1st Golden Satellite Awards

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1st Golden Satellite Awards
Date January 15, 1997 (1997-01-15)
Best drama film Fargo
Best comedy/musical film Evita
Best director Joel Coen for Fargo
Best television drama The X-Files
Best television comedy The Larry Sanders Show
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The 1st Golden Satellite Awards, given by the International Press Academy, were awarded on January 15, 1997 by host Stacy Keach.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Best Actor - Drama[edit]

Geoffrey Rush - Shine
James Woods - Killer: A Journal of Murder

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Tom Cruise - Jerry Maguire

Best Actress - Drama[edit]

Frances McDormand - Fargo

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Gwyneth Paltrow - Emma

Best Animated or Mixed Media Film[edit]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Best Art Direction[edit]

Romeo + Juliet - Catherine Martin

Best Cinematography[edit]

The English Patient - John Seale

Best Costume Design[edit]

Evita - Penny Rose

Best Director[edit]

Joel Coen - Fargo

Best Editing[edit]

Independence Day - David Brenner

Best Film - Drama[edit]


Best Film - Musical or Comedy[edit]


Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Breaking the Waves, Denmark

Best Original Score[edit]

"The English Patient" - Gabriel Yared

Best Original Song[edit]

"You Must Love Me" performed by Madonna - Evita

Best Screenplay - Adapted[edit]

The English Patient - Anthony Minghella

Best Screenplay - Original[edit]

Lone Star - John Sayles
The People vs. Larry Flynt - Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

Best Supporting Actor - Drama[edit]

Armin Mueller-Stahl - Shine

Best Supporting Actor - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Cuba Gooding Jr. - Jerry Maguire

Best Supporting Actress - Drama[edit]

Courtney Love - The People vs. Larry Flynt

Best Supporting Actress - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Debbie Reynolds - Mother

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Independence Day - Volker Engel and Douglas Smith


Best Actor - Drama Series[edit]

David Duchovny - The X-Files

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series[edit]

John Lithgow - 3rd Rock from the Sun

Best Actor - Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

Alan Rickman - Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny

Best Actress - Drama Series[edit]

Christine Lahti - Chicago Hope

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Series[edit]

Jane Curtin - 3rd Rock from the Sun

Best Actress - Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

Helen Mirren - Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment

Best Series - Drama[edit]

The X-Files

Best Series - Musical or Comedy[edit]

The Larry Sanders Show

Best Miniseries or TV Film[edit]

Gulliver's Travels

Best Supporting Actor - (Mini)Series or TV Film[edit]

Stanley Tucci - Murder One

Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film[edit]

Kathy Bates - The Late Shift

Awards breakdown[edit]


3 / 9 The English Patient: Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography & Original Score
2 / 5 Shine: Best Actor and Supporting Actor - Drama


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