Winner '96:
First Saw It:
The English Patient
November 22, 1996, at the Sony Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA
Bridesmaids: Fargo, Jerry Maguire, Secrets & Lies, Shine
My Vote: Fargo, although I did see The English Patient four times in the theater
Overlooked: The Portrait of a Lady, Lone Star, Big Night, Bound


The English Patient

Director: Anthony Minghella. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche, Naveen Andrews, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Kevin Whately. Screenplay: Anthony Minghella (from the novel by Michael Ondaatje).


Photo © 1996 Miramax Films/Saul Zaentz Productions
Not yet reviewed in full. A–

(in November 1996: A)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Anthony Minghella
Best Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas
Best Actor: Ralph Fiennes
Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Binoche
Best Adapted Screenplay: Anthony Minghella
Best Cinematography: John Seale
Best Art Direction: Stuart Craig; Stephanie McMillan
Best Costume Design: Ann Roth
Best Film Editing: Walter Murch
Best Original Score: Gabriel Yared
Best Sound: Walter Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, and Christopher Newman

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Anthony Minghella
Best Actress (Drama): Kristin Scott Thomas
Best Actor (Drama): Ralph Fiennes
Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Binoche
Best Screenplay: Anthony Minghella
Best Original Score: Gabriel Yared

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival (1997): Best Actress (Binoche)
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Producers Guild of America: Best Picture; Vision Award
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography (tie)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Cinematography
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Binoche & Scott Thomas)
European Film Awards: Best Actress (Binoche); Best Cinematography
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Picture; Best Supporting Actress (Binoche); Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Film Editing; Best Original Score
Satellite Awards: Best Adpated Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Original Score

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