Oscar Movies: Fargo (1996)

Working Title (Polygram)

Oscar nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Ethan Coen
Director: Joel Coen
Screenplay (Original): Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Actress: Frances McDormand
Supporting Actor: William H. Macy
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Film Editing: Roderick Jaynes (pseudonym for the Coen brothers)

Oscar Awards: 2

Screenplay (Original)

Oscar Context

Sweeping most (nine) of the Oscars in 1996, “The English Patient” easily beat out the other four contenders: The American studio movie “Jerry Maguire” (the only Hollywood movie, and a comedy at that, in competition), the American indie “Fargo,” the British “Secrets and Lies,” and the Aussie biopic “Shine.”

The winner of the Supporting Actor Oscar was Cuba Gooding Jr. for the comedy, Jerry Maguire.”