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The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996)

Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »


Jeff Margolis
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Self - Hostess
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Self - Presenter
James Acheson ... Self - Winner
Bryan Adams ... Self - Performer
Cameron Alborzian Cameron Alborzian ... Self - Model (as Cameron)
Joan Allen ... Self - Nominee
Tim Allen ... Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Woody Allen ... Lenny (archive footage)
Scott E. Anderson ... Self - Winner
Maxene Andrews ... Self - Memorial Tribute (archive footage) (as Maxine Andrews)
Kary Antholis Kary Antholis ... Self - Winner
Patricia Arquette ... Self - Audience Member
Luis Bacalov ... Self - Winner
Martin Balsam ... Self - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)
Tyra Banks ... Self - Model


Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.

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The Best Short Film, Live Action category had among the five nominated short films, three actors receiving nominations for their work behind cameras: Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Jeff Goldblum. Lahti won the Oscar for Lieberman in Love (1995). See more »


[accepting his Best Director award]
Mel Gibson: Now that I'm a bona fide director with a golden boy, what I really want to do is act.
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Follows The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979) See more »


Hooray for Hollywood
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during end credits
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Remember William Wallace!
13 January 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Today, the people who run the Academy Awards are probably a little bit embarrassed that they gave Mel Gibson an Oscar, what with his anti-Semitic rant and all. I was never one of his fans to begin with, but I like that he reminded viewers not to forget the Wallace clan when he accepted his Oscar (I take special note of people mentioning the Wallace clan because I am a descendant of William Wallace).

Other than that, I was glad that Susan Sarandon finally won an Oscar; it was about time. I guess that Kevin Spacey's win for "The Usual Suspects" was a preview of his role in "American Beauty". I think that my favorite scene of the night was what Jim Carrey did with the "Toy Story" characters. I know that some people find Whoopi Goldberg obnoxious, but I like it when she hosts the Oscars.

All in all, "The 68th Annual Academy Awards" was a pretty good night. Although I think that "To Die For" and "Unstrung Heroes" both got completely snubbed.

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25 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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