The Academy Awards

Season 71 Episode 1

The 71st Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 21, 1999 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLERoberto Benigni -- Life Is Beautiful ("Guido") • Tom Hanks -- Saving Private Ryan ("Captain Miller") • Ian McKellen -- Gods and Monsters ("James Whale") • Nick Nolte -- Affliction ("Wade Whitehouse") • Edward Norton -- American History X ("Derek") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLEJames Coburn -- Affliction ("Glen Whitehouse") • Robert Duvall -- A Civil Action ("Jerome Facher") • Ed Harris -- The Truman Show ("Christof") • Geoffrey Rush -- Shakespeare in Love ("Philip Henslowe") • Billy Bob Thornton -- A Simple Plan ("Jacob") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Cate Blanchett -- Elizabeth ("Queen Elizabeth I") • Fernanda Montenegro -- Central Station ("Dora") • Gwyneth Paltrow -- Shakespeare in Love ("Viola De Lesseps") • Meryl Streep -- One True Thing ("Kate Gulden") • Emily Watson -- Hilary and Jackie ("Jacqueline du Pré") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Kathy Bates -- Primary Colors ("Libby") • Brenda Blethyn -- Little Voice ("Mari") • Judi Dench -- Shakespeare in Love ("Queen Elizabeth I") • Rachel Griffiths -- Hilary and Jackie ("Hilary du Pré") • Lynn Redgrave -- Gods and Monsters ("Hanna") ART DIRECTIONElizabeth -- Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Peter Howitt • Pleasantville -- Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall; Set Decoration: Jay Hart • Saving Private Ryan -- Art Direction: Tom Sanders; Set Decoration: Lisa Dean Kavanaugh • Shakespeare in Love -- Art Direction: Martin Childs; Set Decoration: Jill QuertierWhat Dreams May Come -- Art Direction: Eugenio Zanetti; Set Decoration: Cindy Carr CINEMATOGRAPHYA Civil Action -- Conrad L. Hall • Elizabeth -- Remi Adefarasin • Saving Private Ryan -- Janusz KaminskiShakespeare in Love -- Richard Greatrex • The Thin Red Line -- John Toll COSTUME DESIGNBeloved -- Colleen Atwood • Elizabeth -- Alexandra Byrne • Pleasantville -- Judianna Makovsky • Shakespeare in Love -- Sandy PowellVelvet Goldmine -- Sandy Powell DIRECTINGLife Is Beautiful -- Roberto Benigni • Saving Private Ryan -- Steven SpielbergShakespeare in Love -- John Madden • The Thin Red Line -- Terrence Malick • The Truman Show -- Peter Weir DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Dancemaker -- Matthew Diamond, Jerry Kupfer • The Farm: Angola, U.S.A. -- Jonathan Stack, Liz Garbus • The Last Days -- James Moll, Ken LipperLenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth -- Robert B. Weide • Regret to Inform -- Barbara Sonneborn, Janet Cole DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years -- Keiko IbiA Place in the Land -- Charles Guggenheim • Sunrise over Tiananmen Square -- Shui-Bo Wang, Donald McWilliams FILM EDITINGLife Is Beautiful -- Simona Paggi • Out of Sight -- Anne V. Coates • Saving Private Ryan -- Michael KahnShakespeare in Love -- David Gamble • The Thin Red Line -- Billy Weber, Leslie Jones, Saar Klein FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMCentral Station -- Brazil • Children of Heaven -- Iran • The Grandfather -- Spain • Life Is Beautiful -- ItalyTango -- Argentina MAKEUPElizabeth -- Jenny ShircoreSaving Private Ryan -- Lois Burwell, Conor O'Sullivan, Daniel C. Striepeke • Shakespeare in Love -- Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)Elizabeth -- David Hirschfelder • Life Is Beautiful -- Nicola PiovaniPleasantville -- Randy Newman • Saving Private Ryan -- John Williams • The Thin Red Line -- Hans Zimmer MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)A Bug's Life -- Randy Newman • Mulan -- Music by Matthew Wilder; Lyrics by David Zippel; Orchestral Score by Jerry Goldsmith • Patch Adams -- Marc Shaiman • The Prince of Egypt -- Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Hans Zimmer • Shakespeare in Love -- Stephen Warbeck MUSIC (Original Song) • "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing" from Armageddon -- Music and Lyric by Diane Warren • "The Prayer" from Quest for Camelot -- Music by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster; Lyric by Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Tony Renis and Alberto Testa • "A Soft Place To Fall" from The Horse Whisperer -- Music and Lyric by Allison Moorer and Gwil Owen • "That'll Do" from Babe: Pig in the City -- Music and Lyric by Randy Newman • "When You Believe" from The Prince of Egypt -- Music and Lyric by Stephen Schwartz BEST PICTUREElizabeth -- Alison Owen, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, Producers • Life Is Beautiful -- Elda Ferri and Gianluigi Braschi, Producers • Saving Private Ryan -- Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn, Producers • Shakespeare in Love -- David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman, ProducersThe Thin Red Line -- Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau and Grant Hill, Producers SHORT FILM (Animated)Bunny -- Chris WedgeThe Canterbury Tales -- Christopher Grace, Jonathan Myerson • Jolly Roger -- Mark Baker • More -- Mark Osborne, Steve Kalafer • When Life Departs -- Karsten Kiilerich, Stefan Fjeldmark SHORT FILM (Live Action)Culture -- Will Speck, Josh Gordon • Election Night (Valgaften) -- Kim Magnusson, Anders Thomas JensenHoliday Romance -- Alexander Jovy, JJ Keith • La Carte Postale (The Postcard) -- Vivian Goffette • Victor -- Simon Sandquist, Joel Bergvall SOUNDArmageddon -- Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Keith A. Wester • The Mask of Zorro -- Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Pud Cusack • Saving Private Ryan -- Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ronald JudkinsShakespeare in Love -- Robin O'Donoghue, Dominic Lester, Peter Glossop • The Thin Red Line -- Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Paul Brincat SOUND EFFECTS EDITINGArmageddon -- George Watters II • The Mask of Zorro -- David McMoyler • Saving Private Ryan -- Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns VISUAL EFFECTSArmageddon -- Richard R. Hoover, Pat McClung, John Frazier • Mighty Joe Young -- Rick Baker, Hoyt Yeatman, Allen Hall, Jim Mitchell • What Dreams May Come -- Joel Hynek, Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson, Kevin Mack WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)Gods and Monsters -- Bill CondonOut of Sight -- Scott Frank • Primary Colors -- Elaine May • A Simple Plan -- Scott B. Smith • The Thin Red Line -- Terrence Malick WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)Bulworth -- Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser; Story by Warren Beatty • Life Is Beautiful -- Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni • Saving Private Ryan -- Robert Rodat • Shakespeare in Love -- Marc Norman, Tom StoppardThe Truman Show -- Andrew Niccol HONORARY AWARD • To Elia Kazan in recognition of his indelible contributions to the art of motion picture direction. IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDNorman Jewison
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