71st Academy Awards (1998): Precursor Tallies

The titles of the Academy Award Winners are accented in blue. The titles of the Academy Awards Nominees are accented in bold. Professional Guild winners have the guild abbreviation highlighted in blue. Organization Abbreviations Guide at bottom.

Best Picture

  • Saving Private Ryan (9) – PGA, CFC, OMPA, BFCA, GG, SEFC, OFCS, NYFCC, LAFCC
  • Shakespeare in Love (3) – GG, SAT, FFC
  • Gods and Monsters (2) – SDFC, NBoR
  • Out of Sight (2) – NSFC, BSFC
  • The Thin Red Line (1) – SAT

Best Director

  • Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan (7) – DGA, OMPA, GG, SEFC, OFCS, BFCA, LAFCC
  • Terrence Malick – The Thin Red Line (3) – CFC, SAT, NYFCC
  • John Boorman – The General (1) – BSFC
  • Shekhar Kapur – Elizabeth (1) – NBoR
  • John Madden – Shakespeare in Love (1) – SDFC
  • Steven Soderbergh – Out of Sight (1) – NSFC
  • Peter Weir – The Truman Show (1) – FFC

Best Actor

  • Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters (8) – CFC, OMPA, FFC, OFCS, BFCA, SDFC, LAFCC, NBoR; Apt Pupil (1) – FFC
  • Nick Nolte – Affliction (3) – NSFC, NYFCC
  • Edward Norton – American History X (2) – SAT, SEFC; Rounders (1) – SEFC
  • Ian Bannen, David Kelly – Waking Ned Devine (1) – SAT
  • Roberto Benigni – Life Is Beautiful (1) – SAG
  • Michael Caine – Little Voice (1) – GG
  • Jim Carrey – The Truman Show (1) – GG
  • Brendan Gleeson – The General, I Went Down (1) – BSFC

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth (7) – CFC, OMPA, GG, SAT, SEFC, OFCS, BFCA
  • Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare in Love (3) – SAG, GG, FFC; Sliding Doors (1) – FFC
  • Ally Sheedy – High Art (2) – NSFC, LAFCC
  • Fernanda Montenegro – Central Station (2) – LAFCA, NBoR
  • Cameron Diaz – There’s Something About Mary (1) – NYFCC
  • Samantha Morton – Under the Skin (1) – BSFC
  • Christina Ricci – The Opposite of Sex (1) – SAT
  • Susan Sarandon – Stepmom (1) – SDFC

Best Supporting Actor

  • Billy Bob Thornton – A Simple Plan (7) – CFC, OMPA, OFCS, BFCA, SDFC, BSFC, LAFCC; Primary Colors (1) – BFCA
  • Bill Murray – Rushmore (4) – SAT, NSFC, NYFCC, LAFCC; Wild Things (1) – LAFCC
  • Ed HarrisThe Truman Show, Stepmom (3) – GG, SEFC, NBoR
  • Robert Duvall – A Civil Action (2) – SAG, FFC
  • William H. Macy – Pleasantville, Psycho, A Civil Action (1) – BSFC
  • Donald Sutherland – Without Limits (1) – SAT

Best Supporting Actress

  • Joan Allen – Pleasantville (6) – SAT, SEFC, OFCS, BFCA, BSFC, LAFCC
  • Kathy Bates – Primary Colors (5) – SAG, CFC, OMPA, BFCA, SDFC
  • Christina Ricci – The Opposite of Sex, Buffalo ’66, Pecker (2) – FFC, NBoR
  • Judi Dench – Shakespeare in Love (1) – NSFC
  • Kimberly Elise – Beloved (1) – SAT
  • Lisa Kudrow – The Opposite of Sex (1) – NYFCC
  • Lynn Redgrave – Gods and Monsteers (1) – GG

Best Original Screenplay

  • Shakespeare in Love (8) – CFC, OMPA, WGA, GG, FFC, SEFC, BFCA, NYFCC
  • Bulworth (1) – LAFCC
  • Pleasantville (1) – SAT
  • Sliding Doors (1) – SDFC
  • The Truman Show (1) – OFCS

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Out of Sight (6) – OMPA, WGA, SEFC, NSFC, OFCS, BSFC
  • A Simple Plan (2) – BFCA, SDFC
  • Gods and Monsters (1) – SAT

Best Original Song

  • “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Armageddon (1) – SAT
  • “The Prayer” – Quest for Camelot (1) – GG
  • “Uninvited” – City of Angels (1) – OMPA
  • “When You Believe” – The Prince of Egypt (1) – BFCS

Best Dramatic Score

  • Burkhard Dallwitz, Phillip Glass – The Truman Show (3) – CFC, OMPA, GG
  • Carter Burwell – Gods and Monsters (1) – LAFCC
  • Elliot Goldenthal – The Butcher Boy (1) – LAFCC
  • Randy Newman – Pleasantville (1) – OFCS
  • John Williams – Saving Private Ryan (1) – BFCA
  • Hans Zimmer – The Thin Red Line (1) – SAT

Best Comedy/Musical Score

  • Stephen Warbeck – Shakespeare in Love (1) – OMPA

Best Editing

  • Saving Private Ryan (4) – ACE, OMPA, SAT, OFCS

Best Cinematography

  • The Thin Red Line (5) – CFC, ASC, SAT, NSFC, NYFCC
  • Saving Private Ryan (4) – OMPA, OFCS, BSFC, LAFCC

Best Art Direction

  • Dark City (1) – OMPA
  • Pleasantville (1) – LAFCC
  • The Truman Show (1) – SAT
  • What Dreams May Come (1) – SMPTAD

Best Costume Design

  • Elizabeth (1) – SAT
  • Pleasantville (1) – CDG
  • Shakespeare in Love (1) – OMPA

Best Makeup

  • Saving Private Ryan (1) – OMPA

Best Sound

  • Saving Private Ryan (1) – OMPA

Best Sound Editing

  • Saving Private Ryan (1) – OMPA

Best Visual Effects

  • What Dreams May Come (2) – OMPA, SAT

Best Foreign Film

  • Life Is Beautiful (6) – CFC, OMPA, SEFC, OFCS, BFCA, SDFC
  • Central Station (3) – GG, SAT, NBoR
  • The Celebration (2) – NYFCC, LAFCC
  • Taste of Cherry (2) – NSFC, BSFC

Best Documentary Feature

  • The Big One (3) – OMPA, OFCS, BSFC
  • The Farm (2) – NSFC, LAFCC
  • Wild Man Blues (2) – OMPA, BFCA
  • Ayn Rand: Sense of Life (1) – SAT

Best Animated Short Film

  • T.R.A.N.S.I.T. (1) – LAFCC