50th British Academy Film Awards

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50th British Academy Film Awards
Date April 29, 1997
Best Film The English Patient
Best British Film Secrets & Lies
Best Actor Geoffrey Rush
Best Actress Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Most awards The English Patient (6)
Most nominations The English Patient (13)
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The 50th BAFTA Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 29 April 1997, honoured the best films of 1996.

Anthony Minghella's The English Patient won the award for Best Film. Secrets & Lies won the "Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film". Geoffrey Rush won the award for Best Leading Actor for his role in Shine and Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies) the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Best Actor[edit]

Geoffrey Rush - Shine

Best Actress[edit]

Brenda Blethyn - Secrets & Lies

Best Film[edit]

The English Patient

Best British Film (Alexander Korda Award)[edit]

Secrets & Lies

Best Film Not in the English Language[edit]


Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Paul Scofield - The Crucible

Best Costume Design[edit]

Richard III - Shuna Harwood

Best Editing[edit]

The English Patient - Walter Murch

Best Cinematography[edit]

The English Patient - John Seale

Best Production Design[edit]

Richard III - Tony Burrough

Best Sound[edit]


Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

The English Patient - Anthony Minghella

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Secrets and Lies - Mike Leigh

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Juliette Binoche - The English Patient

Best Visual Effects[edit]


Best Director (David Lean Award)[edit]

Fargo - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Best Makeup/Hair[edit]

The Nutty Professor - Rick Baker

Best Score (Anthony Asquith Award)[edit]

The English Patient - Gabriel Yared

Award breakdown[edit]

Winners (minimum one win)

Losers (minimum two nominations)