Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

1996 (69th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 1996 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 1996 Preliminaries

1996 (69th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

1996 (69th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 1996 to December 31, 1996

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 1996 Ceremony

1996 (69th) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

1996 (69th) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Monday, March 24, 1997
6:00 PM

Shrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 1996 Winners

1996 (69th) Best Picture Poster: “The English Patient”

1996 (69th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “The English Patient”

Best Picture:
The English Patient
Tiger Moth Production;
Miramax Films

Saul Zaentz, Producer

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

1996 (69th) Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush Best Actor:
Geoffrey Rush
as David Helfgott (as an adult)
in the film

1996 (69th) Best Actress: Frances McDormand Best Actress:
Frances McDormand
as Marge Gunderson
in the film

1996 (61st) Best Supporting Actor: Cuba Gooding, Jr. Best Supporting Actor:
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
as Rod Tidwell
in the film
Jerry Maguire

1996 (61st) Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Binoche Best Supporting Actress:
Juliette Binoche
as Hana
in the film
The English Patient

1996 (63rd) Best Song: “You Must Love Me” Best Song:
You Must Love Me
from the film

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber;
lyric by Tim Rice

Best Song Lyrics

Other 1996 Nominees

1996 (69th) Best Picture Nominees

Best Picture Nominees
1996 (69th) Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees

Best Actor/Best Actress Nominees

The 1996 Academy Board of Governors Ball

1996 (40th) Governors Ball Program/Menu

1996 (40th) Governors Ball Attendee Gift
Shrine Civic Auditorium,
Los Angeles

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Governors Ball Attendee Gift
Dinner Menu