As expected, the Academy Award for Best Actress went to Gwyneth Paltrow for “Shakespeare in Love”. Meryl, in a dress made for her by Valentino, attended the ceremony with her husband and her daughter Mary Willa.

Meryl is nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress for her performance in “One True Thing”. The other nominees are Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth), Fernanda Montenegro (Central do Brasil), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love) and Emily Watson (Hillary & Jackie). The show will be held on March 21, 1999, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. Meryl has received her last Oscar nomination in 1996 for “The Bridges of Madison County”.