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

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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