New York Film Critics 1998

Best Film:
Saving Private Ryan
Runners-up: Affliction and Happiness

Best Actor:
Nick Nolte – Affliction
Runners-up: Ian McKellen – Gods and Monsters and Brendan Gleeson – The General

Best Actress:
Cameron Diaz – There’s Something About Mary
Runners-up: Fernanda Montenegro – Central Station (Central do Brasil) and Renée Zellweger – One True Thing and A Price Above Rubies

Best Supporting Actor:
Bill Murray – Rushmore
Runner-up: Dylan Baker – Happiness

Best Supporting Actress:
Lisa Kudrow – The Opposite of Sex
Runner-up: Judi Dench – Shakespeare in Love

Best Director:
Terrence Malick – The Thin Red Line
Runners-up: Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan and Paul Schrader – Affliction

Best Screenplay:
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard – Shakespeare in Love
Runners-up: Todd Solondz – Happiness and Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson – Rushmore

Best Cinematography:
John Toll – The Thin Red Line

Best First Film:
Richard Kwietniowski – Love and Death on Long Island
Runners-up: Don Roos – The Opposite of Sex and Vincent Gallo – Buffalo ’66

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Celebration (Festen) • Denmark/Sweden
Runners-up: Central Station (Central do Brasil) • Brazil/France and Taste of Cherry (Ta’m e guilass) • Iran

Best Non-Fiction Film:
The Farm: Angola, USA
Runner-up: The Cruise

Special Award:
Rick Schmidlin – Touch of Evil (for the reworked version)