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  • ETPhoneHome
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    #545929

    This was a great year for film, and some excellent films weren’t even nominated. Which nominee should the academy have selected? Is there a film that wasn’t nominated that they should have picked?

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    Renaton
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    It’s so ridiculous that in a fantastic year for american films (that included Eyes Wide Shut, The Matrix, Fight Club, Sleepy Hollow, Being John Malkovich, Three Kings, Election, Magnolia) that The Cider House Rules and The Green Mile and even winner American Beauty get in. Some of those films were long-shots, but it’s beyond annoying that Being John Malkovich couldn’t get a Best Pic nom over some of those nominees.

    Out of this group, I’d easily go with The Insider.

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    JayDF
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    My best pic lineup for 1999 would have been

    Being John Malkovich
    Election
    The Sixth Sense 
    Three Kings

    with the last spot a toss up between All About My Mother, Boys Don’t Cry, Fight Club, The Straight Story and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    ELECTION was the best of the year. 

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    nkb325
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    My best pic lineup for 1999 would have been

    Being John Malkovich
    Election
    The Sixth Sense 
    Three Kings

    with the last spot a toss up between All About My Mother, Boys Don’t Cry, Fight Club, The Straight Story and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    ELECTION was the best of the year. 

    Has a high school set movie ever actually been nominated for BP? Or any major categories really? I doubt it and it’d be interesting to know 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    [quote=”Pacawn”]My best pic lineup for 1999 would have been

    Being John Malkovich
    Election
    The Sixth Sense 
    Three Kings

    with the last spot a toss up between All About My Mother, Boys Don’t Cry, Fight Club, The Straight Story and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    ELECTION was the best of the year. 

    Has a high school set movie ever actually been nominated for BP? Or any major categories really? I doubt it and it’d be interesting to know [/quote]

    Election was nominated for screenplay, but teenager-led movies (or high school movies) don’t have a great track record. The only one I can think of is American Graffiti.

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    Beau S.
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    #545935

    American Beauty by far. One of my favorite films, and one of my favorite BP winners.

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    allabout oscars
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    AMERICAN BEAUTY…. One of my favorite best picture winners in the last 15 years..

    This was a great year for film..
    Some of my favorites for that year are on my all- time list..

    MAGNOLIA
    THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY
    THE SIXTH SENSE
    BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
    ELECTION
    THE INSIDER

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    #545937

    american beauty ftw
    the best acted, directed and inspired movie that year

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    Anthony
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    Of the nominees, honestly The Sixth Sense, even if I do have issues with how the plot twist was structured (unless the whole “They see what they want to see” makes up for how Bruce Willis got the info on Cole in the first place or how he got into Cole’s house when we see him sitting with Toni Collette). American Beauty is also my choice on other days….it is a strong film but also highly overpraised and loses its luster at various points, especially the middle of the movie.

    The Insider could use a revisit, but I don’t remember being too wowed by it.

    The Green Mile wasn’t bad, but it was just gritty fluff in my opinion.

    The Cider House Rules is, for me, the biggest Oscar-y film here and in a bad way. Whenever I think of it, I just feel like I am drowning in maple syrup….that and Michael Caine doing drugs.

    I concur that there were so many great films that year that should’ve made this lineup.

    All About My Mother
    Being John Malkovich
    Election 
    Magnolia
    Man on the Moon
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Topsy-Turvy 
    and a couple of others.

    My personal list is:

    American Beauty 
    Being John Malkovich
    Election
    The Sixth Sense
    The Talented Mr. Ripley

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    Halo_Insider
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    Dah! How do you really qualify something as the “best” of this year? 

    Anthony pretty much sums up my feelings about this, though I like The Insider more than he does. I generally go with American Beauty.

    Honestly, though, my favorite film was probably Toy Story 2.

    As of this moment, my line-up would probably look like:

    American Beauty
    Being John Malkovich
    Magnolia
    The Sixth Sense
    Toy Story 2

    Alternates: The Insider, Fight Club, Election 

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    dwb585
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    #545940

    1. The Insider
    2. American Beauty 
    3. the Sixth Sense 
    4. The Green Mile 
    5. The Cider House Rules  

    Considering what was left off, this is quite a disappointing line-up.  My preferred list:

    1. Magnolia
    2. The Insider
    3. Three Kings
    4. Election 
    5. American Beauty 

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    germanportuguese
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    #545941

    should had  been nominated:

    3 kings

    All about My Mother

    Election

    Magnolia

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    *Team*oscar
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    American beauty it one my fav non disney child movies glad won best acting to.

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    Jackson B
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    i agree with many of the other posters.  ELECTION was the best film of the year.  it we had the 5-10 nominee thing then, it definatly would have gotten in.  and Reese’s snub was i think one of the biggest acting snubs ever!

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