Oscar 1996

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Tom CruiseJerry Maguire {“Jerry Maguire”}
Ralph FiennesThe English Patient {“Almasy”}
Woody HarrelsonThe People vs. Larry Flynt {“Larry Flynt”}
* Geoffrey RushShine {“David Helfgott”}
Billy Bob ThorntonSling Blade {“Karl Childers”}

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
* Cuba Gooding, Jr.Jerry Maguire {“Rod Tidwell”}
William H. MacyFargo {“Jerry Lundegaard”}
Armin Mueller-StahlShine {“Peter Helfgott”}
Edward NortonPrimal Fear {“Aaron Stampler”}
James WoodsGhosts of Mississippi {“Byron De La Beckwith”}

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Brenda BlethynSecrets & Lies {“Cynthia”}
Diane KeatonMarvin’s Room {“Bessie”}
* Frances McDormandFargo {“Marge Gunderson”}
Kristin Scott ThomasThe English Patient {“Katharine Clifton”}
Emily WatsonBreaking the Waves {“Bess”}

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Joan AllenThe Crucible {“Elizabeth Proctor”}
Lauren BacallThe Mirror Has Two Faces {“Hannah Morgan”}
* Juliette BinocheThe English Patient {“Hana”}
Barbara HersheyThe Portrait of a Lady {“Madame Serena Merle”}
Marianne Jean-BaptisteSecrets & Lies {“Hortense”}

ART DIRECTION
The Birdcage — Art Direction: Bo Welch; Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik
* The English Patient — Art Direction: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Evita — Art Direction: Brian Morris; Set Decoration: Philippe Turlure
Hamlet — Tim Harvey
William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet — Art Direction: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Brigitte Broch

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The English Patient — John Seale
Evita — Darius Khondji
Fargo — Roger Deakins
Fly Away Home — Caleb Deschanel
Michael Collins — Chris Menges

COSTUME DESIGN
Angels and Insects — Paul Brown
Emma — Ruth Myers
* The English Patient — Ann Roth
Hamlet — Alex Byrne
The Portrait of a Lady — Janet Patterson

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

DOCUMENTARY (Feature)
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story — Susan W. Dryfoos
Mandela — Jo Menell, Angus Gibson
Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse — Anne Belle, Deborah Dickson
Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press — Rick Goldsmith
* When We Were Kings — Leon Gast, David Sonenberg

DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)
* Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien — Jessica Yu
Cosmic Voyage — Jeffrey Marvin, Bayley Silleck
An Essay on Matisse — Perry Wolff
Special Effects — Susanne Simpson, Ben Burtt
The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage — Paul Seydor, Nick Redman

FILM EDITING
* The English Patient — Walter Murch
Evita — Gerry Hambling
Fargo — Roderick Jaynes
Jerry Maguire — Joe Hutshing
Shine — Pip Karmel

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Chef in Love — Georgia
* Kolya — Czech Republic
The Other Side of Sunday — Norway
Prisoner of the Mountains — Russia
Ridicule — France

MAKEUP
Ghosts of Mississippi — Matthew W. Mungle, Deborah La Mia Denaver
* The Nutty Professor — Rick Baker, David LeRoy Anderson
Star Trek: First Contact — Michael Westmore, Scott Wheeler, Jake Garber

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)
* The English Patient — Gabriel Yared
Hamlet — Patrick Doyle
Michael Collins — Elliot Goldenthal
Shine — David Hirschfelder
Sleepers — John Williams

MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)
* Emma — Rachel Portman
The First Wives Club — Marc Shaiman
The Hunchback of Notre Dame — Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Alan Menken
James and the Giant Peach — Randy Newman
The Preacher’s Wife — Hans Zimmer

MUSIC (Original Song)
“Because You Loved Me” from Up Close and Personal — Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“For The First Time” from One Fine Day — Music and Lyric by James Newton Howard, Jud J. Friedman and Allan Dennis Rich
“I Finally Found Someone” from The Mirror Has Two Faces — Music and Lyric by Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, Bryan Adams and Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange
“That Thing You Do!” from That Thing You Do! — Music and Lyric by Adam Schlesinger
* “You Must Love Me” from Evita — Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyric by Tim Rice

BEST PICTURE
* The English Patient — Saul Zaentz, Producer
Fargo — Ethan Coen, Producer
Jerry Maguire — James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai and Cameron Crowe, Producers
Secrets & Lies — Simon Channing-Williams, Producer
Shine — Jane Scott, Producer

SHORT FILM (Animated)
Canhead — Timothy Hittle, Chris Peterson
La Salla — Richard Condie
* Quest — Tyron Montgomery, Thomas Stellmach
Wat’s Pig — Peter Lord

SHORT FILM (Live Action)
De Tripas, Corazon — Antonio Urrutia
* Dear Diary — David Frankel, Barry Jossen
Ernst & Lyset — Kim Magnusson, Anders Thomas Jensen
Esposados — Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Wordless — Bernadette Carranza, Antonello De Leo

SOUND
* The English Patient — Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, Chris Newman
Evita — Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Ken Weston
Independence Day — Chris Carpenter, Bill W. Benton, Bob Beemer, Jeff Wexler
The Rock — Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Keith A. Wester
Twister — Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Kevin O’Connell, Geoffrey Patterson

SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Daylight — Richard L. Anderson, David A. Whittaker
Eraser — Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
* The Ghost and the Darkness — Bruce Stambler

VISUAL EFFECTS
Dragonheart — Scott Squires, Phil Tippett, James Straus, Kit West
* Independence Day — Volker Engel, Douglas Smith, Clay Pinney, Joseph Viskocil
Twister — Stefen Fangmeier, John Frazier, Habib Zargarpour, Henry La Bounta

WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
The Crucible — Arthur Miller
The English Patient — Anthony Minghella
Hamlet — Kenneth Branagh
* Sling Blade — Billy Bob Thornton
Trainspotting — John Hodge

WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
* Fargo — Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Jerry Maguire — Cameron Crowe
Lone Star — John Sayles
Secrets & Lies — Mike Leigh
Shine — Screenplay by Jan Sardi; Story by Scott Hicks

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

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