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1998: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. The Thin Red Line (dir: Terrence Malick)
  2. Rushmore (dir: Wes Anderson)
  3. The Big Lebowski (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
  4. Out of Sight (dir: Steven Soderbergh)
  5. The Dreamlife of Angels (dir: Erick Zonca)
  6. Velvet Goldmine (dir: Todd Haynes)
  7. Babe: Pig in the City (dir: George Miller)
  8. Fucking Amal (dir: Lukas Moodyson)
  9. The Cruise (dir: Bennett Miller)
  10. Besieged (dir: Bernardo Bertolucci)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Gods and Monsters (dir: Bill Condon), Pi (dir: Darren Arenofsky), Primary Colors (dir: Mike Nichols), Saving Private Ryan (dir: Steven Spielberg), A Simple Plan (dir: Sam Raimi), Slums of Beverly Hills (dir: Tamara Jenkins), There's Something About Mary (dir: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly), The Truman Show (dir: Peter Weir) and Wild Things (dir: John McNaughton)

Best Film of the Year: The Thin Red Line
Producers: Robert Michael Geisler, Grant Hill, John Roberdeau

US Distributor: Fox

Terence Malick and Jim Caviezel on the set of The Thin Red Line

Terence Malick and Jim Caviezel on the set of The Thin Red Line


Jeff Bridges and Sam Elliot in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges and Sam Elliot in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski

Best Actor:
1. Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski
2. George Clooney, Out of Sight
3. Ian McKellan, Gods and Monsters
4. Edward Norton, American History X
5. Brendan Gleeson, The General


Cate Blanchett in Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett in Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth

Best Actress:
1. Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
2. Elodie Bouchez, The Dreamlife of Angels
3. Jennifer Lopez, Out of Sight
4. Thandie Newton, Besieged
5. Christina Ricci, The Opposite of Sex


Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's Rushmore

Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's Rushmore

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Bill Murray, Rushmore

2.Jim Caviezel, The Thin Red Line
3. Elias Koteas, The Thin Red Line
4. Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan
5. Matt Dillon, There's Something About Mary


Julianne Moore in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski

Julianne Moore in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Julianne Moore, The Big Lebowski
2. Marisa Tomei, Slums of Beverly Hills
3. Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
4. Lisa Kudrow, The Opposite of Sex
5. Halle Berry, Bulworth


Tara Reid in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski

Tara Reid in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski

Best Original Screenplay:
1. The Big Lebowski – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
2. Rushmore — Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson
3. Fucking Amal — Lukas Moodysson
4. There’s Something About Mary – Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
5. The Truman Show — Andrew Niccol


George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Zahn in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight

George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Zahn in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Out of Sight – Scott Frank
 2. The Thin Red Line – Terrence Malick

3. Primary Colors – Elaine May
4. The General
– John Boorman
5. A Simple Plan
 – Scott B. Smith


Nick Nolte in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line

Nick Nolte in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line

Best Cinematography:
1. The Thin Red Line – John Toll
2. Velvet Goldmine – Maryse Alberti
3. Babe: Pig in the City — Andrew Lesnie
4. Snake Eyes — Stephen H. Burum
5. Saving Private Ryan — Janusz Kaminski


Don Cheadle and George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight

Don Cheadle and George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight

Best Original Score:
1. Out of Sight – David Holmes
2. Wild Things – George S. Clinton
3. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels — David Hughes and John Murphy
4. The Thin Red Line — Hans Zimmer
5. The Butcher Boy — Elliot Goldenthal


Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight

Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight

Best Film Editing:
1. Out of Sight – Anne V. Coates
2. Pi – Oren Sarch
3. The Cruise — Michael Levine
 4. The Thin Red Line – Leslie Jones, Saar Klein and Billy Weber
5. Velvet Goldmine – James Lyons


Jeremy Davies and Adam Goldberg in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan

Jeremy Davies and Adam Goldberg in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan

Best Production Design:
1. Saving Private Ryan — Tom Sanders, Phil Zagajewski and Lisa Dean
2. Dark City — George Liddle and Patrick Tatopoulos
3. Elizabeth — John Myhre and Peter Howitt
4. The Truman Show – Dennis Gassner and Nancy Haigh

5. Babe: Pig in the City — Roger Ford and Kerrie Brown


Toni Collette and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine

Toni Collette and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine

Best Costume Design:
1. Velvet Goldmine — Sandy Powell

2. Elizabeth — Alexandra Byrne
3. Shakespeare in Love — Sandy Powell
4. Dark City — Liz Keogh
5. Babe: Pig in the City — Norma Moriceau


Best Ensemble Cast: Out of Sight
Best First Feature: Lukas Moodysson, Fucking Amal

Top: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Nancy Allen, Albert Brooks, Paul Calderon, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Viola Davis, Dennis Farina, Luis Guzman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Catherine Keener, Keith Loneker, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Isaiah Washington and Steve Zahn in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight Bottom: Rebecka Liljeberg and Alexandra Dahlström in Lukas Moodysson's Fucking Amal

Top: Best Ensemble Cast (in alphabetical order): Nancy Allen, Albert Brooks, Paul Calderon, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Viola Davis, Dennis Farina, Luis Guzman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Catherine Keener, Keith Loneker, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Isaiah Washington and Steve Zahn in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight

Bottom: Rebecka Liljeberg and Alexandra Dahlström in Lukas Moodysson's Fucking Amal


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