1998 Oscar Shouldabeens

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Postby Cinemanolis » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:21 pm

Best Picture
The Celebration ***
Happiness
Life Is Beautiful
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line

Best Actor
Alex Dimitriades, Head On
Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters ***
Peter Mullan, My Name Is Joe
Nick Nolte, Afflcition
Edward Norton, American History X

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth ***
Jane Horrocks, Little Voice
Holly Hunter, Living Out Loud
Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
Emily Watson, Hilary and Jackie

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Caine, Little Voice ***
Dylan Baker, Happiness
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Happiness
Edward Norton, Rounders
Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare In Love

Best Supporting Actress
Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice
Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love
Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie ***
Camryn Manheim, Happiness
Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters

Best Director
Wes Anderson, Rushomre
Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
Steven Spielberg, Savimg Private Ryan
Todd Solonz, Happiness
Thomas Vintenberg, The Celebration ***

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Postby rudeboy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:30 am

Yes, Sobieski's been rather MOA in recent years. Looking at her filmography I'd completely forgotten she was in Eyes Wide Shut, and that was the last thing I saw her in, I think.

I haven't seen A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries but will check it out thanks to your recommendation, Damien - and I see that both Harley Cross and Jesse Bradford are in it, which is a big plus for me!

One more performance I love from that year: Marisa Tomei in Slums of Beverly Hills (the film which I could have swallowed a sentimental supporting Alan Arkin oscar for, too).




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Postby Damien » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:13 pm

Another terrific supporting actress performance from 1998: Barbara Hershey in A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries. (Which brings up the question, Whatever happened to the wonderful Leelee Sobieski?)

The Comeback was a brilliant show. I think it didn't catch on because it was one of the most painful and uncomfortable (while simultaneously hilarious) series imaginable.




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Postby rudeboy » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:53 am

Wasn't sold on Kudrow. She was funny enough but it was hardly the scene-stealing role I'd been lead to expect.

Along with Allen's brilliantly subtle, quietly amusing 50s mom, my favourite supporting female performances of the year were from actresses I don't as a rule rate all that highly - Kate Beckinsale, wonderfully bitchy in The Last Days of Disco, and Anjelina Jolie, touching and sweet in Playing By Heart.

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Postby flipp525 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:53 am

Agreed, Akash. The Comeback is one of the most brilliant things that HBO has ever put on and it was vastly under-appreciated during its one season run. Amazing show and so uncomfortable to watch! It was so meta-riffic, too – it knew exactly what it was and never pandered to cheap comic riffs and stunts. Intelligent writing. Loved the running gag that no one would call her hairdresser out for being gay. I miss that show.
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Postby Akash » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:45 am

Oh I agree Flipp, Lisa Kudrow should have WON supporting actress that year. She steals the show in The Opposite of Sex. And then the Emmys add to the indignity by having her lose for her brilliant season on The Comeback to that ex-Seinfeld troll.

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Postby flipp525 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:19 am

rudeboy wrote:Best Supporting Actress
1. Joan Allen for Pleasantville

I’m still disappointed that Joan Allen didn’t receive a nomination for her supporting turn in Pleasantville. I thought it was definitely one of the best performances that year. She took the archetypal 1950’s housewife and humanized her, carefully measuring her sexual awakening with the changing world around her. The scene when she turns around to reveal her colored face is masterful and the scene where “Betty” first experiences an orgasm culminating in her entire black-and-white bathroom blossoming into color and the tree outside her window bursting into flames is fiercely memorable.

Though, to be fair, 1998 was definitely a stellar year for Best Supporting Actress featuring great work from Lynn Redgrave, Judi Dench (whose win I still don’t have a problem with), Rachel Griffiths, and Kathy Bates. I would’ve definitely taken out Brenda Blethyn’s shrill harpy performance of a horrendously unappealing character and replaced it with Allen, Lisa Kudrow for The Opposite of Sex or Kimberly Elise for Beloved.

This, as well as her role in The Ice Storm, is one of several of Allen's versions of the "suffering supporting wife" role she seems to have perfected over the years. Others include The Crucible and Nixon, both for which she was nominated.




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Postby The Original BJ » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:33 am

BEST PICTURE
Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line
*The Truman Show

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson - Rushmore
*Terrence Malick - The Thin Red Line
Gary Ross - Pleasantville
Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
Peter Weir - The Truman Show

BEST ACTOR
Jim Carrey - The Truman Show
Joseph Fiennes - Shakespeare in Love
*Ian McKellen - Gods and Monsters
Nick Nolte - Affliction
Edward Norton - American History X

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth
*Fernanda Montenegro - Central Station
Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakespeare in Love
Christina Ricci - The Opposite of Sex
Emily Watson - Hilary and Jackie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dylan Baker - Happiness
*Ed Harris - The Truman Show
Bill Murray - Rushmore
Nick Nolte - The Thin Red Line
Billy Bob Thornton - A Simple Plan

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Joan Allen - Pleasantville
Kathy Bates - Primary Colors
Judi Dench - Shakespeare in Love
Lisa Kudrow - The Opposite of Sex
*Lynn Redgrave - Gods and Monsters

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Happiness - Todd Solondz
The Opposite of Sex - Don Roos
Pleasantville - Gary Ross
Shakespeare in Love - Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
*The Truman Show - Andrew Niccol

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
*Gods and Monsters - Bill Condon
Out of Sight - Scott Frank
Primary Colors - Elaine May
A Simple Plan - Scott B. Smith
The Thin Red Line - Terrence Malick

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Celebration
Central Station
Life is Beautiful
*Live Flesh
Taste of Cherry

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Big One
The Brandon Teena Story
*The Farm: Angola, U.S.A.
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Wild Man Blues

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
The Prayer - Quest for Camelot
Reflection - Mulan
*A Soft Place to Fall - The Horse Whisperer
That'll Do - Babe: Pig in the City
When You Believe - The Prince of Egypt

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE
Life is Beautiful
Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
*The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show

BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL OR COMEDY SCORE
A Bug's Life
Mulan
The Prince of Egypt
*Shakespeare in Love
Waking Ned Devine

BEST ART DIRECTION
*Dark City
Elizabeth
Pleasantville
Shakespeare in Love
The Truman Show

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Beloved
Elizabeth
Pleasantville
*Shakespeare in Love
Velvet Goldmine

BEST MAKEUP
*Dark City
Elizabeth
Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beloved
Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
*The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show

BEST FILM EDITING
Out of Sight
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line
*The Truman Show

BEST SOUND
A Bug's Life
Dark City
*Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
A Bug's Life
Dark City
The Mask of Zorro
*Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Dark City
*Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show
What Dreams May Come




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Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:36 pm

BEST FILM
1. Taste of Cherry
2. A Simple Plan
3. Gods and Monsters
4. The Thin Red Line
5. The Truman Show
6. Pleasantville
7. Shakespeare in Love
8. The Big Lebowski
9. Central Station
10. Primary Colors

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Abbas Kiarostami, Taste of Cherry
2. Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
3. Bill Condon, Gods and Monsters
4. Sam Raimi, A Simple Plan
5. Joel Coen, The Big Lebowski

BEST ACTOR
1. Ian McKellan, Gods and Monsters
2. Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski
3. Hamayon Ershadi, Taste of Cherry
4. Nick Nolte, Afflction
5. Edward Norton, American History X

BEST ACTRESS
1. Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
2. Gwenyth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love
3. Emily Watson, Hilary and Jackie
4. Emma Thompson, Primary Colors
5. Reese Witherspoon, Pleasantville

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan
2. James Coburn, Affliction
3. Jeff Daniels, Pleasantville
4. Elias Koteas, The Thin Red Line
5. John Goodman, The Big Lebowski

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
2. Joan Allen, Pleasantville
3. Laura Linney, The Truman Show
4. Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters
5. Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Shakespeare in Love
2. The Big Lebowski
3. Pleasantville
4. The Truman Show
5. Taste of Cherry

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. A Simple Plan
2. Gods and Monsters
3. Primary Colors
4. The Thin Red Line
5. Out of Sight
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Postby the critic » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:28 pm

PICTURE
The General
Happiness
Life is Beautiful
A Simple Plan
****The Thin Red Line****

DIRECTOR
John Boorman - The General
Todd Solondz - Happiness
Roberto Benigni - Life is Beautiful
Sam Raimi - A Simple Plan
****Terrence Malick - The Thin Red Line****

ACTOR
Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
Brendan Gleeson - The General
****Ian McKellen - Gods and Monsters****
Nick Nolte - Affliction
Edward Norton - American History X

ACTRESS
****Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth****
Fernanda Montenegro - Central Station
Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakespeare in Love
Christina Ricci - The Opposite of Sex
Ally Sheedy - High Art

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ed Harris - The Truman Show
Bill Murray - Rushmore
Nick Nolte - The Thin Red Line
Donald Sutherland - Without Limits
****Billy Bob Thorton - A Simple Plan****

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
****Joan Allen - Pleasentville****
Kathy Bates - Primary Colors
Rachel Griffiths - Hilary and Jackie
Lisa Kudrow - The Opposite of Sex
Reese Witherspoon - Pleasentville

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
****Happiness****
Life is Beautiful
Pleasentville
Rushmore
Shakespeare in Love

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The General
Gods and Monsters
Out of Sight
****A Simple Plan****
The Thin Red Line

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beloved
Dark City
Elizabeth
****Saving Private Ryan****
The Thin Red Line

EDITION
Enemy of the State
Pleasentville
Saving Private Ryan
****The Thin Red Line****
The Truman Show

ART DIRECTION
Dark City
Elizabeth
Pleasentville
****Shakespeare in Love****
The Truman Show

COSTUME
Elizabeth
The Man in the Iron Mask
****Pleasentville****
Rushmore
Shakespeare in Love

ORIGINAL SCORE
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
A Simple Plan
****The Thin Red Line****
The Truman Show

SOUND
Dark City
Enemy of the State
Pleasentville
Saving Private Ryan
****The Thin Red Line****

SOUND EDITING
****Dark City****
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line

FX
Armageddon
Deep Impact
****What Dreams May Come****

MAKE-UP
****Dark City****
Elizabeth
Star Trek: Insurrection

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Postby The Original BJ » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:27 am

Big Magilla wrote:For anyone who may be interested, I painstakingly went through each and every year and re-listed my picks in order of preference in all eight categoreis - best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress (the latter two categories beginning in 1929), best written drama and best written musical or comedy.

How much time am I going to waste looking through these?

WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much . . .

:)

P.S. I would enjoy song lists even if just in the years you like, if you had the time to compile them.

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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:38 am

For anyone who may be interested, I painstakingly went through each and every year and re-listed my picks in order of preference in all eight categoreis - best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress (the latter two categories beginning in 1929), best written drama and best written musical or comedy.

I considered adding best song, but changed my mind as I coudln't really come up with five songs for every year of the last twenty or so that I think deserve to be considered. The early years, though, still provide a wealth of choices starting with the first year of that award - 1934 - when the year's best songs, "I Only Have Eyes for You" from Dames, "I'm in the Mood for Love" from Every Night at Eight. "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?" from Sitting Pretty, "The Object of My Affection" from Times Square Lady and "On the Good Ship Lollipop" from Bright Eyes weren't even nominated. The best song from The Gay Divorcee, "Night and Day" was ineligible as it wasn't an original so they had to settle for "The Continental", a tour de force dance number that is very hummable, but hardly rolls off the tongue as easily as the timeless classics that were overlooked that year and in many subsequent years.

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Postby rudeboy » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:13 am

Best Film
1. Central Station
2. Velvet Goldmine
3. Pleasantville
4. Happiness
5. Rushmore
6. Affliction
7. The Truman Show
8. Love and Death on Long Island
9. A Simple Plan
10. There’s Something About Mary

Best Director
1. Todd Haynes for Velvet Goldmine
2. Walter Salles for Central Station
3. Todd Solontz for Happiness
4. Wes Anderson for Rushmore
5. Paul Schrader for Affliction

Best Actor
1. John Hurt for Love and Death on Long Island
2. Nick Nolte for Affliction
3. Ian McKellen for Gods and Monsters
4. Eamon Owens for The Butcher Boy
5. Alex Dimitriades for Head On

Best Actress
1. Fernanda Montenegro for Central Station
2. Rachel Griffiths for Hilary and Jackie
3. Emily Watson for Hilary and Jackie
4. Christina Ricci for The Opposite of Sex
5. Chloe Sevigny for The Last Days of Disco

Best Supporting Actor
1. Dylan Baker for Happiness
2. Callum Keith Rennie for Last Night
3. Jeff Daniels for Pleasantville
4. Jim Caviezel for The Thin Red Line
5. Billy Bob Thornton for A Simple Plan

Best Supporting Actress
1. Joan Allen for Pleasantville
2. Sissy Spacek for Affliction
3. Anjelina Jolie for Playing By Heart
4. Sandra Oh for Last Night
5. Kate Beckinsale for The Last Days of Disco

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Postby dws1982 » Mon May 23, 2005 8:49 pm

Best Picture:
1. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
2. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
3. Beloved (Jonathan Demme)
4. Regeneration (Gillies McKinnon)
5. Little Dieter Needs To Fly (Werner Herzog)
6. Men With Guns (John Sayles)
7. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (James Ivory)
8. Bulworth (Warren Beatty)
9. Central Station (Walter Salles)
10. Pleasantville (Gary Ross)

Best Director:
1. Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
2. Abbas Kiarostami, Taste of Cherry
3. Jonathan Demme, Beloved
4. Gillies McKinnon, Regeneration
5. Werner Herzog, Little Dieter Needs To Fly

Best Actor:
1. Nick Nolte, Affliction
2. John Hurt, Love and Death on Long Island
3. Warren Beatty, Bulworth
4. Homayon Ershadi, Taste of Cherry
5. Eammon Owens, The Butcher Boy

Best Actress:
1. Ally Sheedy, High Art
2. Kathy Burke, Nil By Mouth
3. Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
4. Leelee Sobieksi, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
5. Oprah Winfrey, Beloved

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Jonathan Pryce, Regeneration
2. Kris Kristofferson, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
3. Donald Sutherland, Without Limits
4. Nick Nolte, The Thin Red Line
5. Elias Koteas, The Thin Red Line

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Joan Allen, Pleasantville
2. Beah Richards, Beloved
3. Patricia Clarkson, High Art
4. Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
5. Kimberly Elise, Beloved

Best Screenplay-
1. Regeneration
2. Beloved
3. Men With Guns
4. The Thin Red Line
5. Bulworth

Best Cinematography-
1. The Thin Red Line
2. Beloved
3. Affliction
4. Regeneration
5. Central Station

Best Editing-
1. The Thin Red Line
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Men With Guns
4. Regeneration
5. Taste of Cherry

Best Score-
1. The Thin Red Line
2. Regeneration
3. Pleasantville
4. Beloved
5. Central Station

Best Art Direction-
1. Beloved
2. Pleasantville
3. What Dreams May Come
4. Regeneration
5. Velvet Goldmine

Best Costume Design-
1. Velvet Goldmine
2. Pleasantville
3. Beloved
4. High Art
5. Elizabeth

Best Sound-
1. The Thin Red Line
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Velvet Goldmine
4. Regeneration
5. Taste of Cherry

Best Sound Effects-
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. The Thin Red Line
3. Beloved

Best Visual Effects-
1. Pleasantville
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. The Truman Show

Best Makeup-
1. Velvet Goldmine
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Elizabeth




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Postby Mack Ten » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:45 am

1998

1. Rushmore
2. Beloved
3. The Opposite Of Sex
4. Gods And Monsters
5. The Butcher Boy
6. Happiness
7. Saving Private Ryan
8. Elizabeth
9. Hilary And Jackie
10. The Big Lebowski


Best Supporting Actor

Dylan Baker ... Happiness *
Jeremy Davies ... Saving Private Ryan
Danny Glover ... Beloved
Jason Patric ... Your Friends And Neighbors
Billy Bob Thornton ... A Simple Plan

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Clarkson ... High Art
Kimberly Elise ... Beloved
Rachel Griffiths ... Hilary & Jackie
Lisa Kudrow ... The Opposite Of Sex *
Thandie Newton ... Beloved


Best Actor

Jeff Bridges ... The Big Lebowski
Ian McKellen ... Gods And Monsters
Edward Norton ... American History X *
Eammon Owens ... The Butcher Boy
Jason Schwartzman ... Rushmore

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett ... Elizabeth *
Holly Hunter ... Living Out Loud
Jessica Lange ... Cousin Bette
Emily Watson ... Hilary And Jackie
Oprah Winfrey ... Beloved


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