1998 Academy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1998 Academy Awards were presented March 21, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

Best in category is bold.

Best PictureElizabeth, Alison Owen, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, producers (Gramercy)
Life Is Beautiful, Elda Ferri and Gianluigi Braschi, producers (Miramax)
Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn, producers (DreamWorks)
Shakespeare in Love, David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman, producers (Miramax)
The Thin Red Line, Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau and Grant Hill, producers (20th Century Fox)
Actor in a Leading RoleRoberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful
Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan
Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters
Nick Nolte, Affliction
Edward Norton, American History X
Actress in a Leading RoleCate Blanchett, Elizabeth
Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station
Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love
Meryl Streep, One True Thing
Emily Watson, Hilary and Jackie
Actor in a Supporting RoleJames Coburn, Affliction
Robert Duvall, A Civil Action
Ed Harris, The Truman Show
Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love
Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan
Actress in a Supporting RoleKathy Bates, Primary Colors
Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice
Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love
Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie
Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters
DirectingRoberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful
Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
John Madden, Shakespeare in Love
Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
Peter Weir, The Truman Show
Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenWarren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser; story by Warren Beatty, Bulworth
Vincenzo Cerami and Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful
Robert Rodat, Saving Private Ryan
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love
Andrew Niccol, The Truman Show
Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedBill Condon, Gods and Monsters
Scott Frank, Out of Sight
Elaine May, Primary Colors
Scott B. Smith, A Simple Plan
Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
CinematographyConrad L. Hall, A Civil Action
Remi Adefarasin, Elizabeth
Janusz Kaminski, Saving Private Ryan
Richard Greatrex, Shakespeare in Love
John Toll, The Thin Red Line
Art DirectionJohn Myhre, Elizabeth
Jeannine Oppewall, Pleasantville
Tom Sanders, Saving Private Ryan
Martin Childs and Jill Quertier, Shakespeare in Love
Eugenio Zanetti, What Dreams May Come
SoundKevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Keith A. Wester, Armageddon
Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Pud Cusack, The Mask of Zorro
Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Ronald Judkins, Saving Private Ryan
Robin O'Donoghue, Dominic Lester and Peter Glossop, Shakespeare in Love
Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Paul Brincat, The Thin Red Line
Song“I Don't Want to Miss a Thing,” Armageddon, Diane Warren
“The Prayer,” Quest for Camelot, Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Tony Renis and Alberto Testa
“A Soft Place to Fall,” The Horse Whisperer, Allison Moorer and Gwil Owen
“That'll Do,” Babe: Pig in the City, Randy Newman
“When You Believe,” The Prince of Egypt, Stephen Schwartz
Original ScoreDavid Hirschfelder, Elizabeth
Nicola Piovani, Life Is Beautiful
Randy Newman, Pleasantville
John Williams, Saving Private Ryan
Hans Zimmer, The Thin Red Line
Original Musical or Comedy ScoreRandy Newman, A Bug's Life
Matthew Wilder, David Zippel and Jerry Goldsmith, Mulan
Marc Shaiman, Patch Adams
Stephen Schwartz and Hans Zimmer, The Prince of Egypt
Stephen Warbeck, Shakespeare in Love
Film EditingSimona Paggi, Life Is Beautiful
Anne V. Coates, Out of Sight
Michael Kahn, Saving Private Ryan
David Gamble. Shakespeare in Love
Billy Weber, Leslie Jones and Saar Klein, The Thin Red Line
Costume DesignColleen Atwood, Beloved
Alexandra Byrne, Elizabeth
Judianna Makovsky, Pleasantville
Sandy Powell, Shakespeare Iin Love
Sandy Powell, Velvet Goldmine
MakeupJenny Shircore, Elizabeth
Lois Burwell, Conor O'Sullivan and Daniel C. Striepeke, Saving Private Ryan
Lisa Westcott and Veronica Brebner, Shakespeare in Love
Visual EffectsRichard R. Hoover, Pat McClung and John Frazier, Armageddon
Rick Baker, Hoyt Yeatman, Allen Hall and Jim Mitchell, Mighty Joe Young
Joel Hynek, Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson and Kevin Mack, What Dreams May Come
Sound Effects EditingGeorge Watters, II, Armageddon
David McMoyler, The Mask of Zorro
Gary Rydstrom and Richard Hymns, Saving Private Ryan
Short Films
AnimationBunny (Chris Wedge, producer; Blue Sky Studios, Inc. Production)
The Canterbury Tales (Christopher Grace and Jonathan Myerson, producers; S4C/BBC Wales/HBO Production)
Jolly Roger (Mark Baker, producer; Astley Baker/Silver Bird Production for Channel Four)
More (Mark Osborne and Steve Kalafer, producers; Bad Clams Productions/Swell Productions/Flemington Pictures Production)
When Life Departs (Karsten Kiilerich and Sefan Fjeldmark, producers; A. Film Production)
Live ActionCulture (Will Speck & Josh Gordon, producers; False Alarm Pictures Production)
Election Night (Valgaften) Kim Magnusson and Anders Thomas Jensen, producers; M & M Production)
Holiday Romance (Alexander Jovy, producer; Jovy Junior Enterprises Ltd. Production)
La Carte Postale (The Postcard) (Vivian Goffette, producer; K2 S.A. Production)
Victor Simon Sandquist and Joel Bergvall, producers; Bergvall Bilder/Hemikrania Production)
Short SubjectThe Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years (Keiko Ibi, director; Keiko Ibi Film Production)
A Place in the Land (Charles Guggenheim, director; Guggenheim Production)
Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square (Shui-Bo Wang and Donald McWilliams, directors; National Film Board of Canada Production)
FeatureDancemaker (Matthew Diamond and Jerry Kupfer, producers; Four Oaks Foundation Production)
The Farm: Angola, U.S.A. (Jonathan Stack and Liz Garbus, producers; Gabriel Films Production)
The Last Days (October) (James Moll and Ken Lipper, producers; Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation Production)
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (Robert B. Weide, producer; Whyaduck Productions, Inc.)
Regret to Inform (Barbara Sonneborn and Janet Cole, producers; Sun Foundation Production)
Foreign Language FilmCentral Station, Brazil
Children Of Heaven, Iran
The Grandfather, Spain
Life Is Beautiful, Italy
Tango, Argentina
Irving G. Thalberg AwardNorman F. Jewison, producer-director
Scientific and Technical AwardAvid Technology, Inc.
Honorary AwardElia Kazan, director

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