1996 National Board of Review Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The National Board of Review includes teachers, actors, writers and movie-production workers. The organization publishes the magazine Films in Review.

Best PictureShine
Best ActorTom Cruise, Jerry Maguire
Best ActressFrances McDormand, Fargo
Best Supporting ActorEdward Norton, Primal Fear, Everyone Says I Love You and The People vs. Larry Flynt
Best Supporting ActressesKristin Scott Thomas and Juliette Binoche, The English Patient
Best DirectorJoel Coen, Fargo
Best Foreign FilmRidicule
Best DocumentaryParadise Lost
Best Television DocumentaryWild Bill
Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble PerformanceThe First Wives Club
Career Achievement AwardGena Rowlands
Special Achievement in FilmmakingBilly Bob Thornton, Sling Blade
Best Breakthrough PerformerRenee Zellweger, Jerry Maguire

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