The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)

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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »


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  • Roberto Benigni at an event for The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)
  • Val Kilmer at an event for The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)
  • Whoopi Goldberg at an event for The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)
  • Steven Spielberg in Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow at an event for Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Whoopi Goldberg at an event for The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)

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Director:

Louis J. Horvitz

Writers:

Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rita Cash, Bruce Vilanch (special material written by), Dave Boone (special material written by), Whoopi Goldberg (special material written by), Jon Macks (special material written by), Billy Martin (special material written by)

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26 February 2012 | Maniac-9
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| Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan has to be a joke
How in the blue hell can you vote for a movie like Shakespeare in Love over a legendary all time great war movie like Saving Private Ryan is my question. Ryan is still a movie that gets regular play in syndication while I don't think that many people have really given SiL that much thought since then. I'm not saying that SiL is a bad movie by any means but no way it's in even the same class as Ryan. The Omaha Beach scene to start off the movie should've been enough on its own to guarantee SPR the Oscar for Best Picture.

Also not very fond of Roberto Benigni winning the Best Actor Oscar, I guess they determined with Hanks recent success in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump already making him a two time Oscar winner that they had to give it to someone else. But even Nick Nolte for Affliction or Edward Norton for American History X would've been better choices.

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