The Best and Worst of 1998

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. Dark City
  2. What Dreams May Come
  3. The Truman Show
  4. Beloved
  5. Ultraviolet
  6. Kirikou and the Sorceress
  7. Pi
  8. Gods and Monsters
  9. Last Night
  10. Nightwatch

Worst Films

  1. National Lampoon’s Men in White
  2. Armageddon
  3. The Avengers
  4. Species II
  5. Carnival of Souls

Best Director

Ole Bornedal – Nightwatch
Jonathan Demme – Beloved (*)
Roland Emmerich – Godzilla
Vincent Ward – What Dreams May Come
Peter Weir – The Truman Show

Best Original Screenplay

Dark City (*)
The Faculty
The Truman Show

Best Adapted Screenplay

Gods and Monsters
Sphere (*)
What Dreams May Come

Best Actor

Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters (*)
Kurt Russell – Soldier
Stuart Townsend – Resurrection Man
Christopher Walken – New Rose Hotel
James Woods – Vampires

Best Actress

Asia Argento – New Rose Hotel
Janeane Garofalo – Clay Pigeons
Vanessa Redgrave – Gods and Monsters (*)
Bitty Schramm – Cleopatra’s Second Husband
Mary Walsh – Extraordinary Visitor

Best Supporting Actor

Brendan Fraser – Gods and Monsters
Ed Harris – The Truman Show (*)
William H. Macy – Psycho
Nick Nolte – Nightwatch
Philip Quast – Ultraviolet

Best Supporting Actress

Joan Allen – Pleasantville
Rebbeca Gayheart – Urban Legend
Anjelica Huston – EverAfter
Melanie Lynskey – EverAfter
Thandie Newton – Beloved (*)

Best Cinematography

Beloved (*)
The Phantom of the Opera

Best Musical Score

Embrace the Darkness
The Red Violin (*)
Star Trek: Insurrection
The Truman Show

Best Special Effects

Lost in Space
Star Trek: Insurrection
What Dreams May Come (*)

Best Makeup Effects

Mighty Joe Young
Species II
Talos the Mummy/Tale of the Mummy(*)

Best Production Design

The Avengers
Lost in Space
The Truman Show
What Dreams May Come (*)