Academy Awards 1996

Best Picture:
Fargo - Ethan Coen
Jerry Maguire - James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Lawrence Mark, Richard Sakai
Secrets & Lies - Simon Channing-Williams
Shine - Jane Scott
***The English Patient - Saul Zaentz

Actor In A Leading Role:
Tom Cruise - Jerry Maguire
***Geoffrey Rush - Shine
Billy Bob Thornton - Sling Blade
Ralph Fiennes - The English Patient
Woody Harrelson - The People Vs. Larry Flynt

Actress In A Leading Role:
Emily Watson - Breaking The Waves
***Frances McDormand - Fargo
Diane Keaton - Marvin's Room
Brenda Blethyn - Secrets & Lies
Kristin Scott Thomas - The English Patient

Fargo - Joel Coen
Secrets & Lies - Mike Leigh
Hamlet - Alex Byrne
***The English Patient - Ann Roth
The Portrait Of A Lady - Janet Patterson

Actor In A Supporting Role:
William H. Macy - Fargo
James Woods - Ghosts Of Mississippi
***Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Jerry Maguire
Edward Norton - Primal Fear
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Shine

Actress In A Supporting Role:
Marianne Jean-Baptiste - Secrets & Lies
Joan Allen - The Crucible
***Juliette Binoche - The English Patient
Lauren Bacall - The Mirror Has Two Faces
Barbara Hershey - The Portrait Of A Lady

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

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

Writing (Screenplay Adaptation):
Hamlet - Kenneth Branagh
***Sling Blade - Billy Bob Thornton
The Crucible - Arthur Miller (writer)
The English Patient - Anthony Minghella
Trainspotting - John Hodge

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

Documentary (Short Subject):
An Essay On Matisse - Perry Wolff
***Breathing Lessons: The Life And Work Of Mark O'Brien - Jessica Yu
Cosmic Voyage - Jeffrey Marvin, Bayley Silleck
Special Effects - Ben Burtt, Susanne Simpson
The Wild Bunch: An Album In Montage - Nick Redman, Paul Seydor

Film Editing:
Evita - Gary Hambling
Fargo - Roderick Jaynes
Jerry Maguire - Joe Hutshing
Shine - Pip Karmel
***The English Patient - Walter Murch

Set Decoration:
Evita - Philippe Turlure
The Birdcage - Cheryl Carasik
***The English Patient - Stephenie McMillan
William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet - Brigitte Broch

Art Direction:
Evita - Brian Morris
Hamlet - Tim Harvey
The Birdcage - Bo Welch
***The English Patient - Stuart Craig
William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet - Catherine Martin

Short Film (Animated):
Canhead - Timothy Hittle, Chris Peterson
La Salla - Richard Condie
***Quest - Tyron Montgomery, Thomas Stelimach
Wat's Pig - Peter Lord

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

Foreign Language Film:
A Chef In Love - Georgia
***Kolya - Czech Republic
Prisoners Of The Mountains - Russia
Ridicule - France
The Other Side Of Sunday - Norway

Costume Design:
Angels And Insects - Paul Brown
Emma - Ruth Myers
Hamlet - Alex Byrne
***The English Patient - Ann Roth
The Portrait Of A Lady - Janet Patterson

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

Sound Effects Editing:
Daylight - Richard L. Anderson, David A. Whittaker
Eraser - Bub Asman, Alan Robert Murray
***The Ghost And The Darkness - Bruce Stambler

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

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

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

Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score):
***Emma - Rachel Portman
James And The Giant Peach - Randy Newman
The First Wives Club - Marc Shaiman
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz
The Preacher's Wife - Hans Zimmer

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

Special Awards:
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: Saul Zaentz
Honorary Award: Volker W. Bahnemann, Michael Kidd, Joe Lombardi, Burton "Bud" Stone