Nominees & Winners for the 71st Academy Awards

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Roberto Benigni in “Life Is Beautiful”
  • Tom Hanks in “Saving Private Ryan”
  • Ian McKellen in “Gods and Monsters”
  • Nick Nolte in “Affliction”
  • Edward Norton in “American History X”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • James Coburn in “Affliction”
  • 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”

Actress in a Leading Role

Gwenyth Paltrow
  • Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth”
  • Fernanda Montenegro in “Central Station”
  • Gwyneth Paltrow in “Shakespeare in Love”
  • Meryl Streep in “One True Thing”
  • Emily Watson in “Hilary and Jackie”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Kathy Bates in “Primary Colors”
  • Brenda Blethyn in “Little Voice”
  • Judi Dench in “Shakespeare in Love”
  • Rachel Griffiths in “Hilary and Jackie”
  • Lynn Redgrave in “Gods and Monsters”

Art Direction

  • Elizabeth” Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Peter Howitt
  • Pleasantville” Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall; Set Decoration: Jay Hart
  • Saving Private Ryan” Art Direction: Tom Sanders; Set Decoration: Lisa Dean Kavanaugh
  • Shakespeare in Love Art Direction: Martin Childs; Set Decoration: Jill Quertier
  • What Dreams May Come” Art Direction: Eugenio Zanetti; Set Decoration: Cindy Carr


Janusz Kaminski
  • A Civil Action” Conrad L. Hall
  • Elizabeth” Remi Adefarasin
  • Saving Private Ryan Janusz Kaminski
  • Shakespeare in Love” Richard Greatrex
  • The Thin Red Line” John Toll

Costume Design

  • Beloved” Colleen Atwood
  • Elizabeth” Alexandra Byrne
  • Pleasantville” Judianna Makovsky
  • Shakespeare in Love Sandy Powell
  • Velvet Goldmine” Sandy Powell


Steven Spielberg
  • Life Is Beautiful” Roberto Benigni
  • Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg
  • Shakespeare in Love” John Madden
  • The Thin Red Line” Terrence Malick
  • The Truman Show” Peter Weir

Documentary (Feature)

James Moll and Ken Lipper
  • Dancemaker” Matthew Diamond, Jerry Kupfer
  • The Farm: Angola, U.S.A.” Jonathan Stack, Liz Garbus
  • The Last Days James Moll, Ken Lipper
  • Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth” Robert B. Weide
  • Regret to Inform” Barbara Sonneborn, Janet Cole

Documentary (Short Subject)

Keiko Ibi

Film Editing

Michael Kahn
  • Life Is Beautiful” Simona Paggi
  • Out of Sight” Anne V. Coates
  • Saving Private Ryan Michael Kahn
  • Shakespeare in Love” David Gamble
  • The Thin Red Line” Billy Weber, Leslie Jones, Saar Klein

Foreign Language Film

  • Central Station” Brazil
  • Children of Heaven” Iran
  • The Grandfather” Spain
  • Life Is Beautiful Italy
  • Tango” Argentina


  • Elizabeth Jenny Shircore
  • Saving Private Ryan” Lois Burwell, Conor O’Sullivan, Daniel C. Striepeke
  • Shakespeare in Love” Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner

Music (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Elizabeth” David Hirschfelder
  • Life Is Beautiful Nicola Piovani
  • Pleasantville” Randy Newman
  • Saving Private Ryan” John Williams
  • The Thin Red Line” Hans Zimmer

Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score)

  • A Bug’s Life” Randy Newman
  • Mulan” Music by Matthew Wilder; Lyrics by David Zippel; Orchestral Score by Jerry Goldsmith
  • Patch Adams” Marc Shaiman
  • The Prince of Egypt” Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Hans Zimmer
  • Shakespeare in Love Stephen Warbeck

Music (Original Song)

  • I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing” from “Armageddon” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • The Prayer” from “Quest for Camelot” Music by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster; Lyric by Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Tony Renis and Alberto Testa
  • A Soft Place To Fall” from “The Horse Whisperer” Music and Lyric by Allison Moorer and Gwil Owen
  • That’ll Do” from “Babe: Pig in the City” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
  • When You Believe from “The Prince of Egypt” Music and Lyric by Stephen Schwartz

Best Picture

  • Elizabeth” Alison Owen, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, Producers
  • Life Is Beautiful” Elda Ferri and Gianluigi Braschi, Producers
  • Saving Private Ryan” Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn, Producers
  • Shakespeare in Love David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman, Producers
  • The Thin Red Line” Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau and Grant Hill, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • Bunny Chris Wedge
  • The Canterbury Tales” Christopher Grace, Jonathan Myerson
  • Jolly Roger” Mark Baker
  • More” Mark Osborne, Steve Kalafer
  • When Life Departs” Karsten Kiilerich, Stefan Fjeldmark

Short Film (Live Action)

  • Culture” Will Speck, Josh Gordon
  • Election Night (Valgaften) Kim Magnusson, Anders Thomas Jensen
  • Holiday Romance” Alexander Jovy, JJ Keith
  • La Carte Postale (The Postcard)” Vivian Goffette
  • Victor” Simon Sandquist, Joel Bergvall


Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, presenter Anjelica Huston, Andy Nelson and Ronald Judkins
  • Armageddon” Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Keith A. Wester
  • The Mask of Zorro” Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Pud Cusack
  • Saving Private Ryan Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ronald Judkins
  • Shakespeare in Love” Robin O’Donoghue, Dominic Lester, Peter Glossop
  • The Thin Red Line” Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Paul Brincat

Sound Effects Editing

  • Armageddon” George Watters II
  • The Mask of Zorro” David McMoyler
  • Saving Private Ryan Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns

Visual Effects

  • Armageddon” Richard R. Hoover, Pat McClung, John Frazier
  • Mighty Joe Young” Rick Baker, Hoyt Yeatman, Allen Hall, Jim Mitchell
  • What Dreams May Come Joel Hynek, Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson, Kevin Mack

Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)

  • Gods and Monsters Bill Condon
  • Out of Sight” Scott Frank
  • Primary Colors” Elaine May
  • A Simple Plan” Scott B. Smith
  • The Thin Red Line” Terrence Malick

Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)

  • Bulworth” Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser; Story by Warren Beatty
  • Life Is Beautiful” Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni
  • Saving Private Ryan” Robert Rodat
  • Shakespeare in Love Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
  • The Truman Show” Andrew Niccol

  • Star indicates a win.
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