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Academy Award Nominations 1998

February 9, 1999 Leave a comment Go to comments

oscarstatuette The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have announced the nominations for the 71st Academy Awards, honoring the best in film in 1998.

In the Best Original Dramatic Score category, the nominees are:

  • DAVID HIRSCHFELDER for Elizabeth
  • RANDY NEWMAN for Pleasantville
  • NICOLA PIOVANI for Life is Beautiful
  • JOHN WILLIAMS for Saving Private Ryan
  • HANS ZIMMER for The Thin Red Line

In the Best Original Musical or Comedy Score category, the nominees are:

  • RANDY NEWMAN for A Bug’s Life
  • MARC SHAIMAN for Patch Adams
  • STEPHEN WARBECK for Shakespeare in Love
  • HANS ZIMMER and STEPHEN SCHWARTZ for The Prince of Egypt

These are the first Oscar nominations for Piovani, Warbeck, Wilder, and Zippel, and is the second nomination for Hirschfelder. These are the 6th and 7th nominations for Newman, the 32nd nomination for Williams, the 5th nomination for Zimmer, the 17th nomination for Goldsmith, the 3rd nomination for Shaiman, and the 3rd nomination for Schwartz.

Goldsmith previously won for The Omen in 1976. Schwartz previously won for Pocahontas in 1996. Williams previously won for Fiddler on the Roof in 1971, Jaws in 1975, Star Wars in 1977, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial in 1982, and Schindler’s List in 1993. Zimmer previously won for The Lion King in 1994.

In the Best Original Song category, the nominees are:

  • CAROLE BAYER SAGER, DAVID FOSTER, TONY RENIS, and ALBERTO TESTA for “The Prayer” from Quest for Camelot
  • ALLISON MOORER and GWIL OWEN for “A Soft Place to Fall” from The Horse Whisperer
  • RANDY NEWMAN for “That’ll Do” from Babe: Pig in the City
  • STEPHEN SCHWARTZ for “When You Believe” from The Prince of Egypt
  • DIANE WARREN for “”I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from Armageddon

The winners of the 71st Academy Awards will be announced on March 21, 1999.

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