54th British Academy Film Awards

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54th British Academy Film Awards
Date25 February 2001
SiteOdeon Leicester Square
Hosted byStephen Fry
Mariella Frostrup
Best FilmGladiator
Best British FilmBilly Elliot
Best ActorJamie Bell
Billy Elliot
Best ActressJulia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Most awardsCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Gladiator (4)
Most nominationsCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Gladiator (14)

The 54th British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 25 February 2001 and honoured the best films of 2000.

Ridley Scott's Gladiator won Best Film, while Ang Lee won Best Director for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Billy Elliot was voted Outstanding British Film of 2000; the film's lead actor, Jamie Bell, won Best Actor in a Leading Role. In addition, Julia Roberts won Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Erin Brockovich, Benicio del Toro won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Traffic, and Julie Walters won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Billy Elliot.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Ang Lee, Best Director winner and Best Film Not in the English Language co-winner
Jamie Bell, Best Actor winner
Julia Roberts, Best Actress winner
Benicio del Toro, Best Supporting Actor winner
Julie Walters, Best Supporting Actress winner
Cameron Crowe, Best Original Screenplay winner
Stephen Gaghan, Best Adapted Screenplay winner

GladiatorDouglas Wick, David Franzoni and Branko Lustig

Ang LeeCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Jamie BellBilly Elliot as Billy Elliot

Julia RobertsErin Brockovich as Erin Brockovich

Benicio del ToroTraffic as Javier Rodriguez

Julie WaltersBilly Elliot as Sandra Wilkinson

Almost FamousCameron Crowe

TrafficStephen Gaghan

GladiatorJohn Mathieson

Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonTim Yip

GladiatorPietro Scalia

How the Grinch Stole ChristmasRick Baker, Kazu Hiro, Tony G, Gail Ryan and Sylvia Nava

Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonTan Dun

GladiatorArthur Max

Almost FamousJeff Wexler, Doug Hemphill, Rick Kline, Paul Massey and Mike Wilhoit

The Perfect StormStefen Fangmeier, John Frazier, Walt Conti, Habib Zargarpour and Tim Alexander

Billy ElliotGreg Brenman, Jon Finn and Stephen Daldry

Last ResortPaweł Pawlikowski (Writer/Director)

Father and Daughter – Claire Jennings, Willem Thijssen and Michaël Dudok de Wit

  • Cloud Cover – Lisbeth Svarling
  • Lounge Act – Teun Hitte and Gareth Love
  • Six of One – Phil Davies and Tim Webb

Shadowscan – Gary Holding, Justine Leahy and Tinge Krishnan

Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonBill Kong, Hsu Li-kong and Ang Lee


Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
14 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
13 Billy Elliot
8 Chocolat
6 Almost Famous
Erin Brockovich
4 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2 Chicken Run
The House of Mirth
Last Resort
The Perfect Storm
Wonder Boys
Films that received multiple awards
Awards Film
4 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3 Billy Elliot
2 Almost Famous

See also[edit]