Who Won 71st Annual Academy Awards?

Roberto Benigni at the Academy Awards
Mar 21, 1999

The 71st Annual Academy Awards were presented on March 21, 1999 in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Whoopie Goldberg hosted an evening which saw "Shakespeare In Love" upset "Saving Private Ryan" to take home best picture.

It was also the year when Roberto Benigni climbed over chairs and kisses almost everyone when it was announced that he had won Best Actor for his role in "Life Is Beautiful."

71st Academy Awards Winners

Best Picture Shakespeare In Love
David Parfitt; Donna Giglotti; Harvey Weinstein; Edward Zwick; Marc Norman
Shakespeare In Love
Best Actor Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful)
Life Is Beautiful
Best Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare In Love)
Shakespeare In Love
Best Supporting Actor James Coburn (Affliction)
Best Supporting Actress Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love)
Shakespeare In Love
Best Director Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
Saving Private Ryan
Adapted Screenplay Gods And Monsters
Bill Condon
Gods And Monsters
Original Screenplay Shakespeare In Love
Marc Norman; Tom Stoppard
Shakespeare In Love
Foreign Language Film Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
Documentary Feature The Last Days
James Moll, Ken Lipper
The Last Days
Documentary Short The Personals: Improvisations On Romance In The Golden Years
Keiko Ibi
The Personals: Improvisations On Romance In The Golden Years
Short Film (Live Action) Election Night (Valgaften)
Kim Magnusson, Anders Thomas Jensen
Election Night (Valgaften)
Short Film (Animated) Bunny
Chris Wedge
Film Editing Saving Private Ryan
Michael Kahn
Saving Private Ryan
Cinematography Saving Private Ryan
Janusz Kaminski
Saving Private Ryan
Costume Design Shakespeare In Love
Sandy Powell
Shakespeare In Love
Makeup Elizabeth
Jenny Shircore
Art Direction Shakespeare In Love
Art Direction: Martin Childs; Set Decoration: Jill Quertier
Shakespeare In Love
Sound Effects Editing Saving Private Ryan
Gary Rydstrom; Richard Hymns
Saving Private Ryan
Sound Saving Private Ryan
Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ronald Judkins
Saving Private Ryan
Visual Effects What Dreams May Come
Joel Hynek, Nicholas Brooks, Stuart Robertson, Kevin Mack
What Dreams May Come
Original Dramatic Score Life Is Beautiful
Nicola Piovani, composer
Life Is Beautiful
Original Musical or Comedy Score Shakespeare In Love
Stephen Warbeck, composer
Shakespeare In Love
Original Song "When You Believe" (The Prince Of Egypt)
Music and Lyric by Stephen Schwartz
The Prince Of Egypt