52nd British Academy Film Awards

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52nd British Academy Film Awards
Date 11 April 1999
Hosted by Jonathan Ross
Best Film Shakespeare in Love
Best British Film Elizabeth
Best Actor Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
Best Actress Cate Blanchett
Most awards Elizabeth (5)
Most nominations Shakespeare in Love (15)

The 52nd BAFTA Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 11 April 1999, honoured the best in film for 1998.[1]

Shakespeare in Love won the award for Best Film (also won the Academy Award for Best Picture) and Best Editing. Elizabeth was voted Best British Film. Both Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett won awards for their portrayals of Queen Elizabeth I. Geoffrey Rush won the award for Best Supporting Actor. Italian actor Roberto Benigni won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful). He went on to win the Academy Award. Peter Weir, director of The Truman Show, won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Directing.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Best Film[edit]

Shakespeare in Love

Best Actor[edit]

Roberto Benigni in Life is Beautiful

Best Actress[edit]

Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Geoffrey Rush in Elizabeth

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love

David Lean Award for Direction[edit]

Peter Weir for The Truman Show

Alexandra Korda Award for Best British Film[edit]


Best Costume Design[edit]

Velvet Goldmine - Sandy Powell

Best Editing[edit]

Shakespeare in Love - David Gamble

Best Cinematography[edit]

Elizabeth - Remi Adefarasin

Best Production Design[edit]

The Truman Show - Dennis Gassner

Best Sound[edit]

Saving Private Ryan

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

Primary Colors - Elaine May

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

The Truman Show - Andrew Niccol

Best Film Not in the English Language[edit]

Central Station

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Saving Private Ryan

Best Makeup/Hair[edit]

Elizabeth - Jenny Shircore

Best Score[edit]

Elizabeth - David Hirschfelder