Movie Awards: WWII Lives Again

TV and radio critics named the World War II dramas "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Thin Red Line" as among the top 10 pictures of 1998, but will hold off giving their best picture award until late January. The Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest group of radio and TV film critics, also named "Life is Beautiful," Elizabeth," "Gods and Monsters," "A Simple Plan," "Out of Sight," Pleasantville," "Shakespeare in Love" and "The Truman Show" to its top 10 list, from which a best picture winner will be selected on Jan. 25. The critics' group did announce winners in other categories, including Sir Ian McKellan as best actor for his work in "Gods and Monsters" and Cate Blanchett as best actress for "Elizabeth." Steven Spielberg was named best director for "Private Ryan."

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