Best Picture and Director 1999

1998 through 2007

What are your picks for 1999's Best Picture and Director?

American Beauty
24
36%
The Cider House Rules
0
No votes
The Green Mile
0
No votes
The Insider
7
11%
The Sixth Sense
2
3%
Lasse Hallstrom - The Cider House Rules
0
No votes
Spike Jonze - Being John Malkovich
9
14%
Sam Mendes - American Beauty
18
27%
Michael Mann - The Insider
4
6%
M. Night Shayamalan - The Sixth Sense
2
3%
 
Total votes: 66

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Best Picture and Director 1999

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:22 pm

Oy, what a year. I agreed with just one of the nominees for Best Picture and one for Best Director.

My Best Picture choice was the winner, American Beauty narrowly over The Talented Mr. Ripley; The End of the Affair; Being John Malokovich and The Straight Story. My Best Director pick was Anthony Minghella for The Talented Mr. Ripley over Sam Mendes; Neil Jordan (The End of the Affair; David Lynch (The Straight Story and Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother).

Of Oscar's other four Best Picture nominees, The Insider and The Sixth Sense placed seventh and eighth behind Magnolia , but I found The Green Mile disappointing and no merit at all in the highly anachronistic Cider House Rules.

My Votes go to the Oscar winners - American Beauty and its director, Sam Mendes.
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