69th Academy Awards (1996): Precursor Tallies

The titles of the Academy Award Winners are accented in blue. The titles of the Academy Awards Nominees are accented in bold. Professional Guild winners have the guild abbreviation highlighted in blue. Organization Abbreviations Guide at bottom.

Best Picture

  • Fargo (7) – SAT, OMPA, NYFCC, CFC, SEFCA, TFC, BFCA
  • The English Patient (4) – PGA, GG, OMPAx2
  • Evita (2) – GG, SAT
  • Breaking the Waves (1) – NSFC
  • Secrets & Lies (1) – LAFCA
  • Shine (1) – NBR
  • Star Trek: First Contact (1) – OMPA
  • Trainspotting (1) – BSFC

Best Director

  • Joel Coen – Fargo (3) – SAT, CFC, NBR
  • Mike Leigh – Secrets & Lies (2) – LAFCA, BFCS
  • Anthony Minghella – The English Patient (2) – DGA, BFCA
  • Lars von Trier – Breaking the Waves (2) – NYFCC, NSFC
  • Milos Forman – The People vs. Larry Flynt (1) – GG
  • Alan Parker – Evita (1) – OMPA
  • John Sayles – Lone Star (1) – TFC

Best Actor

  • Geoffrey Rush – Shine (10) – SAG, GG, SAT, OMPAx2, NYFCC, LAFCA, BFCS, TFC, BFCA
  • Tom Cruise – Jerry Maguire (4) – GG, SAT, OMPA, NBR
  • Eddie Murphy – The Nutty Professor (1) – NSFC
  • Patrick Stewart – Star Trek: First Contact (1) – OMPA
  • Billy Bob Thornton – Sling Blade (1) – CFC
  • Denzel Washington – Courage Under Fire (1) – SEFCA
  • James Woods – Killer: A Journal of Murder (1) – SAT

Best Actress

  • Frances McDormand – Fargo (9) – SAG, SAT, OMPAx2, CFC, NBR, SEFCA, TFC, BFCA
  • Brenda Blethyn – Secrets & Lies (4) – GG, OMPA, LAFCA, BSFC
  • Emily Watson – Breaking the Waves (2) – NYFCC, NSFC
  • Alice Krige – Star Trek: First Contact (1) – OMPA
  • Madonna – Evita (1) – GG
  • Gwyneth Paltrow – Emma (1) – SAT

Best Supporting Actor

  • Edward Norton – Primal Fear (5) – GG, OMPA, SEFCA, LAFCA, BSFC; The People vs. Larry Flynt (4) – NBR, TFC, LAFCA, BSFC; Everyone Says I Love You (2) – LAFCA, BSFC
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.- Jerry Maguire (4) – SAG, SAT, CFC, BFCA
  • Harry Belafonte – Kansas City (1) – NYFCC
  • Martin Donovan – The Potrait of a Lady (1) – NSFC
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl – Shine (1) – SAT
  • Tony Shalhoub – Big Night (1) – NSFC

Best Supporting Actress

  • Courtney Love – The People vs. Larry Flynt (4) – SAT, OMPA, NYFCC, BSFC
  • Joan Allen – The Crucible (2) – SEFCA, BFCA
  • Lauren Bacall – The Mirror Has Two Faces (2) – SAG, GG
  • Barbara Hershey – The Portrait of a Lady (2) – LAFCA, NSFC
  • Juliette Binoche – The English Paitent (1) – NBR
  • Irma P.Hall – A Family Thing (1) – CFC
  • Piper Laurie – The Grass Harp (1) – SEFCA
  • Debbie Reynolds – Mother (1) – SAT
  • Miranda Richardson – The Evening Star (1) – TFC
  • Kristin Scott Thomas – The English Patient (1) – NBR

Best Original Screenplay

  • Fargo (5) – WGA, OMPA, LAFCA, CFC, TFC
  • Mother (2) – NYFCC, NSFC
  • Big Night (1) – BSFC
  • Lone Star (1) – TFC
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt (1) – GG

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The English Patient (4) – OMPA, SEFCA, TFC, BFCA
  • Sling Blade (1) – WGA

Best Original Song

  • You Must Love Me – Evita (2) – OMPA, GG

Best Dramatic Score

  • The English Patient (1) – GG
  • Kansas City (1) – LAFCA

Best Comedy/Musical Score

  • Evita (1) – OMPA
  • Fargo (1) – CFC

Best Editing

  • The English Patient (1) – ACE
  • Evita (1) – OMPA

Best Cinematography

  • The English Patient (5) – ASC, OMPA, LAFCA, BFCS, CFC
  • Breaking the Waves & Dead Man (2) – NYFCC, NSFC
  • Michael Collins (1) – LAFCA

Best Art Direction

  • Evita (2) – OMPA, LAFCA
  • The Portrait of a Lady (1) – LAFCA

Best Costume Design

  • Hamlet (1) – OMPA

Best Makeup

  • The Nutty Professor (1) – OMPA
  • Star Trek: First Contact (1) – OMPA

Best Sound

  • Evita (1) – OMPA
  • Twister (1) – OMPA

Best Sound Editing

  • Twister (1) – OMPA

Best Visual Effects

  • Twister (1) – OMPA

Best Foreign Film

  • Ridicule (3) – OMPA, TFC, BFCA
  • La Cérmonie (2) – LAFCA, NSFC
  • Breaking the Waves (1) – SAT
  • Decalogue (1) – CFC
  • Kolya (1) – GG
  • Ma Saison Prefere (1) – BSFC
  • The White Balloon (1) – NYFCC

Best Documentary Feature

  • When We Were Kings (3) – NYFCC, LAFCA, NSFC
  • Anne Frank Remembered (1) – BSFC
  • The Celluloid Closet (1) – OMPA
  • Microcosmos: Le Peuple de l’Herbe (1) – TFC
  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1) – NBR