January 7, 1996 in Nation/World

Film Critics List Top Performances

Compiled From Wire Services

The Broadcast Film Critics Association chose “Sense and Sensibility,” an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, as last year’s best film and screenplay.

The national group on Friday announced its picks for best film achievement in 1995. There were nods to Mel Gibson for his direction of “Braveheart,” Kevin Bacon for his performance in “Murder in the First,” and Nicole Kidman for her acting in “To Die For.”

There was a tie for best supporting actor between Ed Harris of “Apollo 13,” “Nixon” and “Just Cause” and Kevin Spacey of “The Usual Suspects,” “Seven,” “Swimming With Sharks” and “Outbreak.”

Mira Sorvino won best supporting actress for “Mighty Aphrodite.”

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