71st Academy Awards (1998): The Precursors

Note (9/4/06): This was the last year I separated comments out. All of the actual precursor awards are listed below. – OG

(3/19/99) No major surprises at the Indepndent Spirit Awards, but with Gods and Monsters taking three, including Actor and Supporting Actress, they might both repeat tonight. We’ll see.

(3/14/99) There you have it. It’s now time to place your bets. The final precursor winner has been selected and SPR is sitting pretty with the American Cinema Editors. It’s now time to place those wagers (or join those contests) in preparation for the Academy Awards one week from today!

(3/10/99) Cinema Audio Society wasn’t surprising in their winner selection. They chose Saving Private Ryan.

(3/7/99) Harvey Weinstein pulled out two lead wins that may not mirror the Oscars…or at least hopefully. Benigni, not necessarily expected nor unexpected (considering the amount of applause for McKellen when his nomination was announced) is still a blow against the SAG. The other is the least deserving Paltrow in lead. Duvall’s win also throws a monkey wrench into predicting this year’s awards, as this is the first year in a long while that all four of the Top categories haven’t been decided before the awards. This year is anyone’s guess.

(3/7/99) DGA also yields no surprises. Spielberg is a virtual lock now for Best Director.

(3/4/99) No surprise whatsoever from the PGA. They chose Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan as best of the year. Best Picture looks more and more like a lock every day.

(3/2/99) The only major surprise from the Chicago Film Critics was that Malick won yet another award for director, wait until the DGA to declare the winner, however.

(3/1/99) The Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors made a surprise selection when they announced their winner. The honor went to Eugenio Zanetti for What Dreams May Come. This could bring about a surprise for Oscar night.

(2/21/99) The Online Motion Picture Academy announced its winners Sunday night. You can find a complete list of their selections on their website: Online Academies. Outside of a surprise in the Production Design and Comedy/Musical Actress categories, the rest of the OMPA’s selections are as expected.

(2/21/99) John Toll’s win is not terribly surprising. He has lots of fans and this puts him in line to triumph over Janusz Kaminski at the Academy Awards, but it will be a tough battle with Kaminski likely to be swept in by a SPR sweep.

(2/21/99) The Writers Guild didn’t choose a surprise, but what it did choose cemented the contest in one race and gave us a major front-runner in the other.

(2/21/99) The Costume Design win was a major surprise. I was not expecting the winner to be Pleasantville. The costumes were period, but not nearly as remarkable as the costume dramas. Perhaps there was a vote split between SIL and Elizabeth that caused a Pleasantville win. For whatever reason, Pleasantville is in the race with Elizabeth and SIL with the slight edge going to Academy favorite SIL.

(2/21/99) No surprises from SMPTAD. They chose the same as the Academy Awards. They will announce their winner on February 27.

(2/8/99) Cinema Audio Society provided an interesting insight into the potential Sound nominees at the Oscars. Saving Private Ryan is the only one on the list we can guarantee will be a nominee. Armageddon comes next. The others could all be nomintaed or might all be shunned. We’ll know tomorrow.

(2/7/99) The OMPA announced nominations for its 3rd Annual Awards. You can find out more here: Online Academies. No truly major surprises. Small films were the biggest victors. Happiness and The Opposite of Sex scored big. The Top nominees of the year are not completely unexpected. There are very few major surprises in these nominations.

(2/5/99) The ACE gave us some intersting results. Both The Horse Whisperer and Out of Sight received unexpected nominations for the American Cinema Editors Annual Eddie Awards.

(2/3/99) The WGA fails to yield any surprises. Everything is as will likely be on Oscar nomination morning on Tuesday.

(1/26/99) Elizabeth and The Horse Whisperer are surprises in this category. However, not terribly unusual. Robert Redford has always been a sucker for beautiful landscapes and this continues to prove it. It all seems to me like everything gets muddier and muddier as award after award are nominated.

(1/26/99) Many surprises abound in the SAG nominations. For lead actor, Fiennes is the only surprise, taking the place that Carrey was widely considered to be up for. While I don’t think it will affect his chances at an Oscar nomination, it will prevent him from winning. Missing from the Lead category is widely-adored Fernanda Montenegro. Taking her place and likely to be replaced at the Oscars is Meryl Streep. In the end, I think Montenegro should have no problem getting the nod. For supporting actor, Coburn and Kelly were surprise nominees taking the place of favorite Ed Harris. Coburn could very well get the nomination, but Harris should be nominated. We’ll see. With supporting actress, Griffiths is a heavy favorite among critics and obviously among actors, but Allen has been shut out again and her chances at nomination keep dwindling, but I think she’ll pull through.

(1/25/99) The Broadcast Film Critics go for the usual and select Saving Private Ryan.

(1/25/99) No surprises, but some interesting insights from the DGA. Their choices look to me like they’ll be the likely nominees. This means that one of their films will fail to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. I think the film to get the nod will be Gods and Monsters, but what film will lose the slot? It’s between Thin Red Line, Truman Show and Life Is Beautiful. The latter two seem the most likely. This will likely follow 1978 in which Malick’s film isn’t nominated for picture despite being well liked by many people.

(1/24/99) No major surprises from the Golden Globes. The only true surprises were Lynn Redgrave and Jim Carrey. Both move into positions to be Oscar nominations. All of the nominees further their chances at getting nods and at winning.

(1/19/99) Just when you thought it was safe to go back to predicting, the Producers Guild of America throws you another curve. This time its in the form of nominating two unexpected films: Life Is Beautiful and Waking Ned Devine. The most unexpected is the latter, but what is more interesting is what wasn’t chosen: Thin Red Line and Truman Show, both heavy contenders for best picture. The race just gets muddier and muddier. Here’s hoping the DGA and SAG don’t screw up those categories.

(1/19/99) The Costume Designers Guild made a couple of surprising choices, but what is more surprising are its exclusions: Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love. Both are likely nominees at the Oscars. What will be left out from below? Probably Truman Show and The Mask of Zorro.

(1/18/99) The Thin Red Line’s chances get a boost from the Satellite Awards. Also getting boosts are Terrence Malick, Donald Sutherland, Edward Norton, Christina Ricci and Kimberly Elise. Further cementing their chances are Shakespeare in Love, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and Joan Allen. The tech awards pretty much fell where they were expected with a couple of differences, but nothing too surprising.

(1/12/99) The Florida Film Critics awards bring up the interesting possibility: Could something actually beat SPR out for the Oscar? It’s unlikely, but more awards like that and we could see it. Unfortunately, that’s about all that remains of the precursor awards. Paltrow now has a better chance at a lead nomination and Duvall is also assisted in a similar manner.

(1/12/99) Saving Private Ryan continues its domination of precursors. Norton lifts his chances, but only slightly. Cate Blanchett furthers her way towards an actual Oscar. Ed Harris cements a nomination. Allen further cements her nomination. Shakespeare in Love and Out of Sight are almost assured screenplay nominations.

(1/8/99) Affliction picked up major momentum with its Top nominations status at the Independent Spirit Awards. The ISA aren’t really a good precursor, but can easily highlight the likely nominees the Academy will take from the independent film world if any.

(1/3/99) The National Film Critics Society further murkied the Oscar water with its announcements. Out of Sight, named with three awards now becomes a prime contender for Adapted Screenplay. Nolte cements an acting nomination. Murray further cements. Dench helps her chances, as does Sheedy. Thin Red Line’s cinematography now races with SPR to that category’s trophy. Next up are the Golden Globe awards on Jan. 24 and the Satellites (unknown date).

(1/3/99) The fledgling Online Film Critics Society skews conservative in its second year. Going for the standard in both nominations (with some exceptions) and winners, the Society fails to add anything exceptional to the growing list of year-end accolades.

(12/28/98) The Online Film Critics Society, a heavily new organization with over a hundred members from all over the world, just announced their 2nd Annual nominees. They only list the Top 3 (in some cases 4). Their nominations aren’t impressive and don’t seem to say much.

(12/21/98) The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its winners. Primary Colors was the only film to garner multiple wins. The 10 finalists for best picture are also the chief contenders for the Oscar trophy with the exception of Out of Sight and Pleasantville. McKellan further cements his nomination and likely victory. Blanchett also furthers her chances at a win and locks down a nomination. Thornton is also a shoo-in for supporting as are Bates and Allen. Spielberg may get his fifth nomination if they don’t turn him away (which is doubtful at this point). Life Is Beautiful picks up steam in this continually confusing race.

(12/18/98) The San Diego Film Critics are ones that no one that I know of has paid much attention to, because I’ve never seen anyone announce them. Their choices are very strange and without previous winners lists to guage their credibility, we can’t guess much from them.

(12/17/98) The Golden Globes ignored The Thin Red Line, but gave attention to The Truman Show. Their nominations could mean Thin Red Line will lose out at the Oscars. Time will tell, though. There are other critics left and the boxoffice needs to be decided. For now, Saving Private Ryan becomes the unfortunate leader in the Oscar derby.

(12/16/98) The New York Film Critics Circle not only went out on a limb, but may lose respectability for it. Cameron Diaz was not expected at all. The comedy wasn’t well supported and her win only adds further confusion to an already disturbing year for awards. Thin Red Line’s chances are excited more by a director and cinematography win (It won more awards than any other film at the NYFCC this year). Look for Bill Murray’s name to be announced Oscar morning.

(12/15/98) The Satellites, an upstart organization descended from the oddest of all Goldens, the Globes, has brought us this year’s more bizarre list. Heavy on foreign contenders (International Press Academy tell you anything), the nominations have boost Thin Red Line, Pleasantville and Shakespeare in Love’s chances of nominations, but little else is new under the sun.

(12/14/98) The Boston Critics not only went out on a limb, but their bough came crashing to the ground with their rather underwhelming choices. Refusing to be swayed by popular commentary, they chose Out of Sight as best picture. The film has absolutely no shot at the trophy and will likely gain its only awards here. The General, on the other hand, might benefit from this and the Golden Globes coming up Thursday. Then there’s the supporting selections. They are the most respectable and most predictive. Trophy 2 goes to Joan Allen and Billy Bob Thornton, still the heavy favorites for wins in their respective categories at the Oscars. Don’t put too much faith in the BSFC.

(12/12/98) Little can be said about the L.A. Film Critics. For the most part, they skewed heavily mainstream. Saving Private Ryan further cements its Picture, Director and Cinematography nominations. McKellan also cements his bid. Montenegro seems to be a lock now. Murray Increases his exposure. Allen and Thornton get further boosts. The Celebration and Art Direction for Pleasantville also seem assured. Too conservative for the L.A. Critics for me. Hopefully the N.Y. Critics won’t be as patently predictable.

(12/8/98) While Gods and Monsters enters the race with a bang, the NBoR is less than impressive in their Top 10 choices. Kapur was a brazen step which could help Elizabeth to a Best Picture spot. Ian McKellen and Ed Harris further cement their nomination potential while Montenegro receives a major boost, as does the film Central Station and Ricci, with the right exposure, could also receive a nom.

Independent Spirit Awards

  • Picture: Gods and Monsters
  • First Feature: The Opposite of Sex
  • Director: Wes Anderson – Rushmore
  • Actor: Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters
  • Actress: Ally Sheedy – Art
  • Screenplay: The Opposite of Sex
  • Debut Screenplay: Pi
  • Supporting Actor: Bill Murray – Rushmore
  • Supporting Actress: Lynn Redgrave – Gods and Monsters
  • Debut Performance: Evan Adams – Smoke Signals
  • Cinematography: Velvet Goldmine
  • Foreign Film: The Celebration
  • Truer Than Fiction: Regret to Inform
  • Someone to Watch (director): David Williams – 13
  • Producers Award: Susan Stover – High Art, Sticky Fingers of Time

American Cinema Editors Awards

  • Film Editing: Saving Private Ryan

Cinema Audio Society Awards

  • Sound: Saving Private Ryan

Screen Actors Guild Winners

  • Lead Actor: Roberto Benigni – Life Is Beautiful
  • Lead Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare in Love
  • Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall – A Civil Action
  • Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates – Primary Colors
  • Ensemble Cast: Shakespeare in Love

Directors Guild of America Awards

  • Director: Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan

Golden Laurel Awards(Producers Guild of America) Awards

  • Picture: Saving Private Ryan

Chicago Film Critics Winners

  • Picture: Saving Private Ryan
  • Actor: McKellen – Gods
  • Actress: Blanchett – Elizabeth
  • Supporting Actor: Thornton – Simple
  • Supporting Actress: Bates – Primary
  • Director: Malick – TRL
  • Screenplay: Shakespeare in Love
  • Foreign Film: Life Is Beautiful
  • Cinematography: The Thin Red Line
  • Most Promising Actor: Fiennes – Shakespeare
  • Most Promising Actress: Elise – Beloved
  • Original Score: Truman Show

Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors Awards

  • Production Design: What Dreams May Come – Eugenio Zanetti

American Society of Cinematographers Awards

  • Cinematography: The Thin Red Line – John Toll

Writers Guild of America Winners

  • Original Screenplay: Shakespeare in Love – Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
  • Adapted Screnplay: Out of Sight – Scott Frank

Costume Designers Guild Awards

  • Costume Design: Pleasantville – Judianna Makovsky

Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors Nominations

  • Production Design:
  • Elizabeth – John Myhre
  • Pleasantville – Jeannine Oppewall
  • Saving Private Ryan – Thomas Sanders
  • Shakespeare in Love – Martin Childs
  • What Dreams May Come – Eugenio Zanetti

Cinema Audio Society Nominations

  • Sound:
  • Armageddon
  • The Horse Whisperer
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The X-Files

American Cinema Editors Nominations

  • Film Editing:
  • The Horse Whisperer – Tom Rolf, Freeman A. Davies, Hank Corwin
  • Out of Sight – Anne V. Coates
  • Saving Private Ryan – Michael Kahn
  • Shakespeare in Love – David Gamble
  • The Thin Red Line – Billy Weber, Leslie Jones, Saar Klein

Writers Guild of America Nominations

  • Original Screenplay:
  • Bulworth – Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pisker
  • The Opposite of Sex – Don Roos
  • Saving Private Ryan – Robert Rodat
  • Shakespeare in Love – Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
  • The Truman Show – Andrew Niccol
  • Adapted Screnplay:
  • A Civil Action – Steven Zaillian
  • Gods and Monsters – Bill Condon
  • Out of Sight – Scott Frank
  • Primary Colors – Elaine May
  • A Simple Plan – Scott B. Smith

American Society of Cinematographers Nominations

  • Cinematography:
  • Elizabeth – Remi Adefarasin
  • The Horse Whisperer – Robert Richardson
  • Saving Private Ryan – Janusz Kaminski
  • Shakespeare in Love – Richard Greatex
  • The Thin Red Line – John Toll

Screen Actors Guild Nominations

  • Lead Actor: Benigni, Joseph Fiennes – SIL, Hanks, McKellen, Nolte
  • Lead Actress: Blanchett, Horrocks, Paltrow, Streep, Watson
  • Supporting Actor: James Coburn – Affliction, Duvall, David Kelly – Waking Ned Devine, Rush – SIL, Thornton
  • Supporting Actress: Bates, Blethyn, Dench, Rachel Griffiths – Hilary and Jackie, Redgrave
  • Ensemble Cast: Life Is Beautiful, Little Voice, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, Waking Ned Devine

Broadcast Film Critics Awards: Best Picture

  • Picture: Saving Private Ryan

Directors Guild of America Nominations

  • Director:
  • Roberto Benigni – Life Is Beautiful
  • John Madden – Shakespeare in Love
  • Terrence Malick – The Thin Red Line
  • Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan
  • Peter Weir – The Truman Show

Golden Globe Winners

  • Motion Picture Drama: Saving Private Ryan
  • Motion Picture Comedy/Musical: Shakespeare in Love
  • Drama Actor: Jim Carrey
  • Drama Actress: Blanchett
  • Comedy/Musical Actor: Michael Caine
  • Comedy/Musical Actress: Paltrow
  • Supporting Actor: Harris
  • Supporting Actress: Lynn Redgrave – Gods
  • Director: Spielberg
  • Screenplay: Shakespeare in Love
  • Original Score: The Truman Show
  • Original Song: The Prayer
  • Foreign Film: Central Station

Golden Laurel Awards(Producers Guild of America) Nominations

  • Picture:
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Waking Ned Devin

Costume Designers Guild Nominations

  • Costume Design:
  • Beloved – Colleen Atwood
  • The Man in the Iron Mask – James Acheson
  • The Mask of Zorro – Graciela Mazon
  • Pleasantville – Judianna Makovsky
  • The Truman Show – Marilyn Matthews

Chicago Film Critics Nominations

  • Picture: The Butcher Boy, Life Is Beautiful, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, The Thin Red Line, The Truman Show
  • Actor: Benigni – Life Is Beautiful, Carrey – Truman, Hanks – SPR, McKellen – Gods, Norton – History X
  • Actress: Blanchett – Elizabeth, Horrocks – Little Voice, Hunter – Living Out Loud, Paltrow – Shakespeare, Watson – Hilary and Jackie
  • Supporting Actor: Caine – Little Voice, Duvall -Civil, Murray – Rushmore, Nolte – Thin, Thornton – Simple
  • Supporting Actress: Allen – Pleasantville, Bates – Primary, Elise – Beloved, Griffiths – Hilary, Kudrow – Opposite
  • Director: Boorman – General, Jordan – Butcher, Malick – TRL, Spielberg – SPR, Weir – Truman
  • Screenplay: Bulworth, Shakespeare, Happiness, Simple Plan, Truman
  • Foreign Film: Celebration, Fireworks, Life Is Beautiful, Madadayo, Taste of Cherry
  • Cinematography: Elizabeth, Beloved, SPR, Horse Whisperer, TRL
  • Most Promising Actor: Caviezel – TRL, Fiennes – Shakespeare, Adrian Lester – Primary, Eamonn Owens – Butcher, Jason Schwartzman – Rushmore
  • Most Promising Actress: Elise – Beloved, Scarlett Johansson – Horse Whisperer, Natasha Lyonne – Slums of Beverly Hills, Sobieski – Soldier’s Daughter, Dominique Swain – Lolita
  • Original Score: Truman Show, Simple Plan, Butcher Boy, Elizabeth, Bug’s Life

Satellite Winners

  • Motion Picture Drama: The Thin Red Line
  • Motion Picture Comedy/Musical: Shakespeare in Love
  • Drama Actor: Edward Norton – American History X
  • Drama Actress: Blanchett
  • Comedy/Musical Actor: Ian Bannen and David Kelly – Waking Ned Devine
  • Comedy/Musical Actress: Ricci – The Opposite of Sex
  • Drama Supporting Actor: Sutherland – Without Limits
  • Drama Supporting Actress: Elise – Beloved
  • Comedy/Musical Supporting Actor: Murray – Rushmore
  • Comedy/Musical Supporting Actress: Allen – Pleasantville
  • Director: Malick – Thin Red Line
  • Original Screenplay: Pleasantville
  • Adapted Screenplay: Gods and Monsters
  • Foreign Language Film: Central Station
  • Animated/Mixed-Media Picture: A Bug’s Life
  • Documentary: Ayn Rand: Sense of Life
  • Production Design: The Truman Show
  • Cinematography: The Thin Red Line
  • Costume Design: Elizabeth
  • Film Editing: Saving Private Ryan
  • Original Score: The Thin Red Line
  • Original Song: “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
  • Visual Effects: What Dreams May Come

Florida Film Critics Awards

  • Picture: Shakespeare in Love
  • Actor: Ian McKellan – Gods and Monsters, Apt Pupil
  • Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare in Love, Sliding Doors
  • Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall – A Civil Action
  • Supporting Actress: Christina Ricci – The Opposite of Sex, Pecker, Buffalo ’66
  • Director: Peter Weir – The Truman Show
  • Screenplay: Shakespeare in Love

Southeastern Film Critics Awards

  • Picture: Saving Private Ryan
  • Actor: Edward Norton – American History X, Rounders
  • Actress: Blanchett
  • Supporting Actor: Ed Harris – The Truman Show
  • Supporting Actress: Joan Allen – Pleasantville
  • Director: Spielberg
  • Adapted Screenplay: Out of Sight
  • Original Screenplay: Shakespeare in Love
  • Foreign Film: Life Is Beautiful

Independent Spirit Nominees

  • Picture: Affliction, Claire Dolan, Gods, Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, Velvet Goldmine
  • First Feature: Buffalo ’66, High Art, The Opposite of Sex, Pi, Slums of Beverly Hills
  • Director: W. Anderson – Rushmore, T. Haynes – Velvet, L. Kerrigan – Claire, P. Schrader – Affliction, T. Solondz – Happiness
  • Actor: Dylan Baker – Happiness, McKellen, Nolte, Penn – Hurlyburly, Courtney B. Vance – Blind Faith
  • Actress: Katrin Cartlidge – Claire Dolan, Ricci – Opposite, Sheedy – Art, Robin Tunney – Niagara, Woodard – Delta
  • Screenplay: Gods, Spanish Prisoner, Blind Faith, Opposite, Affliction
  • Debut Screenplay: Pi, Smoke Signals, High Art, Slums of Beverly Hills, Niagara Niagara
  • Supporting Actor: Coburn – Affliction, Charles S. Dutton – Blind Faith, Gary Farmer – Smoke Signals, Philip Seymour Hoffman – Happiness, Murray
  • Supporting Actress: Stockard Channing – Baby Dance, Clarkson – Art, Kudrow, Redgrave – Gods, Joely Richardson – Under Heaven
  • Debut Performance: Evan Adams – Smoke Signals, Anthony Roth Costanzo – Soldier’s, Andrea Hart – Miss Monday, Sonja Sohn – Slam, Saul Williams – Slam
  • Cinematography: Velvet Goldmine, Pi, High Art, Affliction, Belly
  • Foreign Film: The Celebration, The Eel, The General, Central Station, Fireworks
  • Truer Than Fiction: Dear Jesse, Dying to Tell the Story, Moment of Impact, Paulina, Regret to Inform
  • Someone to Watch (director): Tony Barbieri – One, Lynn Herschman Leeson – Conceiving Ada, Eric Tretbar – Snow, David Williams – 13
  • Producers Award: The Delta, Hurricane Streets, Nowhere Doom Generation, High Art, Sticky Fingers of Time

National Society of Film Critics Awards

  • Picture: Out of Sight
  • Actor: Nick Nolte – Affliction
  • Actress: Ally Sheedy – High Art
  • Supporting Actor: Bill Murray – Rushmore
  • Supporting Actress: Judi Dench – Shakespeare in Love
  • Director: Steven Soderbergh – Out of Sight
  • Screenplay: Scott Frank – Out of Sight
  • Documentary: The Farm
  • Foreign Film: The Taste of Cherry
  • Cinematography: The Thin Red Line
  • Experimental Film: Mother and Son
  • Special Citations: Touch of Evil; Manny Farber for expanded edition of Negative Space

Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Picture: Saving Private Ryan
  • Actor: Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters
  • Actress: Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth
  • Supporting Actor: Billy Bob Thornton – A Simple Plan
  • Supporting Actress: Joan Allen – Pleasantville
  • Director: Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan
  • Original Screenplay: The Truman Show
  • Adapted Screenplay: Out of Sight
  • Original Score: Pleasantville
  • Cinematography: Saving Private Ryan
  • Film Editing: Saving Private Ryan
  • Documentary: The Big One
  • Foreign Film: Life Is Beautiful
  • Ensemble: Saving Private Ryan

Online Film Critics Society Nominations

  • Picture: Life Is Beautiful, SPR, Truman
  • Actor: Hanks, McKellan, Norton
  • Actress: Blanchett, Paltrow, Watson
  • Supporting Actor: Harris, Jason Patric – Your Friends and Neighbors, Thornton
  • Supporting Actress: Allen, Bates, Kudrow
  • Ensemble Performance: Happiness, SPR, Your Friends and Neighbors
  • Director: Malick, Spielberg, Weir
  • Original Screenplay: Happiness, Shakespeare, Truman
  • Adapted Screenplay: Out of Sight, Primary Colors, Simple Plan
  • Original Score: Pleasantville, The Prince of Egypt, SPR
  • Cinematography: Pleasantville, SPR, Thin Red Line
  • Film Editing: Out of Sight, Pleasantville, SPR, Truman
  • Documentary: The Big One, The Cruise, Wild Man Blues
  • Foreign Film: The Celebration, Central Station, Life Is Beautiful

Broadcast Film Critics Awards

  • Picture: Elizabeth, Gods and Monsters, Life Is Beautiful, Out of Sight, Pleasantville, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, A Simple Plan, The Thin Red Line, The Truman Show
  • Actor: McKellan
  • Actress: Blanchett
  • Supporting Actor: Thornton – Simple, Primary Colors
  • Supporting Actress: Joan Allen – Pleasantville, Kathy Bates – Primary Colors
  • Director: Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan
  • Adapted Screenplay: A Simple Plan
  • Original Screenplay: Shakespeare in Love
  • Breakthrough Performer: Joseph Fiennes – Elizabeth, Shakespeare
  • Child Performer: Ian Michael Smith – Simon Birch
  • Animated Feature: A Bug’s Life, The Prince of Egypt
  • Family Film: A Bug’s Life
  • Documentary: Wild Man Blues
  • Foreign Film: Life Is Beautiful
  • Television Feature: From the Earth to the Moon
  • Song: “When You Believe”
  • Score: Saving Private Ryan – John Williams

San Diego Film Critics Awards

  • Picture: Gods and Monsters
  • Actor: Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters
  • Actress: Susan Sarandon – Stepmom
  • Supporting Actor: Billy Bob Thornton – A Simple Plan
  • Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates – Primary Colors
  • Director: John Madden – Shakespeare in Love
  • Original Screenplay: Sliding Doors – Peter Howitt
  • Adapted Screenplay: A Simple Plan – Scott Smith
  • Foreign Film: Life Is Beautiful

Golden Globe Nominations

  • Motion Picture Drama: Elizabeth, Gods and Monsters, The Horse Whisperer, Saving Private Ryan, The Truman Show
  • Motion Picture Comedy/Musical: Bulworth, The Mask of Zorro, Patch Adams, Shakespeare in Love, Still Crazy, There’s Something About Mary
  • Drama Actor: Jim Carrey – Truman, Stephen Fry – Wilde, Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan, Ian McKellen – Gods, Nick Nolte – Affliction
  • Drama Actress: Blanchett, Montenegro, Sarandon – Stepmom, Streep – One True Thing, Emily Watson – Hilary and Jackie
  • Comedy/Musical Actor: Antonio Banderas – Zorro, Warren Beatty – Bulworth, Caine – Little Voice, Travlota – Primary Colors, Williams – Patch Adams
  • Comedy/Musical Actress: Cameron Diaz – There’s Something About Mary, Horrocks – Little Voice, Paltrow – Shakespeare, Ricci – Opposite, Meg Ryan – You’ve Got Mail
  • Supporting Actor: Duvall – Civil, Harris – Truman, Murray – Rushmore, Rush – Shakespeare, Sutherland – Without Limits, Thornton – Simple Plan
  • Supporting Actress: Bates – Primary, Blethyn – Little Voice, Dench – Shakespeare, Redgrave – Gods, Sharon Stone – The Mighty
  • Director: Kapur, John Madden – Shakespeare in Love, Redford – Whisperer, Spielberg – SPR, Peter Weir – Truman Show
  • Screenplay: Bulworth, Truman, Shakespeare, SPR, Happiness
  • Original Score: Bug’s Life, Mulan, Prince of Egypt, Saving Private Ryan, The Truman Show
  • Original Song: The Flame Still Burns, The Mighty, The Prayer, Reflection, Uninvited, When You Believe
  • Foreign Film: Celebration, Central Station, Men With Guns, Polish Bride, Tango

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Picture: Saving Private Ryan
  • Actor: Nick Nolte – Affliction
  • Actress: Cameron Diaz – There’s Something About Mary
  • Supporting Actor: Bill Murray – Rushmore
  • Supporting Actress: Lisa Kudrow – The Opposite of Sex
  • Director: Terrence Malick – The Thin Red Line
  • First Film: Love and Death on Long Island
  • Cinematography: John Toll – The Thin Red Line
  • Foreign Film: The Celebration
  • Screenplay: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard – Shakespeare in Love
  • Non-Fiction Film Award: The Farm

Satellite Nominations

  • Motion Picture Drama: Elizabeth, The General, Gods and Monsters, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line
  • Motion Picture Comedy/Musical: Little Voice, Pleasantville, Shakespare in Love, Waking Ned Devine, You’ve Got Mail
  • Drama Actor: Stephen Fry – Wilde, Brendan Gleeson – General, Derek Jacobi – Love Is the Devil, McKellan, Nick Nolte – Affliction, Edward Norton – American History X
  • Drama Actress: Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter – Theory of Flight, Fernanda Montenegro – Central Station, Susan Sarandon – Stepmom, Meryl Streep – One True Thing, Emily Watson – Hilary and Jackie
  • Comedy/Musical Actor: Ian Bannen – Waking Ned Devine, Warren Beatty – Bulworth, Jeff Bridges – The Big Lebowski, Michael Caine – Little Voice, David Kelly – Waking Ned Devine, Robin Williams – Patch Adams
  • Comedy/Musical Actress: Jane Horrocks – Little Voice, Holly Hunter – Living Out Loud, Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare in Love, Ricci – Opposite, Meg Ryan – You’ve Got Mail
  • Drama Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall – A Civil Action, Jason Patric – Your Friends and Neighbors, Tom Sizemore – Saving Private Ryan, Donald Sutherland – Without Limits, Billy Bob Thornton – A Simple Plan
  • Drama Supporting Actress: Kathy Burke – Dancing at Lughnasa, Beverly D’Angelo – American History X, Kimberly Elise – Beloved, Thandie Newton – Beloved, Lynn Redgrave – Gods and Monsters
  • Comedy/Musical Supporting Actor: Jeff Daniels – Pleasantville, John Goodman – The Big Lebowski, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy – Still Crazy, Geoffrey Rush – Shakespeare in Love
  • Comedy/Musical Supporting Actress: Joan Allen, Kathy Bates – Primary Colors, Brenda Blethyn – Little Voice, Julianne Moore – The Big Lebowski, Joan Plowright – Dance With Me
  • Director: Boorman, Kapur, Malick, Gary Ross – Pleasantville, Spielberg
  • Original Screenplay: American History X, Central Station, Pleasantville, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love
  • Adapted Screenplay: Beloved, Gods and Monsters, Hilary and Jackie, Little Voice, The Thin Red Line
  • Foreign Language Film: The Celebration, Central Station, Life Is Beautiful, Only Clouds Move the Sky, Separation
  • Animated/Mixed-Media Picture: Antz, A Bug’s Life, Mulan, The Prince of Egypt, The Rugrats Movie
  • Documentary: The Cruise, Courtney and Kurt, The Farm, Public Housing, Sense of Life
  • Production Design: Beloved, Elizabeth, Pleasantville, Shakespeare in Love, The Truman Show
  • Cinematography: Beloved, Pleasantville, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, The Thin Red Line
  • Costume Design: Beloved, Ever After, Elizabeth, Pleasantville, Shakespeare in Love
  • Film Editing: Beloved, Pleasantville, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, The Thin Red Line
  • Original Score: Beloved, City of Angels, Pleasantville, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line
  • Original Song: “Anyone At All” – City of Angels, “The Flame Still Burns” – Still Crazy, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Armageddon, “That’ll Do” – Babe: Pig in the City, “When You Belive” – Prince of Egypt
  • Visual Effects: Armageddon, Babe: Pig in the City, Saving Private Ryan, Star Trek: Insurrection, What Dreams May Come
  • Ensemble Cast Performance: The Thin Red Line
  • Outstanding New Talent: Eamonn Owens – The Butcher Boy
  • Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Film Industry: Alan J. Pakula

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

  • Picture: Out of Sight
  •    Second: The General
  •    Third: Saving Private Ryan
  • Actor: Brendan Gleeson – The General, I Went Down
  •    Second: George Clooney – Out of Sight
  •    Third: John Hurt – Love and Death on Long Island
  • Actress: Samantha Morton – Under the Skin
  •    Second: Ally Sheedy – High Art
  •    Third: Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth and Jane Horrocks – Little Voice
  • Supporting Actor: Billy Bob Thornton – A Simple Plan & William H. Macy – Pleasantville, Psycho, A Civil Action)
  •    Second: Stephen Rea – The Butcher Boy
  •    Third: Robert De Niro – Great Expectations
  • Supporting Actress: Joan Allen – Pleasantville
  •    Second: Patricia Clarkson – High Art
  •    Third: Bridget Fonda – A Simple Plan
  • Director: John Boorman – The General
  •    Second: Steven Soderbergh – Out of Sight
  •    Third: Roberto Benigni – Life Is Beautiful
  • Screenplay: Scott Frank – Out of Sight
  •    Second: Tom Stoppard, Marc Norman – Shakespeare in Love
  •    Third: Ed Decter, John H. Strauss, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly – There’s Something About Mary
  • Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski – Saving Private Ryan
  •    Second: John Lindley – Pleasantville
  •    Third: Alar Kavilo – A Simple Plan
  • Foreign Language Film: Taste of Cherry – Iran
  •    Second: The Celebration – Denmark
  •    Third: Life Is Beautiful – Italy
  • Documentary: The Big One
  •    Second: Dear Jesse
  •    Third: Theme: Murder
  • New Filmmaker: Carine Adler – Under the Skin

Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Picture: Saving Private Ryan
  •    Runner-Up: The Butcher Boy
  • Actor: Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters
  •    Runner-Up: Nick Nolte – Affliction
  • Actress: Fernanda Montenegro – Central Station and Ally Sheedy – High Art
  • Supporting Actor: Billy Bob Thornton – A Simple Plan and Bill Murray – Rushmore, Wild Things
  • Supporting Actress: Joan Allen – Pleasantville
  •    Runner-Up: Kathy Bates – Primary Colors
  • Director: Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan
  •    Runner-Up: John Boorman – The General
  • Screenplay: Warren Beatty & Jeremy Pisker – Bulworth
  •    Runner-Up: Mark Norman & Tom Stoppard – Shakespeare in Love
  • Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski – Saving Private Ryan
  •    Runner-Up: Seamus Deasy – The General
  • Foreign Language Film: The Celebration
  •    Runner-Up: Central Station
  • Documentary: The Farm
  •    Runner-Up: Public Housing
  • Production Design: Jeannine Oppewall – Pleasantville
  •    Runner-Up: Dennis Gassner – The Truman Show
  • Music Score: Elliot Goldenthal – The Butcher Boy and Carter Burwell – Gods and Monsters
  • New Generationn Award: Wes Andesron (Director) – Bottle Rocket, Rushmore
  • Animation (Feature-Length): John Lasseter – A Bug’s Life
  • Animation (Short): Piet Kroon – T.R.A.N.S.I.T.

National Board of Review

Top 10

  1. Gods and Monsters
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Happiness
  5. Shakespeare in Love
  6. The Butcher Boy
  7. Lolita
  8. The Thin Red Line
  9. A Simple Plan
  10. Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Picture: Gods and Monsters
  • Actor: Ian McKellen – Gods
  • Actress: Fernanda Montenegro – Central Station
  • Supporting Actor: Ed Harris – Truman Show, Stepmom
  • Supporting Actress: Christina Ricci – Opposite of Sex, Buffalo ’66, Pecker
  • Director: Shekhar Kapur – Elizabeth
  • Documentary: Wild Man Blues
  • Foreign Film: Central Station
  • Special Achievement: Roberto Benigni
  • Ensemble Performance: Happiness

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