BBOPTAs - 1998

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1.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Favourite Film of the Year

Runner ups:
Dark City
Festen
Pleasantville
Last Night
Run Lola Run
American History X
Show Me Love
A Simple Plan
Bio-Zombie ” - solmaquina
 
2.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Best Film of the Year

Runner ups:
Festen
Run Lola Run
American History X
Pleasantville
Dark City
Show Me Love
Last Night
A Simple Plan
Primary Colors ” - solmaquina
 
3.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Best Lead Actor: Jim Carrey

Runner ups:
Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters
Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan
Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski
John Thaw in Goodnight, Mister Tom
Franka Potente in Run Lola Run
Alexandra Dahlström in Show Me Love
Bill Paxton in A Simple Plan
Nanako Matsushima in Ring
Katherine Heigl in Bride of Chucky ” - solmaquina
 
4.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton

Runner ups:
Rebecka Liljeberg in Show Me Love
Jeff Daniels in Pleasantville
Joan Allen in Pleasantville
William H. Macy in Pleasantville
Billy Bob Thornton in A Simple Plan
Julianne Moore in The Big Lebowski
Laura Linney in The Truman Show
Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer
Noah Emmerich in The Truman Show ” - solmaquina
 
5.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Best Direction

Runner ups:
Pleasantville
Run Lola Run
Saving Private Ryan
American History X ” - solmaquina
 
6.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Best Original Screenplay

Runner ups:
Festen
Pleasantville
Dark City
Run Lola Run ” - solmaquina
 
7.
A Simple Plan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Best Adapted Screenplay

Runners up:
Mulan
Goodnight, Mister Tom
Ring
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ” - solmaquina
 
8.
Pleasantville (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world. (124 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Best Cinematography

Runner ups:
The Truman Show
Dark City
Saving Private Ryan
A Simple Plan ” - solmaquina
 
9.
Run Lola Run (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ Best Editing

Runner ups:
Last Night
Pleasantville
Saving Private Ryan
Dark City ” - solmaquina
 
10.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Best Art-Direction

Runner ups:
Pleasantville
The Truman Show
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Ring ” - solmaquina
 
11.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own. (136 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Best Costume Design

Runner ups:
Pleasantville
Dark City
Saving Private Ryan
Ring ” - solmaquina
 
12.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Best Make-up

Runner ups:
Pleasantville
American History X
Saving Private Ryan
Ring ” - solmaquina
 
13.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Best Visual Effects

Runner ups:
Armageddon
Godzilla
Saving Private Ryan
Bride of Chucky ” - solmaquina
 
14.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Best Original Score

Runner ups:
Mulan
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
The Prince of Egypt
Pleasantville ” - solmaquina
 
15.
Mulan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
“ Best Original Song: "I'll Make a Man Out of You"

Runner ups:
"One of Us" from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
"He Lives in You" from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
"My Lullaby" from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
"A Girl Worth Fighting For" from Mulan ” - solmaquina
 
16.
Mulan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
“ Best Animated Film

Runner ups:
A Bug's Life
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
The Prince of Egypt
SubZero ” - solmaquina
 
17.
Mulan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
“ Best Animation

Runner ups:
The Prince of Egypt
A Bug's Life
The Rugrats Movie
Antz ” - solmaquina
 
18.
Mulan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
“ Best Voice-Over Performance: Eddie Murphy

Runner ups:
Patrick Stewart in The Prince of Egypt
Billy West in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
Dave Foley in A Bug's Life
Frank Welker in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island ” - solmaquina
 
19.
The Celebration (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
“ Best Foreign-Language Film

Runner ups:
Run Lola Run
Show Me Love
Ring
Bio-Zombie ” - solmaquina
 
20.
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Porn (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Louis visits the home of the American porn industry, the San Fernando Valley. His hopes of getting a... (60 mins.)
“ Best Documentary

Runner ups:
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: "UFOs"
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: "Televangelists"
The Making of 'The Frighteners'
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
21.
There's Something About Mary (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster. (119 mins.)
“ Funniest Film

Runner ups:
Bio-Zombie
The Wedding Singer
BASEketball
Last Night ” - solmaquina
 
22.
Rush Hour (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Best Comedic Performance: Chris Tucker

Runner ups:
Robin Williams in Patch Adams
Trey Parker in BASEketball
Ben Stiller in There's Something About Mary
Matt Stone in BASEketball ” - solmaquina
 
23.
Ringu (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ Scariest Film

Runner ups:
Last Night
The Last Broadcast
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
Rasen ” - solmaquina
 
24.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Most Emotional Film

Runner ups:
Last Night
Show Me Love
Goodnight, Mister Tom
Festen ” - solmaquina
 
25.
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected. (77 mins.)
“ Best Zombie and/or Vampire Film

Runner ups:
Bio-Zombie
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
26.
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin. (70 mins.)
Director: Boyd Kirkland
“ Best Superhero Film

Runner ups:
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
27.
Psycho (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own. (105 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Turd of the Year

Runner ups:
Belle's Magical World
Casper Meets Wendy
Ernest in the Army
Addams Family Reunion ” - solmaquina
 
28.
Robotic Mutation (1998 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Cyriak Harris
“ Best Short Film

Runner ups:
Pikachu's Vacation
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
29.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders. (120 mins.)
“ Best TV Drama (for series 2)

Runner ups:
The X-Files (seasons 5/6)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3)
Superman (seasons 2/3)
The New Batman Adventures (seasons 1/2) ” - solmaquina
 
30.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama. (44 mins.)
“ Best Male Performance: Anthony Head (for seasons 2/3)

Runner ups:
Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek (series 2)
David Duchovny in The X-Files (seasons 5/6)
Gillian Anderson in The X-Files (seasons 5/6)
Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3)
Allyson Hannigan in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3)
Charisma Carpenter in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3)
Caroline Quentin in Jonathan Creek (series 2)
Nicholas Brendon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3)
James Marsters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3) ” - solmaquina
 
31.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
“ Best TV Comedy (for series 3)

Runner ups:
Big Train (series 1)
The Simpsons (seasons 9/10)
King of the Hill (seasons 2/3)
Bob and Margaret (series 1)
South Park (seasons 1/2)
Friends (seasons 4/5)
Animaniacs (season 5)
The Royle Family (series 1)
Daria (season 2) ” - solmaquina
 
32.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems! (25 mins.)
“ Best Male Performance (TV Comedy): Dermot Morgan (for series 3)

Runner ups:
Matthew Perry in Friends (seasons 4/5)
David Schwimmer in Friends (seasons 4/5)
Matt LeBlanc in Friends (seasons 4/5)
Ricky Tomlinson in The Royle Family (series 1) ” - solmaquina
 
33.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
“ Best Female Performance (TV Comedy): Courtney Cox (for seasons 4/5)

Runner ups:
Sue Johnston in The Royle Family (series 1)
Lisa Kudrow in Friends (seasons 4/5)
Jennifer Aniston in Friends (seasons 4/5)
Pauline Lynne in Father Ted (series 3) ” - solmaquina
 
34.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
“ Best Animated TV Series (for seasons 9/10)

Runner ups:
King of the Hill (seasons 2/3)
Bob and Margaret (series 1)
South Park (seasons 1/2)
Animaniacs (season 5) ” - solmaquina
 
35.
Big Train (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations. (30 mins.)
“ Best Newcomer TV Comedy

Runner ups:
The Powerpuff Girls
That '70s Show ” - solmaquina
 
36.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Danse Macabre (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a well known horror writer is shot dead one night at her son-in-law's house, her killer simply disappeared. As Jonathan is somewhat uninterested in the case, Maddy investigates for herself. (120 mins.)
“ Best Direction in an Individual Episode

Runner ups:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Passion"
Jonathan Creek: "Black Canary"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Killed by Death" ” - solmaquina
 
37.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Speed 3 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A local milkman seeks revenge after Father Ted gets him fired. (25 mins.)
“ Best Writing in an Individual Episode

Runner ups:
Father Ted: "Are You Right There Father Ted?"
Father Ted: "The Mainland"
Father Ted: "Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep"
Jonathan Creek: "Danse Macabre" ” - solmaquina
 
38.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Speed 3 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A local milkman seeks revenge after Father Ted gets him fired. (25 mins.)
“ Best Individual Episode

Runner ups:
Father Ted: "Are You Right There Father Ted?"
Father Ted: "The Mainland"
Father Ted: "Night of the Nearly Dead"
Father Ted: "Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep"
The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror IX"
Jonathan Creek: "Danse Macabre"
The Simpsons: "Natural Born Kissers"
The Simpsons: "Bart the Mother"
The Simpsons: "The Joy of Sect" ” - solmaquina
 
39.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Black Canary (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A retired female illusionist dies in mysterious circumstances. Maddy and Jonathan are called upon to investigate. (120 mins.)
“ Best TV Special

Runner ups:
Goodnight, Mister Tom
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
40.
Steve Coogan: The Man Who Thinks He's It (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Steve Coogan brings five of his characters to the stage. (86 mins.)
“ Best Feature Stand-up Comedy Recording

Runner ups:
Alan Davies: Urban Trauma
Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' ” - solmaquina
 
41.
Wario Land II (1998 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Captain Syrup has stolen Wario's treasure again. It's up to Wario to stop her.
“ Best Video Game

Runner ups:
Crash Bandicoot: Warped!
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Oddworld Adventures
Sonic Adventure ” - solmaquina