Carlo's Picks
The Best and Worst of 1998


Best Picture

American History X
Gods and Monsters
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Truman Show

Worst Picture

The Avengers
Lost in Space
The X-Files

Best Director

Bill Condon, Gods and Monsters
John Madden, Shakepeare in Love
Alex Proyas, Dark City
Sam Raimi, A Simple Plan
Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan

Worst Director

Michael Bay, Armaggedon
Jonathan Frakes, Star Trek: Insurrection
Stephen Hopkins, Lost in Space
Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
Randall Wallace, The Man in the Iron Mask

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski
Takeshi Kitano, Fireworks
Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters
Edward Norton, American History X
Denzel Washington, He Got Game

Worst Actor

Martin Donovan, The Opposite of Sex
Alan Gelfant, Next Stop, Wonderland
Joaquin Phoenix, Clay Pigeons
Caspar Van Dien, Tarzan and the Lost City
Robin Williams, What Dreams May Come

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
Kathy Burke, Nil By Mouth
Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love
Christina Ricci, The Opposite of Sex
Renée Zellweger, One True Thing

Worst Actress

Tea Leoni, Deep Impact
Jane March, Tarzan and the Lost City
Elisabeth Shue, Palmetto
Ione Skye, Dream for an Insomniac
Uma Thurman, The Avengers

Best Supporting Actor

Jeremy Davies, Saving Private Ryan
Ed Harris, The Truman Show
Edward Norton, Rounders
Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love
Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan

Worst Supporting Actor

Seymour Cassel, Dream for an Insomniac
Anthony Heald, Deep Rising
Matt LeBlanc, Lost in Space
Lyle Lovett, The Opposite of Sex
Keifer Sutherland, Dark City

Best Supporting Actress

Joan Allen, Pleasantville
Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love
Anjelica Houston, Ever After
Lisa Kudrow, The Opposite of Sex
Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters

Worst Supporting Actress

Lacey Chabert, Lost in Space
Judith Godreche, The Man in the Iron Mask
Gretchen Mol, Rounders
Maria Pitillo, Godzilla
Denise Richards, Wild Things

Best Ensemble Cast

American History X
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
The Thin Red Line

Worst Ensemble Cast

Deep Rising
Dream for an Insomniac
Tarzan and the Lost City
The Wedding Singer

Breakthrough Performance

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare in Love
Brendan Fraser, Gods and Monsters
Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Mask of Zorro
Christina Ricci, The Opposite of Sex

Most Embarrasing Performance

Sean Connery, The Avengers
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Man in the Iron Mask
Cuba Gooding Jr, What Dreams May Come
William Hurt, Lost in Space
Gary Oldman, Lost in Space

Best Screenplay

Gods and Monsters
He Got Game
Out of Sight
Shakespeare in Love
The Spanish Prisoner

Worst Screenplay

The Avengers
Lost in Space
The Thin Red Line

Best Cinematography

American History X
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love
A Simple Plan

Best Visual Effects

Babe: Pig in the City
Dark City
Deep Impact
What Dreams May Come

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