Who Won 68th Annual Academy Awards?

Nicolas Cage and Susan Sarandon
Mar 25, 1996

The 68th Annual Academy Awards were presented on March 25, 1996 in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Whoopi Goldberg hosted.

It was a night for Mel Gibson and "Braveheart." The action filled epic won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Other films winning multiple awards included "The Usual Suspects," "Apollo 13" and "Pocahontas" for its music.

68th Academy Awards Winners

Best Picture Braveheart
Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd, Jr. and Bruce Davey, Producers
Best Actor Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas)
Leaving Las Vegas
Best Actress Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking)
Dead Man Walking
Best Supporting Actor Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects)
The Usual Suspects
Best Supporting Actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)
Mighty Aphrodite
Best Director Mel Gibson (Braveheart)
Adapted Screenplay Sense And Sensibility
Emma Thompson
Sense And Sensibility
Original Screenplay The Usual Suspects
Christopher McQuarrie
The Usual Suspects
Foreign Language Film Antonia's Line
The Netherlands
Antonia's Line
Documentary Feature Anne Frank Remembered
Jon Blair
Anne Frank Remembered
Documentary Short One Survivor Remembers
Kary Antholis
One Survivor Remembers
Short Film (Live Action) Lieberman In Love
Christine Lahti, Jana Sue Memel
Lieberman In Love
Short Film (Animated) A Close Shave
Nick Park
A Close Shave
Film Editing Apollo 13
Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
Apollo 13
Cinematography Braveheart
John Toll
Costume Design Restoration
James Acheson
Makeup Braveheart
Peter Frampton, Paul Pattison, Lois Burwell
Art Direction Restoration
Eugenio Zanetti
Sound Effects Editing Braveheart
Lon Bender; Per Hallberg
Sound Apollo 13
Rick Dior, Steve Pederson, Scott Millan, David MacMillan
Apollo 13
Visual Effects Babe
Scott E. Anderson, Charles Gibson, Neal Scanlan, John Cox
Original Dramatic Score Il Postino: The Postman
Luis Enrique Bacalov, composer
Il Postino: The Postman
Original Musical or Comedy Score Pocahontas
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Alan Menken
Original Song "Colors Of The Wind" (Pocahontas)
Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz