69th Academy Awards (1996): Other Predictions

The titles of the Academy Award Winners are accented in blue. A guide to the prognosticators who make up this list is at the bottom.

Best Picture

  • The English Patient (11) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Bally’s, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Cinemania Online, Snakeye, ReedyB, Ladbroke
  • Shine (2) – Bally’s, Ladbroke

Best Actor

  • Geoffrey Rush – Shine (8) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Bally’s, Gene Siskel, Snakeye, Ladbroke
  • Billy Bob Thornton – Sling Blade (3) – Bally’s, Roger Ebert, Cinemania Online
  • Tom Cruise – Jerry Maguire (1) – ReedyB

Best Actress

  • Frances McDormand – Fargo (8) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Cinemania Online, ReedyB
  • Brenda Blethyn – Secrets & Lies (3) – Bally’s, Snakeye, Ladbroke
  • Kristin Scott Thomas – The English Patient (1) – Bally’s

Best Supporting Actor

  • Cuba Gooding Jr. – Jerry Maguire (8) – OMPA, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Bally’s, Cinemania Online, ReedyB
  • Edward Norton – Primal Fear (2) – The Oscar Guy, Snakeye

Best Supporting Actress

  • Lauren Bacall – The Mirror Has Two Faces (10) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Bally’s, Cinemania Online, Snakeye, ReedyB

Best Director

  • Anthony Minghella – The English Patient (6) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, Bally’s, Cinemania Online, ReedyB
  • Joel Coen – Fargo (1) – Rogert Ebert
  • Milos Forman – The People vs. Larry Flynt (1) – Snakeye
  • Scott Hicks – Shine (1) – Bally’s

Best Original Screenplay

  • Fargo (6) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, Cinemania Online, ReedyB, Snakeye
  • Lone Star (1) – Roger Ebert

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The English Patient (6) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, Cinemania Online, ReedyB, Snakeye
  • Sling Blade (1) – Roger Ebert

Best Foreign Film

  • Kolya (4) – OMPA, Entertainment Weekly, Rogert Ebert, ReedyB
  • Ridicule (3) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Snakeye

Best Original Song

  • “You Must Love Me” (4) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Roger Ebert, ReedyB
  • “Because You Loved Me” (2) – Entertainment Weekly, Snakeye

Best Dramatic Score

  • The English Patient (5) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, Snakeye, ReedyB

Best Comedy/Musical Score

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (5) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, Snakeye, ReedyB

Best Editing

  • The English Patient (4) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, ReedyB
  • Evita (1) – Snakeye

Best Cinematography

  • The English Patient (6) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, Cinemania Online, Roger Ebert, ReedyB
  • Fargo (1) – Snakeye

Best Art Direction

  • Evita (4) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Snakeye, ReedyB
  • The Birdcage (1) – Entertainment Weekly

Best Costume Design

  • Hamlet (3) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, ReedyB
  • The English Patient (2) – Entertainment Weekly, Snakeye

Best Makeup

  • The Nutty Professor (4) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, ReedyB
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1) – Snakeye

Best Sound

  • The English Patient (2) – OMPA, ReedyB
  • Evita (2) – The Oscar Guy, Snakeye
  • Twister (2) – Entertainment Weekly, ReedyB

Best Sound Editing

  • The Ghost and the Darkness (3) – The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, Snakeye
  • Daylight (1) – ReedyB
  • Eraser (1) – OMPA

Best Visual Effects

  • Twister (3) – The Oscar Guy, Snakeye, ReedyB
  • Independence Day (2) – Entertainment Weekly, OMPA

Best Documentary Feature

  • When We Were Kings (4) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly, ReedyB
  • Mandela (2) – Roger Ebert, Snakeye

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Cosmic Voyage (3) – The Oscar Guy, Snakeye, ReedyB
  • Breathing Lessons (1) – Entertainment Weekly
  • Special Effects (1) – OMPA

Best Animated Short Film

  • Wat’s Pig (2) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy
  • Canhead (1) – ReedyB
  • Quest (1) – Entertainment Weekly
  • La Salla (1) – Snakeye

Best Live-Action Short Film

  • Dear Diary (3) – OMPA, The Oscar Guy, Entertainment Weekly
  • De Tripas, Corazon (1) – Snakeye
  • Ernst & Lyset (1) – ReedyB

Prognosticators Guide

  • OMPA: The Online Motion Picture Academy. A new filmorganization devoted to awarding the best in entertainment. The link above goes to the page that runs down how those who voted chose.
  • The Oscar Guy: That would be Me. I am the proprietor of these Oscar pages.
  • Entertainment Weekly: A Weekly entertainment magzine. The choices are from their list of the best bets for winners. 371, March 21, 1997.
  • TV Guide: Contained are the predictions in the major categories. From their Oscar coverage. 2295, March 22 – 28, 1997
  • Bally’s Lenny Del Genio: Las Vegas oddsmaker. Stresses that his odds are for entertainment purposes only.
  • Roger Ebert: Film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. One-half of the team of Siskel & Ebert.
  • Gene Siskel: Film critic for the Chicago Tribute. Other half of the team of Siskel & Ebert.
  • Cinemania Online: The famous cd-rom film encyclopedia is on the internet and it has predictions on some of the major categories.
  • Snakeye: He calls his page a “Layman’s Guide to Oscar Night.”
  • ReedyB: Oscar picks from a fellow Oscar page proprietor.
  • Ladbroke Group: A London-based oddsmaker.