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Oscars 1999

Gold Standard

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Nominees Jeff's Take
Best Picture
  • American Beauty
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Green Mile
  • The Insider
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Winner: American Beauty
    My Prediction: American Beauty
    My Vote: American Beauty
    Unfairly Overlooked: Eyes Wide Shut
    Best Director
  • Sam Mendes, American Beauty
  • Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich
  • Lasse Hallstrom, The Cider House Rules
  • Michael Mann, The Insider
  • M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense
  • The Winner: Sam Mendes
    My Prediction: Sam Mendes
    My Vote: Spike Jonze
    Unfairly Overlooked: Stanley Kubrick; David Lynch, The Straight Story; Martin Scorsese, Bringing Out the Dead
    Best Actor
  • Russell Crowe, The Insider
  • Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story
  • Sean Penn, Sweet and Lowdown
  • Kevin Spacey, American Beauty
  • Denzel Washington, The Hurricane
  • The Winner: Kevin Spacey
    My Prediction: Denzel Washington
    My Vote: Richard Farnsworth
    Unfairly Overlooked: Jim Carrey, Man on the Moon; George Clooney, Three Kings; Charles S. Dutton, Cookie's Fortune; Tom Cruise, Eyes Wide Shut
    Best Actress
  • Annette Bening, American Beauty
  • Janet McTeer, Tumbleweeds
  • Julianne Moore, The End of the Affair
  • Meryl Streep, Music of the Heart
  • Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry
  • The Winner: Hilary Swank
    My Prediction: Hilary Swank
    My Vote: Annette Bening
    Unfairly Overlooked: Nicole Kidman, Eyes Wide Shut; Franka Potente, Run Lola Run; Julia Roberts, Notting Hill; Kate Winslet, Holy Smoke; Reese Witherspoon, Election
    Best Supporting Actor
  • Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules
  • Tom Cruise, Magnolia
  • Michael Clarke Duncan, The Green Mile
  • Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense
  • The Winner: Michael Caine
    My Prediction: Tom Cruise
    My Vote: Tom Cruise
    Unfairly Overlooked: Dan Hedaya, Dick; William H. Macy, Happy, Texas; John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich; Christopher Plummer, The Insider; Stephen Rea, The End of the Affair; James Woods, True Crime
    Best Supporting Actress
  • Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense
  • Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted
  • Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich
  • Samantha Morton, Sweet and Lowdown
  • Chloë Sevigny, Boys Don't Cry
  • The Winner: Angelina Jolie
    My Prediction: Angelina Jolie
    My Vote: Samantha Morton
    Unfairly Overlooked: Julianne Moore, Magnolia; Patricia Neal, Cookie's Fortune; Jean Smart, Guinevere; Sissy Spacek, The Straight Story; Sharon Stone, The Muse
    Foreign Language Film
  • East-West (France)
  • Himalaya (a.k.a. Caravan) (Nepal)
  • Solomon and Gaenor (UK)
  • All About My Mother (Spain)
  • Under the Sun (Sweden)
  • The Winner: All About My Mother
    My Prediction: All About My Mother
    My Vote: All About My Mother
    Unfairly Overlooked: The Wind Will Carry Us, Beau Travail, The Letter, Kikujiro
    Adapted Screenplay
  • John Irving, The Cider House Rules
  • Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, Election
  • Eric Roth & Michael Mann, The Insider
  • Frank Darabont, The Green Mile
  • Anthony Minghella, The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • The Winner: The Cider House Rules
    My Prediction: The Cider House Rules
    My Vote: Election
    Unfairly Overlooked: Bringing Out the Dead, by Paul Schrader; Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick & Frederick Raphael; Toy Story 2, by Andrew Stanton, et al.; The Winslow Boy, by David Mamet
    Original Screenplay
  • Alan Ball, American Beauty
  • Charlie Kaufman, Being John Malkovich
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia
  • M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense
  • Mike Leigh, Topsy-Turvy
  • The Winner: American Beauty
    My Prediction: American Beauty
    My Vote: Being John Malkovich
    Unfairly Overlooked: Cookie's Fortune, by Anne Rapp; Limbo, by John Sayles; Three Kings, by David O. Russell
    Art Direction
  • Anna and the King
  • The Cider House Rules
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Topsy-Turvy
  • The Winner: Sleepy Hollow
    My Prediction: Anna and the King
    My Vote: Sleepy Hollow
    Unfairly Overlooked: Eyes Wide Shut
    Cinematography
  • Conrad L. Hall, American Beauty
  • Roger Pratt, The End of the Affair
  • Dante Spinotti, The Insider
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, Sleepy Hollow
  • Robert Richardson, Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The Winner: American Beauty
    My Prediction: Snow Falling on Cedars
    My Vote: The Sleepy Hollow
    Unfairly Overlooked: Robert Richardson, Brining Out the Dead; Larry Smith and Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut; Darius Khondji, In Dreams; Newton Thomas Sigel, Three Kings
    Sound Mixing
  • The Green Mile
  • The Insider
  • The Matrix
  • The Mummy
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • The Winner: The Matrix
    My Prediction: The Matrix
    My Vote: The Matrix
    Unfairly Overlooked: Eyes Wide Shut, Bringing Out the Dead
    Sound Editing
  • Fight Club
  • The Matrix
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • The Winner: The Matrix
    My Prediction: The Matrix
    My Vote: The Matrix
    Unfairly Overlooked: Eyes Wide Shut, Bringing Out the Dead
    Original Score
  • Thomas Newman, American Beauty
  • John Williams, Angela's Ashes
  • Rachel Portman, The Cider House Rules
  • John Corigliano, The Red Violin
  • Gabriel Yared, The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • The Winner: The Red Violin
    My Prediction: The Red Violin
    My Vote: none
    Unfairly Overlooked: Ennio Morricone, The Legend of 1900; Michael Nyman, The End of the Affair; Howard Shore, Gloria; Tom Tykwer, Run Lola Run
    Original Song
  • "Blame Canada," by Trey Parker & Marc Shaiman; South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
  • "Music of My Heart," Music of the Heart
  • "Save Me," by Aimee Mann; Magnolia
  • "When She Loved Me," by Randy Newman; Toy Story 2
  • "You'll Be in My Heart," by Phil Collins; Tarzan
  • The Winner: "You'll Be in My Heart"
    My Prediction: "You'll Be in My Heart"
    My Vote: "Save Me"
    Unfairly Overlooked: "Beautiful Stranger", by Madonna, from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; "The Great Beyond", by R.E.M., from Man on the Moon
    Costume
  • Anna and the King
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Titus
  • Topsy-Turvy
  • The Winner: Topsy-Turvy
    My Prediction: Titus
    My Vote: none
    Unfairly Overlooked: The End of the Affair
    Documentary Feature
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Genghis Blues
  • On the Ropes
  • One Day in September
  • Speaking in Strings
  • The Winner: One Day in September
    My Prediction: Buena Vista Social Club
    My Vote: Buena Vista Social Club
    Unfairly Overlooked: American Movie; Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred Leuchter Jr.; My Best Fiend
    Documentary Short
  • King Gimp
  • Eyewitness
  • The Wildest Show in the South: The Angola Prison Rodeo
  • The Winner: King Gimp
    My Prediction: n/a
    My Vote: n/a
    Unfairly Overlooked: n/a
    Film Editing
  • American Beauty
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Insider
  • The Matrix
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Winner: The Matrix
    My Prediction: American Beauty
    My Vote: The Matrix
    Unfairly Overlooked: Eyes Wide Shut, Bringing Out the Dead
    Makeup
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Bicentennial Man
  • Life
  • Topsy-Turvy
  • The Winner: Topsy-Turvy
    My Prediction: Topsy-Turvy
    My Vote: Topsy-Turvy
    Unfairly Overlooked: Being John Malkovich, Bringing Out the Dead
    Animated Short
  • 3 Misses
  • Humdrum
  • My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • When the Day Breaks
  • The Winner: The Old Man and the Sea
    My Prediction: n/a
    My Vote: n/a
    Unfairly Overlooked: n/a
    Live Action Short
  • Bror, min bror
  • Killing Joe
  • Kleingeld
  • Major and Minor Miracles
  • My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York
  • The Winner: My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York
    My Prediction: n/a
    My Vote: n/a
    Unfairly Overlooked: n/a
    Visual Effects
  • The Matrix
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Stuart Little
  • The Winner: The Matrix
    My Prediction: The Matrix
    My Vote: The Matrix
    Unfairly Overlooked: n/a

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