The Best of 1997

Year in review: The best movies, music, sports teams, toys and more, all from 1997. Enjoy!

MOVIES

  • Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush (Shine)
  • Best Actress: Frances McDormand (Fargo)
  • Best Picture: The English Patient
  • Highest Grossing: Titanic ($1,843,201,268)
  • Best Disney Movie: Hercules

MUSIC

  • Best Music Video (MTV Music Awards): Virtual Insanity (Jamiroquai)
  • Best New Artist (Grammy Awards): Paula Cole
  • Record of the Year (Grammy Awards): “Sunny Came Home” – Shawn Colvin

TELEVISION

  • Top 5 Shows:
    1. Seinfeld
    2. ER
    3. Veronica’s Closet
    4. Friends
    5. Monday Night Football
  • Series Debuts:
    • Ally McBeal
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • Daria
    • King of the Hill
    • The Practice
    • South Park
    • Stargate SG-1
    • The View
    • Veronica’s Closet

SPORTS

  • MLB Champion: Florida Marlins
  • NBA Champion: Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Champion: Denver Broncos
  • NHL Champion: Detroit Red Rings
  • Tennis:
    • Mens’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Pete Sampras
      • French Open – Gustavo Kuerten
      • Wimbledon championships – Pete Sampras
      • US Open – Patrick Rafter
    • Womeans Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Martina Hingis
      • French Open – Iva Majoli
      • Wimbledon championships – Martina Hingis
      • US Open – Martina Hingis
  • Golf:
    • Masters Champion: Tiger Woods
  • Boxing: Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear in one of decade’s most bitter rivalries

FASHION

  • Best Sneaker: Nike Air Foamposite
  • Fashion Trend: Porn-chic

TOYS

  • Best Selling Christmas Gift: Tamagotchi

VIDEO GAMES

  • Best Selling: Goldeneye 007 (N64)
  • Best Console: Nintendo 64 (N64)