1996 National Society of Film Critics Awards

31st NSFC Awards

January 5, 1996

Best Film:
Breaking the Waves

The 31st National Society of Film Critics Awards, given by the National Society of Film Critics on 5 January 1996, honored the best in film for 1996.


Best Picture

1. Breaking the Waves
2. Secrets & Lies
3. Dead Man

Best Director

1. Lars von Trier Breaking the Waves
2. Mike Leigh Secrets & Lies
3. Jim Jarmusch Dead Man

Best Actor

1. Eddie Murphy The Nutty Professor
2. Vincent D'Onofrio The Whole Wide World
3. Geoffrey Rush Shine

Best Actress

1. Emily Watson Breaking the Waves
2. Brenda Blethyn Secrets & Lies
3. Frances McDormand Fargo
3. Lili Taylor I Shot Andy Warhol

Best Supporting Actor

1. Martin Donovan The Portrait of a Lady
1. Tony Shalhoub Big Night
3. Edward Norton Everyone Says I Love You, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Primal Fear

Best Supporting Actress

1. Barbara Hershey The Portrait of a Lady
2. Renée Zellweger Jerry Maguire
3. Kristin Scott Thomas The English Patient

Best Screenplay

1. Albert Brooks and Monica Johnson Mother
2. Joseph Tropiano and Stanley Tucci Big Night
3. David O. Russell Flirting with Disaster

Best Cinematography

1. Robby Müller Breaking the Waves and Dead Man
2. Chris Menges Michael Collins
3. John Seale The English Patient

Best Foreign Language Film

1. La Cérémonie
2. Lamerica
3. Chungking Express (Chung Hing sam lam)

Best Documentary

1. When We Were Kings
2. Anne Frank Remembered
3. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

Special Citation

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