The 1996 Critics Consensus Award Winners


Frances McDormand in Fargo

No big surprises in the results of the 1996 Critics Consensus Awards. As you may have expected, the Coen brothers' Fargo was not only the most nominated movie across the current nine categories with six mentions, it's also the most awarded, picking up four prizes, including Frances McDormand's second (and not her last!). The remaining five awards were spread out between five different movies, though not one of them was a Best Picture nominee, which makes Fargo's win look even more definitive. Check out all the details below.


Best Picture

Fargo (Ethan Coen and Joel Coen)


Best Director

Joel Coen (Fargo)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand (Fargo)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Geoffrey Rush (Shine)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Barbara Hershey (The Portrait of a Lady)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Edward Norton (Primal Fear)


Best Screenplay

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Fargo)


Best Cinematography

John Seale (The English Patient)


Best Foreign Language Film

Ridicule (Frederic Brillion, Philippe Carcassonne, Patrice Leconte and Gilles Legrand)


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