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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 1998 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 1998, 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...


The Truman Show -- Best Picture of the Year

BEST PICTURE
A Simple Plan
Pleasantville
The Thin Red Line
Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show

BEST ACTOR
Jim Carrey in The Truman Show
Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan
Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love
Edward Norton in American History X
John Travolta in Primary Colors

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth
Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love
Christina Ricci in The Opposite of Sex
Meryl Streep in One True Thing
Oprah Winfrey in Beloved

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jeff Daniels in Pleasantville
Ed Harris in The Truman Show
Billy Bob Thornton in A Simple Plan
Jeremy Davies in Saving Private Ryan
Jason Patric in Your Friends and Neighbors

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Joan Allen in Pleasantville
Kathy Bates in Primary Colors
Kimberly Elise in Beloved
Sharon Stone in The Mighty
Thandie Newton in Beloved

BEST DIRECTOR
Jonathan Demme for Beloved
Terence Malick for The Thin Red Line
Sam Raimi for A Simple Plan
Steven Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan
Peter Weir for The Truman Show

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Meet Joe Black
Shakespeare in Love
Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Beloved
One True Thing
Primary Colors
A Simple Plan
What Dreams May Come

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE (had to have six this year)
James Horner for The Mask of Zorro
John Williams for Saving Private Ryan
Thomas Newman for Meet Joe Black
Randy Newman for Pleasantville
Hans Zimmer and Stephen Schwartz for The Prince of Egypt
Burkhard Dallwitz with Philip Glass for The Truman Show

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"The Prayer" from Quest for Camelot -- performed by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
"I Don't Want to Miss A Thing" from Armageddon -- performed by Aerosmith
"When You Believe" from The Prince of Egypt -- performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey
"Uninvited" from City of Angels -- performed by Alannis Morissette
"Deliver Us" from The Prince of Egypt

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beloved
Saving Private Ryan
Pleasantville
The Thin Red Line
What Dreams May Come

BEST FILM EDITING
Armageddon
The Thin Red Line
Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show

BEST ART DIRECTION
Elizabeth
The Truman Show
Pleasantville
Dark City
Shakespeare in Love

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Pleasantville
Shakespeare in Love
Ever After : A Cinderella Story
The Mask of Zorro
Elizabeth

BEST MAKEUP
Star Trek : Insurrection
Shakespeare in Love
Dark City

BEST SOUND
Armageddon
Godzilla
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line
Deep Impact

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Saving Private Ryan
Armageddon
Lost in Space

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Armageddon
Pleasantville
What Dreams May Come
Dark City
Babe : Pig in the City

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 1998 MOTION PICTURE
The comet crashing into the ocean, and the tidal wave overtaking the city in Deep Impact
The opening 25 minute sequence of the massacre at D-Day in Saving Private Ryan
The ending where Truman manages to escape in The Truman Show
The love scene between Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani in Meet Joe Black
Moses parting the Red Sea in The Prince of Egypt

BEST CASTING DECISION
Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank in The Truman Show
Thandie Newton as Beloved in Beloved
Ed Harris as Christof in The Truman Show
Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
The Truman Show
Armageddon
City of Angels

BEST MOVIE POSTER
What Dreams May Come
Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show