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Chicago Film Critics Association Nominations
(In alphabetical order, winner in red) - Nominations announced 1/9/97, awarded 3/10/97.
Best Picture
Dead Man
The English Patient

The People vs. Larry Flynt
Secrets & Lies
Best Director Joel Coen (Fargo)
Milos Foreman (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
Mike Leigh (Secrets & Lies)
John Sayles (Lone Star)
Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves)
Best Actor
Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet)
William H. Macy (Fargo)
Liam Neeson (Michael Collins)
Geoffrey Rush (Shine)
Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade)
Denzel Washington (Courage Under Fire)
Best Actress
Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies)
Courtney Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
Frances McDormand (Fargo)
Lili Taylor (I Shot Andy Warhol)
Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves)
Best Supporting Actor
Steve Buscemi (Fargo)
Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire)
Nathan Lane (The Birdcage)
Edward Norton (Primal Fear)
James Woods (Ghosts of Mississippi)
Best Supporting Actress
Joan Allen (The Crucible)
Juliette Binoche (The English Patient)
Irma P. Hall (A Family Thing)
Barbara Hershey (The Portrait of a Lady)
Natalie Portman (Beautiful Girls)
Most Promising Actor
Jon Favreau (Swingers)
Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting)
Matthew McConaughey (A Time to Kill)
Edward Norton (Primal Fear, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Everybody Says I Love You)
Geoffrey Rush (Shine)
Most Promising Actress
Irma P. Hall (A Family Thing)
Courtney Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
Natalie Portman (Beautiful Girls, Mars Attacks!, Everyone Says I Love You)
Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves)
Renee Zellwegger (Jerry Maguire, The Whole Wide World)
Best Screenplay
Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
 (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
Joel & Ethan Coen (Fargo)
John Hodge (Trainspotting)
John Sayles (Lone Star_
Stanley Tucci & Joseph Tropiano
 (Big Night)
Best Cinematography
Roger A. Deakins (Fargo)
Darius Khondji (Evita)
Chris Menges (Michael Collins)
Robby Muller (Dead Man)
John Seale (The English Patient )
Best Foreign Language Film
Chunking Express (Hong Kong)
Decalogue (Poland)
Hate (La Haine) (France)
Ridicule (France)
Thieves (Les Voleurs) (France)
Best Original Score
Carter Burwell (Fargo)
Elliot Goldenthal (Michael Collins)
Howard Shore (That Thing You Do!)
Randy Newman (James and the Giant Peach)
Neil Young (Dead Man)
Commitment to Chicago
Harold Ramis
Big Shoulders
Community Film Workshop (Jim Taylor, Margaret Caples)