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Annual Academy Awards


Format: DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: March 25, 1996

Total Time: 2 h 55 m

Venue: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Hostess: Whoopi Goldberg

John Williams
Nomination for Best Musical or Comedy Score:
Nomination for Best Song:
"Moonlight" from Sabrina
Nomination for Best Dramatic Score:

Best Picture: Braveheart

Whoopi Goldberg

Claudia Schiffer, Pierce Brosnan, Naomi Campbell

Gloria Estefan sings "Moonlight" by John Williams.

John Lasseter

Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett: "You've Got A Friend In Me"


Bruce Springsteen: Dead Man Walkin'

Jon Blair and Miep Gies: Anne Frank Remembered

Kirk Douglas: Honorary Award

Sharon Stone and Quincy Jones

"Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman" by Bryan Adams...

...and Michael Kamen.

Christoper Reeve

Sidney Poitier

Apollo 13 -- Brian Grazer, Producer
Babe -- George Miller, Doug Mitchell and Bill Miller, Producers
* Braveheart -- Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Jr. and Bruce Davey, Producers
The Postman (Il Postino) -- Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori and Gaetano Daniele, Producers
Sense and Sensibility -- Lindsay Doran, Producer

Babe -- Chris Noonan
* Braveheart -- Mel Gibson
Dead Man Walking -- Tim Robbins
Leaving Las Vegas -- Mike Figgis
The Postman (Il Postino) -- Michael Radford

* Susan 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"}

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"}

* Nicolas 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"}

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"}

Apollo 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 Zanetti
Richard III -- Tony Burrough

Batman Forever -- Stephen Goldblatt
* Braveheart -- John Toll
A Little Princess -- Emmanuel Lubezki
Sense and Sensibility -- Michael Coulter
Shanghai Triad -- Lu Yue

Braveheart -- Charles Knode
* Restoration -- James Acheson
Richard III -- Shuna Harwood
Sense and Sensibility -- Jenny Beavan, John Bright
12 Monkeys -- Julie Weiss

* Anne Frank Remembered -- Jon Blair
The 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 Antholis
The Shadow of Hate -- Charles Guggenheim

* Apollo 13 -- Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
Babe -- Marcus D'Arcy, Jay Friedkin
Braveheart -- Steven Rosenblum
Crimson Tide -- Chris Lebenzon
Seven -- Richard Francis-Bruce

All Things Fair -- Sweden
* Antonia's Line -- The Netherlands
Dust of Life -- Algeria
O Quatrilho -- Brazil
The Star Maker -- Italy

* Braveheart -- Peter Frampton, Paul Pattison, Lois Burwell
My 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 Bacalov
Sense 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 Menken
Sabrina -- 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

SHORT FILM (Animated)
The Chicken from Outer Space -- John R. Dilworth
* A Close Shave -- Nick Park
the 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 Goldberg
Tuesday Morning Ride -- Dianne Houston, Joy Ryan

* Apollo 13 -- Rick Dior, Steve Pederson, Scott Millan, David MacMillan
Batman 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

Batman Forever -- John Leveque, Bruce Stambler
* Braveheart -- Lon Bender, Per Hallberg
Crimson Tide -- George Watters II

Apollo 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

* 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.

* Donald 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]

* To John Lasseter, for his inspired leadership of the Pixar 'Toy Story' team, resulting in the first feature-length computer-animated film.

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