My Oscar Ballot for 1996
Films considered in the year of their AMPAS eligibility
(Listings may vary over time as I discover or revisit more movies)
Best Picture
Chungking Express
The Portrait of a Lady
Secrets & Lies
Best Director
Jane Campion, The Portrait of a Lady
Joel Coen, Fargo
Mike Leigh, Secrets & Lies
Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Bound
Wong Kar-wai, Chungking Express
Best Actress
Brenda Blethyn, Secrets & Lies
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Secrets & Lies
Nicole Kidman, The Portrait of a Lady
Frances McDormand, Fargo
Emily Watson, Breaking the Waves
Best Actor
Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire
Daniel Day-Lewis, The Crucible
William H. Macy, Fargo
Eddie Murphy, The Nutty Professor
Timothy Spall, Secrets & Lies
Best Supporting Actress
Joan Allen, The Crucible
Katrin Cartlidge, Breaking the Waves
Barbara Hershey, The Portrait of a Lady
Elizabeth Peña, Lone Star
Kristin Scott Thomas, Angels & Insects
Best Supporting Actor
Steve Buscemi, Fargo
Martin Donovan, The Portrait of a Lady
Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jerry Maguire
Joe Pantoliano, Bound
Tony Shalhoub, Big Night
Still on the Docket: The Associate, Bitter Sugar, Bottle Rocket, Caught, La Cérémonie, Cyclo, Fly Away Home, Freeway, French Twist, The Funeral, Get on the Bus, The Ghost and the Darkness, Girls Town, The Grass Harp, Land and Freedom, Loaded, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Looking for Richard, Maborosi, Ma saison préférée, Michael Collins, Microcosmos, A Midwinter's Tale, Mother Night, Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, The Neon Bible, Nico Icon, Ridicule, Some Mother's Son, The Substance of Fire, Swingers, Three Lives and Only One Death, Tin Cup, Trees Lounge, The War at Home, The Wife, The Young Poisoner's Handbook
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