Wednesday, April 2, 2014

1998 FILM BALLOT

Another one of my old "Best in Film" ballots. To contrast beside the Academy's nominees & winners.
Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014

Also, if you wish to view my favorite 30 films of 1998, go here.



Note: "Animated Short" and "Animated Feature" categories have been merged into one Animation category, regardless of runtime length. Also "Sound Editing" and "Sound Mixing" have been combined into one "Sound Design" category. Focusing on both overall mix and sound creation.








*THE THIN RED LINE
RUSHMORE
BABE: PIG IN THE CITY
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
A BUG'S LIFE
BUFFALO '66
THE TRUMAN SHOW
BELOVED
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
OUT OF SIGHT

actual oscar nominees:
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
THE THIN RED LINE
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (won)
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
ELIZABETH









*MOTHER AND SON
FIREWORKS [HANA BI]
THE CELEBRATION [FESTEN]
INSOMNIA
TANGO
FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI
THE CRAZY STRANGER
THE HOLE
THE MIRROR
PRETTY VILLAGE, PRETTY FLAME

actual oscar nominees:
CENTRAL STARION
CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
THE GRANDFATHER
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL  (won)
TANGO












*Terrence Malick for THE THIN RED LINE
Aleksandr Sokurov for MOTHER AND SON
George Miller for BABE: BIG IN THE CITY
Thomas Vinterberg for THE CELEBRATION
Wes Anderson for RUSHMORE

actual oscar nominees:
Roberto Benigni for LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
Spielberg for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN  (won)
John Madden for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Terrence Malick for THE THIN RED LINE
Peter Weir for THE TRUMAN SHOW











*Emily Watson in HILARY & JACKIE
Alfre Woodard in DOWN IN THE DELTA
Katrin Cartlidge in CLAIRE DOLAN
Fernanda Montenegro in CENTRAL STATION
Thandie Newton in BELOVED

actual oscar nominees:
Cate Blanchett in ELIZABETH
Fernanda Montenegro in CENTRAL STATION
Gwyneth Paltrow in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (won)
Meryl Streep in ONE TRUE THING
Emily Watson in HILARY AND JACKIE









*Jeff Bridges in THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Edward Norton in AMERICAN HISTORY X
Brendan Gleeson in THE GENERAL
Ian McKellan in GODS & MONSTERS
Tom Hanks in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

actual oscar nominees:
Roberto Benigni in LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL  (won)
Tom Hanks in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
Ian McKellen in GODS & MONSTERS
Nick Nolte in AFFLICTION
Edward Norton in AMERICAN HISTORY X











*Kimberly Elise in BELOVED
Anjelica Huston in BUFFALO '66
Kathy Bates in PRIMARY COLORS
Magda Szubanski in BABE: PIG IN THE CITY
Judi Dench in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

actual oscar nominees:
Kathy Bates in PRIMARY COLORS
Brenda Blethyn in LITTLE VOICE
Judi Dench in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (won)
Rachel Griffiths in HILARY & JACKIE
Lynn Redgrave in GODS & MONSTERS











*Billy Bob Thornton in A SIMPLE PLAN
Bill Murray in RUSHMORE
Benicio del Toro in FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
Edward James Olmos in THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT
Matt Dillon in THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY

actual oscar nominees:
James Coburn in AFFLICTION  (won)
Robert Duvall in A CIVIL ACTION
Ed Harris in THE TRUMAN SHOW
Geoffrey Rush in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Billy Bob Thornton in A SIMPLE PLAN












*THE TRUMAN SHOW- Andrew Niccol
THE BIG LEBOWSKI - Joel & Ethan Coen
RUSHMORE - Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE - Tom Stoppard, Marc Norman
BULWORTH - Warren Beatty

actual oscar nominees:
BULWORTH
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (won)
THE TRUMAN SHOW












*OUT OF SIGHT - Scott Frank
A SIMPLE PLAN Scott B. Smith
PRIMARY COLORS - Elaine May
BELOVED - Jonathan Demme
FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS - Alex Cox, Tod Davies, Gilliam

actual oscar nominees:
GODS AND MONSTERS  (won)
OUT OF SIGHT
PRIMARY COLORS
A SIMPLE PLAN
THE THIN RED LINE










*HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA
LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY
MEGACITIES
THE CRUISE
REGRET TO INFORM

actual oscar nominees:
DANCEMAKER
THE FARM: ANGOLA USA
THE LAST DAYS  (won)
LENNY BRUCE: SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH
REGRET TO INFORM









*A BUG'S LIFE
MASSIVE ATTACK: TEARDROP
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
MORE.
COUSIN
MULAN
BILLY'S BALLOON

actual oscar nominees animated short:

BUNNY  (won)
CANTERBURY TALES
JOLLY ROGER
MORE
WHEN LIFE DEPARTS










*THE THIN RED LINE - John Toll, ASC
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN - Janusz Kaminski, PSC, ASC
PLEASANTVILLE - John Lindley, ASC
BELLY - Malik Sayeed, ASC
π   - Matthew Libatique, ASC

actual oscar nominees:
A CIVIL ACTION
ELIZABETH
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN  (won)
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE










*THE THIN RED LINE - Klein/Weber/Jones
OUT OF SIGHT - Anne V. Coates
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN - Michael Kahn
HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA - Jean-Luc Godard
BUFFALO '66 Curtiss Clayton

actual oscar nominees:
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
OUT OF SIGHT
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN  (won)
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE










*THE THIN RED LINE - Hans Zimmer >
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN - John Williams >
PLEASANTVILLE - Randy Newman >
π  -  Clint Mansell >
RUSHMORE - Mark Mothersbaugh >

actual oscar nominees dramatic score:
ELIZABETH
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL  (won)
PLEASANTVILLE
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
THE THIN RED LINE

actual oscar nominees comedy score:
A BUG'S LIFE
MULAN
PATCH ADAMS
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (won)











*DARK CITY - George Liddle, Patrick Tatopoulos
PLEASANTVILLE - Jeannine Oppewall, Jay Hart
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN - Tom Sanders, Lisa Dean Kavanaugh
BABE: PIG IN THE CITY Roger Ford, Kerrie Brown
ELIZABETH - Peter Howitt, John Mhyre

actual oscar nominees:
ELIZABETH
PLEASANTVILLE
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (won)
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME











*ELIZABETH - Alexandra Byrne
VELVET GOLDMINE - Sandy Powell
DARK CITYLiz Keogh
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE - Sandy Powell
BELOVED - Colleen Atwood

actual oscar nominees:
BELOVED
ELIZABETH
PLEASANTVILLE
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (won)
VELVET GOLDMINE








*BLADE - Greg Cannom
ELIZABETH - Jenny Shircore
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE - Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner
DARK CITY - Kerry Lee Jury, Lesley Vanderwalt
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN - Lois Burwell, Conor O'Sullivan, Daniel C. Striepeke

actual oscar nominees:
ELIZABETH
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE  (won)










*SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
THE MASK OF ZORRO
DARK CITY
THE THIN RED LINE
BLADE
RONIN

actual oscar nominees sound editing:
ARMAGEDDON
THE MASK OF ZORRO
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN  (won)

actual oscar nominees sound mixing:
ARMAGEDDON
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN  (won)
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
THE THIN RED LINE
THE MASK OF ZORRO











*DARK CITY
ARMAGEDDON
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

actual oscar nominees:
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
ARMAGEDDON
WHAT DREAMS MY COME (won)












*LAURYN HILL: DOO WOP (THAT THING)
FOO FIGHTERS: EVERLONG
SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUARE
MADONNA: FROZEN
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS: ELEKTROBANK
GASMAN
FATBOY SLIM: PRAISE YOU
GENESIS


actual oscar nominees live action short:
CULTURE
ELECTION NIGHT  (won)
HOLIDAY ROMANCE
LA CARTE POSTALE
VICTOR

actual oscar nominees documentary short:
THE PERSONALS: IMPROVISATIONS ON ROMANCE IN THE GOLDEN AGE  (won)
A PLACE IN THE LAND
SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUARE















The following categories are inspired by The Muriel Awards






*1) Fog & chaos. "Journey to the Line" sequence - THE THIN RED LINE
2) Babe is chased by dogs, then chooses mercy - BABE: PIG IN THE CITY
3) Witt's memory of dying mother. "Immortality" monologue - THIN RED LINE
4) Dinner with Billy's parents - BUFFALO '66
5) Gutterballs. Busby Berkeley-esque dream - THE BIG LEBOWSKI
6) The Max Fischer Players present "Heaven & Hell" (vietnam) - RUSHMORE
7) The beach at Normandy intro segment - SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
8) The parting of the Red Sea - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
9) Blood rave & first vampire slaughter. (Intro sequence) - BLADE
10) BMW vs Peugeot car chase sequence - RONIN
11) Maj. Chip Hazard gives a Patton inspired speech - SMALL SOLDIERS
12) Hitchcock/Saul Bass shower scene re-shot by Van Sant - PSYCHO
13) "Chaiya chaiya" Train rooftop musical number - DIL SE...
14) LSD hotel sequence. Giant reptiles at the bar - FEAR & LOATHING
15) Mrs. Parker's bathtub orgasm - PLEASANTVILLE

also this:










*BELOVED
HAPPINESS
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
THE THIN RED LINE
THE BIG LEBOWSKI










*1) William H. Macy for PLEASANTVILLE, PSYCHO, JERRY & TOM and A CIVIL ACTION
2) Sam Rockwell in SAFE MEN, LAWN DOGS, JERRY & TOM, CELEBRITY and LOUIS & FRANK
3) Philip Seymoure Hoffman in HAPPINESS, NEXT STOP WONDERLAND, MONTANA, PATCH ADAMS and THE BIG LEBOWSKI
4) Billy Bob Thornton in HOMEGROWN, A SIMPLE PLAN, ARMAGEDDON and PRIMARY COLORS
5) Sandy Powell for the costumes of VELVET GOLDMINE, HILARY & JACKIE and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE













*1) Álex de la Iglesia for THE DAY OF THE BEAST
2) Denis Villeneuve for AUGUST 32ND ON EARTH
3) Vincent Gallo for BUFFALO '66
4) Kim Jee-woon for THE QUIET FAMILY
5) Thomas Vinterberg for THE CELEBRATION
6) Darren Aronofsky for   π
7) François Ozon for SEE THE SEA
8) Andrew Stanton for A BUG'S LIFE
9) Erik Skjoldbjærg for INSOMNIA
10) Abderrahmane Sissako for LIFE ON EARTH
11) Bennett Miller for THE CRUISE
-tie- Gary Ross for PLEASANTVILLE
12) Walter Salles for CENTRAL STATION
13) Fatih Akin for SHORT SHARP SHOCK
14) Vincenzo Natali for CUBE
15) Michael Glawogger for MEGACITIES











*1) Sam Rockwell in LAWN DOGS
2) Jason Schwartzman in RUSHMORE
3) Clifton Collins Jr. in THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT
4) Jim Caviezel in THE THIN RED LINE
5) Mark Ruffalo in SAFE MEN
6) Marion Cotillard in TAXI
7) Barry Pepper in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
8) Kate Beckinsale in THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO
9) Jonathan Rhys Meyers in VELVET GOLDMINE and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF FINBAR
10) Hiroyuki Sanada in RINGU
11) Amy Sedaris in WHEELS OF FURY
12) Ben Shenkman in  π





Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,1992,
 199319941995199619971998199920002001, 2002, 2003,
 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013, 2014

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