This is one of two 1998 films featuring Joseph Fiennes having a secret affair with a svelte 16th-century Englishwoman of higher class. The other one didn’t make the VFA shortlist (but did, in its day, win Best Picture at the Oscars®). Filled equally with great performances, amazing costumes, luscious sets, and whopping historical inaccuracies, Elizabeth still reigns 20 years after its release.
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Screenplay by: Michael Hirst
Starring: Cate Blanchett,Christopher Eccleston,Geoffrey Rush,Joseph Fiennes
Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Picture, Actress (Blanchett); BAFTA for Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay, British Film (won), Actress (Blanchett - won), Supporting Actor (Rush - won)See all nominees