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The 1st Golden Satellite Awards, given by the International Press Academy, were awarded on January 15, 1997. The ceremony was hosted by Stacy Keach.

1st Golden Satellite Awards
DateJanuary 15, 1997 (1997-01-15)
Highlights
Best drama filmFargo
Best comedy/musical filmEvita
Best television dramaThe X-Files
Best television musical/comedyThe Larry Sanders Show
Best directorJoel Coen for Fargo

Contents

Special achievement awardsEdit

Mary Pickford Award (for outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry)Rod Steiger

Outstanding Contribution to New MediaBill Gates

Outstanding New TalentArie Verveen

Motion picture winners and nomineesEdit

 
Geoffrey Rush – Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
 
James Woods – Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
 
Tom Cruise – Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
 
Frances McDormand – Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
 
Gwyneth Paltrow – Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
 
Gabriel Yared – Best Original Score
 
Madonna – Best Original Song: "You Must Love Me"
 
John Sayles – Best Screenplay, Original
 
Armin Mueller Stahl – Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
 
Cuba Gooding Jr. – Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
 
Courtney Love – Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
 
Debbie Reynolds – Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Best Actor – DramaEdit

Geoffrey RushShine (TIE)
James WoodsKiller: A Journal of Murder (TIE)

Best Actor – Musical or ComedyEdit

Tom CruiseJerry Maguire

Best Actress – DramaEdit

Frances McDormandFargo

Best Actress – Musical or ComedyEdit

Gwyneth PaltrowEmma

Best Animated or Mixed Media FilmEdit

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Best Art DirectionEdit

Romeo + JulietCatherine Martin

Best CinematographyEdit

The English PatientJohn Seale

Best Costume DesignEdit

EvitaPenny Rose

Best DirectorEdit

Joel CoenFargo

Best EditingEdit

Independence DayDavid Brenner

Best Film – DramaEdit

Fargo

Best Film – Musical or ComedyEdit

Evita

Best Foreign Language FilmEdit

Breaking the Waves, Denmark

Best Original ScoreEdit

"The English Patient" – Gabriel Yared

Best Original SongEdit

"You Must Love Me" performed by MadonnaEvita

Best Screenplay – AdaptedEdit

The English PatientAnthony Minghella

Best Screenplay – OriginalEdit

Lone StarJohn Sayles (TIE)
The People vs. Larry FlyntScott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (TIE)

Best Supporting Actor – DramaEdit

Armin Mueller-StahlShine

Best Supporting Actor – Musical or ComedyEdit

Cuba Gooding Jr.Jerry Maguire

Best Supporting Actress – DramaEdit

Courtney LoveThe People vs. Larry Flynt

Best Supporting Actress – Musical or ComedyEdit

Debbie ReynoldsMother

Best Visual EffectsEdit

Independence DayVolker Engel and Douglas Smith

Television winners and nomineesEdit

 
David Duchovny – Best Actor in a Series – Drama
 
John Lithgow – Best Actor in a Series – Comedy or Musical
 
Alan Rickman – Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film
 
Christine Lahti – Best Actress in a Series, Drama
 
Jane Curtin – Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical
 
Helen Mirren – Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film
 
Stanley Tucci – Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film
 
Kathy Bates – Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Best Actor – Drama SeriesEdit

David DuchovnyThe X-Files

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy SeriesEdit

John Lithgow3rd Rock from the Sun

Best Actor – Miniseries or TV FilmEdit

Alan RickmanRasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny

Best Actress – Drama SeriesEdit

Christine LahtiChicago Hope

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy SeriesEdit

Jane Curtin3rd Rock from the Sun

Best Actress – Miniseries or TV FilmEdit

Helen MirrenPrime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment

Best Miniseries or TV FilmEdit

Gulliver's Travels

Best Series – DramaEdit

The X-Files

Best Series – Musical or ComedyEdit

The Larry Sanders Show

Best Supporting Actor – (Mini)Series or TV FilmEdit

Stanley TucciMurder One

Best Supporting Actress – (Mini)Series or TV FilmEdit

Kathy BatesThe Late Shift

New Media winners and nomineesEdit

Best Home Entertainment Product/GameEdit

Super Mario 64

CD-ROM Educational – ChildrenEdit

101 Dalmatians Storybook

CD-ROM EntertainmentEdit

Cinemania 97

  • Encarta 97 – Encyclopedia Deluxe
  • Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Space and the Universe
  • Inside Independence Day
  • Leonardo da Vinci

CD-ROM GameEdit

Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail

Awards breakdownEdit

FilmEdit

Winners:

3 / 5 Evita: Best Costume Design / Best Film – Musical or Comedy / Best Original Song
3 / 7 Fargo: Best Director / Best Actress & Film – Drama
3 / 9 The English Patient: Best Adapted Screenplay / Best Cinematography / Best Original Score
2 / 2 Independence Day: Best Editing / Best Visual Effects
2 / 2 The People vs. Larry Flynt: Best Screenplay – Original / Best Supporting Actress – Drama
2 / 3 Jerry Maguire: Best Actor & Supporting Actor – Musical or Comedy
2 / 5 Shine: Best Actor & Supporting Actor – Drama
1 / 1 Emma: Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
1 / 1 The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Best Animated or Mixed Media Film
1 / 1 Killer: A Journal of Murder: Best Actor – Drama
1 / 1 Mother: Best Supporting Actress – Musical or Comedy
1 / 2 Lone Star: Best Screenplay – Original
1 / 4 Breaking the Waves: Best Foreign Language Film
1 / 4 Romeo + Juliet: Best Art Direction

Losers:

0 / 5 Hamlet
0 / 4 Mars Attacks!, Moll Flanders
0 / 3 The Crucible, Everyone Says I Love You, The Portrait of a Lady, Sling Blade, Secrets & Lies, Trainspotting
0 / 2 The Birdcage, Cold Comfort Farm, The First Wives Club, Jude, Ridicule

TelevisionEdit

Winners:

2 / 3 3rd Rock from the Sun: Best Actor & Actress – Musical or Comedy Series
2 / 3 The X-Files: Best Actor – Drama Series / Best Series – Drama
1 / 1 Murder One: Best Supporting Actor – (Mini)Series or TV Film
1 / 1 Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment: Best Actress – Miniseries or TV Film
1 / 2 The Late Shift: Best Supporting Actress – (Mini)Series or TV Film
1 / 3 Chicago Hope: Best Actress – Drama Series
1 / 3 Gulliver's Travels: Best Miniseries or TV Film
1 / 3 The Larry Sanders Show: Best Series – Musical or Comedy
1 / 3 Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny: Best Actor – Miniseries or TV Film

Losers:

0 / 4 NYPD Blue
0 / 3 ER
0 / 2 Cybill, Hidden in America, Homicide: Life on the Street, If These Walls Could Talk, Seinfeld, The Siege at Ruby Ridge, Spin City, The Summer of Ben Tyler

ReferencesEdit