1st British Academy Film Awards

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1st British Academy Film Awards
Date 29 May 1949
Site Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London
Highlights
Best Film The Best Years of Our Lives
Best British Film Odd Man Out
Most awards The Best Years of Our Lives, Odd Man Out (1)

The 1st British Film Academy Awards (retroactively known as the British Academy Film Awards), were handed out on 29 May 1949 at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, in London, for films shown in the United Kingdom in 1947 and 1948.[1] They were presented by the British Film Academy (currently, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)), an organisation established in 1947 by filmmakers from Great Britain, for the "advancement of the art and technique of the film".[1] The Academy bestowed accolades in three categories: Best British Film, Best Picture from any source - British or Foreign and a Special Award.[2] British film producer Michael Balcon chaired the ceremony.[2]

Odd Man Out won Best British Film.[3] Best Film from any source - British or Foreign was awarded to American film The Best Years of Our Lives. Documentary, The World Is Rich received the Special Award.[4] Bronze trophies, designed by Henry Moore were given to the director of the films, on behalf of the motion pictures' production units.[2][5]

Winners[edit]

Winners highlighted in boldface.[4][6] All sources used in this article make no mention of nominees in any of the categories.

Best British Picture Best Picture from any source - British or Foreign

Special Award[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "British Academy Awards Brochure 1948 (slide 3 of 35)". British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). 1948. Retrieved 1 September 2013.  Reader must scroll right using the arrows under the image, until they have reached "slide 3 of 35". The Awards brochure was produced in 1948 and the awards were presented in 1949 - scroll right until you reach "slide 8 of 35"
  2. ^ a b c "British Academy Awards Brochure 1948 (slide 13 of 35)". British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). 1948. Retrieved 1 September 2013.  Reader must scroll right using the arrows under the image, until they have reached "slide 13 of 35".
  3. ^ "Official BAFTA Awards Database". British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). 26 June 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "The BAFTA Site - Awards Database". British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "The changing face of Our Awards". British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). 26 June 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "IMDb - BAFTA Awards (1948)". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 

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