Oscar Movies: Shakespeare in Love (1998)


(Bedford Falls Production)

Oscar nominations: 13

Picture, produced by David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marc Norman
Director: John Madden
Screenplay (Original): Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman
Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow
Supporting Actress: Judi Dench
Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush
Cinematography: Richard Greatrex
Art direction-set decoration: Martin Childs; Jill Quertier
Film Editing: David Gamble
Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Sound: Robin O'Donogue, Dominic Lester, Peter Glossop
Original Score: Stephen Warbeck
Makeup: Lisa Westcott snd Veronica Brebner

Oscar awards: 9

Supporting Actress
Art Direction
Original Score
Costume Design

Oscar Context

The most nominated film in 1998, “Shakespeare in Love” won 7 out of its 13 nominations. The film was the surprise 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”).