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Mon, 8 Mar 1999 11:31:57 -0500
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*** Benigni, Paltrow win SAG awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An exuberant Roberto Benigni captured a lead actor
prize for "Life is Beautiful" and Gwyneth Paltrow took home an
actress award that she dedicated to her mother at the Screen Actors
Guild awards Sunday night. Robert Duvall and Kathy Bates also
received honors. Benigni's award was the biggest surprise of the
night and suggested the best actor Oscar later this month is a
toss-up. Bates, the politically savvy campaign troubleshooter in
"Primary Colors," and Duvall, the tough, baseball-loving corporate
attorney in "A Civil Action," won best supporting actor awards.
Christopher Reeve won for actor in a TV movie or miniseries for "Rear
Window." Angelina Jolie got the actress award for movie or miniseries
for "Gia." See
*** Also: List of SAG award winners, see

*** Spielberg wins award from Directors Guild

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steven Spielberg won the Directors Guild of
America's award Saturday for "Saving Private Ryan," making him and
the epic World War II film strong favorites for Academy Awards. In
voting by the union for filmmakers, Spielberg defeated Roberto
Benigni of "Life is Beautiful," John Madden of "Shakespeare in Love,"
Terrence Malick of "The Thin Red Line" and Peter Weir of "The Truman
Show." "I am so happy. I'm like so - " Spielberg said, interrupting
himself as he dropped the plaque onto the podium with a clunk. Back
stage, Spielberg joked, "I can't believe I dropped it." He dedicated
the award to his father, Arnold Spielberg, and his father's World War
II generation. See

gloria monti
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film studies program, yale university
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