Celine Dion rode the "Titanic" wave of Oscar gold to the stage Monday night as the Canadian songstress delivered a rendition of her seemingly unstoppable hit "My Heart Will Go On" [900k QuickTime] before that song picked up one of a record-tying 11 Oscars for the film.
While Celine herself did not pick up the honor (Oscars for Best Original Song go to the songwriter, not the singer), she was immediately thanked by the song's scribes, James Horner and Will Jennings, for her "marvelous and brilliant" work with the track.
Instead of each nominated song having its moment in the Oscar sun, this year's best original song nominees were presented in two groups, presenting one of the evening's odder visuals; after performing abbreviated versions of their respective songs, country singer Trisha Yearwood ("How Do I Live" from "Con Air"), indie underdog Elliott Smith (nominated for his "Good Will Hunting" ballad "Miss
Misery" [730k QuickTime]) and Celine stood center stage hand-in-hand.
In case you missed it, "Titanic" also picked up awards for Best Picture and Best Director on its way to 11 Oscars.
For a complete list of Oscar winners, visit the official Oscar website at www.oscar.com.