Best Picture : Shakespeare in Love - A fun little love letter to Shakespeare that hypothesizes how the man created his masterpieces. The film is wickedly fun if you are a fan and holds some really strong performances.
Biggest Box Office : Saving Private Ryan - Spielberg crafted one of the grandest, most realistic war films and delivers on all fronts. This film is repulsive as war should be, but shows it through human eyes. The performances are stellar. Hanks, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Goldberg and the rest of the cast are in top form. Matt Damon kills in a small but crucial role, and Nathan Fillion is spectacular in a small cameo that gets me every time.