The Best of 1999

Year in review: The best movies, music, sports teams, toys and more, all from 1999. Enjoy!


  • Best Actor (Academy Awards): Roberto Begnigni (Life is Beautiful)
  • Best Actress (Academy Awards): Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love)
  • Best Picture (Academy Awards): Shakespeare in Love
  • Highest Grossing: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ($924,317,558)
  • Best Disney Movie: Tarzan


  • Best Music Video (MTV Music Awards): “Doo Wop (That Thing)” – Lauryn Hill
  • Best New Artist (Grammy Awards): Christina Aguilera
  • Record of the Year (Grammy Awards): “Smooth” – Rob Thomas &  Santana
  • Napster was born. Napster pioneered free music file-sharing


  • Top 5 Shows:
    1. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
    2. ER
    3. Friends
    4. Monday Night Football
    5. Frasier
  • Series Debuts:
    • Family Guy
    • Futurama
    • Law & Order SVU
    • The Man Show
    • The Sopranos
    • SpongeBob SquarePants
    • The West Wing
    • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire


  • FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion: United States
  • MLB Champion: New York Yankees
  • NBA Champion: San Antonio Spurs
  • NFL Champion: St. Louis Rams
  • NHL Champion: Dallas Stars


  • Best Sneaker: Nike Air Garnett III
  • Fashion Trend: Denim Jackets, Ripped JeansHawaiian Shirts


  • Best Selling Christmas Gift: Pokemon Nintendo Games


  • Best Selling: Grand Turismo 2 (PlayStation)
  • Best Console: Nintendo 64 (N64)