Outstanding Drama Series - The Practice (ABC) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Andre Braugher, Homicide - Life on the Street Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Christine Lahti, Chicago Hope Outstanding Comedy Series - Frasier (NBC) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Kelsey Grammer, Frasier Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Helen Hunt, Mad About You Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Series) - Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Special) - The 1997 Tony Awards (CBS) Outstanding Children's Program - Muppets Tonight (Disney Channel) Outstanding Animated Program - The Simpsons
Best Picture: Titanic, James Cameron and Jon Landau, producers (Paramount and 20th Century Fox) Actor in a Leading Role: Jack Nicholson, As Good as It Gets Actress in a Leading Role: Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets Actor in a Supporting Role: Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting Actress in a Supporting Role: Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential Best Director: James Cameron, Titanic
Madonna wins Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy in Evita at the 54th annual Golden Globe Awards. The Notorious B.I.G. is shot to death while sitting in the passenger seat of a car after a Soul Train Awards party Garth Brooks performs to an estimated 800,000 to 1 million people during a free concert given in New York City's Central Park. The reunited Fleetwood Mac release The Dance and begin a highly successful concert tour in the United States. The Simpsons surpasses The Flintstones as the longest-running prime-time animated series.