BBOPTAs - 1996

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1. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 582,251 | Gross: $24.61M

Favourite Film of the Year

Runner ups: The Frighteners Sling Blade Beavis and Butt-Head do America From Dusk Till Dawn Scream Star Trek: First Contact Swingers The Cable Guy The Rock

2. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 582,251 | Gross: $24.61M

Best Film of the Year

Runner ups: Sling Blade Trainspotting The Frighteners Scream Beavis and Butt-Head do America From Dusk Till Dawn Star Trek: First Contact Swingers The Cable Guy

3. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 83,948 | Gross: $24.48M

Best Lead Actor: Billy Bob Thornton

Runner ups: Frances McDormand in Fargo Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting Michael J. Fox in The Frighteners James Spader in Crash George Clooney in From Dusk Till Dawn Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: First Contact Neve Campbell in Scream Claire Daines in Romeo + Juliet Leonardi DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet

4. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 582,251 | Gross: $24.61M

Best Supporting Actor: Steve Buscemi

Runner ups: William H. Macy in Fargo Jim Carrey in The Cable Guy Harvey Keitel in From Dusk Till Dawn James Busey in The Frighteners Vince Vaughn in Swingers Natalie Canerday in Sling Blade Holly Hunter in Crash Juliette Lewis in From Dusk Till Dawn Woody Harrelson in Kingpin

5. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 582,251 | Gross: $24.61M

Best Direction

Runner ups: Trainspotting Sling Blade The Frighteners From Dusk Till Dawn

6. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 582,251 | Gross: $24.61M

Best Original Screenplay

Runner ups: Scream The Frighteners Swingers Beavis and Butt-Head do America

7. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 83,948 | Gross: $24.48M

Best Adapted Screenplay

Runner ups: Trainspotting Mars Attacks! The Hunchback of Notre Dame James and the Giant Peach

8. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 582,251 | Gross: $24.61M

Best Cinematography

Runner ups: James and the Giant Peach Trainspotting Mission: Impossible The Rock

9. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 608,118 | Gross: $16.50M

Best Editing

Runner ups: From Dusk Till Dawn The Rock Independence Day Fargo

10. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 201,471 | Gross: $46.35M

Best Art-Direction

Runner ups: From Dusk Till Dawn Mars Attacks! The Island of Dr. Moreau The Frighteners

11. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 201,471 | Gross: $46.35M

Best Costume Design

Runner ups: Mars Attacks! Kingpin Mission: Impossible Fargo

12. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 29,871 | Gross: $27.66M

Best Make-up

Runner ups: From Dusk Till Dawn Mars Attacks! Star Trek: First Contact The Frighteners

13. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 508,672 | Gross: $306.17M

Best Visual Effects

Runner ups: Mission: Impossible The Island of Dr. Moreau The Frighteners From Dusk Till Dawn

14. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.

Directors: Mike Judge, Mike de Seve, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan | Stars: Mike Judge, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 49,696 | Gross: $63.07M

Best Original Score

Runner ups: Mars Attacks! The Hunchback of Notre Dame Star Trek: First Contact The Frighteners

15. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

74 Metascore

A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton

Votes: 133,459 | Gross: $100.14M

Best Original Song: "The Bells of Notre Dame"

Runner ups: "Walk on Water" from Beavis and Butt-Head do America "Two Cool Guys" from Beavis and Butt-Head do America "Cabin Fever" from Muppet Treasure Island "I Believe I Can Fly" from Space Jam

16. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.

Directors: Mike Judge, Mike de Seve, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan | Stars: Mike Judge, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 49,696 | Gross: $63.07M

Best Animated Film

Runner ups: The Hunchback of Notre Dame James and the Giant Peach Space Jam Aladdin and the King of Thieves

17. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

74 Metascore

A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton

Votes: 133,459 | Gross: $100.14M

Best Animation

Runner ups: James and the Giant Peach Beavis and Butt-Head do America Space Jam Aladdin and the King of Thieves

18. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.

Directors: Mike Judge, Mike de Seve, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan | Stars: Mike Judge, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 49,696 | Gross: $63.07M

Best Voice-Over Performance: Mike Judge

Runner ups: Bruce Willis in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Tony Jay in The Hunchback of Notre Dame Demi Moore in The Hunchback of Notre Dame Demi Moore in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

19. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.

Directors: Mike Judge, Mike de Seve, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan | Stars: Mike Judge, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 49,696 | Gross: $63.07M

Funniest Film

Runner ups: From Dusk Till Dawn Happy Gilmore The Frighteners Kingpin

20. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 582,251 | Gross: $24.61M

Best Comedic Performance: Steve Buscemi

Runner ups: Bill Murray in Space Jam Jim Carrey in The Cable Guy Rick Moranis in Big Bully Ben Stiller in Happy Gilmore

21. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

48 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 273,137 | Gross: $25.75M

Scariest Film

Runner ups: Scream Trilogy of Terror II The Frighteners Mars Attacks!

22. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 300,699 | Gross: $134.07M

Best Action Movie

Runner ups: The Frighteners Mission: Impossible From Dusk Till Dawn Tremors II: Aftershocks

23. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 83,948 | Gross: $24.48M

Most Emotional Film

Runner ups: Swingers James and the Giant Peach From Dusk Till Dawn The Frighteners

24. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

74 Metascore

A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton

Votes: 133,459 | Gross: $100.14M

Best Musical

Runners up: Muppet Treasure Island James and the Giant Peach

25. Ed (1996)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

25 Metascore

A trained chimpanzee plays third base for a minor-league baseball team.

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Jayne Brook, Gene Ross, Paul Hewitt

Votes: 7,993 | Gross: $6.29M

Turd of the Year

Runner ups: Leprechaun 4: In Space Barb Wire Fear Romeo + Juliet

26. The Chicken from Outer Space (1996)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In this pilot for Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999), Courage, the cowardly dog of an oblivious elderly couple that lives on a remote farm, must defend them from a malicious space chicken bent on conquest and its mutagenic eggs.

Director: John Dilworth | Star: Howard Hoffman

Votes: 578

Best Short Film

Runner ups: Genre T2 3-D: Battle Across Time Larry & Steve Quest

Best Music Video

Runners up: n/a n/a

28. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 189,202

Best TV Drama (for seasons 3/4)

Runner ups: Superman (season 1) Tales from the Crypt (season 7) n/a n/a

29. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 346,285

Best TV Comedy (for seasons 7/8)

Runner ups: Father Ted (series 2) Friends (seasons 2/3) Pond Life (series 1) The Larry Sanders Show (season 5) The Fast Show (series 2) The Adam & Joe Show (series 1) Beavis & Butt-Head (season 6) Animaniacs (seasons 3/4) The Thin Blue Line (series 2)

30. Father Ted (1995–1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 34,433

Best Performance (TV Comedy): Dermot Morgan (for series 2)

Runner ups: Matthew Perry in Friends (seasons 2/3) Matt Le Blanc in Friends (seasons 2/3) David Schwimmer in Friends (seasons 2/3) Jeffrey Tambor in The Larry Sanders Show (season 5) Courney Cox in Friends (seasons 2/3) Rip Torn in The Larry Sanders Show (season 5) Charlie Higson in The Fast Show (series 2) Lisa Kudrow in Friends (seasons 2/3) Ardol O'Hanlon in Father Ted (series 2)

31. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 346,285

Best Animated TV Series (for seasons 7/8)

Runner ups: Pond Life (series 1) Beavis & Butt-Head (season 6) Animaniacs (seasons 3/4) Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (season 3)

32. Pond Life (1996–2000)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

Animated comedy, following the rather self-obsessed Dolly Pond and her quest to live the kind of life she thinks she should be living, while never getting it quite right. Observational, modern humour from Candy Guard.

Stars: Sarah Ann Kennedy, Emma Chambers, John Thomson, Charlotte Mitchell

Votes: 120

Best Newcomer TV Comedy

Runner ups: The Adam & Joe Show Never Mind the Buzzcocks

33. Father Ted (1995–1998)
Episode: A Song for Europe (1996)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

Father Ted and Dougal enter their song, "My Lovely Horse", into the Euro Song 96 contest.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 376

Best Directing in an Individual Episode

Runner ups: Father Ted: "Old Grey Whistle Theft" Father Ted: "Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading" Father Ted: "Think Fast, Father Ted" Father Ted: "Hell"

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: You Only Move Twice (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,725

Best Writing in an Individual Episode

Runner ups: The Simpsons: "Bart on the Road" Father Ted: "A Song for Europe" Father Ted: "Old Grey Whistle Theft" One Foot in the Grave: "Starbound"

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: You Only Move Twice (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,725

Best Individual Episode

Runner ups: The Simpsons: "Bart on the Road" Father Ted: "A Song for Europe" Father Ted: "Old Grey Whistle Theft" Father Ted: "Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading" The Simpsons: "Lisa the Iconclast" The Simpsons: "Homer the Smithers" One Foot in the Grave: "Starbound" The Simpsons: "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish'" The Simpsons: "Two Bad Neighbours"

36. One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Episode: Starbound (1996)

TV-PG | 59 min | Comedy, Drama

The Meldrews find a man living in their shed; he turns out to be a drug-dealer. Victor takes a gardening job, working for Patrick's new boss and dealing with very effective herbicide.

Directors: Susan Belbin, Gareth Gwenlan | Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle, Angus Deayton

Votes: 81

Best TV Special

Runner ups: Father Ted: "A Christmassy Ted" The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas

37. Eddie Izzard: Definite Article (1996 Video)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy

'Definite Article' marks that thrilling moment when a promising talent moves up several gears into major stardom"--Daily Telegraph, UK

Director: Ed Bye | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 1,988

Best Feature Stand-up Comedy Recording

Runner ups: n/a n/a

38. Super Mario 64 (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Animation, Action, Adventure

When the evil Bowser steals 120 power stars and traps Princess Peach within the walls of her own castle, it's up to Mario to save her once again.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto | Stars: Charles Martinet, Leslie Swan

Votes: 4,455

Best Video Game

Runner ups: Mario Kart 64 Crash Bandicoot Resident Evil Kirby Super Star



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