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1999 Oscars 71st Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 21, 1999
Held at: Los Angeles County Music Center
Host: Whoopi Goldberg
Eligibility Year: 1998
<<- Last Year
"Am I allowed to say I really wanted this? This is fantastic."
- Steven Spielberg, Best Director, Saving Private Ryan
"This is a terrible mistake, because I used up all of my English."
- Roberto Benigni, after winning his second Oscar of the night for Life is Beautiful
1999 Oscar Winners
*Best Picture Elizabeth, 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 Role *Roberto 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 Role Cate 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 Role *James 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 Role Kathy Bates, Primary Colors
Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice
*Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love
Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie
Lynn Redgrave, Gods and Monsters
*Directing Roberto 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
*Writing Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Warren 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
*Writing Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published *Bill 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
*Cinematography Conrad 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 Direction John Myhre, Elizabeth
Jeannine Oppewall, Pleasantville
Tom Sanders, Saving Private Ryan
*Martin Childs and Jill Quertier, Shakespeare in Love
Eugenio Zanetti, What Dreams May Come
*Sound Kevin 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
*Music 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
*Music Original Score David 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 Score Randy 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 Editing Simona 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 Design Colleen Atwood, Beloved
Alexandra Byrne, Elizabeth
Judianna Makovsky, Pleasantville
*Sandy Powell, Shakespeare Iin Love
Sandy Powell, Velvet Goldmine
*Makeup *Jenny Shircore, Elizabeth
Lois Burwell, Conor O'Sullivan and Daniel C. Striepeke, Saving Private Ryan
Lisa Westcott and Veronica Brebner, Shakespeare in Love
*Visual Effects Richard 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 Editing George Watters, II, Armageddon
David McMoyler, The Mask of Zorro
*Gary Rydstrom and Richard Hymns, Saving Private Ryan
*Short Films Animation * Bunny (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)
*Short Films Live Action Culture (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)
*Documentary Short Subject * The 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)
*Documentary Feature Dancemaker (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 Film Central Station, Brazil
Children Of Heaven, Iran
The Grandfather, Spain
* Life Is Beautiful, Italy
Tango, Argentina
*Irving G. Thalberg Award *Norman F. Jewison, producer-director
*Scientific and Technical Award *Avid Technology, Inc.
*Honorary Award *Elia Kazan, director


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