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1998 11th Chicago Film Critics Awards

Best Picture
* Saving Private Ryan
The Butcher Boy
Life Is Beautiful
Shakespeare In Love
The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show

Best Foreign Film
* Life Is Beautiful - Roberto Benigni
The Celebration - Thomas Vinterberg
Fireworks - Takeshi Kitano
Madadayo - Akira Kurosawa
The Taste of Cherry - Abbas Kiarostami

Best Director
* Terrence Malick - The Thin Red Line
John Boorman - The General
Neil Jordan - The Butcher Boy
Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
Peter Weir - The Truman Show

Best Actor
* Ian McKellen - Gods and Monsters
Roberto Benigni - Life Is Beautiful
Jim Carrey - The Truman Show
Tom Hanks - Saving Private Ryan
Edward Norton - American History X

Best Actress
* Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth
Jane Horrocks - Little Voice
Holly Hunter - Living Out Loud
Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakespeare in Love
Ally Sheedy - High Art

Best Supporting Actor
* Billy Bob Thornton - A Simple Plan
Michael Caine - Little Voice
Robert Duvall - A Civil Action
Bill Murray - Rushmore
Nick Nolte - The Thin Red Line

Best Supporting Actress
* Kathy Bates - Primary Colors
Joan Allen - Pleasantville
Kimberly Elise - Beloved
Rachel Griffiths - Hilary and Jackie
Lisa Kudrow - The Opposite of Sex

Most Promising Actor
* Joseph Fiennes - Shakespeare in Love
Jim Caviezel - The Thin Red Line
Adrian Lester - Primary Colors
Eamonn Owens - The Butcher Boy
Jason Schwartzman - Rushmore

Most Promising Actress
* Kimberly Elise - Beloved
Scarlett Johansson - The Horse Whisperer
Natasha Lyonne - Slums of Beverly Hills
Leelee Sobieski - A Soldier s Daughter Never Cries
Dominique Swain - Lo-li-ta

Best Screenplay
* Shakespeare in Love - Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
Bulworth - Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser
Happiness - Todd Solondz
A Simple Plan - Scott B. Smith
The Truman Show - Andrew Niccol

Best Cinematography
* The Thin Red Line - John Toll
Beloved - Tak Fujimoto
Elizabeth - Remi Adefarasin
The Horse Whisperer - Robert Richardson
Saving Private Ryan - Janusz Kaminski

Best Original Score
* The Truman Show - Burkhard Dallwitz
A Bug s Life - Randy Newman
The Butcher Boy - Elliot Goldenthal
Elizabeth - David Hirschfelder
A Simple Plan - Danny Elfman