit

Jack NicholsonAs Good as It Gets

Best Actress – DramaEdit

Judi DenchMrs Brown

Best Actress – Musical or ComedyEdit

Helen HuntAs Good as It Gets

Best DirectorEdit

James CameronTitanic

Best Film – DramaEdit


Best Film – Musical or ComedyEdit

As Good as It Gets

Best Foreign Language FilmEdit

My Life in Pink (Ma vie en rose)Belgium

Best Music, Original ScoreEdit

"Titanic" – James Horner

Best Original SongEdit

"My Heart Will Go On" by Céline DionTitanic

Best ScreenplayEdit

Good Will HuntingBen Affleck and Matt Damon

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Burt ReynoldsBoogie Nights

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Kim BasingerL.A. Confidential


Best Actor – Drama SeriesEdit

Anthony EdwardsER

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy SeriesEdit

Michael J. FoxSpin City

Best Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmEdit

Ving RhamesDon King: Only in America

Best Actress – Drama SeriesEdit

Christine LahtiChicago Hope

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy SeriesEdit

Calista FlockhartAlly McBeal

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television FilmEdit

Alfre WoodardMiss Evers' Boys

Best Series – DramaEdit

The X-Files

Best Series – Musical or ComedyEdit

Ally McBeal

Best Miniseries or Television FilmEdit

George Wallace

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmEdit

George C. Scott12 Angry Men

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmEdit

Angelina JolieGeorge Wallace


Award breakdownEdit


4 / 8 Titanic: Best Director, Best Film - Drama & Best Original Score and Song
3 / 6 As Good as It Gets: Best Actor, Actress and Film - Musical or Comedy
1 / 1 Ma vie en rose (My Life in Pink): Best Foreign Language Film
1 / 1 Mrs Brown: Best Actress - Drama
1 / 1 Ulee's Gold: Best Actor - Drama
1 / 2 Boogie Nights: Best Supporting Actor
1 / 4 Good Will Hunting: Best Screenplay
1 / 5 L.A. Confidential: Best Supporting Actress

See alsoEdit