January 12 2021
In addition to winning an Honorary Academy Award as a “significant screen innovation, which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field,” the film was also nominated for best musical score. The animated classic was named to the National Film Registry in the registry’s inaugural year, 1989. A fictional romance between first-class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and impoverished itinerant artist Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) is set on the 1912 maiden voyage of the R.M.S Titanic. The story is told in flashback by a102-year-old Rose (Gloria Stuart) when she is taken to the site of the shipwreck by American treasure-seeker Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton).