Oscar 99
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OSCAR 99

Everytime it dissapoints me, and every time I watch. Hmmmm...co-dependency anybody? Yes, it is OSCAR time...And as I ponder over the obvious (and not so obvious) contenders, I invite you to rejoice....yes, it seems like Angelina does have a chance to get a nod.


Best Picture:

*Life is Beautiful
*Saving Private Ryan
*Shakespeare in Love
*The Truman Show
*There's Something About Mary
(Possibilities: Elizabeth, The Thin Red Line)

Best Actor:

*Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful)
*Jim Carrey (The Truman Show)
*Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan)
*Ian McKellen (Gods and Monsters)
*Nick Nolte (Affliction)

(Possibilities: John Travolta for "Primary Colors" Kevin Spacey for "Hurlyburly" and Sean Penn for "Hurlyburly")

Best Actress:

*Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth)
*Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station)
*Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespare in Love)
*Ally Sheedy (High Art)
*Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie)

(Possibilities: Susan Sarandon for "Stepmom," Meryl Streep for "One True Thing," Christina Ricci for "The Opposite of Sex" and Cameron Diaz for "There's Something About Mary")

Best Supporting Actor:

*Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan)
*Robert Duvall (A Civil Action)
*Ed Harris (The Truman Show or Stepmom)
*Bill Murray (Rushmore)
*Billy Bob Thornton (A Simple Plan)

(Possibilities: Leonardo DiCaprio for "Celebrity,")

Best Supporting Actress:

*Kathy Bates (Primary Colors)
*Judi Dench (Shakespare in Love)
*Angelina Jolie (Dancing About Architecture)
*Lisa Kudrow (The Opposite of Sex)
*Thandie Newton (Beloved)

(Possibilities: Kimberly Elise for "Beloved," Brenda Blethyn for "Little Voice" Anna Paquin for "Hurlyburly")

Best Director:

*Roberto Bengini (Life is Beautiful)
*John Madden (Shakespeare in Love)
*Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)
*Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
*Peter Weir (The Truman Show)

(Possibilities: Shekmar Kapur for "Elizabeth," Todd Slodonz for "Happiness)

Best Original Screenplay:

*Elizabeth
*Happiness
*Saving Private Ryan
*A Simple Plan
*The Truman Show

(Possibilities: Life is Beautiful, The Opposite of Sex, Affliction, High Art, Hilary and Jackie)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

*A Civil Action
*Beloved
*Gods and Monsters
*The Horse Whisperer
*Primary Colors

IN CONCLUSION:

Is it a wish list? Maybe... is it proof that I have relatively no life at all? Absolutely.