1999 Lotta’s Oscar Choices

Lotta’s would like to take this opportunity to tell you what she thinks about the performances this past year. She realizes that she’s just a small voice in the grand scheme of things in Hollywood and her views may not mesh with the big guys. But she also doesn’t care about the big guys because she knows she’s right!

Best Picture & Best Direction:
Notting Hill
American Beauty
The Legend of 1900
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
The Matrix

Honorable Mention Best Picture: The Insider and The Sixth Sense

Best Actor:
Russell Crowe – Jeffrey Wigand in “The Insider”
Kevin Spacey – Lester Burnham in “American Beauty”
Jim Carrey – Andy Kaufman in “Man on the Moon”
Denzel Washington – Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in “The Hurricane”
Matt Damon – Tom Ripley in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”

Honorable Mention: Sean Penn – Emmett Roy in “Sweet & Lowdown”

Best Supporting Actor:
Doug Hutchinson – Percy Wetmore in “The Green Mile”
Sam Rockwell – Billy Wharton in “The Green Mile”
Haley Joel Osment for “The Sixth Sense”
Rhys Ifans – Spike in “Notting Hill”
Eddie Murphy – Kit & Jiff Ramsey in “Bowfinger”

Honorable Mention: Michael Clarke Duncan – John Coffey in “The Green Mile”
Michael Jeter – Del Delacroix in “The Green Mile”

Best Actress:
Milla Jovovich – Joan of Arc in “The Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc”
Hillary Swank – Brandon Teena in “Boys Don’t Cry”
Reese Whitherspoon – Tracy Flick in “Election”
Annette Being – Carolyn Burnham in “American Beauty”
Julianne Moore – Sarah Miles in “The End of the Affair”

Best Supporting Actress:
Angelina Jolie – Lisa in “Girl Interrupted”
Gwyneth Paltrow – Marge Sherwood in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”
Catherine Keener – Maxine in “Being John Malkovich”
Charlize Theron – Candy Kendall in “The Cider House Rules”
Vanessa Martinez – Noelle De Angelo in “Limbo”

by Ginger Marin