The Oscars

The 71st Academy Awards hosted by Whoopi Goldberg at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Sunday, March 21, 1999, honoring movies released in 1998. Life Is Beautiful became the second film in Academy history to be nominated both as Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film in the same year. Like 1969’s “Z,” Life Is Beautiful won in the foreign language film category. Cate Blanchett was nominated for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth and Judi Dench was nominated and won for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love.

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