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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 1996 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 1996 -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


The People vs. Larry Flynt -- Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, & Director

BEST PICTURE
The English Patient
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Tin Cup

BEST ACTOR
Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor
Geoffrey Rush in Shine
Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient
William H. Macy in Fargo
Woody Harrelson in The People vs. Larry Flynt

BEST ACTRESS
Rene Russo in Tin Cup
Courtney Love in The People vs. Larry Flynt
Frances McDormand in Fargo
Kristen Scott Thomas in The English Patient
Meryl Streep in Marvin's Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Cheech Marin in Tin Cup
Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire
Edward Norton in The People vs. Larry Flynt
James Woods in Ghosts of Mississippi
Samuel L. Jackson in A Time To Kill

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alice Krige in Star Trek : First Contact
Barbara Hershey in The Portrait of a Lady
Joan Allen in The Crucible
Juliette Binoche in The English Patient
Lauren Bacall in The Mirror Has Two Faces

BEST DIRECTOR
Kenneth Branagh for Hamlet
Joel Coen for Fargo
Milos Forman for The People vs. Larry Flynt
Alan Parker for Evita
Ron Shelton for Tin Cup

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Breaking The Waves
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Ransom

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Crucible
The English Patient
Evita
Hamlet
The Nutty Professor

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
James Horner for Courage Under Fire
Gabriel Yared for The English Patient
Marvin Hamlisch for The Mirror Has Two Faces
Thomas Newman for The People vs. Larry Flynt
Jerry Goldsmith for Star Trek : First Contact

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Out There" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
"I Finally Found Someone" from The Mirror Has Two Faces
"For The First Time" from One Fine Day
"That Thing You Do!" from That Thing You Do!
"Because You Loved Me" from Up Close and Personal

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Crucible
The English Patient
Fargo
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Twister

BEST FILM EDITING
The English Patient
Fargo
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Tin Cup
Twister

BEST ART DIRECTION
101 Dalmations
The Crucible
Evita
Hamlet
That Thing You Do!

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Evita
Hamlet
Michael Collins
The Portrait of a Lady
That Thing You Do!

BEST MAKEUP
Ghosts of Mississippi
The Nutty Professor
Star Trek : First Contact

BEST SOUND
Executive Decision
Independence Day
Mission : Impossible
Star Trek : First Contact
Twister

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Independence Day
Star Trek : First Contact
Twister

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Independence Day
Star Trek : First Contact
Twister

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 1996 MOTION PICTURE
Sherman Klump's first family get together in The Nutty Professor
Alan Isaacman's argument to the Supreme Court towards the end of The People vs. Larry Flynt
Kevin Costner's final moments at the 18th Hole at the end of Tin Cup

BEST CASTING DECISION
Courtney Love as Althea Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt
Frances McDormand in Fargo
Cheech Marin in Tin Cup

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Star Trek : First Contact
Twister

BEST MOVIE POSTER
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Striptease
Twister
Independence Day