Oscar Movies: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

DreamWorks

Oscar nominations: 11

Picture, produced by Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, and Gary Levinsohn
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay (Original): Robert Rodat
Actor: Tom Hanks
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski
Art direction-set decoration: Tom Sanders, Lisa Dean Kavanugh
Film Editing: Michael Kahn
Sound: Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ronald Judkins
Sound Effects Editing: Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns
Original Score: John Williams
Makeup: Lois Burwell, Connor O'Sullivan, Daniel C. Striepke

Oscar awards: 5

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Oscar Context

The most nominated film in 1998, “Shakespeare in Love” won 7 out of its 13 nominations. The film was the surprise Best Picture winner as Spielberg's “Saving Private Ryan,” which was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 5, was expected to win the top award.

The five Best Picture nominees that year fell into two categories: Movies about royalty, “Shakespeare in Love” and “Elizabeth,” and WWII pictures, “Saving Private Ryan,” Terrence Malick's “The Thin Red Line,” and even Roberto Beningi Holocaust fable “Life Is Beautiful.” Italian actor Benigni undeservedly won the Best Actor Oscar.