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Flashback! The 1997 Academy Awards [photos, winners]

As we prepare to celebrate films like “La La Land” and “Manchester by the Sea,” Metro is rewinding the clock 20 years, to 1997 and the 69thAnnual Academy Awards.

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Need a refresher? That was the same year Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term; Princess Diana was killed in a tragic car accident; the world found out about Dolly the cloned sheep; and the first color photo appeared on the front page of the New York Times.

On March 24, 1997, the stars descended on Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium for the 69th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal.

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Here were the winners:

Best Picture: “The English Patient”

Best Director: Anthony Minghella, “The English Patient”

Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush, as David Helfgott in “Shine”

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, as Marge Gunderson in “Fargo”

Best Supporting Actor: Cuba Gooding Jr., as Rod Tilwell in “Jerry Maguire”

Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Binoche, as Hana in “The English Patient”

Best Original Screenplay: “Fargo,” by Joel and Ethan Coen

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Sling Blade,” by Billy Bob Thornton

Best Foreign Language Film: “Kolya”

Best Original Song: “You Must Love Me,” from “Evita”

Best Documentary Feature: “When We Were Kings”

Best Documentary Short Subject: “Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien”

Best Live Action Short: “Dear Diary”

Best Animated Short: “Quest”

Best Original Dramatic Score: “The English Patient”

Best Original Musical or Comedy Score: “Emma”

Best Sound Effects Editing: “The Ghost and the Darkness”

Best Sound: “The English Patient”

Best Art Direction:“The English Patient”

Best Cinematography: “The English Patient”

Best Makeup: “The Nutty Professor”

Best Costume Design:“The English Patient”

Best Film Editing:“The English Patient”

Best Visual Effects: “Independence Day”

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