51st British Academy Film Awards

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51st British Academy Film Awards
Date19 April 1998
SiteGrosvenor House Hotel
Hosted byRory Bremner
Best FilmThe Full Monty
Best British FilmNil by Mouth
Best ActorRobert Carlyle
The Full Monty
Best ActressJudi Dench
Mrs Brown
Most awardsRomeo + Juliet (4)
Most nominationsL.A. Confidential (12)

The 51st BAFTA Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 19 April 1998, honoured the best in film for 1997.

Peter Cattaneo's The Full Monty won the award for Best Film. Nil by Mouth from director Gary Oldman won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film.

The ceremony was hosted by Rory Bremner.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Best Actor[edit]

Robert Carlyle - The Full Monty

Best Actress[edit]

Judi Dench - Mrs Brown

Best Cinematography[edit]

The Wings of the Dove

Best Costume Design[edit]

Mrs Brown

Best Director (David Lean Award for Direction)[edit]

Baz Luhrmann - Romeo + Juliet

Best Editing[edit]

L.A. Confidential

Best Film[edit]

The Full Monty

Best Film - British (Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film)[edit]

Nil by Mouth

Best Film Not in the English Language[edit]


Best Makeup and Hair[edit]

The Wings of the Dove

Best Music (Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music)[edit]

"Romeo + Juliet" - Nellee Hooper

Best Production Design[edit]

Romeo + Juliet

Best Screenplay - Adapted[edit]

Romeo + Juliet - Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce

Best Screenplay - Original[edit]

Nil by Mouth - Gary Oldman

Best Sound[edit]

L.A. Confidential

Best Special Effects[edit]

The Fifth Element

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Tom Wilkinson - The Full Monty

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm

Award breakdown[edit]