'RYAN''S KINDEST CUTS

Add another Oscar-indicator to Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.” Saturday night the World War II drama won the 49th annual American Cinema Editors Award for its film cutter, Michael Kahn. The other movie contenders were “The Horse Whisperer,” “Out of Sight,” “The Thin Red Line” and “Shakespeare in Love.” “Ryan” has also won the Directors Guild and Producers Guild Awards — meaning it has a pretty good shot at the very top prizes come Oscar night March 21.

  • Speaking of Oscars, look at what’s among the items contained in the $15,000 gift basket given to those lucky enough to serve as presenters next Sunday night: an Armani silk tie, a Ferragamo silk scarf, Ray-Ban sunglasses and a TAG Heuer 2000 Exclusive Sport Watch. The envelope, please …
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