Screen Actors Guild 1996

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
* The Birdcage – Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Dan Futterman, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, and Robin Williams
The English Patient – Naveen Andrews, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Jürgen Prochnow, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Julian Wadham
Marvin’s Room – Hume Cronyn, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dan Hedaya, Diane Keaton, Hal Scardino, Meryl Streep, and Gwen Verdon
Shine – John Gielgud, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lynn Redgrave, Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, and Googie Withers
Sling Blade – Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall, James Hampton, John Ritter, Billy Bob Thornton, J. T. Walsh, and Dwight Yoakam

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
* Geoffrey Rush – Shine as David Helfgott
Tom Cruise – Jerry Maguire as Jerry Maguire
Ralph Fiennes – The English Patient as László Almásy
Woody Harrelson – The People vs. Larry Flynt as Larry Flynt
Billy Bob Thornton – Sling Blade as Karl Childers

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
* Frances McDormand – Fargo as Marge Gunderson
Brenda Blethyn – Secrets & Lies as Cynthia Rose Purley
Diane Keaton – Marvin’s Room as Bessie Wakefield
Gena Rowlands – Unhook the Stars as Mildred “Millie” Hawks
Kristin Scott Thomas – The English Patient as Katharine Clifton

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
* Cuba Gooding Jr. – Jerry Maguire as Rodney “Rod” Tidwell
Hank Azaria – The Birdcage as Agador Spartacus
Nathan Lane – The Birdcage as Albert Goldman
William H. Macy – Fargo as Jerry Lundegaard
Noah Taylor – Shine as David Helfgott

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
* Lauren Bacall – The Mirror Has Two Faces as Hannah Morgan
Juliette Binoche – The English Patient as Hana
Marisa Tomei – Unhook the Stars as Monica Warren
Gwen Verdon – Marvin’s Room as Ruth Wakefield Warren
Renée Zellweger – Jerry Maguire as Dorothy Boyd