1998 Oscar Shouldabeens

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Postby Kellens101 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:33 am

Best Visual Effects
3. Mighty Joe Young
2. Armageddon
1. What Dreams May Come

Best Sound Effects Editing
3. The Mask of Zorro
2. Armageddon
1. Saving Private Ryan

Best Sound
5. Shakespeare in Love
4. The Mask of Zorro
3. Armageddon
2. The Thin Red Line
1. Saving Private Ryan

Best Makeup
3. Shakespeare in Love
2. Elizabeth
1. Saving Private Ryan

Best Costume Design
5. Pleasantville
4. Beloved
3. Elizabeth
2. Velvet Goldmine
1. Shakespeare in Love

Best Art Direction
5. What Dreams May Come
4. Saving Private Ryan
3. Elizabeth
2. Shakespeare in Love
1. Pleasantville

Best Cinematography
5. A Civil Action
4. Elizabeth
3. Shakespeare in Love
2. Saving Private Ryan
1. The Thin Red Line

Best Film Editing
5. Life is Beautiful
4. The Thin Red Line
3. Shakespeare in Love
2. Saving Private Ryan
1. Out of Sight

Best Original Song
5. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
4. The Prayer
3. When You Believe
2. That'll Do
1. A Soft Place to Fall

Best Original Musical or Comedy Score
5. Patch Adams
4. The Prince of Egypt
3. Mulan
2. A Bug's Life
1. Shakespeare in Love

Best Original Dramatic Score
5. Elizabeth
4. Life is Beautiful
3. Pleasantville
2. Saving Private Ryan
1. The Thin Red Line

Best Adapted Screenplay
5. The Thin Red Line
4. Out of Sight
3. Primary Colors
2. A Simple Plan
1. Gods and Monsters

Best Original Screenplay
5. Life is Beautiful
4. Bulworth
3. Saving Private Ryan
2. Shakespeare in Love
1. The Truman Show

Best Supporting Actress
5. Brenda Blethyn
4. Rachel Griffiths
3. Judi Dench
2. Kathy Bates
1. Lynn Redgrave

Best Supporting Actor
5. Robert Duvall
4. James Coburn
3. Geoffrey Rush
2. Billy Bob Thornton
1. Ed Harris

Best Actress
5. Meryl Streep
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
3. Emily Watson
2. Cate Blanchett
1. Fernanda Montenegro

Best Actor
5. Roberto Benigni
4. Tom Hanks
3. Nick Nolte
2. Edward Norton
1. Ian McKellen

Best Director
5. Roberto Benigni
4. John Madden
3. Peter Weir
2. Steven Spielberg
1. Terrence Malick

Best Picture
5. Elizabeth
4. Life is Beautiful
3. Saving Private Ryan
2. Shakespeare in Love
1. The Thin Red Line

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Re: 1998 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Kellens101 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:48 pm

Best Picture: The Truman Show
Best Director: Terrence Malick for The Thin Red Line
Best Actor: Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters
Best Actress: Fernanda Montenegro in Central Station
Best Supporting Actor: Bill Murray in Rushmore
Best Supporting Actress: Lynn Redgrave in Gods and Monsters
Best Original Screenplay: The Truman Show
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gods and Monsters
Best Score: The Thin Red Line
Best Art Direction: Dark City
Best Costume Design: Shakespeare in Love
Best Editing: The Truman Show
Best Cinematography: The Thin Red Line
Best Sound: Saving Private Ryan

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Postby ksrymy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:02 am

Best Picture
01. The Thin Red Line
02. Life Is Beautiful
03. Saving Private Ryan
04. The Last Days of Disco
05. Shakespeare in Love
06. The Truman Show
07. Gods and Monsters
08. The Big Lebowski
09. Happiness
10. Pleasantville

Best Actor
01. Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters
02. Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful
03. Jim Carrey, The Truman Show
04. Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski
05. Edward Norton, American History X

06. Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan

Best Actress
01. Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
02. Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
03. Chloë Sevigny, The Last Days of Disco
04. Ally Sheedy, High Art
05. Christina Ricci, The Opposite of Sex

06. Jane Horrocks, Little Voice

Best Supporting Actor
01. Ed Harris, The Truman Show
02. Bill Murray, Rushmore
03. Chris Eigeman, The Last Days of Disco
04. Dylan Baker, Happiness
05. Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan

06. Michael Caine, Little Voice

Best Supporting Actress
01. Lisa Kudrow, The Opposite of Sex
02. Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters
03. Joan Allen, Pleasantville
04. Kate Beckinsale, The Last Days of Disco
05. Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice

06. Kathy Bates, Primary Colors

Best Director
01. Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
02. Whit Stillman, The Last Days of Disco
03. Bill Condon, Gods and Monsters
04. Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
05. Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful

06. Peter Weir, The Truman Show
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Postby criddic3 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:42 pm

I found some of old nominations papers, so I'll post what I have for 1998. It was a good year for movies.

BEST PICTURE

Gods and Monsters
Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Truman Show


BEST DIRECTOR

Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful
John Madden, Shakespeare in Love
Sam Raimi, A Simple Plan
Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
Peter Weir, The Truman Show

BEST ACTOR

Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful
Jim Carrey, The Truman Show
Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan
Ian McKellan, Gods and Monsters
Edward Norton, American History X

- Runner ups included Robin Williams (What Dreams May Come), Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro) and Nick Nolte (Affliction). Hanks continued his losing streak going back to 1992. Norton had been up for Primal Fear.

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
Fernando Montenegro, Central Station
Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love
Christina Ricci, The Opposite of Sex
Oprah Winfrey, Beloved

- Runner ups included (believe it or not) Cameron Diaz (There's Something About Mary) and Jennifer Lopez (Out of Sight). All first-timers.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jeremy Davies, Saving Private Ryan
Brendan Fraser, Gods and Monsters
Ed Harris, The Truman Show
Steve Martin, The Spanish Prisoner
Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love

- I also considered Robert Duvall (A Civil Action) and Bill Murray (Rushmore). Harris was nominated for Apollo 13 (1995) and Martin won for Grand Canyon (1991).

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Joan Allen, Pleasantville
Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love
Kimberly Elise, Beloved
Laura Linney, The Truman Show

- Runner ups were Lynn Redgrave (Gods and Monsters), Thandie Newton (Beloved) and Sharon Stone (The Mighty). Allen won in 1995 for Nixon, Dench in 1997 for Mrs. Brown, and Bates in 1990 for Misery.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Plesantville
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Spanish Prisoner
The Truman Show


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Affliction
Gods and Monsters
Out of Sight
A Simple Plan
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries


BEST ART DIRECTION

Dark City
Plesantville
Shakespeare in Love
The Truman Show
What Dreams May Come


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Elizabeth
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Beloved
Elizabeth
Pleasantville
Shakespeare in Love
The Truman Show


BEST FILM EDITING

Enemy of the State
The Mask of Zorro
Out of Sight
Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Nicola Piovanni, Life is Beautiful
Rachel Portman, Beloved
Stephen Warbeck, Shakespeare in Love
John Williams, Saving Private Ryan
Hans Zimmer, The Thin Red Line

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Armageddon
"I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You, " The Mask of Zorro
"Reflection," Mulan
"That'll Do," Babe: Pig in the City
"When You Believe," The Prince of Egypt

BEST MAKEUP

Dark City
Elizabeth
Shakespeare in Love


BEST SOUND

Armageddon
Dark City
The Mask of Zorro
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line


BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING

Armageddon
The Mask of Zorro
Saving Private Ryan


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dark City
Mighty Joe Young
What Dreams May Come


Tally:

Shakespeare in Love - 11n/2w
Saving Private Ryan - 10n/5w
The Truman Show - 10n/4w
Pleasantville - 5n/0w
Dark City - 4n/1w
Gods and Monsters - 4n/1w
Life is Beautiful - 4n/1w (foreign film)
The Mask of Zorro - 4n/0w
Armageddon - 3n/0w
The Thin Red Line - 3n/0w
A Simple Plan - 2n/0w
The Spanish Prisoner - 2n/0w
What Dreams May Come - 2n/1w




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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:57 pm

These comments were unreadable until I hit the edit button on most of the posts to resurrect them yesterday.

Maybe I was a bit harsh on Pleasantville which I revisited recently and posted a review of in another thread. I should also re-watch The Truman Show.

While both are derivative of The Twilight Zone, that isn't a bad thing. At least these films had ideas, which is more than you can say about 90% of the films being released lately.

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Postby flipp525 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:47 pm

flipp525 wrote:I'm just not sure that your comparison works for me. I can certainly envision an episode of The Twilight Zone in which a couple of kids are sucked into their favorite television show (was that ever even an episode?), however I feel like Pleasantville took that premise and expanded upon it in some rather interesting, visually rich ways. To read the film as some cheap, modern version of an exalted Twilight Zone episode doesn't really wash.

Since we're lurking around this thread again, this was never properly responded to.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:35 pm

Maybe it was on one o fthe older sites. In any case, you can add your post now and anyone can edit their own old posts at any time.

Also, if you come across old posts of yours that look odd, simply click on the edit button for that post and it should resolve the problem of not only making your post look right, but those that may have come after it and look odd.

I edit posts to do that all the time so if you see one of your old posts indicating I edited it, all I did was hit the edit button to make it appear the way it should. I do not alter the contents of anyone's posts.




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Postby criddic3 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:55 pm

Some of these threads should be revisited. I thought I had posted my shouldabeens for this year, but cannot find it. Maybe I put it somewhere else? Ah, well.
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Postby flipp525 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:25 am

Thanks, Big Magilla. With your expanded explanation, I can see where you're coming from. Count me, though, as one of the legion of disappointed Joan Allen fans who is quite familiar with several classic Twilight Zone episodes, albeit re-runs on the Sci-Fi channel.

Some favorites that I can recall off the top of my head are the one with Ann Blyth playing the actress who never ages, Telly Savales as the man being haunted by his daughter's doll, Burgess Meredith as a post-apocolyptic librarian, the couple who wakes up in a strange, empty town taunted by a child's laughter (only to discover that they're in her dollhouse) and of course the infamous episode where the family must wear the masks until midnight at which point their faces become permanently frozen into those visages. Great stuff.

I'm just not sure that your comparison works for me. I can certainly envision an episode of The Twilight Zone in which a couple of kids are sucked into their favorite television show (was that ever even an episode?), however I feel like Pleasantville took that premise and expanded upon it in some rather interesting, visually rich ways. To read the film as some cheap, modern version of an exalted Twilight Zone episode doesn't really wash.




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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:53 am

--flipp525 wrote:
--Big Magilla wrote:I said at the time that neither Pleasantville nor The Truman Show would do well at the Oscars because old-timers found both films to be pale imitations of Twilight Zone, a show that kept them glued to their TV sets every Friday night from 1959-1964.

I don't think that Pleasantville is a "pale imitation" of a Twilight Zone episode. That's rather reductive reasoning. Although, given your old-timer perspective, I guess us young'uns should just take you at your word.

It's all in the perception.

Audiences gathered around the TV set with intense anticipation in each and every new Twilight Zone show and were rarely disappointed.

The Truman Show, more so than Pleasantville, seemed like an expanded version of the TV show but both suffered from the comparison. Just as later attempts to turn The Twlight Zone into an hour long series and a still later film version failed to live up to the high expectations of Twlilight Zone freaks so did those two films.

I personally liked The Twlilight Zone but there are only a handful of episodes that stand out in my memory. There are legions of fans who can recall practically every episode to this day.

Was comparing Pleasantville to The Twlight Zone fair? Probably not, but it's interesting to note that Joan Allen's legions of disappointed fans are all too young to have experienced The Twlight Zone in its initial run, though they may have come upon it in re-runs or on DVD.




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Postby Sabin » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:27 am

The nominations on 1999 really angered me. I understand why Lisa Kudrow wasn't nominated. Her film was too indie and prickly, although she gave my favorite female performance that year. I understand why Kimberly Elise and Thandie Newton were passed over. Beloved was Oscar kryptonite. Joan Allen picked up NO traction following her New York Film Critic's Circle victory. Clearly in a year of double vision (Antz & A Bug's Life, Armaggedon & Deep Impact, Dante's Peak & Volcano), The Truman Show and Pleasantville exhausted voters who don't like one mirror held up to their industry. I think each film appealed to a different sub-section of voters.

These are outwardly gracious performances in a field of Although of the nominees I would have chosen Rachel Griffiths, it was a weak Best Actress field that carried Watson's costar along. Kathy Bates, Brenda Blethyn, Judi Dench, and Lynn Redgrave are all gave scene-stealing performances of differing quality. Joan Allen's entire performance is a quiet heartbreaking film in itself, but it's Lisa Kudrow's omission that really breaks my heart.
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Postby Eric » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:03 am

I haven't ever submitted myself to Little Voice, but the reception to Brenda Blethyn's performance fascinates me. The only people who it seems hate Blethyn more than those who hate camp are the people who love camp.

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Postby The Original BJ » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:54 pm

I wasn't really Oscar-watching at the time (I mean, I watched the '98 Oscars but hadn't seen too many of the nominees), but Allen's snub is indeed mystifying and depressing. I prefer her to all the nominees but Redgrave that year. I think, as dws said, the main reason for the omission is that Pleasantville was a widely buzzed contender whose ship just went down as Oscar season went on (maybe a bit like this year's polar opposite '50's film, Revolutionary Road). The visual effects snub, is, for me, truly sinful.

Blethyn's shrieking is indeed hideous, but let's also not forget that, despite strong work, Rachel Griffiths is yet another example of a clear lead robbing a true supporting player of a much-deserved nomination.

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Postby Reza » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:07 pm

flipp525 wrote:...given your old-timer perspective, I guess us young'uns should just take you at your word.

Magilla, I think we 'Old-timers'' need to be put out to pasture. I am reminded about this on a daily basis by the two teenagers in my house......not to mention my ''young'' 43 year old wife.

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Postby flipp525 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:52 pm

Big Magilla wrote:I said at the time that neither Pleasantville nor The Truman Show would do well at the Oscars because old-timers found both films to be pale imitations of Twilight Zone, a show that kept them glued to their TV sets every Friday night from 1959-1964.

I don't think that Pleasantville is a "pale imitation" of a Twilight Zone episode. That's rather reductive reasoning. Although, given your old-timer perspective, I guess us young'uns should just take you at your word.

It's one thing to throw a nomination bone towards someone who's been slighted recently. We've all seen it happen. But to reward that shrill, Shelley-Winters-in-A-Patch-of-Blue-on-CRACK performance is almost unforgivable. I think the snubbing of Joan Allen is one of the worst atrocities by the Academy of the 90's.

Sally Hawkins joins the ranks of Allen and Plummer. She easily should've won this year.
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