1996

EnglishPatientBEST PICTURE
* The English Patient
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Secrets & Lies
Shine

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire
Ralph Fiennes, The English Patient
Woody Harrelson, The People Vs. Larry Flynt
* Geoffrey Rush, Shine
Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade

JerryMaguireBEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
* Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jerry Maguire
William H. Macy, Fargo
Armin Mueller-Stahl, Shine
Edward Norton, Primal Fear
James Woods, Ghosts Of Mississippi

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Brenda Blethyn, Secrets & Lies
Diane Keaton, Marvin’s Room
* Frances McDormand, Fargo
Kristin Scott Thomas, The English Patient
Emily Watson, Breaking The Waves

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Joan Allen, The Crucible
Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces
* Juliette Binoche, The English Patient
Barbara Hershey, The Portrait of a Lady
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets & Lies

BEST DIRECTING
* Anthony Minghella, The English Patient
Joel Coen, Fargo
Milos Forman, The People Vs. Larry Flynt
Mike Leigh, Secrets & Lies
Scott Hicks, Shine

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Birdcage
* The English Patient
Evita
Hamlet
William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* The English Patient
Evita
Fargo
Fly Away Home
Michael Collins

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Angels And Insects
Emma
* The English Patient
Hamlet
The Portrait of a Lady

WhenWeWereKingsBEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
Mandela
Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse
Tell The Truth And Run: George Seldes And The American Press
* When We Were Kings

BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
* Breathing Lessons: The Life And Work Of Mark O’Brien
Cosmic Voyage
An Essay On Matisse
Special Effects
The Wild Bunch: An Album In Montage

BEST FILM EDITING
* The English Patient
Evita
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Shine

KolyaBEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Chef In Love – Georgia
* Kolya – Czech Republic
The Other Side Of Sunday – Norway
Prisoner Of The Mountains – Russia
Ridicule – France

BEST MAKEUP
Ghosts Of Mississippi
* The Nutty Professor
Star Trek: First Contact

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
* The English Patient
Hamlet
Michael Collins
Shine
Sleepers

EmmaPosterBEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL MUSICAL OR COMEDY SCORE)
* Emma
The First Wives Club
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
James And The Giant Peach
The Preacher’s Wife

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Because You Loved Me” Up Close And Personal
“For The First Time” One Fine Day
“I Finally Found Someone” The Mirror Has Two Faces
“That Thing You Do!” That Thing You Do!
* “You Must Love Me” Evita

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Canhead
La Salla
* Quest
Wat’s Pig

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
De Tripas, Corazon
* Dear Diary
Ernst & Lyset
Esposados
Wordless

BEST SOUND
* The English Patient
Evita
Independence Day
The Rock
Twister

GhostAndTheDarknessBEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Daylight
Eraser
* The Ghost And The Darkness

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Dragonheart
* Independence Day
Twister

BEST WRITING (SCREENPLAY BASED ON MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED OR PUBLISHED)
The Crucible
The English Patient
Hamlet
* Sling Blade
Trainspotting

FargoBEST WRITING (SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN)
* Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Lone Star
Secrets & Lies
Shine

HONORARY AWARD
To Michael Kidd in recognition of his services to the art of the dance in the art of the screen.

IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARD
Saul Zaentz