The 1996 Academy Awards®
Host: Billy Crystal
Date: March 24, 1997  

Best Picture
The English Patient--winner
Jerry Maguire
Secrets & Lies

Best Director
Joel Coen, Fargo
Milos Forman, The People vs. Larry Flynt
Scott Hicks, Shine
Mike Leigh, Secrets and Lies
Anthony Minghella, The English Patient--winner

Best Actor
Tom Cruise, Jerry McGuire
Ralph Fiennes, The English Patient
Woody Harrelson, The People vs. Larry Flynt
Geoffrey Rush, Shine--winner
Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade

Best Actress
Brenda Blethyn, Secrets and Lies
Diane Keaton, Marvin's Room
Frances McDormand, Fargo--winner
Kristin Scott Thomas, The English Patient
Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves

Best Supporting Actor
Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry McGuire--winner
William H. Macy, Fargo
Armin Mueller-Stahl, Shine
Edward Norton, Primal Fear
James Woods, Ghosts of Mississippi

Best Supporting Actress
Joan Allen, The Crucible
Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces
Juliette Binoche, The English Patient--winner
Barbara Hershey, The Portrait of a Lady
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets & Lies

Best Foreign Language Film
Kolya (Czech Republic)--winner
Kavkazskij plennik (Russia)
Les mille et une recettes du cuisinier amoureux (Georgia)
Ridicule (France)
Søndagsengler (Norway)

Best Original Screenplay
Fargo (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)--winner
Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe)
Lone Star (John Sayles)
Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
Shine (Jan Sardi, Scott Hicks)

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Crucible (Arthur Miller)
The English Patient (Anthony Minghella)
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton)--winner
Trainspotting (John Hodge)

Best Original Dramatic Score
The English Patient (Gabriel Yared)--winner
Hamlet (Patrick Doyle)
Michael Collins (Elliot Goldenthal)
Shine (David Hirschfelder)
Sleepers (John Williams)

Best Original Musical or Comedy Score
Emma (Rachel Portman)--winner
The First Wives Club (Marc Shaiman)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz)
James and the Giant Peach (Randy Newman)
The Preacher's Wife (Hans Zimmer)

Best Cinematography
The English Patient (John Seale)--winner
Evita (Darius Khondji)
Fargo (Roger Deakins)
Fly Away Home (Caleb Deschanel)
Michael Collins (Chris Menges)

Other Categories:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
The English Patient (Stuart Craig, Stephanie McMillan)

Best Costume Design
The English Patient (Ann Roth)

Best Makeup
The Nutty Professor (Rick Baker, David LeRoy Anderson)

Best Film Editing
The English Patient (Walter Murch)

Best Visual Effects
Independence Day (Volker Engel, Douglas Smith, Clay Pinney, Joe Viskocil)

Best Sound
The English Patient (Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, Christopher Newman)

Best Sound Effects Editing
The Ghost and the Darkness (Bruce Stambler)

Best Original Song
Evita, for the song "You Must Love Me" (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice)

Best Animated Short Film
Quest (Tyron Montgomery, Thomas Stellmach)

Best Live Action Short Film
Dear Diary (David Frankel, Barry Jossen)

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (Jessica Yu)

Best Documentary, Feature
When We Were Kings (Leon Gast, David Sonnenberg)

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