Academy Awards > 1996

BEST PICTURE
PictureStudioBox Office
Jerry MaguireSony / Columbia$153,952,592
The English PatientMiramax$78,676,425
ShineFine Line$35,892,330
FargoGramercy$24,611,975
Secrets & LiesOctober$13,417,292
Total Gross: $306,550,614
Average Gross: $61,310,123


 
BEST DIRECTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The English PatientAnthony MinghellaMiramax$78,676,425
ShineScott HicksFine Line$35,892,330
FargoJoel CoenGramercy$24,611,975
The People Vs. Larry FlyntMilos FormanSony / Columbia$20,300,385
Secrets & LiesMike LeighOctober$13,417,292
Total Gross: $172,898,407
Average Gross: $34,579,681


 
BEST ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Jerry MaguireTom CruiseSony / Columbia$153,952,592
The English PatientRalph FiennesMiramax$78,676,425
ShineGeoffrey RushFine Line$35,892,330
Sling BladeBilly Bob ThorntonMiramax$24,444,121
The People Vs. Larry FlyntWoody HarrelsonSony / Columbia$20,300,385
Total Gross: $313,265,853
Average Gross: $62,653,171


 
BEST ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The English PatientKristin Scott ThomasMiramax$78,676,425
FargoFrances McDormandGramercy$24,611,975
Secrets & LiesBrenda BlethynOctober$13,417,292
Marvin's RoomDiane KeatonMiramax$12,803,305
Breaking the WavesEmily WatsonOctober$3,803,298
Total Gross: $133,312,295
Average Gross: $26,662,459


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Jerry MaguireCuba Gooding, Jr.Sony / Columbia$153,952,592
Primal FearEdward NortonParamount$56,116,183
ShineArmin Mueller-StahlFine Line$35,892,330
FargoWilliam H. MacyGramercy$24,611,975
Ghosts of MississippiJames WoodsSony / Columbia$13,323,144
Total Gross: $283,896,224
Average Gross: $56,779,245


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The English PatientJuliette BinocheMiramax$78,676,425
The Mirror Has Two FacesLauren BacallSony / Columbia$41,083,864
Secrets & LiesMarianne Jean-BaptisteOctober$13,417,292
The CrucibleJoan AllenFox$7,343,114
The Portrait of a LadyBarbara HersheyGramercy$3,692,836
Total Gross: $144,213,531
Average Gross: $28,842,706


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
Jerry MaguireSony / Columbia$153,952,592
ShineFine Line$35,892,330
FargoGramercy$24,611,975
Secrets & LiesOctober$13,417,292
Lone StarSony Classics$12,408,986
Total Gross: $240,283,175
Average Gross: $48,056,635


 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
PictureStudioBox Office
The English PatientMiramax$78,676,425
Sling BladeMiramax$24,444,121
TrainspottingMiramax$16,491,080
The CrucibleFox$7,343,114
Hamlet (1996)Sony / Columbia$4,708,156
Total Gross: $131,662,896
Average Gross: $26,332,579


 
BEST EDITING
PictureStudioBox Office
Jerry MaguireSony / Columbia$153,952,592
The English PatientMiramax$78,676,425
EvitaBuena Vista$50,047,179
ShineFine Line$35,892,330
FargoGramercy$24,611,975
Total Gross: $343,180,501
Average Gross: $68,636,100


 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PictureStudioBox Office
The English PatientMiramax$78,676,425
EvitaBuena Vista$50,047,179
Fly Away HomeSony / Columbia$25,143,818
FargoGramercy$24,611,975
Michael CollinsWarner Bros.$11,092,559
Total Gross: $189,571,956
Average Gross: $37,914,391


 
BEST ART DIRECTION
PictureStudioBox Office
The BirdcageMGM$124,060,553
The English PatientMiramax$78,676,425
EvitaBuena Vista$50,047,179
Romeo + JulietFox$46,351,345
Hamlet (1996)Sony / Columbia$4,708,156
Total Gross: $303,843,658
Average Gross: $60,768,732


 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
PictureStudioBox Office
The English PatientMiramax$78,676,425
EmmaMiramax$22,231,658
Hamlet (1996)Sony / Columbia$4,708,156
The Portrait of a LadyGramercy$3,692,836
Angels and InsectsSamuel Goldwyn$3,414,301
Total Gross: $112,723,376
Average Gross: $22,544,675


 
BEST MAKEUP
PictureStudioBox Office
The Nutty Professor (1996)Universal$128,814,019
Star Trek: First ContactParamount$92,027,888
Ghosts of MississippiSony / Columbia$13,323,144
Total Gross: $234,165,051
Average Gross: $78,055,017


 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
PictureStudioBox Office
Independence DayFox$306,169,268
TwisterWarner Bros.$241,721,524
DragonheartUniversal$51,367,375
Total Gross: $599,258,167
Average Gross: $199,752,722


 
BEST SOUND
PictureStudioBox Office
Jerry MaguireSony / Columbia$153,952,592
The English PatientMiramax$78,676,425
EvitaBuena Vista$50,047,179
ShineFine Line$35,892,330
FargoGramercy$24,611,975
Total Gross: $343,180,501
Average Gross: $68,636,100


 
BEST SOUND EDITING
PictureStudioBox Office
EraserWarner Bros.$101,295,562
The Ghost and the DarknessParamount$38,619,405
DaylightUniversal$33,023,469
Total Gross: $172,938,436
Average Gross: $57,646,145


 
BEST ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The English PatientGabriel YaredMiramax$78,676,425
SleepersJohn WilliamsWarner Bros.$53,315,285
ShineDavid HirschfelderFine Line$35,892,330
Michael CollinsElliot GoldenthalWarner Bros.$11,092,559
Hamlet (1996)Patrick DoyleSony / Columbia$4,708,156
Total Gross: $183,684,755
Average Gross: $36,736,951


 
BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY/MUSICAL SCORE
PictureStudioBox Office
The First Wives ClubParamount$105,489,203
The Hunchback of Notre DameBuena Vista$100,138,851
The Preacher's WifeBuena Vista$48,102,795
James and the Giant PeachBuena Vista$28,946,127
EmmaMiramax$22,231,658
Total Gross: $304,908,634
Average Gross: $60,981,727


 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Up Close and Personal"Because You Loved Me"Buena Vista$51,088,705
Evita"You Must Love Me"Buena Vista$50,047,179
One Fine Day"For the First Time"Fox$46,151,454
The Mirror Has Two Faces"I've Finally Found Someone"Sony / Columbia$41,083,864
That Thing You Do!"That Thing You Do"Fox$25,857,416
Total Gross: $214,228,618
Average Gross: $42,845,724


 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
KolyaCzech RepublicMiramax$5,770,254
RidiculeFranceMiramax$1,979,768
Prisoner of the MountainsRussiaOrion Classics$790,078
A Chef in LoveGeorgiaSony Classics$686,704
The Other Side of SundayNorwayFirst Look$4,769
Total Gross: $9,231,573
Average Gross: $1,846,315


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE
PictureStudioBox Office
When We Were KingsGramercy$2,789,985
The Line King: Al HirschfeldCastle Hill$50,605
MandelaPalm$42,056
Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American PressGoldsmith Productions$3,204
Total Gross: $2,885,850
Average Gross: $721,463
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