42nd British Academy Film Awards

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42nd British Academy Film Awards
Date 1989
Highlights
Best Film The Last Emperor
Best Actor John Cleese
A Fish Called Wanda
Best Actress Maggie Smith
The Lonely Passion of
Judith Hearne
Most awards Empire of the Sun &
The Last Emperor (3)
Most nominations The Last Emperor (11)
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The 42nd British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1989, honoured the best films of 1988.

Jeremy Thomas' and Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor won the award for Best Film.

Winners[edit]

Best Film[edit]

The Last Emperor

Best Actor[edit]

John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda

Best Actress[edit]

Maggie Smith in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Best Actor in a Supporting Role[edit]

Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda

Best Actress in a Supporting Role[edit]

Judi Dench in A Handful of Dust

Best Direction[edit]

Au revoir, les enfants - Louis Malle

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

A World Apart - Shawn Slovo

Best Screenplay, Adapted[edit]

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Jean-Claude Carrière and Philip Kaufman

Best Cinematography[edit]

Empire of the Sun - Allen Daviau

Best Costume Design[edit]

The Last Emperor - James Acheson

Best Editing[edit]

Fatal Attraction - Michael Kahn, Peter Berge

Best Original Scrore[edit]

Empire of the Sun - John Williams

Best Makeup and Hair[edit]

The Last Emperor - Fabrizio Sforza

Best Production Design[edit]

Tucker: The Man and His Dream - Dean Tavoularis

Best Sound[edit]

Empire of the Sun

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Academy Fellowship[edit]

Ingmar Bergman

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

Babette's Feast