|Richards and Campbell, waiting to hear their names on nomination morning...|
So, I'm slowly getting the 1998 Fisti Awards done and ready for publication, but this may take a little while since I have some other obligations here and elsewhere. So for now, let's talk about Best Picture, Director and Film Editing! You can check them out here, but I've also included them below. As you'll see, I went a little mainstream, MTV Awards here, fawning all over a certain film(s) that the average Oscar watcher/lover may find unworthy of a prestigious accolade, but these are the Fistis and we are impartial!
So bring on the love for Wild Things!
Off the top of my head, Guy Ritchie's director nom is one of my favorites simply because I feel like he's not given the respect he deserves for what he achieved here. His filmography as a whole may not be incredible or anything, and he may have resorted to creating nothing but Blockbuster fodder, but his beginnings were rich with real promise, and he started a movement with his stylistic approach to film-making that wasn't really seen in other directors at that time.
So, let's look at these noms: