National Board of Review 1998

Top 10 films
* Gods and Monsters
Saving Private Ryan
Elizabeth
Happiness
Shakespeare in Love
The Butcher Boy
Lolita
The Thin Red Line
A Simple Plan
Dancing at Lughnasa

Top Foreign Films
* Central Station
Life Is Beautiful
The Thief
Beyond Silence
Men with Guns

Best Actor:
Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters

Best Actress:
Fernanda Montenegro – Central Station

Best Supporting Actor:
Ed Harris – The Truman Show

Best Supporting Actress:
Christina Ricci – The Opposite of Sex

Best Director:
Shekhar Kapur – Elizabeth

Best Acting by an Ensemble:
Happiness

Breakthrough Performance – Male:
Billy Crudup – The Hi-Lo Country

Breakthrough Performance – Female:
Angelina Jolie – Playing by Heart

Best Screenplay:
Scott B. Smith – A Simple Plan

Best Documentary:
Wild Man Blues

Career Achievement Award:
Michael Caine

Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Directing:
Martin Scorsese

Special Achievement in Filmmaking:
Roberto Benigni – Life Is Beautiful

William K. Everson Award for Film History:
John Willis

International Freedom Award:
Volker Schlöndorff

Freedom of Expression:
Bernardo Bertolucci

Special Citation:
Warren Beatty, Alan J. Pakula Memorial Award

Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking:
Buffalo ’66
Dark City
Love and Death on Long Island
Next Stop Wonderland
The Opposite of Sex
Passion in the Desert
Pi
Smoke Signals
Waking Ned Devine
Your Friends & Neighbors