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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 1999 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 1999, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


American Beauty -- Best Picture of the Year

BEST PICTURE
American Beauty
The Insider
Eyes Wide Shut
Magnolia
The Green Mile

BEST ACTOR
Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon
Russell Crowe in The Insider
Richard Farnsworth in The Straight Story
Kevin Spacey in American Beauty
Denzel Washington in The Hurricane

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening in American Beauty
Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut
Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry
Janet McTeer in Tumbleweeds
Sigourney Weaver in A Map of the World

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Wes Bentley in American Beauty
Paul Newman in Message in a Bottle
Chris Cooper in American Beauty
Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile
Tom Cruise in Magnolia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Thora Birch in American Beauty
Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted
Chloe Sevigny in Boys Don't Cry
Cameron Diaz in Being John Malkovich
Mena Suvari in American Beauty

BEST DIRECTOR
Stanley Kubrick for Eyes Wide Shut
Norman Jewison for The Hurricane
Michael Mann for The Insider
Sam Mendes for American Beauty
Paul Thomas Anderson for Magnolia

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Dogma
Magnolia
American Beauty
Being John Malkovich
Toy Story 2

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Green Mile
The Insider
Eyes Wide Shut
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Bringing Out The Dead

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
R.E.M. for Man on the Moon
Basil Poledouris for For Love of the Game
John Williams for Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace
Gabriel Yared for The Talented Mr. Ripley
Thomas Newman for The Green Mile
Thomas Newman for American Beauty 

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"The Great Beyond" from Man on the Moon -- performed by R.E.M.
"Lift Me Up" from Limbo -- performed by Bruce Springsteen
"Still" from Dogma -- performed by Alanis Morrisette
"When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2 -- performed by Sarah McLachlan
"You'll Be In My Heart" from Tarzan -- performed by Phil Collins

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
American Beauty
Eyes Wide Shut
Three Kings
The End of the Affair
Snow Falling on Cedars

BEST FILM EDITING
Any Given Sunday
American Beauty
Magnolia
Bringing Out The Dead
Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Haunting
Eyes Wide Shut
Sleepy Hollow
American Beauty
Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Anna and the King
Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace
Sleepy Hollow
Topsy Turvy

BEST MAKEUP
Sleepy Hollow
The Mummy
Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace

BEST SOUND
Any Given Sunday
The Matrix
The Green Mile
The Mummy
Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Any Given Sunday
The Matrix
Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Matrix
The Mummy
Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
American Beauty
Magnolia
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Bringing Out The Dead
The Insider

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 1999 MOTION PICTURE
The FireBird final sequence in Fantasia 2000
Cast members singing along to Aimee Mann's song "Wise Up" towards the conclusion of Magnolia
The final lightsaber duel between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi at the end of Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Jeffrey Wigand giving the interview to 60 Minutes intercut with Lowell Bergman's reactions in The Insider
The horrifying final moments in the abandoned house in The Blair Witch Project

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Man on the Moon
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
Tarzan
Magnolia
Fantasia 2000

BEST MOVIE POSTER
American Beauty
The Insider
Fantasia 2000
Magnolia
Man on the Moon