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The Complete Oscar Quest: 70th Academy Awards (1997)

1996

Best Picture

  • The English Patient
  • Fargo
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Shine

Best Director

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

Best Actor

  • Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire
  • Ralph Fiennes, The English Patient
  • Woody Harrelson, The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • Geoffrey Rush, Shine
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade

Best Actress

  • Brenda Blethyn, Secrets & Lies
  • Diane Keaton, Marvin’s Room
  • Frances McDormand, Fargo
  • Kristin Scott, Thomas, The English Patient
  • Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves

Best Supporting Actor

  • Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry Maguire
  • 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
  • Barbara Hershey, The Portrait of a Lady
  • Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets & Lies

Best Original Screenplay

  • Fargo
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Lone Star
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Shine

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Crucible
  • The English Patient
  • Hamlet
  • Sling Blade
  • Trainspotting

Best Editing

  • The English Patient
  • Evita
  • Fargo
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Shine

Best Cinematography

  • The English Patient
  • Evita
  • Fargo
  • Fly Away Home
  • Michael Collins

Best Original Dramatic Score

  • The English Patient
  • Hamlet
  • Michael Collins
  • Shine
  • Sleepers

Best 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 Original Song

  • “Because You Loved Me,” from Up Close & Personal
  • “For the First Time,” from One Fine Day
  • “I Finally Found Someone,” from The Mirror Has Two Faces
  • “That Thing You Do!” from That Thing You Do!
  • “You Must Love Me,” from Evita

Best Art Direction

  • The Birdcage
  • The English Patient
  • Evita
  • Hamlet
  • Romeo + Juliet

Best Costume Design

  • Angels and Insects
  • Emma
  • The English Patient
  • Hamlet
  • The Portrait of a Lady

Best Makeup

  • Ghosts of Mississippi
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Star Trek: First Contact

Best Visual Effects

  • Dragonheart
  • Independence Day
  • Twister

Best Sound Editing

  • Daylight
  • Eraser
  • The Ghost and the Darkness

Best Sound Mixing

  • The English Patient
  • Evita
  • Independence Day
  • The Rock
  • Twister

Best Foreign Language Film

  • A Chef in Love
  • Kolya
  • The Other Side of Sunday
  • Prisoner of the Mountains
  • Ridicule

Best Documentary

  • 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

  • Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien
  • Cosmic Voyage
  • An Essay on Matisse
  • Special Effects: Anything Can Happen
  • The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage

Best Live-Action Short

  • Dear Diary
  • De tripas, corazon
  • Ernst & Iyset
  • Esposados
  • Senza parole

Best Animated Short

  • Canhead
  • Quest
  • La Salla
  • Wat’s Pig

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. Angels and Insects
  2. The Birdcage
  3. Breaking the Waves
  4. The Crucible
  5. Daylight
  6. Dragonheart
  7. Emma
  8. The English Patient
  9. Eraser
  10. Evita
  11. Fargo
  12. The First Wives Club
  13. Fly Away Home
  14. The Ghost and the Darkness
  15. Ghosts of Mississippi
  16. Hamlet
  17. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  18. Independence Day
  19. James and the Giant Peach
  20. Jerry Maguire
  21. Lone Star
  22. Marvin’s Room
  23. Michael Collins
  24. The Mirror Has Two Faces
  25. The Nutty Professor
  26. One Fine Day
  27. The People vs. Larry Flynt
  28. The Portrait of a Lady
  29. The Preacher’s Wife
  30. Primal Fear
  31. The Rock
  32. Romeo + Juliet
  33. Secrets & Lies
  34. Shine
  35. Sleepers
  36. Sling Blade
  37. Star Trek: First Contact
  38. That Thing You Do!
  39. Trainspotting
  40. Twister
  41. Up Close & Personal

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