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Wed 3 Feb 99, 1200 GMT.
1997   <   SHADOWS AWARDS   >   1999
B E S T   F I L M   o f   1 9 9 8 :
Shakespeare in Love (John Madden)
2. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
3. The General (John Boorman)
4. The Truman Show (Peter Weir)
5. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Guy Ritchie)
6. The Spanish Prisoner (David Mamet)
7. Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni)
8. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
9. Little Voice (Mark Herman)
10. The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg)
Shakespeare in LoveTom Stoppard and Marc Norman take considerable liberties with the Bard's life in John Madden's film ... and the result is one of the best romantic comedies in years, complete with an astute look at the entertainment industry.
11. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh)
12. Hilary and Jackie (Anand Tucker)
13. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
14. Pi (Darren Aronofsky)
15. As Good as it Gets (James L Brooks)
16. The Opposite of Sex (Don Roos)
17. The Butcher Boy (Neil Jordan)
18. Ever After (Andy Tennant)
19. Pleasantville (Gary Ross)
20. Via Satellite (Anthony McCarten)
21. My Name Is Joe (Ken Loach)
22. Happiness (Todd Solondz)
23. The Thief (Pavel Chukhrai)
24. There's Something About Mary (Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly)
25. A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi)
26. The Boys (Rowan Woods).
27. The Apostle (Robert Duvall)
28. Gattaca (Andrew Niccol)
29. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen)
30. Kiss or Kill (Bill Bennett)
D I R E C T O R :
Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
W R I T E R :
Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca)
2. John Boorman (The General)
3. Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)
4. Peter Weir (The Truman Show)
5. Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight)
6. Neil Jordan (The Butcher Boy)
7. Darren Aronofsky (Pi)
8. Quentin Tarantino (Jackie Brown)
9. Sam Raimi (A Simple Plan)
10. Andrew Niccol (Gattaca).
2. David Mamet (The Spanish Prisoner)
3. Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love)
4. Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful)
5. Patrick McCabe, Neil Jordan (The Butcher Boy)
6. Anthony McCarten, Greg McGee (Via Satellite)
7. John Boorman (The General)
8. Gary Ross (Pleasantville)
9. Robert Duvall (The Apostle)
10. Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex)
A C T R E S S :
Joan Allen
A C T O R :
Tom Hanks
(Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail)
allen 2. Danielle Cormack (Via Satellite)
3. Rachel Griffiths (Hilary and Jackie, Divorcing Jack)
4. Helen Hunt (As Good as it Gets)
5. Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love, Sliding Doors, Great Expectations)
6. Cameron Diaz (Very Bad Things, There's Something About Mary)
7. Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie, The Boxer)
8. Susan Sarandon (Stepmom)
9. Jane Horrocks (Little Voice)
10. Pam Grier (Jackie Brown)
10. Christina Ricci (Opposite of Sex, Buffalo '66, Pecker)
hanks 2. Peter Mullan (My Name Is Joe)
3. Brendan Gleeson (The General)
4. Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful)
5. Ewan McGregor (Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine)
6. Samuel L Jackson (Jackie Brown)
7. Misha Filipchuk (The Thief)
8. Jim Carrey (The Truman Show)
9. Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan, Going all the Way)
10. Daniel Craig (Love Is the Devil)
10. Eamonn Owens (The Butcher Boy, The General)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S :
Toni Collette (The Boys, Velvet Goldmine)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R :
Ed Harris (The Truman Show, Stepmom)
collette 2. Kathy Bates (Primary Colors)
3. Kimberly Elise (Beloved)
4. Anjelica Huston (Ever After, Buffalo '66)
5. Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice)
6. Lisa Kudrow (The Opposite of Sex)
7. Judy Davis (Deconstructing Harry)
8. Bridget Fonda (A Simple Plan, Jackie Brown)
9. Fiona Shaw (The Butcher Boy)
10. Lynette Curran (The Boys)
harris 2. Michael Caine (Little Voice)
3. Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan)
4. Elias Koteas (The Thin Red Line, Gattaca)
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman (Happiness, Patch Adams)
6. Ben Gazzara (The Spanish Prisoner, Happiness, Buffalo '66)
7. Steve Martin (The Spanish Prisoner)
8. Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line)
9. Bill Murray (Wild Things)
10. Billy Bob Thornton (A Simple Plan, Primary Colors, The Apostle, Armageddon)
W O R S T   F I L M :
Jack Frost (Troy Miller)
S I N G L E :
Millennium (Robbie Williams)
2. U.S. Marshals (Stuart Baird)
3. Blues Brothers 2000 (John Landis)
4. Stiff Upper Lips (Gary Sinyor)
5. Mercury Rising (Harold Becker)
6. Best Men (Tamra Davis)
7. Lethal Weapon 4 (Richard Donner)
8. Six Days Seven Nights (Ivan Reitman)
9. In & Out (Frank Oz)
10. Meet Joe Black (Martin Brest)
T V   S E R I E S :
ER (C4/Sky)

2. The Larry Sanders Show (BBC)
3. Frasier (C4)
4. The Simpsons (BBC/Sky)
5. Seinfeld (BBC/Sky)
6. The X-Files (BBC/Sky)
7. Friends (C4/Sky)
8. Cold Feet (ITV)
9. More Tales of the City (C4)
10. Ally McBeal (C4)
11. Star Trek Voyager (BBC/Sky)
12. Spin City (C4)
13. Ellen (C4)
14. Star Trek Deep Space Nine (BBC/Sky)
15. Ballykissangel (BBC)

2. Good Riddance (The Time of Your Life) (Green Day)
3. Sonnet (The Verve)
4. You Don't Care About Us (Placebo)
5. Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth (Dandy Warhols)
6. All Around the World (Oasis)
7. Wishing I Was There (Natalie Imbruglia)
8. To the Moon and Back (Savage Garden)
9. Perfect 10 (Beautiful South)
10. Malibu (Hole)
11. Praise You (Fat Boy Slim)
12. Thank U (Alanis Morissette)
13. You've Got it Bad (Ocean Colour Scene)
14. Mulder and Scully (Catatonia)
15. If You Tolerate This... (Manic Street Preachers)
16. Intergalactic (Beastie Boys)
17. When You're Gone (Bryan Adams & Mel C)
18. I Wasn't Built to Get up (Supernaturals)
19. Come Back to What You Know (Embrace)
20. Brimful of Asha (Cornershop)
21. No Regrets (Robbie Williams)
22. The Ballad of Tom Jones (Space and Cerys)
23. Big Mistake (Natalie Imbruglia)
24. Under the Bridge (All Saints)
25. Lost in Space (Apollo 440)
S H A D O W S   R E A D E R   A W A R D S   1 9 9 8
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BEST FILM: Shakespeare in Love
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Gods & Monsters

DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
2. Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth)
3. Peter Weir (Truman Show)

WRITER: Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love)
2. Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show)
3. David Mamet (The Spanish Prisoner)

ACTRESS: Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love)
2. Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth)
3. Cameron Diaz (There's Something About Mary)

ACTOR: Jim Carrey (The Truman Show)
2. Ian McKellan (Gods & Monsters)
3. Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love)
2. Lynn Redgrave (Gods & Monsters)
3. Christina Ricci (Buffalo 66, The Opposite of Sex)

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Ed Harris (The Truman Show)
2. Billy Bob Thornton (A Simple Plan)
3. Bill Murray (Rushmore)

CINEMATOGRAPHY: John Toll (The Thin Red Line)
2. Alar Kivilo (A Simple Plan)
3. Tonino Delli Colli (Life is Beautiful)

MUSIC: John Williams (Saving Private Ryan)
2. Nicola Piovani (Life is Beautiful)
3. Michael Nyman (Gattaca)

WORST FILM: The Avengers

BEST EFFECTS: Armageddon

BEST NEW FACE: Eamonn Owens (The Butcher Boy)

SHOULD RETIRE: Bruce Willis (Siege, Mercury Rising, Armageddon)

2. Salma Hayek
3. Jennifer Lopez

MOST UNDERRATED: Charlize Theron
2. Sean Penn
3. Jeremy Davies

MUST-BUY VIDEOS: The Opposite of Sex, The Mask of Zorro, Shakespeare in Love

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