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Awards Watch 1998

  • AA = Academy (of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) Awards
  • BSFC = Boston Society of Film Critics
  • BFCA = Broadcast Film Critics Association
  • CFCA = Chicago Film Critics Association
  • FFCC = Florida Film Critics Circle
  • GG = Golden Globe Awards (Hollywood Foreign Press Association)
  • LAFCA = Los Angeles Film Critics Association
  • NBR = National Board of Review
  • NSFC = National Society of Film Critics
  • NYFCC = New York Film Critics Circle
  • OFCS = Online Film Critics Society
  • SAG = Screen Actors Guild
  • SDFCS = San Diego Film Critics Society
  • SFCA = Southeastern Film Critics Association
  • TFCA = Toronto Film Critics Association







*no ensemble award from AA, BSFC, BFCA, CFCA, FFCC, GG, LAFCA, NSFC, NYFCC, SDFCS, SFCA, nor TFCA



  • Bulworth - Warren Beatty & Jeremy Pikser (LAFCA)
  • Gods and Monsters - Bill Condon (AA - Adapted)
  • Out of Sight - Scott Frank (Writers Guild of America - Adapted, BSFC, NSFC, OFCS - Adapted, SFCA - Adapted)
  • Shakespeare in Love - Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard (AA - Original, Writers Guild of America - Original, BFCA - Original, CFCA, FFCC, GG, NYFCC, SFCA - original)
  • A Simple Plan - Scott B. Smith (BFCA - Adapted, NBR, SDFCS - Adapted)
  • Sliding Doors - Peter Howitt (SDFCS - Original)
  • The Truman Show - Andrew Niccol (OFCS - Original)



  • The Big One (BSFC, OFCS)
  • The Farm: Angola, U.S.A. (LAFCA, NSFC, NYFCC)
  • The Last Days (AA)
  • Wild Man Blues (BFCA, NBR)
*no documentary award from CFCA, FFCC, GG, SDFCS, SFCA, nor TFCA


*no cinematography award from BFCA, GG, NBR, SDFCS, SFCA, nor TFCA


*no score award from FFCC, NBR, NSFC, NYFCC, SDFCS, SFCA, nor TFCA


  • Boston Society of Film Critics:
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association:
  • Chicago Film Critics Association:
    • Most Promising Actor: Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare in Love
    • Most Promising Actress: Kimberly Elise, Beloved
    • Commitment to Chicago: Joe Mantegna
  • Florida Film Critics Circle:
  • Golden Globe Awards (Hollywood Foreign Press Association):
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association:
    • Animation (Feature): A Bug's Life - John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, directors
    • Animation (Short): T.R.A.N.S.I.T. - Piet Koroon, director
    • Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award: Shulie - Elisabeth Subrin, director
    • New Generation: Wes Anderson, Rushmore
    • Production Design: Pleasantville - Jeannine Oppewall
  • National Board of Review:
    • Special Achievement Award in Filmmaking: Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful
    • Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Film Direction: Martin Scorsese
    • Career Achievement: Michael Caine
    • Freedom of Expression: Bernardo Bertolucci
  • National Society of Film Critics:
    • Experimental Film: Mother and Son - Aleksandr Sokurov, director
    • Special Citations: Touch of Evil; Manny Farber (for expanded edition of his book Negative Space)
  • New York Film Critics Circle:
  • Online Film Critics Society:
  • San Diego Film Critics Society
  • Toronto Film Critics Association:
    • Canadian Film: - Last Night, directed by Don McKellar

Special thanks to Alex Fung for most of this information.

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