Academy Awards Wiki

Juliette Binoche in The English Patient


Fargo - Shot in the Face Scene

Shot in The Face scene from Fargo


Billy Crystal hosts the show once again at the Shrine Auditorium. Muhammad Ali made a special appearance when the documentary "When We Were Kings" won an Oscar and came up on stage to support the win. Saul Zaentz, who won an Oscar as producer of "The English Patient" that same night, was given the Irving G Thalberg Humanitarian Award and Michael Kidd was given an honorary Oscar for his dancing skills. IMAX, however, received a Scientific Technical Award for the method of filming and exhibiting high-fidelity, large-format, wide-angle motion pictures.


Dear Diary won Best Live Action Short

Quest won Best Animated Short

Breathing Lessons: The Life And Work Of Mark O'Brien won Best Documentary Short

When We Were Kings won Best Documentary Feature

Czech Republic won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Kolya

Independence Day won Best Visual Effects

The Nutty Professor won Best Makeup

The Ghost And The Darkness won Best Sound Editing

Emma won Best Original Musical or Comedy Score

Evita won Best Original Song (You Must Love Me)

Sling Blade won Best Adapted Screenplay

Jerry Maguire won Best Supporting Actor

Shine won Best Actor

Fargo won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay

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The English Patient won 9 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Film Editing