In this Oscar edition, Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench received nominations for playing the same character (Queen Elizabeth I) in different films and categories: Blanchett was nominated for Best Actress in Elizabeth (1998) while Dench got a Supporting Actress nomination (and win) for Shakespeare in Love (1998). See more »
I am the African Queen, some of you may know me as the virgin queen, but I can't imagine who.
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the one big mistake committed by the Academy this year was giving Best Picture to "Shakespeare in Love". "Saving Private Ryan" was by far the more deserving film. I'm happy that Spielberg won the Oscar for Best Director for this film. I was also happy seeing Roberto Benigni win for Best Actor since I'm italian. I think there were some really good movies nominated this year, certainly better than in 2001 and this year, 2002. But I still believe "Shakespeare in Love" is a most overrated movie.
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