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2018, 2017, 201620152014201320122011, 201020092008
20072006200520042003200220012000, 1999 (Election below)...  1998199719961995199419931992, 199119901989198819871986
1985198419831982198119801975-791970-741965-691960-64
1955-591950-541940-49,1930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index


1999: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

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  1. Election (dir: Alexander Payne)

  2. Being John Malkovich (dir: Spike Jonze)

  3. Eyes Wide Shut (dir: Stanley Kubrick)

  4. After Life (dir: Hirokazu Koreeda; US release date)

  5. The Insider (dir: Michael Mann)

  6. The Limey (dir: Steven Soderbergh)

  7. Rosetta (dir: Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)

  8. All About My Mother (dir: Pedro Almodovar)

  9. The Talented Mr. Ripley (dir: Anthony Minghella)

  10. Fight Club (dir: David Fincher)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Dick (dir: Andrew Fleming), Fucking Amal (dir: Lukas Moodysson) Go (dir: Doug Liman), Holy Smoke (dir: Jane Campion), The Iron Giant (dir: Brad Bird), Man on the Moon (dir: Milos Forman), The Matrix (dir: Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski), South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (dir: Matt Stone and Trey Parker), The Straight Story (dir: David Lynch), and Three Kings (dir: David O. Russell).

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Best Film of the Year: Election
Director: Alexander Payne Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, David Gale, Keith Samples
US Distributor: Paramount


Hirokazu Koreeda

Hirokazu Koreeda

Best Director:
1. Hirokazu Koreeda, After Life
2. Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich
3. Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut
4. Alexander Payne, Election
5. David Fincher, Fight Club

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Al Pacino (and Russell Crowe on the monitor) in Michael Mann's  The Insider

Al Pacino (and Russell Crowe on the monitor) in Michael Mann's The Insider

Best Actor:
1. Al Pacino, The Insider

2. Matt Damon, The Talented Mr. Ripley
3. Matthew Broderick, Election 
4. Jim Carrey, Man on the Moon
5. John Cusack, Being John Malkovich


Reese Witherspoon and Chris Klein in Alexander Payne's  Election

Reese Witherspoon and Chris Klein in Alexander Payne's Election

Best Actress:
1. Reese Witherspoon, Election
2. Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry
3. Émilie Dequenne, Rosetta
4. Annette Bening, American Beauty
5. Cecilia Roth, All About My Mother

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Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jude Law in Anthony Minghella's     The Talented Mr. Ripley

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jude Law in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Talented Mr. Ripley
2. John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich
3. Tom Cruise, Magnolia
4. Christopher Plummer, The Insider
5. Brad Pitt, Fight Club


Catherine Keener and John Cusack in Spike Jonze's     Being John Malkovich

Catherine Keener and John Cusack in Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Catherine Keener, Being John Malkovich
2. Nicole Kidman, Eyes Wide Shut
3. Helena Bonham Carter, Fight Club
4. Cameron Diaz, Being John Malkovich
5. Sissy Spacek, The Straight Story

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John Malkovich and Catherine Keener in Spike Jonze's     Being John Malkovich

John Malkovich and Catherine Keener in Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Being John Malkovich – Charlie Kaufman
2. All About My Mother – Pedro Almodovar
3. Rosetta – Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
4. Three Kings – John Ridley and David O. Russell
 5. Dick — Andrew Fleming and Sheryl Longin


Matthew Broderick in Alexander Payne's     Election

Matthew Broderick in Alexander Payne's Election

Best Adapted Screenplay:
 1. Election – Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
2. The Insider – Eric Roth and Michael Mann
3. Eyes Wide Shut – Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael
4. The Iron Giant – Brad Bird and Tim McCanlies
5. The Talented Mr. Ripley — Anthony Minghella

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Kate Winslet in Jane Campion's  Holy Smoke

Kate Winslet in Jane Campion's Holy Smoke

Best Cinematography:
1. Holy Smoke — Dion Beebe

2. Eyes Wide Shut — Larry Smith
3. The Limey – Ed Lachman
4. American Beauty – Conrad L. Hall
5. The Matrix — Bill Pope

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Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in David Fincher's  Fight Club

Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in David Fincher's Fight Club

Best Original Score:
1. Fight Club – The Dust Brothers (Michael Simpson and John King)
2. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut – Marc Shaiman and Trey Parker
3. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Gabriel Yared
4. The Straight Story – Angelo Badalamenti
5. Being John Malkovich – Carter Burwell

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Terence Stamp and Luis Guzman in Steven Soderbergh's  The Limey

Terence Stamp and Luis Guzman in Steven Soderbergh's The Limey

Best Film Editing:
1. 
The Limey Sarah Flack
2. The Matrix — Zach Staenberg
3. Election – Kevin Tent
4. Fight Club – James Haygood
5. Go — Stephen Mirrione

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High Society in Stanley Kubrick's  Eyes Wide Shut

High Society in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut

Best Production Design:
1. Eyes Wide Shut – Les Tomkins, Roy Walker, Lisa Leone and Terry Wells
2. Sleepy Hollow – Rick Heinrichs and Peter Young
3. Being John Malkovich – K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena
4. The Matrix – Owen Paterson, Lisa Brennan, Tim Ferrier and Marta McElroy
5. Titus – Dante Ferretti and Carlo Gervasi


Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow in Anthony Minghella's  The Talented Mr. Ripley

Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley

Best Costume Design:
1. The Talented Mr. Ripley — Ann Roth and Gary Jones

2. The Matrix — Kym Barrett
3. Sleepy Hollow — Colleen Atwood
4. Titus — Milena Canonero
5. Cruel Intentions — Denise Wingate


Best Documentary Feature: Chris Smith, American Movie
Best Animated Feature: Brad Bird, The Iron Giant

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Best Ensemble Cast: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Anthony Minghella; in alphabetical order): Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon (pictured), Jack Davenport, Philip Baker Hall, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jude Law (pictured), Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured), James Rebhorn, Sergio Rubini and Celia Weston

Best First Feature: (pictured) Cameron Diaz and John Cusack in Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich


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