The 1998 Academy Awards®
Host: Whoopi Goldberg
Date: March 21, 1999

Best Picture
Life Is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line

Best Director
Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful
John Madden, Shakespeare in Love
Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
Stephen Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan--winner
Peter Weir, The Truman Show

Best Actor
Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful--winner
Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan
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--winner
Meryl Streep, One True Thing
Emily Watson, Hilary and Jackie

Best Supporting Actor
James Coburn, Affliction--winner
Robert Duvall, A Civil Action
Ed Harris, The Truman Show
Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love
Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan

Best Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice
Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love--winner
Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie
Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters

Best Foreign Language Film
Central Station (Brazil)
Children of Heaven (Iran)
The Grandfather (Spain)
Life Is Beautiful (Italy)--winner
Tango (Argentina)

Best Original Screenplay
Bulworth (Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser)
Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami)
Saving Private Ryan (Robert Rodat)
Shakespeare in Love (Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard)--winner
The Truman Show (Andrew Niccol)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon)--winner
Out of Sight (Scott Frank)
Primary Colors (Elaine May)
A Simple Plan (Scott B. Smith)
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)

Best Original Dramatic Score
Elizabeth (David Hirschfelder)
Life Is Beautiful (Nicola Piovani)--winner
Pleasantville (Randy Newman)
Saving Private Ryan (John Williams)
The Thin Red Line (Hans Zimmer)

Best Original Musical or Comedy Score
A Bug's Life (Randy Newman)
Mulan (Matthew Wilder, David Zippel, Jerry Goldsmith)
Patch Adams (Marc Shaiman)
The Prince of Egypt (Stephen Schwartz and Hans Zimmer)
Shakespeare in Love (Stephen Warbeck)--winner

Best Cinematography
A Civil Action
Saving Private Ryan--winner
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line

Other Categories:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Shakespeare in Love (Martin Childs, Jill Quertier)

Best Costume Design
Shakespeare in Love (Sandy Powell)

Best Makeup
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love

Best Film Editing
Saving Private Ryan (Michael Kahn)

Best Visual Effects
What Dreams May Come (Joel Hynek, Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson, Kevin Scott Mack)

Best Sound
Saving Private Ryan (Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ron Judkins)

Best Sound Effects Editing
Saving Private Ryan (Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns)

Best Original Song
The Prince of Egypt, for the song "When You Believe," by Stephen Schwartz

Best Animated Short Films
Bunny (Chris Wedge)

Best Live Action Short Film
Valgaften (Kim Magnusson, Anders Thomas Jensen)

Best Documentary, Short Subject
The Personals (Keiko Ibi)

Best Documentary, Feature
The Last Days (James Moll, Ken Lipper)

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