The Academy Awards

Season 68 Episode 1

The 68th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 25, 1996 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLENicolas Cage -- Leaving Las Vegas ("Ben Sanderson") • Richard Dreyfuss -- Mr. Holland's Opus ("Glenn Holland") • Anthony Hopkins -- Nixon ("Richard Nixon") • Sean Penn -- Dead Man Walking ("Matthew Poncelet") • Massimo Troisi -- The Postman (Il Postino) ("Mario") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • James Cromwell -- Babe ("Farmer Hoggett") • Ed Harris -- Apollo 13 ("Gene Kranz") • Brad Pitt -- 12 Monkeys ("Jeffrey Goines") • Tim Roth -- Rob Roy ("Archibald Cunningham") • Kevin Spacey -- The Usual Suspects ("Roger 'Verbal' Kint") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLESusan Sarandon -- Dead Man Walking ("Sister Helen Prejean") • Elisabeth Shue -- Leaving Las Vegas ("Sera") • Sharon Stone -- Casino ("Ginger McKenna") • Meryl Streep -- The Bridges of Madison County ("Francesca Johnson") • Emma Thompson -- Sense and Sensibility ("Elinor Dashwood") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Joan Allen -- Nixon ("Pat Nixon") • Kathleen Quinlan -- Apollo 13 ("Marilyn Lovell") • Mira Sorvino -- Mighty Aphrodite ("Linda") • Mare Winningham -- Georgia ("Georgia") • Kate Winslet -- Sense and Sensibility ("Marianne Dashwood") ART DIRECTIONApollo 13 -- Art Direction: Michael Corenblith; Set Decoration: Merideth Boswell • Babe -- Art Direction: Roger Ford; Set Decoration: Kerrie Brown • A Little Princess -- Art Direction: Bo Welch; Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik • Restoration -- Eugenio ZanettiRichard III -- Tony Burrough CINEMATOGRAPHYBatman Forever -- Stephen Goldblatt • Braveheart -- John TollA Little Princess -- Emmanuel Lubezki • Sense and Sensibility -- Michael Coulter • Shanghai Triad -- Lu Yue COSTUME DESIGNBraveheart -- Charles Knode • Restoration -- James AchesonRichard III -- Shuna Harwood • Sense and Sensibility -- Jenny Beavan, John Bright • 12 Monkeys -- Julie Weiss DIRECTINGBabe -- Chris Noonan • Braveheart -- Mel GibsonDead Man Walking -- Tim Robbins • Leaving Las Vegas -- Mike Figgis • The Postman (Il Postino) -- Michael Radford DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Anne Frank Remembered -- Jon BlairThe Battle over Citizen Kane -- Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein • Fiddlefest--Roberta Tzavaras and Her East Harlem Violin Program -- Allan Miller, Walter Scheuer • Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream -- Mike Tollin, Fredric Golding • Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern -- Jeanne Jordan, Steven Ascher DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls -- Nancy Dine, Richard Stilwell • The Living Sea -- Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore • Never Give Up: The 20th Century Odyssey of Herbert Zipper -- Terry Sanders, Freida Lee Mock • One Survivor Remembers -- Kary AntholisThe Shadow of Hate -- Charles Guggenheim FILM EDITINGApollo 13 -- Mike Hill, Dan HanleyBabe -- Marcus D'Arcy, Jay Friedkin • Braveheart -- Steven Rosenblum • Crimson Tide -- Chris Lebenzon • Seven -- Richard Francis-Bruce FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMAll Things Fair -- Sweden • Antonia's Line -- The NetherlandsDust of Life -- Algeria • O Quatrilho -- Brazil • The Star Maker -- Italy MAKEUPBraveheart -- Peter Frampton, Paul Pattison, Lois BurwellMy Family, Mi Familia -- Ken Diaz, Mark Sanchez • Roommates -- Greg Cannom, Bob Laden, Colleen Callaghan MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score)Apollo 13 -- James Horner • Braveheart -- James Horner • Nixon -- John Williams • The Postman (Il Postino) -- Luis Enrique BacalovSense and Sensibility -- Patrick Doyle MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score)The American President -- Marc Shaiman • Pocahontas -- Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Alan MenkenSabrina -- John Williams • Toy Story -- Randy Newman • Unstrung Heroes -- Thomas Newman MUSIC (Original Song)"Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas -- Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz • "Dead Man Walkin'" from Dead Man Walking -- Music and Lyric by Bruce Springsteen • "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" from Don Juan DeMarco -- Music and Lyric by Michael Kamen, Bryan Adams and Robert John Lange • "Moonlight" from Sabrina -- Music by John Williams; Lyric by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman • "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story -- Music and Lyric by Randy Newman BEST PICTUREApollo 13 -- Brian Grazer, Producer • Babe -- George Miller, Doug Mitchell and Bill Miller, Producers • Braveheart -- Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Jr. and Bruce Davey, ProducersThe Postman (Il Postino) -- Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori and Gaetano Daniele, Producers • Sense and Sensibility -- Lindsay Doran, Producer SHORT FILM (Animated)The Chicken from Outer Space -- John R. Dilworth • A Close Shave -- Nick Parkthe end -- Chris Landreth, Robin Bargar • Gagarin -- Alexij Kharitidi • Runaway Brain -- Chris Bailey SHORT FILM (Live Action)Brooms -- Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas • Duke of Groove -- Griffin Dunne, Thom Colwell • Lieberman in Love -- Christine Lahti, Jana Sue Memel • Little Surprises -- Jeff Goldblum, Tikki GoldbergTuesday Morning Ride -- Dianne Houston, Joy Ryan SOUNDApollo 13 -- Rick Dior, Steve Pederson, Scott Millan, David MacMillanBatman Forever -- Donald O. Mitchell, Frank A. Montaño, Michael Herbick, Petur Hliddal • Braveheart -- Andy Nelson, Scott Millan, Anna Behlmer, Brian Simmons • Crimson Tide -- Kevin O'Connell, Rick Kline, Gregory H. Watkins, William B. Kaplan • Waterworld -- Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Keith A. Wester SOUND EFFECTS EDITINGBatman Forever -- John Leveque, Bruce Stambler • Braveheart -- Lon Bender, Per HallbergCrimson Tide -- George Watters II VISUAL EFFECTSApollo 13 -- Robert Legato, Michael Kanfer, Leslie Ekker, Matt Sweeney • Babe -- Scott E. Anderson, Charles Gibson, Neal Scanlan, John Cox WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)Apollo 13 -- William Broyles, Jr., Al Reinert • Babe -- George Miller, Chris Noonan • Leaving Las Vegas -- Mike Figgis • The Postman (Il Postino) -- Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Massimo Troisi • Sense and Sensibility -- Emma Thompson WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)Braveheart -- Randall Wallace • Mighty Aphrodite -- Woody Allen • Nixon -- Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Oliver Stone • Toy Story -- Screenplay by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow; Story by John Lasseter, Peter Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft • The Usual Suspects -- Christopher McQuarrie SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD • To John Lasseter, for his inspired leadership of the Pixar Toy Story team, resulting in the first feature-length computer-animated film. HONORARY AWARD • To Kirk Douglas, for fifty years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community. • To Chuck Jones, for the creation of classic cartoons which have brought worldwide joy for more than half a century. GORDON E. SAWYER AWARDDonald C. Rogers SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award) • To ARNOLD AND RICHTER CINE TECHNIK for the development of the Arriflex 535 Series of Cameras for motion picture cinematography. [Camera] • To DIGITAL THEATER SYSTEMS for the design and development of the DTS Digital Sound System for motion picture exhibition. [Sound] • To DOLBY LABORATORIES for the design and development of the SR-D Digital Sound System for motion picture exhibition. [Sound] • To SONY CORPORATION for the design and development of the SDDS Digital Sound System for motion picture exhibition. [Sound] • To HOWARD FLEMMING and RONALD UHLIG for their pioneering work leading to motion picture digital sound. [Sound] • To RONALD C. GOODMAN, ATTILA SZALAY, STEVEN SASS and SPACECAM SYSTEMS, INC. for the design of the SpaceCam gyroscopically stabilized Camera System. [Photography] • To COLIN MOSSMAN, JOE WARY, HANS LEISINGER, GERALD PAINTER and DELUXE LABORATORIES for the design and development of the Deluxe Quad Format Digital Sound Printing Head. [Sound] • To DAVID GILMARTIN, JOHANNES BORGGREBE, JEAN-PIERRE GAGNON, FRANK RICOTTA and TECHNICOLOR, INC. for the design and development of the Technicolor Contact Printer Sound Head. [Sound] • To IAIN NEIL for the optical design; RICK GELBARD for the mechanical design; ERIC DUBBERKE for the engineering and PANAVISION INTERNATIONAL, L.P., for the development of the Primo 3:1 Zoom Lens. [Lenses and Filters] • To MARTIN S. MUELLER for the design and development of the MSM 9801 IMAX 65mm/15 perf production motion picture camera. [Camera] • To ALVY RAY SMITH, ED CATMULL, THOMAS PORTER and TOM DUFF for their pioneering inventions in Digital Image Compositing. [Special Photographic] SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award) • To PASCAL CHEDEVILLE for the design of the L.C. Concept Digital Sound System for motion picture exhibition. [Sound] • To JAMES DEAS of the Warner Bros. Studio Facility for the design and subsequent development of an Automated Patchbay and Metering System for motion picture sound transfer and dubbing operations. [Sound] • To CLAY DAVIS and JOHN CARTER of Todd-AO for their pioneering efforts in creating an Automated Patchbay System for motion picture sound transfer and dubbing operations. [Sound] • To AL JENSEN, CHUCK HEADLEY, JEAN MESSNER and HAZEM NABULSI of CEI Technology for producing a self-contained, flicker-free Color Video-Assist Camera. [Camera] • To PETER DENZ of Präzisions-Entwicklung Denz for developing a flicker-free Color Video-Assist Camera. [Camera] • To DAVID PRINGLE and YAN ZHONG FANG for the design and development of "Lightning Strikes," a flexible, high-performance electronic lightning effect system. [Stage Operations] • To BHP, INCORPORATED for their pioneering efforts developing Digital Sound Printing Heads for motion pictures. [Sound] • To JOE FINNEGAN (a.k.a. Joe Yrigoyen) for his pioneering work in developing the Air Ram for motion picture stunt effects. [Stage Operations] • To GARY DEMOS, DAVID RUHOFF, DAN CAMERON and MICHELLE FERAUD for their pioneering efforts in the creation of the Digital Productions Digital Film Compositing System. [Special Photographic] • To DOUGLAS SMYTHE, LINCOLN HU, DOUGLAS S. KAY and INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC for their pioneering efforts in the creation of the ILM Digital Film Compositing System. [Special Photographic] • To the COMPUTER FILM COMPANY for their pioneering efforts in the creation of the CFC Digital Film Compositing System. [Special Photographic] • To INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE for the concept; KODAK PATHE CTP CINE for the prototype; and ECLAIR LABORATORIES and MARTINEAU INDUSTRIES for the development and further implementation of the Toulouse Electrolytic Silver Recovery Cell. [Laboratory]