68th Academy Awards

The Oscar Awards 1996 took place on 25 March 1996 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. It was the 68th Annual Academy Awards. In the year of award films of the past year are always excellent, in this case, the films of the year 1995.


Whoopi Goldberg led for the second time as a presenter by the Academy Awards. The presenters of the candidates are listed below in the respective categories.

Winners and nominations

Best Picture

Presented by Sidney Poitier

Braveheart - Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd Jr., Bruce Davey


Presented by Robert Zemeckis

Mel Gibson - Braveheart


Presented by Jessica Lange

Nicolas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas

Leading lady

Presented by Tom Hanks

Susan Sarandon - Dead Man Walking

Supporting Actor

Presented by Dianne Wiest

Kevin Spacey - The Usual Suspects ( The Usual Suspects )

Supporting Actress

Presented by Martin Landau

Mira Sorvino - Mighty Aphrodite ( Mighty Aphrodite )


Presented by Emma Thompson

Restoration - Time Sensuality ( Restoration ) - Eugenio Zanetti


Presented by Jim Carrey

Braveheart - John Toll

Costume Design

Presented by Pierce Brosnan, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer

Restoration - Time Sensuality ( Restoration ) - James Acheson

Documentary (Short Film )

Presented by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue

One Survivor Remembers - Kary Antholis

Documentary ( long form )

Presented by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue

Anne Frank - Contemporary Witness - Jon Blair


Presented by Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

Apollo 13 - Mike Hill, Daniel P. Hanley

Foreign Language Film

Presented by Mel Gibson

Antonia's Line by Marleen Gorris ( Antonia ) (Netherlands)


Presented by Alicia Silverstone

Braveheart - Peter Frampton, Paul Pattison, Lois Burwell

Music (Original Dramatic Score )

Presented by Quincy Jones and Sharon Stone

The Postman ( Il Postino ) - Luis Enríquez Bacalov

Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score)

Pocahontas - Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz

Music ( Original Song )

Presented by Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne

" Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas - Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz

Short Film ( Animated)

Presented by Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and Jackie Chan

Wallace & Gromit - In sheep ( Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave ) - Nick Park

Short Film ( Live Action )

Presented by Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and Jackie Chan

Lieberman In Love - Christine Lahti, Jana Sue Memel

Sound editor

Braveheart - Lon Bender, Per Hallberg

Sound re-

Presented by Steven Seagal

Visual Effects

Presented by Will Smith

Babe ( Babe ) - Scott E. Anderson, Charles Gibson, Neal Scanlan, John Cox

Adapted Screenplay

Presented by Anthony Hopkins

Sense and Sensibility ( Sense and Sensibility ) - Emma Thompson

Original Screenplay

Presented by Susan Sarandon

The Usual Suspects ( The Usual Suspects ) - Christopher McQuarrie

Honorary Oscars

Honorary Award

Presented by Steven Spielberg

  • Kirk Douglas

Presented by Robin Williams

  • Chuck Jones

Gordon E. Sawyer Award

Presented by Richard Dreyfuss

  • Donald C. Rogers