Celine Dion rode the wake of the "Titanic" to an Oscar nomination Tuesday morning as her ballad from the film is in the running for Best Original Song.
Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," which appears over the movie's closing credits, earned nominations for the song's writers, James Horner and Will Jennings, and spearheaded a record-tying 14 nominations for the blockbuster. The song will compete against the Trisha Yearwood ballad "How Do I Live" from "Con Air", "Journey Into The Past" from the Fox animated film "Anastasia," Elliott Smith's "Miss Misery" from the soundtrack to "Good Will Hunting," and the annual Disney song entry this time for "Go The Distance" from "Hercules."
In other music-related Oscar news, pop heart-throb turned actor Mark Wahlberg was overlooked for his performance in "Boogie Nights," but his co-star Burt Reynolds picked up a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
As many predicted, "Titanic" leads the Oscar field this year with nominations for
Best Actress (Kate Winslet), Best Supporting Actress (Gloria Stuart), Best Director, and Best Film in addition to its Best Original Song nod. "L.A. Confidential" and "Good Will Hunting" followed close behind with nine nominations apiece.
In fact, the nomination announcements brought few surprises Tuesday morning, save for the lone "Private Parts" fan who disrupted the proceedings by repeatedly shouting "How about Howard Stern" after the Stern-less list of nominees for Best Actor was announced.
Actress Geena Davis rolled out of bed extra early on Tuesday to announce the nominees for the 70th annual Academy Awards at Beverly Hills' Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
A complete list of Oscar nominees can be found at the official Academy Awards website at www.oscar.com.
ABC will broadcast the awards ceremony live on March 23 from L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium with host Billy Crystal.