In 1999, the 71st Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 1998, the awards were held on March 21. This date marked the first time in Oscars history the awards were held on a Sunday. For the third time, the ceremony was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. With Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominations for their performances as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love, respectively, Cate Blanchett and Judi...

In 1998, the 70th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 1997, the awards were held on March 23. For the second consecutive year and the sixth time overall, the ceremony was hosted by Billy Crystal. With their wins for Best Actor and Actress for As Good As It Gets, Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt became the seventh pair of lead acting winners from the same film. Hunt became the first Oscar performer...

In 1997, the 69th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1996, and December 31, 1996, the awards were held on March 24. For the fifth time, Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony, tying him with Johnny Carson for the second-most appearances as Oscars host. With her win for Best Actress for Fargo, Frances McDormand became the first performer in Oscars history to win for a role directed by his or her spouse. McDormand's husband, Joel Coen, lost...

In 1996, the 68th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1995, and December 31, 1995, the awards were held on March 25. For the second time, the ceremony was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The music branch of the Academy made the decision to divide the Best Original Score category into two categories: Best Dramatic Score and Best Musical or Comedy Score. This was seen as a response to Walt Disney animation films dominating the category...