1999 Academy Awards: List of Eligible Films

The Academy has a whole bevy of rules stipulating what movies are eligible for nominations in any given "year" of Oscar balloting. For the 1999 Academy Awards—already things get confusing, because the "1999" Oscars are awarded in the year 2000—a film must open commercially at a theater in Los Angeles at some point between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 1999. Seems simple enough, unless you realize that several films that seem new to moviegoers around the country (for example, A Map of the World, Holy Smoke, or Tumbleweeds) in fact opened in Los Angeles to attain Awards eligibility, subsequently closed, and have since reopened to play nationwide in the traditionally fallow late-winter movie season. ( The studios conclude that even their more demanding Oscar contenders look pretty good up against Snow Day.)

Now, additionally, the Academy demands that films submitted for consideration as a Best Foreign Language Film contestant in one year cannot be eligible for nominations in English-language categories in the following year of its general domestic release: so, in the case of 1999, films such as The Dreamlife of Angels and Run Lola Run are barred from consideration. Probably the easiest way to clarify all this gobbledygook is to provide an alphabetical list of the 245 films that qualified as Oscar candidates for 1999...and as you scroll through the list, bear in mind that while Mathilde Bonnefoy's smashing editing on Run Lola Run and Élodie Bouchez's astonishing performance in The Dreamlife of Angels cannot be cited for praise, the screenplay for Detroit Rock City, the photography in Idle Hands, and of course Rob Schneider's rendering of Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo could feasibly be announced as Academy Award nominees come February 15. In theory.



A

THE ADVENTURES OF ELMO IN GROUCHLAND
THE ADVENTURES OF SEBASTIAN COLE
AFTER LIFE
AGNES BROWNE
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
AMERICAN BEAUTY
AMERICAN PIE
AMONG GIANTS
ANALYZE THIS
ANGELA'S ASHES
ANNA AND THE KING
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
ANYWHERE BUT HERE
ARLINGTON ROAD
THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE
AT FIRST SIGHT
AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME

B

BABY GENIUSES
THE BACHELOR
BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
BESIEGED
BEST LAID PLANS
THE BEST MAN
BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE
BICENTENNIAL MAN
BIG DADDY
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
BLAST FROM THE PAST
BLUE STREAK
BODY SHOTS
THE BONE COLLECTOR
BOWFINGER
BOYS DON'T CRY
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
BROKEDOWN PALACE

C

CHILL FACTOR
THE CIDER HOUSE RULES
THE CITY (LA CIUDAD)
COOKIE'S FORTUNE
A COOL DRY PLACE
THE CORRUPTOR
CRADLE WILL ROCK
CRAZY IN ALABAMA
CRUEL INTENTIONS

D

DEEP BLUE SEA
THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN
DETROIT ROCK CITY
DEUCE BIGALOW: MALE GIGOLO
DIAMONDS
DICK
A DOG OF FLANDERS
DOG PARK
DOGMA
DOUBLE JEOPARDY
DOUG'S 1ST MOVIE
DREAMING OF JOSEPH LEES
DRIVE ME CRAZY
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
DUDLEY DO-RIGHT

E

EAST OF HOPE STREET
EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
edTV
8MM
ELECTION
THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN
END OF DAYS
THE END OF THE AFFAIR
ENDURANCE
ENTRAPMENT
eXistenZ
EYES WIDE SHUT

F

FELICIA'S JOURNEY
FIGHT CLUB
FLAWLESS
FOOLISH
FOR LOVE OF THE GAME
FORCES OF NATURE
FROGS FOR SNAKES

G

GALAXY QUEST
THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER
GET BRUCE!
GET REAL
GIRL, INTERRUPTED
GLORIA
GO
GOD SAID HA!
GOODBYE LOVER
THE GREEN MILE
GUINEVERE

H

HAPPY, TEXAS
THE HAUNTING
HEAD ON
HEAVEN
HIDEOUS KINKY
HOLY SMOKE
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
THE HURRICANE

I

I STAND ALONE
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
IDLE HANDS
ILLUMINATA
I'M LOSING YOU
IN DREAMS
IN TOO DEEP
THE INSIDER
INSPECTOR GADGET
INSTINCT
THE IRON GIANT

J

JAKOB THE LIAR
JEANNE AND THE PERFECT GUY
JOE THE KING
julien donkey-boy
JUST THE TICKET

K

THE KING & I

L

LAKE PLACID
THE LEGEND OF 1900
LIBERTY HEIGHTS
LIFE
LIGHT IT UP
LIMBO
THE LIMEY
LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS
THE LOSS OF SEXUAL INNOCENCE
LOST & FOUND
THE LOVE LETTER
LOVERS OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

M

MAGNOLIA
MAN OF THE CENTURY
MAN ON THE MOON
MANSFIELD PARK
A MAP OF THE WORLD
THE MATRIX
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC
MICKEY BLUE EYES
THE MINUS MAN
MISS JULIE
MR. DEATH: THE RISE AND FALL OF FRED A. LEUCHTER, JR.
THE MOD SQUAD
MOLLY
MUMFORD
THE MUMMY
MUPPETS FROM SPACE
THE MUSE
MUSIC OF THE HEART
MY FAVORITE MARTIAN
MY LIFE SO FAR
MY NAME IS JOE
MY SON THE FANATIC
MYSTERY, ALASKA
MYSTERY MEN

N

NATURALLY NATIVE
NEVER BEEN KISSED
NOTTING HILL


O

OCTOBER SKY
OFFICE SPACE
ONE MAN'S HERO
ONEGIN
THE OTHER SISTER
THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS
OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE

P

PAYBACK
PLACEBO EFFECT
PLAY IT TO THE BONE
POKEMON THE FIRST MOVIE
PUSHING TIN

R

THE RAGE: CARRIE 2
RANDOM HEARTS
RAVENOUS
THE RED VIOLIN
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL
ROMANCE
ROSETTA
RUNAWAY BRIDE

S

SCHOOL OF FLESH
SHE'S ALL THAT
SHILOH 2: SHILOH SEASON
SIMPATICO
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE
SIX WAYS TO SUNDAY
THE SIXTH SENSE
SLC PUNK!
SLEEPY HOLLOW
SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
THE SOURCE
SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT
STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE
THE STICKY FINGERS OF TIME
STIGMATA
STIR OF ECHOES
THE STORY OF US
THE STRAIGHT STORY
A STRANGER IN THE KINGDOM
STUART BLISS
STUART LITTLE
SUMMER OF SAM
SUPERSTAR
SWEET AND LOWDOWN

T

THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY
TARZAN
TEA WITH MUSSOLINI
TEACHING MRS. TINGLE
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
TEQUILA BODY SHOTS
THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT
THICKER THAN WATER
THE THIRD MIRACLE
THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR
THE 13TH WARRIOR
THIS IS MY FATHER
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR
THREE KINGS
THREE SEASONS
THREE TO TANGO
TITUS
TOPSY-TURVY
TOY STORY 2
TRAIN OF LIFE
TRICK
TRUE CRIME
TUMBLEWEEDS
20 DATES
THE 24 HOUR WOMAN
TWICE UPON A YESTERDAY
TWIN FALLS IDAHO
200 CIGARETTES

U

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN

V

VARSITY BLUES
VIRTUAL SEXUALITY
VIRUS

W

A WALK ON THE MOON
WALKING ACROSS EGYPT
THE WAR ZONE
WHERE'S MARLOWE?
WHITEBOYS
WILD WILD WEST
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
WINDHORSE
WING COMMANDER
THE WINSLOW BOY
THE WOOD
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

X

XIU XIU: THE SENT DOWN GIRL


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