Outstanding Drama Series - The Practice (ABC) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Dennis Franz, N.Y.P.D. Blue Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Edie Falco, The Sopranos Outstanding Comedy Series - Ally McBeal (FOX) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - John Lithgow, 3rd Rock from the Sun Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Helen Hunt, Mad About You Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Series) - Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program (Special) - The 1998 Tony Awards (CBS) Outstanding Children's Program - The Truth about Drinking - The Teen Files (Syndicated) Outstanding Animated Program - King of the Hill : And They Call It Bobby Love
Best Picture: Shakespeare in Love, David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman, producers (Miramax) Actor in a Leading Role: Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful Actress in a Leading Role: Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love Actor in a Supporting Role: James Coburn, Affliction Actress in a Supporting Role: Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love Best Director: Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
February 24 - Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The singer is mistakenly introduced as "Sir John Elton", which he is currently still referred to as. December 5 - Billboard changes chart policy for their Hot 100 chart to allow airplay only singles or album cuts to make the official chart. The entertainment industry frantically lobbies for, and the United States Congress passes, the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which gives the entertainment industry 20 more years of exclusive monopoly on all of its works created since 1923. March 2 - Madonna begins a massive tour surronding her comeback album with Ray of Light which becomes four times platinum and wins three Grammy Awards including Best Pop Album and Best Dance Recording.