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And the Nominees Are…

The Jewish Journal 1998 Film Awards


by Naomi Pfefferman

November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

If you think the Academy Awards are unfair, biased and arbitrary, wait until you see what we've come up with for our first Jewish film awards.

Herewith are The Jewish Journal nominees for the best and worst in Jewish movies for 1998.

To cast your vote, e-mail us at ab871@lafn.org or mail this ballot to The Jewish Journal, Jewish Film Awards Committee, 3660 Wilshire Blvd., '204, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Best Picture

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"Life is Beautiful"

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"Pi"

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"The Truce"

Worst Picture

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"Apt Pupil"

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"A Price Above Rubies"

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"Safe Men"

Best Jew playing a Jew

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Ben Stiller ("Permanent &'009;&'009;&'009;Midnight")

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Julianna Marguiles ("A Price &'009;&'009;&'009;Above Rubies")

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Jeff Goldblum (Aaron in &'009;&'009;&'009;DreamWorks animated feature, &'009;&'009;&'009;"The Prince of Egypt")

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Best non-Jew playing a Jew

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Minnie Driver ("The &'009;&'009;&'009;&'009;Governess")

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Ally Sheedy ("High Art")

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John Turturro ("The Truce")

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Roberto Benigni ("Life is &'009;&'009;&'009;Beautiful")

Best Jew playing a non-Jew

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Patrick Stewart (Pharaoh in &'009;&'009;&'009;"The Prince of Egypt")

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Woody Allen ("Antz")

The "Seinfeld" Award (for the best Jewish movie avoiding any overt reference to its Jewishness)

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"Antz"

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"The Wedding Singer"

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"The Big Lebowski"

Jewish character you'd least want to bring home to mother

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Ally Sheedy ("High Art")

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Ben Stiller ("Permanent Mid&'009;&'009;&'009;night")

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"Speed" Levitch ("The Cruise")


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