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awards do-over: 1998, part 2

The revisions continue as I take a look back at my choices in the year of 1998. First it was Picture, Actor, and Actress that go the “if only” treatment, but this time let’s look at the supporting catgories…

Best Supporting Actor
The Original Lineup
Ben Affleck (Armageddon), Anthony Hopkins (Meet Joe Black) [**WINNER**]
Simon Kunz (The Parent Trap), Eddie Murphy (Mulan), Oliver Platt (Simon Birch)

The New Top 5
Giorgio Cantarini (Life is Beautiful), Vinicius de Oliveira (Central Station)
Anthony Hopkins (Meet Joe Black), William H. Macy (Pleasantville) [**WINNER**]
Geoffrey Rush (Shakespeare in Love)

The Runners-Up
Geoffrey Rush (Elizabeth), Anthony Hopkins (The Mask of Zorro)
Ed Harris (The Truman Show)

Best Supporting Actress
The Original Lineup
Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black), Gena Rowlands (Paulie)
Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap) [**WINNER**]
Mae Whitman (Hope Floats), Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Mask of Zorro)

The New Top 5
Joan Allen (Pleasantville), Rachel Griffiths (Hilary and Jackie)
Lisa Kudrow (The Opposite of Sex) [**WINNER**]
Laura Linney (The Truman Show), Gena Rowlands (Hope Floats)

The Runners-Up
Anjelica Huston (Ever After), Lynn Redgrave (Gods and Monsters)
Mae Whitman (Hope Floats), Lisa Ann Walter (The Parent Trap)
Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), Parker Posey (You’ve Got Mail)

awards do-over: 1998, part 1

Now I hate to admit this, but there are definitely times when I’ve regretted past decisions when it comes to films. In fact, thinking back on how I felt, let’s say, 12 years ago, not only have my tastes evolved, but I’ve seen countless more films than I had at the time. So in order to put things right and give myself a little update, it’s time to talk about 1998 – and the changes that reflect the years that have passed since…

Best Picture
The Original Line-Up
Life is Beautiful, The Mask of Zorro [**WINNER**]
Meet Joe Black, Mulan, You’ve Got Mail

The New Top 5
American History X, Life is Beautiful [**WINNER**]
Mulan, The Truman Show, You’ve Got Mail

The Runners-Up
Central Station, The Opposite of Sex, A Bug’s Life
Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, Gods and Monsters

Best Lead Actor
The Original Line-Up
Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro)
Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) [**WINNER**]
Tom Hanks (You’ve Got Mail), Brad Pitt (Meet Joe Black)
Robin Williams (Patch Adams)

The New Top 5
Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful), Jim Carrey (The Truman Show)
Tom Hanks (You’ve Got Mail), Ian McKellen (Gods & Monsters)
Edward Norton (American History X) [**WINNER**]

The Runners-Up
Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love)

Best Lead Actress

The Original Line-Up
Drew Barrymore (Ever After), Sandra Bullock (Hope Floats)
Natasha Richardson (The Parent Trap)
Meg Ryan (You’ve Got Mail) [**WINNER**]
Reese Witherspoon (Pleasantville)

The New Top 5
Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth), Sandra Bullock (Hope Floats)
Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station) [**WINNER**]
Meg Ryan (You’ve Got Mail), Meryl Streep (One True Thing)

The Runners-Up
Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie), Christina Ricci (The Opposite of Sex)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Drew Barrymore (Ever After)
Reese Witherspoon (Pleasantville), Susan Sarandon (Stepmom)
Lindsay Lohan (The Parent Trap)