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1997 Oscars 69th Academy Awards
Winners Announced: March 24, 1997
Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Host: Billy Crustal
Eligibility Year: 1996
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"What a thrill. You know you've entered new territory when you realise that your outfit cost more than your film."
- Jessica Yu, Best Short Subject Documentary for Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien
OSCAR TRIVIA: The "Academy Award of Merit" is what the Oscar statue is officially called.
1997 Oscar Winners
*Best Picture *The English Patient *, Saul Zaentz, producer (Miramax)
  Fargo, Ethan Coen, producer (Gramercy)
  Jerry Maguire, James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai and Cameron Crowe, producers (TriStar)
  Secrets and Lies, Simon Channing-Williams, producer (October Films)
  Shine, Jane Scott, producer (Fine Line)
*Actor in a Leading Role Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire
  Ralph Fiennes, The English Patient
  Woody Harrelson, The People vs. Larry Flynt
  *Geoffrey Rush, *Shine
  Billy Bob Thornton, Sling Blade
*Actress in a Leading Role Brenda Blethyn, Secrets and Lies
  Diane Keaton, Marvin's Room
  *Frances McDormand, *Fargo
  Kristen Scott Thomas, The English Patient
  Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves
*Actor in a Supporting Role *Cuba Gooding, Jr., *Jerry Maguire
  William H. Macy, Fargo
  Armin Mueller-Stahl, Shine
  Edward Norton, Primal Fear
  James Woods,Ghosts of Mississippi
*Actress in a Supporting Role Joan Allen, The Crucible
  Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces
  *Juliette Binoche, *The English Patient
  Barbara Hershey, The Portrait of a Lady
  Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets and Lies
*Directing *Anthony Minghella, *The English Patient
  Joel Coen, Fargo
  Milos Forman, The People vs. Larry Flynt
  Mike Leigh, Secrets and Lies
  Scott Hicks, Shine
*Writing Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen *Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, *Fargo
Cameron Crowe, Jerry Maguire
John Sayles, Lone Star
Mike Leigh, Secrets and Lies
Jan Sardi and Scott Hicks, Shine
*Writing Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Arthur Miller, The Crucible
Anthony Minghella, The English Patient
Kenneth Branagh, Hamlet
*Billy Bob Thornton, *Sling Blade
John Hodge, Trainspotting
*Cinematography *John Seale, *The English Patient
  Darius Khondji, Evita
  Roger Deakins, Fargo
  Caleb Deschanel, Fly Away Home
  Chris Menges, Michael Collins
*Art Direction Bo Welch, art direction; Cheryl Carasik, set decoration, The Birdcage
  *Stuart Craig, art direction; Stephenie McMillan, set decoration, *The English Patient
  Brian Morris, art direction; Phillippe Turiure, set decoration, Evita
  Tim Harvey, art direction, Hamlet
  Catherine Martin, art direction; Brigitte Broche, set decoration, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
*Sound *Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker and Chris Newman, *The English Patient
  Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ken Weston, Evita
  Chris Carpenter, Bill W. Benton, Bob Beemer and Jeff Wexler, Independence Day
  Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Keith A. Wester, The Rock
  Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Kevin O'Connell and Geoffrey Patterson, Twister
*Music Song “Because You Loved Me,” Up Close and Personal, Diane Warren, music and lyrics
“For the First Time,” One Fine Day, James Newton Howard, Jud J. Friedman and Allan Dennis Rich, music and lyrics
“I Finally Found Someone,” The Mirror Has Two Faces, Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, Bryan Adams and Robert Lange, music and lyrics
“That Thing You Do!,” That Thing You Do!, Adam Schlesinger, music and lyrics
*“You Must Love Me,” *Evita *, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, music and lyrics
*Music Original Score *Gabriel Yared, *The English Patient
Patrick Doyle, Hamlet
Elliot Goldenthal, Michael Collins
David Hirschfelder, Shine
John Williams, Sleepers
*Music Original Musical or Comedy Score *Rachel Portman, *Emma
Marc Shaiman, The First Wives Club
Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Randy Newman, James and the Giant Peach
Hans Zimmer, The Preacher's Wife
*Film Editing *Walter Murch, *The English Patient
  Gerry Hambling, Evita
  Roderick Jaynes, Fargo
  Joe Hutshing, Jerry Maguire
  Pip Karmel, Shine
*Costume Design Paul Brown, Angels and Insects
  Ruth Myers, Emma
  *Ann Roth, *The English Patient
  Alex Byrne, Hamlet
  Janet Patterson, The Portrait of a Lady
*Makeup Matthew W. Mungle and Deborah La Mia Denaver, Ghosts of Mississippi
  *Rick Baker and David Leroy Anderson, *The Nutty Professor
  Michael Westmore, Scott Wheeler and Jake Garber, Star Trek: First Contact
*Visual Effects Scott Squires, Phil Tippett, James Straus and Kit West, Dragonheart
  *Volker Engel, Douglas Smith, Clay Pinney and Joseph Viskocil, *Independence Day
  Stefen Fangmeier, John Frazier, Habib Zargarpour and Henry La Bounta,Twister
*Sound Effects Editing Richard L. Anderson and David A. Whittaker, Daylight
  Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, Eraser
  *Bruce Stambler, *The Ghost and the Darkness
*Short Films Animation Canhead (Timothy Hittle and Chris Peterson, producers; Timothy Hittle Production)
La Salla (Richard Condie, producer; National Film Board of Canada Production)
*Quest * (Tyron Montgomery and Thomas Stellmach, producers; Thomas Stellmach Animation Production)
Wat's Pig (Peter Lord, producer; Aardman Animations Limited Production)
*Short Films Live Action De Tripas, Corazón (Antonio Urrutia, producer; IMCINE/DPC/Universidad de Guadalajara Production)
*Dear Diary * (David Frankel and Barry Jossen, producers; DreamWorks SKG Production)
Ernst & Lyset (Kim Magnusson and Anders Thomas Jensen, producers; M&M Production)
Esposados (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, producer; Zodiac Films/Juan Carlos Fresnadillo P.C. Production)
Wordless (Bernadette Carranza and Antonello De Leo, producer; Film Trust Italia Production)
*Documentary Short Subject *Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work Mark O'Brien * (Jessica Yu, producer; Inscrutable Films/Pacific News Service Production)
Cosmic Voyage (Jeffrey Marvin and Bayley Silleck, producers; Cosmic Voyage Inc. Production)
An Essay on Matisse (Perry Wolff, producer; Great Projects Film Company Inc. Production)
Special Effects (Susanne Simpson and Ben Burtt, producers; NOVA/WGBH Boston Production)
The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage (Paul Seydor and Nick Redman, producers; Tyrus Entertainment Production)
*Documentary Feature The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (Susan W. Dryfoos, producer; Times History Production)
Mandela (Jo Menell and Angus Gibson, producers; Clinica Estetico, Ltd, Production)
Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse (Anne Belle and Deborah Dickson, producers; Seahorse Films, Inc. Production)
Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (Rick Goldsmith, producer; Never Tire Production)
*When We Were Kings * (Leon Gast and David Sonenberg, producers; DASFilms Ltd. Production)
*Foreign Language Film A Chef in Love, Georgia
  *Kolya *, Czech Republic
  The Other Side of Sunday, Norway
  The Prisoner of the Mountains, Russia
  Ridicule, France
*Irving G. Thalberg Award *Saul Zaentz, producer
*Scientific and Technical Award *Imax Corp. for its large screen format
*Honorary Award *Michael Kidd, choreographer


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