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1999: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Beau Travail (dir: Claire Denis) 
  2. Being John Malkovich (dir: Spike Jonze)
  3. Election (dir: Alexander Payne)
  4. Eyes Wide Shut (dir: Stanley Kubrick)
  5.  The Insider (dir: Michael Mann)
  6.  After Life (dir: Hirokazu Koreeda)
  7. The Limey (dir: Steven Soderbergh)
  8. Rosetta (dir: Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)
  9. Fight Club (dir: David Fincher)
  10. All About My Mother (dir: Pedro Almodovar)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Dick (dir: Andrew Fleming), Girl on the Bridge (dir: Patrice Leconte), Go (dir: Doug Liman), The Iron Giant (dir: Brad Bird), Man on the Moon (dir: Milos Forman), South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (dir: Matt Stone and Trey Parker), The Talented Mr. Ripley (dir: Anthony Minghella) and Three Kings (dir: David O. Russell).

Best Film of the Year: Beau Travail
Director: Claire Denis Producers: Patrick Grandperret

US Distributor: New Yorker Films 

Claire Denis (left) and a scene from Beau Travail

Claire Denis (left) and a scene from Beau Travail

Best Director:
1. Claire Denis, Beau Travail 
2. Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich
3. Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut
4. Hirokazu Koreeda, After Life

5. Alexander Payne, Election


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. Vanessa Paradis, Girl on the Bridge
4. Annette Bening, American Beauty
5. Cecilia Roth, All About My Mother


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. Cate Blanchett, An Ideal Husband


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. 
Beau Travail – Claire Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau


Michel Subor in Claire Denis' Beau Travail

Michel Subor in Claire Denis' Beau Travail

Best Cinematography:
1. Beau Travail — Agnes Godard

2. Fight Club – Jeff Cronenweth
3. The Limey ­– Ed Lachman
4. Three Kings – Newton Thomas Sigel
5. American Beauty – Conrad L. Hall


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
2. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut – Marc Shaiman and Trey Parker
3. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Gabriel Yared

4. Go — BT and Moby
5. Being John Malkovich – Carter Burwell


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. Election – Kevin Tent
3. Fight Club – James Haygood
4. Girl on the Bridge
– Joelle Hache
5. Go — Stephen Mirrione


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


the year-end project: 
2017, 201620152014201320122011, 2010200920082007200620052004
200320022001
2000, 1999... 1998199719961995199419931992, 19911990
198919881987198619851984,  19831982198119801975-791970-741965-69
1960-641955-591950-541940-491930-39,

1920-29 + Superlatives Index